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The Book of Jezebel An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things by Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, Amanda Hess (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 25, 2014 tagged reference
    An illustrated encyclopedia that covers all facets of feminism and womanhood.

Early Bird by Toni Yuly (2014)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 11, 2014 tagged picture book
    Early Bird wakes up and looks for the Early Worm.

Dot to Dot by Malcolm Cossons, Neil Stevens (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 14, 2014 tagged picture book
    Dot and her grandma Dot try to reach each other in time for their birthdays.

The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan, Sophie Blackall (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 28, 2014 tagged picture book
    A small former postman becomes a boxing sensation.

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of age
    In juvie, Richie writes the story of his band, his dead sister, his messed-up family, and his arrest.

The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged historynonfiction
    How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Toys in Space by Mini Grey (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 7, 2014 tagged picture bookscience fiction
    The star in the sky that is brighter than the rest is a spaceship looking for abandoned toys.

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough, Israel Sanchez (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 31, 2014 tagged picture book
    Inside the museum of truly old things, the last Dinosaur Tooth Fairy polishes her fangs.

Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 10, 2014 tagged biographycoming of age
    A memoir about dealing with a sister’s crushing fear, depression, and eventual overdose.

Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 3, 2014 tagged picture book
    An alphabet book that plays on children’s love of trucks to trick them into learning to read.

Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction
    Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.

Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding (2009)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 6, 2013 tagged nonfiction
    A journalist follows the spread of meth in Oelwein, Iowa.

The Hypocrisy of Disco a Memoir by Clane Hayward (2007)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 29, 2013 tagged biographycoming of age
    Clane Hayward's memoir about growing up in hippie communes, which were strange and often primitive.

My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.

Bad Astrid by Eileen Brennan, Regan Dunnick (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 8, 2013 tagged picture book
    The meanest girl in the world just moved in down the street. Stay out of her way.

It's So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 1, 2013 tagged biography
    Guns ’N Roses bassist Duff McKagan discusses his early life, his bands, and his struggles with addiction.

Scowler by Daniel Kraus (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 25, 2013 tagged coming of agescience fictionthriller
    Ry helped send his father to prison. Now he's free and bent on revenge. Ry's only hope: 3 childhood toys.

The Pet Project Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler, Zachariah OHora (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on September 20, 2013 tagged picture bookpoetry

Pug And Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, Steve Jenkins (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 30, 2013 tagged picture bookpoetry

The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich (2005)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged historical fictionliterary

An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged historical fictionliterary

We Live in Water by Jess Walter (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 23, 2013 tagged literaryshort stories

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 9, 2013 tagged chapter bookmystery

A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 26, 2013 tagged coffee table bookpicture book

How To Be A World Explorer (Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents) by (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 12, 2013 tagged nonfiction

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on July 5, 2013 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction

The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 21, 2013 tagged cookbooknonfiction

Return To Me by Justina Chen (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 14, 2013 tagged coming of age

American Ghoul by Walt Morton (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on June 7, 2013 tagged coming of agehorror
    Howard struggles to stock his grandmother’s freezer with human flesh to eat. He also has normal teenage problems.

Bruised by Sarah Skilton (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 24, 2013 tagged coming of age
    During a fatal shooting in a diner, Imogen, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, froze. Now she works to rebuild her life.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 10, 2013 tagged mysterythriller
    Jazz helps hunt down the murderer copycatting his serial killer father’s methods.

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Ayres (2009)
    Reviewed by darcy on May 3, 2013 tagged biography

See A Heart, Share A Heart by Eric Telchin (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 26, 2013 tagged coffee table book
    Photos that capture heart shapes in the world around us from the blog Boy Sees Hearts.

Ernest, The Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner (2010)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 19, 2013 tagged picture book

Beautiful Ruins A Novel by Jess Walter (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on April 5, 2013 tagged historical fiction
    In 1962, a young Italian innkeeper meets a beautiful American actress. Years later, he goes to Hollywood to find her.

Monsters of the Deep A 3-D Look at Ocean Creatures (Pop-Up Nature) by Claire Bampton (2008)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 29, 2013 tagged picture bookscience
    Eye-popping, real creatures from the bottom of the ocean pop-up out of this book.

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 15, 2013 tagged science fiction
    Haley researches a sixteen minute time loss. Dodger hears a radio station in his head. Both are sure aliens exist.

I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 8, 2013 tagged picture bookpoetry
    A picture book full of haiku showing love throughout the four seasons.

Knitmare on Elm Street 20 Projects That Go Bump In The Night by Hannah Simpson (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on March 1, 2013 tagged horrornonfiction
    Photographs and easy instructions for how to knit zombies, vampires and other monsters.

Flow A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (2009)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 22, 2013 tagged history
    A cultural history of menstruation including photos of odd and historical feminine hygiene products.

Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on February 1, 2013 tagged coffee table booknonfiction
    Photographs of maniacal, bug-eyed dogs diving underwater.

Improv Sewing A Freeform Approach To Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on January 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction

Slacks and Calluses Our Summer In a Bomber Factory by Constance Bowman Reid, Clara Marie Allen (2004)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 21, 2012 tagged history

The Harbormaster's Daughter by Heidi Jon Schmidt (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on December 7, 2012 tagged literary

The Round House a novel by Louise Erdrich (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 30, 2012 tagged literarymystery

The Lost Dogs Michael Vick's Dogs And Their Tale Of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant (2010)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction

Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2011)
    Reviewed by darcy on October 12, 2012 tagged biography

Zoom by Istvan Banyai (1995)
    Reviewed by darcy on September 14, 2012 tagged picture book

Dark River by Mary Jane Beaufrand (2012)
    Reviewed by darcy on August 10, 2012 tagged coming of agemystery

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