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Sonderbooks #48

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
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***Which Way to the Future? by Stanley Schmidt
Intriguing essays from Analog magazine
****Discipline:  The Brazelton Way, by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D.
Wise and rational advice about disciplining your children
***The One Minute Apology, by Ken Blanchard and Margret McBride
Simple advice about the power of apologizing


****Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson
A beautiful and touching story of a young family
****Death of a Village, by M. C. Beaton
A good, fun, light-hearted mystery
**Winner Take All, by T. Davis Bunn
A lawyer tries to help his client recover his baby daughter, kidnapped by her international opera star mother

Young Adult Fiction

****Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues, by Lori Aurelia Williams
A warm story about a loving girl trying to help her troubled friends

Children's Nonfiction

****DK Revealed:  Human Body, by Dr. Sue Davidson and Ben Morgan
Stunningly detailed images of how the body is put together
***Birthdays Around the World, by Mary D. Lankford.  Illustrated by Karen Dugan
Birthday customs from seven countries of the world

Children's Fiction

*****Saffy's Angel, by Hilary McKay
A beautiful and hilarious family story of an adopted child wanting to feel she belongs

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction):  ****Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter
Simple, old-fashioned romance mixed with the power of being glad

Picture Book Pick

***Yellow Umbrella, by Jae Soo Liu.  Music by Dong Il Sheen
A wordless book with accompanying music exploring variations on a theme

Quotation of the Week

“If you look, there are more great, or at least highly entertaining, books than there are movies. . . .
Generally, movies, they're not as entertaining.
The top fifty books versus the top fifty movies?  There's no comparison.
Books are just much, much better.”
--James Patterson, quoted in the March/April 2003 issue of Book Magazine
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