Books & Not Books | What We’re Reading

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I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild about their favorite animal books last week, having discovered a reprint of British illustrator Lucy Dawson’s delightful 1936 title Dogs As I See Them (HarperDesign). The response on the pets front was, shall we say, muzzled (except for Henrietta Verma—thank you!), but as […]

Sit. Stay. Read. | French on Fridays

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Going to the dogs once again with a 70-year-old celebration of the canine.

Bound Up in Books | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/SLJ WWR gang joins book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith in contemplating books and their covers.

Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

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Books of art, design, dressmaking, and beauty rule this edition of LJ’s “Classic Returns” column.

Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

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A Q&A with award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Miss Silver, Ms. Bolton, Ms. Adichie, & Shaun the Sheep | What We’re Reading

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Three books and one nearly wordless movie in this week’s “What We’re Reading (Watching)” column!

Rescued by Dogs | French on Fridays

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Dog books are helping me get through the dog days of summer.

Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories.

Energy & Empathy | French on Fridays

Just Mercy

I found a real-life lawyer I admire!

Va- and Stay-cation Books | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” gang is going clear, fighting racial bias, forming friendships, drooling over maps, plotting poisoning, sleuthing with Mycroft, steampunking, time-traveling, and grabbing the tissues this week.