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26. A Modern Way to Eat

Are we ever cooking from this cookbook! Author Anna Jones presents a fine, fat cookbook (352 pages) of creative vegetarian recipes. I've already made the Gentle Brown Rice — twice. Filled with nuts and loaded with aromatic spices, I've served this to guests and family alike. The second time I made the Gentle Brown Rice, [...]

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27. Better on Toast

What's not to love about yummy stuff on toast? I was excited to have chosen Better on Toast as my potluck recipe cookbook because of the sheer variety of delicious and exotic ingredient combinations. It was fun to try more than one recipe and bring it in for tasting, but it also spurred on some [...]

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28. Better on Toast

There is nothing as satisfying as a really good sandwich. Better on Toast celebrates the sandwich cousin, the open-faced sandwich. Author Jill Donenfeld ALWAYS starts with really good bread. (This isn't a baking book; it's all about the topping. Nevertheless, she includes one bread recipe — and a gluten-free recipe at that.) Step two in [...]

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29. Genius Recipes

It was so hard to choose a recipe from this wonderful cookbook knowing that each one comes from the best of the best. During the summer months, who better to advise on combining fresh veggies from the garden and the best way to cook them than Alice Waters. Her easy and heavenly version of ratatouille [...]

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30. Genius Recipes

Genius Recipes is from the popular food blog Food52. Kristen Miglore heads their column of near-perfect recipes culled from various sources: well-known chefs, bloggers, and cookbook authors. Here are some reasons why you'll want this cookbook: 1. These recipes really are genius. They are tried and true; you can count on them. 2. Miglore does [...]

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31. The Picnic

First off, this is a beauty of a cookbook. The fruits and flowers on the cover are gently embossed. What is a picnic without a few ants? Don't miss the tiny guests at the bottom of the cover. This attention to detail is carried along throughout the book: Deviled Eggs with Chorizo Strips, Shocking-Pink Beet [...]

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32. The Picnic

The Picnic is like a hidden secret, full of wonderful summer food preparations and easy but innovative, already-familiar recipe ideas. For example, the salad on a stick is pure genius, and can be made and enjoyed anywhere — I put together the caprese variation at work in our kitchen, only moments before it was served! [...]

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33. Poetry Friday: Back Yard by Carl Sandburg

Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.

...

Shine on, O moon,
Shake out more and more silver changes.

- selected lines from Back Yard by Carl Sandburg

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34. Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border

Ever since I read Bread and Jam for Frances (you can read my review/tribute of this book here) as a small child, I have been drawn to picture books with food themes - or characters. In light of this, I have no idea how I missed  Terry Border's first book last year, Peanut Butter and Cupcake. Happily, I got the chance to read Happy Birthday, Cupcake, which combines one of my favorite

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35. The Unnoticeables

A '70s street punk and a new millennia stuntwoman team up to fight evil angels and their minions, who are quietly destroying humanity. Irreverent and funny with heart-pounding action, The Unnoticeables is a hard-rocking summer read. Best read while wearing an old Ramones T-shirt. Books mentioned in this post The Unnoticeables Robert Brockway Sale Hardcover [...]

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36. Trollhunters

The visionary mind of Guillermo del Toro has conjured up a monstrous world, hidden beneath ours, and a teenage boy who must protect his sleepy town from the evils that inhabit it. A grisly tale of disgusting trolls, peppered throughout with imaginative illustrations, Trollhunters is the perfect book to haunt your summer. Books mentioned in [...]

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37. The Small Backs of Children

Fiercely powerful, at times horrific, always gorgeous, Yuknavich's new novel does what she does best — makes you think. About writing, sexuality, brutality, the nature of our obsessions, the projections of our grief, and the strange, contradictory bits of architecture — both chasm and bridge — between reality and art. Books mentioned in this post [...]

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38. The Hand That Feeds You

Amy Hempel cowriting a mystery (with Jill Ciment, under the pseudonym A. J. Rich)? That was unexpected! What perhaps shouldn't have been: it's one of the best-written thrillers you'll read this year. Throw in misunderstood dogs, an unusual heroine, and psychological suspense, and The Hand That Feeds You is a unique summer read. Books mentioned [...]

