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Read-Alouds: Upping the Ante

Things to Read While Pretending to Work, 9.18.07

On Sunday, The New York Times Book Review considered children's books, with two new readers by Mo Willems getting some lukewarm praise. Picture books about school, as well as other new titles, are part of the mix, too.

Blog news: say hey and welcome to Crooked House, written by Stephany Aulenback, a former contributor to Maud Newton's site. Don't miss the "Beckett for Babies" post.

Irritating trend alert: Baby discos, in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Nation's Katha Pollitt shares her 5 must-have books for reviewers, at Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors. Neither Pollitt nor Cynthia Ozick, who handed in her list last week, mentions any books by Updike, unlike others in the "Critical Library" series.


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As someone who reads the books while she is supposed to be cataloging them, I salute you. Loved the title of your post!

Thanks, Camille! I do the same when I re-shelve books at the school library.

Susan, thank you so much for the welcome and for the link! I've been a fan of your blog for a while now.

Hey, Stephanie. You are welcome. Your blog looks great!

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