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2 Terrific Family Read-Alouds

Here are two books that are big read-alouds at schools this year.  Both of these titles were well reviewed and on the Newbery Medal list, one as a winner and one as a finalist.  Though these are considered children's or Young Adult books they are excellent and worth the time to read.  Let us know if you agree!


Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us review

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Moss tackles the processed food industry in this eye-opening book. Each of the three sections focuses on one of the foundations of processed food: salt, sugar, and fat.

New and Notable Books

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

Book Review of Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

The reason I chose this book is twofold. I loved the cover, and I was looking for an audio book that was available on MyMediaMall since I wanted to start a new one. I was pleasantly surprised, the book was really, really good.

Today is National Dog Day

Today’s the day we honor “Man’s Best Friend.”  If you want more information on the most popular pet in the United States, check out the National Dog Day website (

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman review

In 1975, Sunny and Heather Bethany disappeared from a shopping mall without a trace. More than 30 years later, a woman with no identification flees the scene of a car accident.