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Poetry speaks to children
Poetry speaks to children

Poetry speaks to children

By Elise Paschen

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Categories: Art, Children

Poetry Speaks is meant to be a beginning, a starting point on a journey of discovery. 95 remarkable poems - dip in again and again of imaginative treasury of the spoken and written word for kids of all ages.

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Volleyball
Volleyball

Girls play to win: Volleyball

By Chros McDougall

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Categories: Children, sports

On the floor or in the sand…. I rule the net. Pass, set, hit… Now get ready to block and dig! Volleyball has grown from its origins as a gentle girl’s game to the hard-hitting, fast-serving sport it is today. No longer confined to an indoor court, beach volleyball now grabs the spotlight during the summer season, too. So grab a ball and go for a kill! Young Readers age 9 to 12

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The ABC's of how I love you
The ABC's of how I love you

The ABC’s of how I love you

By Paula Fitzgerald

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Category: Children

You’re my Alphabet of Love! Offers equal dollops of fun and education as it introduces young children to the alphabet through endearing and sometimes silly rhymes, colorful illustrations, and a music box-like melody of the classic ABC song. Young Readers age 4 to 8

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Losing romeo
Losing romeo

Losing Romeo

By A.J Byrd

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Category: Teenagers

BFF – that’s Anjenai, Kierra and Tyler. Growing up together in an Atlanta housing project, the girls have always been there for each other. But high school is a whole new world, and the drama is just beginning. New guys, new gossip, new rivals the trio have plenty to occupy their time now that Romeo, the football star who almost cost them their friendship is out of the picture. Or is he?

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Bad Apple
Bad Apple

Bad Apple

By Laura Ruby

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Category: Teenagers

High-School junior Tola Riley has green hair, a nose ring, an attitude problem, and a fondness for fairy tales. Everyone thinks she’s crazy except Mr. Mymer, her art teacher. He gets her paintings and lets her hang out in the art room during lonely lunch periods. But then rumors start flying and Tola is suddenly the center of a scandal. When Mr. Mymer is suspended for what everyone thinks is an affair, she has no choice but to break her silence.

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In the midst of it all
In the midst of it all

In the Midst of It All

By Tifanny L. Warren

Reviewed on: August 15, 2011 | Category: Teenagers

For feisty 17-year-old Zenovia, keeping strong in her faith is an uphill battle. When the Brethren of the Sacrifice Church offers them acceptance and a chance at stability, even skeptical Zee can’t resist. Especially when Tristan, a handsome, fervent young member acts like he wants her to be his one-an-only and his older brother Justin reveals he’s more interested in Zee than he pretends.

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Sins of the mother
Sins of the mother

Sins of the mother

By Victoria Christopher Murray

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, African American

Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the 4 year old.

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Paint with the watercolor masters
Paint with the watercolor masters

Paint with the watercolor masters

By Jonathan Stephenson

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Guide, Painting

Paint with the Watercolor Masters is a step by step guide to materials and techniques for today’s budding artists, with 324 illustrations, 304 in color. It contains illustrated step-by-step demonstrations that encompass varied styles and technical approaches, and show exactly how to re-create the styles of the watercolor masters. An in-depth guide to materials explains how to choose the right ones and how to get the best results.

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Island Life
Island Life

Island Life: Inspirational interiors

By India Hicks and David Flint Wood

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Caribbean, Interior decoration

The very idea of life on a desert island appeals in one form or another to popular fantasy: the sea, the sky, the sand, the escape-from-it-all. Imagine the vibrant hibiscus and palm trees; languid cocktails taken on the verandah; the intense color and the sounds of the sea. India and David have redecorated houses and hotels, creatively mixed old with new, dark with light, East with West,

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The house of discarded dreams
The house of discarded dreams

The house of discarded dreams

By Ekaterina Sedia

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Science fiction

A young college student, Vimbai, moves into a dilapidated house in the dunes and discovers that one of her new roommates has a pocket universe instead of hair, there’s a psychic energy baby living in the telephone wires, and her dead Zimbabwean grandmother is now doing dishes in the kitchen. Strange things start moving under the porch, as the house continues to grow and mutate, and creatures from African urban legends all but take over.

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