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April 1, 2012

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published April 1, 2012. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in April 2012.

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by Bill Baker

In many ways, "Oceanverse" is a harbinger of things to come for publishing in general, and for graphic novel publishing, in particular. First, it’s a self-published project, and a print collection of a webcomic. (A webcomic is any... Read More

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Ben's Flying Flowers

A big sister ultimately comes to terms with her younger brother’s death with the help of the mesmerizing butterflies he so loved to draw. A sensitive, uplifting, and important story published by the American Psychological Association.... Read More

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by Lisa Romeo

"Tom" is a fictionalized account of Christie Moore’s grandfather. It focuses on his experiences as a British soldier in World War I and how the war reverberates throughout his life. The fact that tragic battlefield experiences plague... Read More

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Nothing & Everything

by Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Into the ancient pond / A frog jumps / Water’s sound! This haiku by Japanese poet Matsuo Bashô, is perhaps the most famous in all of Japan. Although this translation by Zen teacher D.T. Suzuki was not the first, Suzuki’s work in... Read More

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Unsinkable Mister Brown

by Jessica Henkle

“Ships destroyed lives,” says Brian David Bruns, author and narrator of Unsinkable Mister Brown, and yet, he’s attempting the opposite: creating a life at sea for himself and his girlfriend, Bianca. What begins as a whirlwind... Read More

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Could you identify a shy fish? How about a bored or shocked or brave one? This sweet book about recognizing emotions on the faces of others (all fish here) will inspire thought and conversation about what it’s like to feel these often... Read More

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A Silence of Mockingbirds

by Lia Skalkos

Sometime around 2 a.m. I finally put down Karen Spears Zacharias’s A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder. Still, sleep would not come. My mind kept returning to the characters and the events, searching for understanding.... Read More

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