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2008 Award-Winning Books

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The ALA picked the best books of 2007. Add some to your child's reading list for 2008.

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

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The long-awaited finale to the biggest (in every sense) publishing phenomenon in history crashes to a thunderous ending (don't worry, no spoilers here). Bringing the series total up to around 4,100 pages, Book 7 in the saga of the Boy Who Lived will not disappoint.

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11 Great Kids' Books that Made Great Movies

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Did you know "Shrek" was a picture book character before he arrived on the big screen? Get our recommendations for 11 great kids' books that made excellent movies.

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Review: Black Beauty

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Heartwrenching, beautiful and educational, this morality tale and animal autobiography gives a majestic horse a voice that is believable and unsentimental. An animal rights classic that is also a great read, BLACK BEAUTY follows the life of an ebony horse from birth to old age, from pasture to cobblestone streets of 19th century England.

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Book Review: The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3

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Intense fantasy series finale with controversial theme.

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Review: ABC T-Rex

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Munch, munch, munch! This nonscientific tale depicts a tyrannosaurus eating a multitude of objects, including each letter of the alphabet. This clever theme for an ABC book will delight beginning readers as they identify the many objects on each page whose names begin with the featured letter.

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Book 6)

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Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters, are out in the open now, so much so that Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic, feels it necessary to inform the muggle Prime Minister. Snape is up to no good, Draco has been given an assignment by the Dark Lord, and and a net of security has dropped on Hogwarts. Deaths, disappearances, and destruction increase as Harry's penultimate year at Hogwarts begins.

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Spring Reading List

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From toddler reads to teenage tomes, these books will keep rainy-day blues at bay.

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5 Green-Themed Books Kids Will Love

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Go to any bookstore and the shelves are overflowing with kids' books offering tips and tricks to defend the planet from its impending doom. It almost seems, well, wasteful. Rather than sorting through so many titles, try these five green book picks sure to delight and inspire environmentally-minded kids.

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

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Harry's summer break with the Dursley's is more wretched than usual in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, the fifth installment in the most popular book series of all time. Not only are the Dursleys as despicable as ever (though Rowling drops a few intriguing hints that there may be more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye), but dark forces are reaching out for Harry even in Little Whinging, the drab suburb that had seemed too ordinary for magic.

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