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39. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate

Calpurnia (who wants to be a nature scientist), her loveable granddaddy, her brother Travis (who is prone to adopting stray animals), and the rest of her family will entertain and warm your heart. This is a wonderful companion to the award-winning Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Books mentioned in this post The Curious World of Calpurnia [...]

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40. Suffer the Children

A fellow writer wants to know more about something I've written, something centering on a child's body at the center of the storm of war. She asks, "Why bring violence and sexuality so close to the body of a child?" Her eyes blur and magnify when she says it. I can hear the flutter of [...]

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41. Ask a Book Buyer: Picks to Revive a Burnt-Out Reader

Q: I finished school two years ago (with a degree in literature) and was suffering from the worst reading burnout I've ever had in my life. I simply forgot how to read for entertainment. I recently broke up with Netflix and feel that I'm ready to jump back in to reading for me again. I [...]

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42. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, 304 pp, RL 4

Art by Diana Sudyka Circus Mirandus is the debut novel by Cassie Beasley and it comes with a lot of advance excitement, a movie deal and praise, all of which are deserved. When I first read the blurb for Circus Mirandus, I was reminded of a book that made an impression on me when I was in junior high, Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. And, while both books are set at a

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43. Summer House with Swimming Pool

Creepy and disturbing, Koch's Summer House with Swimming Pool is the story of one family and their unraveling one summer. Staying with an insufferable actor at his summer home, Dr. Marc Schlosser's vacation choice for his family is a dire one. As things begin to degrade and then worsen to disaster, Dr. Schlosser begins to think [...]

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44. When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit written and illustrated by Judith Kerr, 192 pp, RL 4

  Because my mother taught fourth and fifth grade for almost two decades I have known about Judith Kerr's book When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit for almost as long as I have known about her Mog the Cat books. For some reason, though, I never put two and two together and it wasn't until I sat down to write about one of my favorite childhood books, Mog the Forgetful Cat, that I discovered that

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45. Spring Potluck

Let's not beat around the bush. The Powell's new book buyers like to eat. We have a special appreciation for brand-new cookbooks and for being among the first to try out the recipes. For our biannual potluck this spring, we were pleased to have fellow book-slinger visitors from Seattle: Pam and Anna from the University [...]

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46. The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson, pictures by Garth Williams 97pp RL4

Written in 1958 and winner of the Newbery Honor, The Family Under the Bridge is the story of how an old hobo named Armand, who wants nothing of homes, responsibility and regular work, ends up with all of these as well as a family of children. Set in Paris, France in a time when hobos were more like wandering gypsies than the people living on the streets these days, the story follows Armand

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47. Best Books of June 2015

June 2015: 8 books and scripts read

Recommended for adults and older teens
Tin Men by Christopher Golden

Recommended for ages 14 and up
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Recommended for ages 8 and up
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
BSC Graphix #1: Kristy's Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier

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48. The Cabinet of Earths, written by Anne Nesbet, 258 pp, RL 4

The Cabinet of Earths, debut novel from Anne Nesbet stands out above recent fantasy novels I have read for the creation of main character, twelve year old Maya. For me, Maya can take a place at the table with strong girl characters in fantasy novels alongside Hazel, hero of Anne Ursu's beautiful Breadcrumbs. At the head of this table is Lyra Belacqua, the fearless, complex, heartbreaking

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49. A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino

If, like me, you and your family are enjoying a stay-cation yet again this summer, you might enjoy a little armchair traveling, which is what A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino is perfect for. Of course,  A Walk in Paris is also a superb book to read to any little listeners who just might be visiting the City of Lights themselves. If your travels take you elsewhere, Rubbino is also

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50. Poetry Friday: To love thee, year by year by Emily Dickinson

To love thee, year by year,
May less appear
Than sacrifice and cease.
However, Dear,
Forever might be short
I thought, to show,
And so I pieced it with a flower now.

- Emily Dickinson

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