October 15, 2014 On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.
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April 6, 2009 Deborah Wiles isn't afraid to write about life's most serious issues. Her popular books deal with the joys of childhood — but they also grapple with intolerance, death, rejection and the difficulty of having to do what's right instead of what's easy.
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June 25, 2007 If you're interested in getting your child or teen to keep reading during a hot, long, lazy vacation, offer them these cool summer books. Librarian Nancy Pearl's picks all have great first lines, three-dimensional characters and strong finishes.
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June 22, 2007 Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger's family operates the local funeral home, where she has attended more than 250 funerals. The opening line: "I come from a family with a lot of dead people."
June 13, 2005 Death is no stranger to 10-year-old Comfort Snowberger and her family. They run the funeral parlor in their Mississippi town. Read an excerpt from this title, one of our summer reading picks for kids.
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