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Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language by Seth Lerer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780231174473
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 25th, 2015

Did you know that the way children mispronounce words can change our language? That lexicographers' lives are full of dramatic struggles? That you can kind of understand Old Norse? Whether you're just curious or a budding diachronic linguist, this book will bring you a new appreciation of the words we use every day. - Some bookseller who never sent in her rec tag, ugh, oh crap it's me...


13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451478290
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Published: Razorbill - March 7th, 2017

A powerful and wrenching novel that gives an uncomfortable but important look into the pained adolescent psyche. A fascinating look at the emotional damage we do to each other without realizing it. Recommended for anyone who has ever felt unwanted or alone.


Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780670061983
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2009

Llama Llama is off to school, but Llama Llama misses Mama! Will he have a good day at school? This is a great story to prepare or help a little llama who has a hard time saying goodby to Mama or misses her when at school.


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

An elegant meditation on illness, recovery, and the speed of life. with excellent side notes on the science of snails and mollusks in general!


Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why by Paul Tough - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544935280
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 24th, 2016

Following up on his pivotal work How Children Succeed, Tough tackles how a holistic environment - beginning in the home - is critical to cognitive development...an excellent encore to his initial effort.


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804172486
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2016

The story of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, john Jay, and James Madison - who were determined to preserve the bond that existed between the thirteen states during the Revolutionary War.


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