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Imperfect Harmony Finding Happiness Singing with Others by Stacy Horn (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An amateur choral singer explores the joy of singing together.
Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 24, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the bias towards extroversion and the value of introverts.
The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins, Jill McElmurry (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 31, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
Katherine Olivia Sessions transformed San Diego into a beautiful place by planting trees.
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss (2013)
Reviewed by saracole on April 29, 2016 tagged nonfiction • science
The Last Headbangers NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ‘70’s, the Era that Created Modern Sports by Kevin Cook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 31, 2014 tagged nonfiction
1970s NFL football was rougher, lower paying, out of control, and fueled by off-field excess.
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.
Shady Characters The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston (2013)
Reviewed by robert on November 7, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Stories of how punctuation symbols were born and developed.
You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Better Than Good Hair The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! by Nikki Walton (2013)
Reviewed by saracole on January 24, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Blogger Nikki Walton helps black women embrace their natural hair.
Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them by Liz Curtis Higgs (2013)
Reviewed by sarahevans on February 19, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel by Patrick Smith (2013)
Reviewed by lynn on January 29, 2016 tagged essays • nonfiction
Good Riddance An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 17, 2013 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cynthia Copeland shares the self-doubt, anguish and fears from her unexpected divorce and its aftermath.
We Can Fix It! a time travel memoir by Jess Fink (2013)
Reviewed by snow on December 27, 2013 tagged coming of age • graphic novel • nonfiction
When Fink tries to use a time machine to fix her past she discovers plenty of good moments she’d forgotten.
Characters in Action (Adventures in Cartooning) by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 17, 2014 tagged art • graphic novel • humor • nonfiction
Knight and her horse try to save the king from a mob, but stumble on an instructive movie audition.
World Rat Day Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of by J. Patrick Lewis, Anna Raff (2013)
Reviewed by snow on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction • picture book • poetry
Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on February 7, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction • picture book
An atlas of fun, cartoony maps filled with the people and things found in each country.
This Belongs to Me: Cool Ways to Personalize Your Stuff by Anna Wray (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 17, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
The story of how Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas studied wild primates.
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.
Slow Getting Up A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.
Super Graphic A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged art • nonfiction • superhero
Nerdy infographics that lay bare the truth about comics, superheroes, and the author’s own collection.
Bedtime Math A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late by Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 8, 2013 tagged nonfiction • picture book
A book full of fun, illustrated word problems for kids to do at bedtime.
Pretty Good Number One An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 15, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction
An American family spends a month in Tokyo eating the best, worst, and most Japanese foods they can find.
Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies, Neal Layton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 20, 2013 tagged nonfiction • science
Electric eels. Exploding ants. Stabby falcons. Venomous jellyfish. Sharks won’t be scary anymore.
Raising My Rainbow Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 1, 2014 tagged nonfiction
As C.J. got older, he wanted only “girl” things, and his parents struggled with the best way to raise him.
Inside the Vault The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged mystery • nonfiction
The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 6, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
Sex and the Citadel Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 7, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.
Drama High The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
A journalist revisits high school to showcase a drama teacher’s impact on students over a forty-year career.
Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover, Kobe Bryant, Shari Wenk (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 22, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Tim Grover trains pro athletes to excel, and believes his philosophy is applicable to any endeavor.
Song of Spider-Man The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History by Glen Berger (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 1, 2013 tagged nonfiction
An insider’s view of Broadway’s jinxed Spider-Man musical.
Mean Moms Rule Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later by Denise Schipani (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A manifesto for parents who need to stop catering to their kids’ every whim and relax.
The Longest Way Home One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy (2012)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on February 8, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
After life as a teen idol, Andrew McCarthy avoids settling down by becoming a globe-trotting travel writer.