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The Family Corleone by Ed Falco

If you have ever wondered how Vito Corleone became the Godfather, read Ed Falco’s The Family Corleone which is the prequel to Mario Puzo’s classic story.  Falco’s story also details how Vito’s oldest son, Sonny, becomes a part of the family business (against his father’s wishes).  Sonny as a teenager is the exact same character [...]

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism by Kate Winslet

It was the cover art that attracted me to The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism. That cover features a b/w photo of Kate Winslet with Keli Thorsteinsson, an autistic youth featured in the documentary, “Sunshine Boy” released in the U.S. as “A Mother’s Courage:Talking Back to Autism”.  While providing the English voice over for [...]

The Dummy Line by Bobby Cole

If you start reading The Dummy Line by Bobby Cole you will not be able to stop thinking about it until you are done.  In this novel Jake Crosby loves that his nine year old daughter Katy is just as into hunting as he is and knows to savor it-who knows if she’ll still be [...]

I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail by Ramsingh Urveti

Do you remember the poem “I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail”?  It’s a 17th century English poem included in classic anthologies of children’s poetry especially because it is a ‘trick verse’. Graphic designer, Jonathan Yamakami and illustrator Ramsingh Urveti have teamed up in I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail to unlock [...]

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian is the eighth book that Eoin Colfer has written in the Artemis Fowl series that can be found in the Young Adult collection at TCPL. Artemis’ nemesis the pixie Opal Koboi is up to more than her usual mischief as she has disabled the fairy world and wreaking havoc on Artemis’ family [...]

The Last Englishman: the double life of Arthur Ransome by Roland Chambers

The Last Englishman:  the double life of Arthur Ransome  by Roland Chambers is a biography of one of the British Empire’s favorite children’s authors, Arthur Ransome.  Best known for his Swallows & Amazons series, first published in 1930 and extending to some 12 titles by 1947, the books feature adventures by groups of children almost [...]

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