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***Which Way to the Future? by Stanley Schmidt
Intriguing essays from Analog magazine
****Discipline: The Brazelton Way, by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D.
Wise and rational advice about disciplining your children
***The One Minute Apology, by Ken Blanchard and Margret McBride
Simple advice about the power of apologizing
****Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson
A beautiful and touching story of a young family
****Death of a Village, by M. C. Beaton
A good, fun, light-hearted mystery
**Winner Take All, by T. Davis Bunn
A lawyer tries to help his client recover his baby daughter, kidnapped by her international opera star mother
Young Adult Fiction****Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues, by Lori Aurelia Williams
A warm story about a loving girl trying to help her troubled friends
****DK Revealed: Human Body, by Dr. Sue Davidson and Ben Morgan
Stunningly detailed images of how the body is put together
***Birthdays Around the World, by Mary D. Lankford. Illustrated by Karen Dugan
Birthday customs from seven countries of the world
Children's Fiction*****Saffy's Angel, by Hilary McKay
A beautiful and hilarious family story of an adopted child wanting to feel she belongs
(Young Adult Fiction): ****Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter
Simple, old-fashioned romance mixed with the power of being glad
Picture Book Pick
***Yellow Umbrella, by Jae Soo Liu. Music by Dong Il Sheen
A wordless book with accompanying music exploring variations on a theme
Quotation of the Week
Generally, movies, they're not as entertaining.
The top fifty books versus the top fifty movies? There's no comparison.
Books are just much, much better.”
--James Patterson, quoted in the March/April 2003 issue of Book Magazine
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