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November 21, 2014

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Light Up the Shelves for Christmas and Hanukkah! | December Holidays

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Our team of reviewers in Los Angeles selected and evaluated 42 titles to help librarians make informed purchase decisions. Picture books, poetry, song adaptations, nonfiction, and short stories are among the offerings.

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Book/Multimedia Review Stars | October 2013

Toilet: How It Works (MaCaulay)
©2013by David Macaulay

Web excerpt On Randolph Caldecott, the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program, and the work of paleoartists

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Makin’ a List… of December Holiday Books | October 2013

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A roundup of fiction and nonfiction titles to help celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. These beautifully illustrated picture books, informational titles, and novels are perfect for family sharing and will help to make the season bright.

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December Holiday Books: October 2012

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BARRETT , Judi. Santa from Cincinnati: How a Little Boy Named Santa Grew Up to Become the Real Thing. illus. by Kevin Hawkes. 48p. CIP. S & S/Atheneum. Oct. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2993-2; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2994-9. LC 2011050810.
Gr 1-3–Barrett explains Santa’s origins in the form of a personal memoir, complete with appealing scrapbook-style “photo” layouts. It’s no surprise that Santa was jolly from birth, always loved cookies, and uttered “ho, [...]