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In Her Kitchen Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World by Gabriele Galimberti (2014)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 12, 2015 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (2014)
Reviewed by billba on March 7, 2014 tagged classic • humor
A beautiful American works her charms on a succession of wealthy men from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Rich and the Dead by Liv Spector (2014)
Reviewed by billba on February 7, 2014 tagged mystery • science fiction
A police detective travels back in time to solve (but not stop) a famous murder mystery before it happens.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (2014)
Reviewed by billba on September 5, 2014 tagged coming of age
Middle schooler Nate has always wanted to star in a broadway show. He escapes to NY to audition for E.T. The Musical.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of age
Cath’s boyfriend dumped her, her twin is distant, and she just got her first F. Online she’s famous for her fanfic.
Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts (2013)
Reviewed by billba on December 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
Kizzy Ann has never met a white person she likes or trusted. Now she's enrolling in a newly integrated school.
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 17, 2014 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • historical fiction
Daring adventurer Delilah Dirk saved Selim's life because he makes the finest tea in Europe. Now he is in her debt.
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot (2013)
Reviewed by billba on November 15, 2013 tagged historical fiction
Only Benjamin Franklin knew who his son William's mother was. In this novel she is smart, lively, and tragic.
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (2013)
Reviewed by billba on October 10, 2014 tagged alternate history • fantasy • science fiction • western
The autobiography of the inventor of the Ransom Process, which could end the war between the Line and the Gun.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on September 12, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
Jack Gantos was grounded for most of the summer of 1962, but he managed to have adventures and get in more trouble.
Great Pacific Volume 1: Trashed by Joe Harris, Martín Morazzo (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on May 31, 2013 tagged graphic novel • thriller
A rich, international playboy founds New Texas on the continent of garbage in the Pacific Gyre.
Doll Bones by Holly Black, Eliza Wheeler (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of age • horror
Three friends go on a quest to bury a doll made of the bones of a girl whose ghost threatens to make them miserable.
How to Draw drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination by Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling (2013)
Reviewed by billba on August 28, 2015 tagged art
Furious Cool Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry, Joe Henry (2013)
Reviewed by billba on August 15, 2014 tagged biography
Richard Pryor became a breakthrough comedian when he stopped telling jokes and started telling the truth.
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe (2013)
Reviewed by theo on December 5, 2014 tagged history
A candid history of Marvel Comics, the good and the bad, from its inception in the thirties through modern times.
33 Minutes ...Until Morgan Sturtz kicks my butt by Todd Hasak-Lowy (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 12, 2013 tagged coming of age • humor
Sam’s former best friend, Morgan, is going to kick Sam’s butt at recess. It’s inevitable. It is going to happen.
Impulse by Steven Gould (2013)
Reviewed by billba on March 15, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Cent is desperate for a normal life. Then she inherits her father’s ability to teleport, and decides to go to school.
Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (2013)
Reviewed by billba on May 24, 2013 tagged mystery • science fiction
The time traveller’s birthday party hits a snag when he discovers that next year’s self has been shot dead.
Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz by Juan Ortiz (2013)
Reviewed by billba on May 16, 2014 tagged art • coffee table book • science fiction
Every episode of the original Star Trek gets a period-appropriate movie poster.
The Elements of Typographic Style, Fourth Edition by Robert Bringhurst (2013)
Reviewed by billba on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Best practices for making your text come alive on the page. Choosing a font is just the beginning!
Bandette Volume One Presto! by Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged graphic novel • humor • mystery • superhero
The world’s most talented, carefree thief steals from bad guys and occasionally helps the police.
The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal, Francisco Goldman, Katherine Silver (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 4, 2014 tagged mystery
A killer in the employ of the Mexican government tries to uncover a Chinese plot to assassinate the U.S. President.
Battle Bunny by John Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matthew Myers (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 3, 2014 tagged humor • picture book
When Alex gets a boring picture book for a birthday gift, he transforms it into a violent masterpiece.
No Way Out A Mystery Tale (The Black Beetle Volume 1) by Francesco Francavilla (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on March 14, 2014 tagged graphic novel • mystery • superhero
The Black Beetle protects Cold City from a mysterious, maze-covered villain.
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 8, 2013 tagged coming of age
Anxious and depressed James Whitman loves poetry, Beth King, and talking to an imaginary, human-sized pigeon.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 29, 2013 tagged coming of age • horror • humor
What’s worse? A coach who won’t listen, bullies who want to beat you up, or zombie cows?
Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (2013)
Reviewed by billba on December 13, 2013 tagged art • biography • picture book
Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.
Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • humor
Stoker-on-Avon’s pathetic monster goes on a road trip to learn how to give people a good scare.
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • chapter book • fantasy • humor
If Andy and Terry don’t finish the book they promised their publisher, they’ll have to leave their awesome treehouse.
Here I Am by Patti Kim, Sonia Sánchez (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on March 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel
A reluctant young immigrant chases her prize possession around her new home, New York City.
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 19, 2016 tagged art • biography • picture book