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Book Review: Worth Dying For – A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Vigilante? Readers looking for a fast-paced, intricately plotted thriller in the series format need very much to read one of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is a retired military cop who’s become a wanderer (not a vagrant, though close, … Continue reading

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I have really enjoyed many of the recent superhero films such as The Dark Knight and The Avengers. Does the Dallas Public Library have anything else that might interest me?

The Dallas Public Library owns a very large collection of superhero comic books and graphic novels covering everything from the Avengers, to Batman and everything in between. Here are a few highlights from the collection: Batman: The Killing Joke: Published … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oh, nuts! by Tammi Sauer

How do chipmunks gain spotlight attention from zoo visitors?  This is the question for Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob, three chipmunks at the City Zoo. In Tammi Sauer’s book, Oh, nuts!, three chipmunks do what they do best, scurrying around the … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Gun by Chris Kyle

American Gun by the late Chris Kyle must be one of the most interesting and enjoyable books on the history of firearms.  Kyle’s respect and obvious love of the subject matter shines through as he takes you through the history … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

The 2014 Newbery Award has been announced!  The committee chose Flora and Ulysses: an illuminated adventure by Kate DiCamillo, a delightfully silly story with lots of cartoon illustrations that will keep young children giggling ‘til the very last page.   If … Continue reading

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