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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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Traditional Easter Movies

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Five movies your Easter shouldn't be without.

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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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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: 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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Critter Features

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Little stars in big films. See which mouse-themed movies made our list of must-see DVDs.

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Movie Review: The Ten Commandments (1956)

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Stirring, even if it's as much showbiz as Bible.

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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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Muppet Memories

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Smart, funny, irreverent, poignant -- the Muppets ruled then and still rule now.

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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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