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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Chapter Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Newbery winner! Since the Newbery Medal selection committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very secretive), we came up with our own list.  Check them out and read them yourself, then visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in […]

8 New Gift Books for Adults
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8 New Gift Books for Adults

Looking for a Great Gift? We know how hard it can be to choose books, especially for picky readers, so this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For your thoughtful brother who likes to talk philosophy… Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Surgeon and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande’s new book considers a more […]

Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014...
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Vote for Your Favorite Picture Book of 2014…

And you could win a copy of the official Caldecott winner! Since the Caldecott Committee doesn’t make their nominations public (they’re very hush-hush), we came up with our own list. Visit the Central Library Youth Services desk to read our nominations, then fill out a voting slip – or cast your vote here, in the comments. We think these books […]

A Kids' World of Language Learning
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A Kids’ World of Language Learning

Is Your Child Interested in Learning a Language? Try these books and premium sites!   Little Pim Aimed at ages 0 – 6,  Little Pim lessons incorporate Julia Pimsleur Levine’s “Entertainment Immersion Method” using sound, pictures, and practice quizzes designed to increase the child’s comprehension and retention of the content.   Muzzy The BBC language program presents functional […]

9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids
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9 New Gift Chapter Books for Kids

Looking for a great gift? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know the recipients very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the mad scientist middle schooler with a quirky sense of humor… […]

10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers
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10 New Gift Books for Babies, Preschoolers

Looking for a great gift book? We know how hard it can be to make a good choice, especially when you don’t know a family very well – or know them really well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book suggestions more specific!   For the new baby with the foodie parents… We’re Going to […]

10 New Gift Books for Teens
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10 New Gift Books for Teens

Looking for a great gift to give to a teen? We understand how hard it can be to make a good choice: maybe you don’t know the recipient that well – or maybe you know her too well. So this year we’ve made our gift-book lists a bit more specific!   For your very clever […]

Holiday Cooking Inspiration
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Holiday Cooking Inspiration

Kosher? Vegan? Gluten Free? This time of year means colder weather, holiday parties and spending more time inside. Here are some great books to keep you inspired in the kitchen!   Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito 250 hassle-free holiday recipes for beverages, desserts, main dishes, appetizers, and side dishes that use a slow cooker. […]

Waiting for "Orphan Train"?
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Waiting for “Orphan Train”?

Christina Baker Klines’s novel “The Orphan Train” takes its name from the trains than ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest between 1854 and 1929, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or […]

Ride and Read: "The Cuckoo's Calling"
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Ride and Read: “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

Winter 2015 Join the Commuter Book Club in reading (or listening to) “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling). It’s the kind of book that makes metro the stops fly by, but doesn’t take you six weeks to finish. Meetup and Chat: Thursday,  February 19, 6:30 p.m., at Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon. Think you’ll make it? Register on Meetup. […]