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May 1, 2014

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 1, 2014. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2014.

Book Review

The Seasons

by Karen Rigby

"The Seasons", with careful descriptions of natural details, ably reminds us that enchantment can be found in ordinary hours. Bruce Meyer, poet laureate of the city of Barrie, Ontario, gathers one hundred sonnets for his wife in his... Read More

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When Jack Meets Jill

by Amanda McCorquodale

The classic nursery rhyme gets a twenty-first-century makeover as Jack and Jill work together to save the day. Parents, teachers, and kids have often repeated the well-known verse, “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of... Read More

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Emaho Tibet!

by Matt Sutherland

The holy books of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam take themselves very seriously. They are not funny. They do not use artwork or inviting design to attract readers. Scratch-and-sniff technology is definitely not the way to teach the... Read More

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Men in Prison

by Diane Prokop

This thinly veiled fictional autobiography is a powerful polemic on prison life, as well as a beautifully wrought literary gem. First published in 1931, "Men in Prison" chronicles Victor Serge’s time spent as a political prisoner in... Read More

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Men Explain Things to Me

by Aimee Jodoin

With a perfect balance of facts and creditable emotional appeal, this is a must-read journalistic work for those who consider themselves feminist and those who don’t—yet. Same-sex marriage (aka marriage equality) is a threat to... Read More

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From a Mid-Wood

by Gregory A. Lowe

A critique of the education system wrapped in quirky humor and a magical twist. B. P. Ellery creates dynamic characters and offers insight into the American education system in "From a Mid-Wood". With a postmodern style and charismatic... Read More

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by Aimee Jodoin

Extraordinary illustrations (with full two-page spreads) create a turn-of-the-century atmosphere and detail a spectacular story of a brave mouse who flew across the Atlantic on an aircraft of his own invention. The sepia-toned images... Read More

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