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A review of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson

That is the question.  Or one of the questions raised in Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.  This book turns a lot of child development and parenting advice on its ear.  And it makes sense.  It ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
January 19, 2010 | 2 comments
Thanks to generous grants from the Madison Community Foundation (for the Monroe Street Branch) and the Madison Public Library Foundation (for the Pinney and Sequoya branches), the library now has a collection of Playaways.  You might ask just what is a Playaway?  It is a preloaded ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 14, 2010 | 1 comment
As the new year begins, and we settle in for the rest of the winter with "can't-miss" books from the year before, there's often a group of readers that goes overlooked. The cooks have their books, and the ...read more

Reviewed by Tana on
January 13, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Driftless by David Rhodes

Driftless by David Rhodes is one of those books ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 12, 2010 | 0 comments
The big news this year at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) was the explosion of ereader designs.  Seemed everybody and their brother had a new reader to present to the market.  For those of you new to the idea, these are the devices that have books loaded onto ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 11, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope

I've loved Joanna Trollope since I first read The Men and the Girls way back in the ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall is not to be taken lightly.  This year's winner of the Man Booker Prize is not the sort of Tudor pageant most fiction treatments make of Henry VIII's reign, nor does it dwell on the clandestine ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
January 7, 2010 | 1 comment
The Caldecott Medal is awarded by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the preceding year.  For those children's book lovers who are curious about which books from 2009 librarians are discussing as ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
January 6, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Open by Andre Agassi

Two of the all-time best tennis players have recently released autobiographies and the stories of their beginnings could not be more different.  Serena Williams, author of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 5, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

I don't usually like historical novels, but I just finished reading one I could NOT put down.  The House at Riverton by ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 4, 2010 | 0 comments
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