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Announcing our 2012-13 After-School & Community Classes
“Take My Word For It!” teaches after-school and community-based programs throughout the San Francisco Bay area as well as in Northern Virginia.
The One and Only Ivan A book by Katherine Applegate Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers Ivan is the One and Only gorilla, a sideshow attraction at an economically-struggling shopping mall. He lives in a cage, and is content … Continue reading
This week I opened my Book Passage catalogue to find this glowing review of Michael's novel, The Oracle of Stamboul: "Succumb to this old-fashioned compulsive read that will send you to an overstuffed armchair form which you will not … Continue reading
Clare Recommends: Matched By: Ally Condie Cassia has always lived in the Society. The Society decides what she eats, when she sleeps, where she works, and whom she loves. She lives by the rules: You do not reject the … Continue reading
Clare Recommends: Bloody Jack By: L.A. Meyer Young and orphaned, little Mary Faber joins a local London gang when the plague tears her family apart. She learns to swindle and steal, beg and fight. But when the chance arises … Continue reading
The fomer book review editor for the L.A. Times David Ulin has a 15 year old son, Noah, who assures his father that literature is dead and that reading is 'over'. We who relish words bristle at the thought. Today … Continue reading
We asked some of our elementary school students what books they were recently raving about. We put together a list to share so that you can go out and read these books too! Happy reading! 1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke … Continue reading
Clare Recommends: Radiant Darkness By Emily Whitman Persephone lives in a protected vale, completely closed off from the outside world. Her over-protective mother Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, has never let her do anything outside of the valley. She … Continue reading