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The Bookworm: ‘The Bill the Cat Story’

So buy this book for your toddler and borrow it back as much as you need to. I predict you’ll need to a lot. For both of you, “The Bill the Cat Story” is worth the wait.
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The Bookworm: ‘Unlock the Weird’

In a format meant for pick-up-and-put-down reading, this book features thousands of short facts, quick articles and tons of pictures that are entertaining, surprising and sometimes a little disgusting.
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The Bookworm: Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson’s Fitting Friendship

Certainly this is book is a fan’s dream but it’s also one that pop culture followers will relish. And if that’s the kind of book you want now, then “Elizabeth and Michael” is what you need to get you.
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The Bookworm: Read the ‘Writings on the Wall’

Readers with the right mindset will find this book to be informative and entertaining but be prepared to take your time get the most from it. What’s here is deep and wide and nowhere near quick.
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The Bookworm: ‘Playing Dead’

“Playing Dead” by Elizabeth Greenwood c.2016, Simon & Schuster       $26      247 pages Your wallet is genuine, original faux-leather from faux-Venezuela. It matches the pleather jacket you love so much and your favorite fake-silk shirt, which you like to wear when you drive the c
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The Bookworm: ‘Nobody’

“Nobody” by Marc Lamont Hill, foreword by Todd Brewster c.2016, Atria                  $26              250 pages Charges dropped. You were surprised but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different but only barely. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery
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The Bookworm: ‘Thank You, Teacher’

If you’re a student or about to be one, remember this title; you’ll want it for later in the year, at gift-time. Thank a teacher if you can read “Thank You, Teacher.”
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The Bookworm: ‘The Joy of Swimming’

Dip your toes in if you dare, or just dive right in. The water’s fine and so is this book; for mermaid, athlete, or mere fans of the old waterin’ hole, “The Joy of Swimming” will make a big splash.
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The Bookworm: ‘Paws of Courage’

You might find this book in the children’s section of your favorite bookish place, but I think it’s more for readers ages 14-to-adult. Give “Paws of Courage” to your dog-lover and you’ll be a hero.
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The Bookworm: Good Company is Half the Feast

Of course, you’ve had good meals before but, as you’ll see in “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent, good company is half the feast.
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