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Dreamdark's Silksinger: an excellent read
We received a review copy of Laini Taylor's Silksinger earlier this year from its publisher, along with the first book in the series, Blackbringer. The paperback edition of Blackbringer came out in May of 2009. The hardcover edition of Silksinger came out in September. Both titles are part of the Faeries of Dreamdark books that Taylor is writing.

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The second book in Cornish's Monster Blood Tattoo series, Lamplighter, is as engrossing as the first one was and should grab middle grade students' attention just as much. [ISBN: 978-0399246395; Putnam Juvenile; May 1, 2008; Ages 9-12]

Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One: Foundling
I just finished reading a wonderful fantasy novel for the second time: "Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo book I)," by first time author D.M. Cornish. The book was sent to CCF as a review copy by a Senior Editor at G.P. Putnam's Sons. The paperback edition [ISBN: 0142409138] came out September 6, 2007. This is a young boy's survival story that is sure to grab middle grade students' attention.

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
We received an advance copy Janette Rallison's book, "How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend," and LOVED IT!!!!! Couldn't put it down. Read it all in one sitting.

The Higher Power of Lucky
2007 Newbery Medal Winner, "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan PatronMaia Cheli-Colando is a writer and a photographer. She's written one of the most perceptive reviews of The Higher Power of Lucky we've yet come across in response to the "Lucky" controversy. With her permission we've posted her review to the CCF site. "From what I had heard, I expected to respect the the story, and most likely to enjoy it...What I didn't expect was to be inspired, charmed and revolutionized by the story."

Ultraprevention: Get Healthy for Life
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Two physicians unveil a revolutionary, accessible, science-based, patient-centered program for living an active, age-defying, disease-free life in their book, Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life, now available in paperback.

The Secret
The Secret, a book by Rhonda ByrneThe Secret is a book by Rhonda Byrne that came across our desk and, just on looks alone, it's a title that should sell. The publisher took care to design the cover and page layout in such exquisite detail you actually feel like you're holding a precious secret in your hands. It's available from at a discount.

The Art of Dramatic Writing
Pick up Lajos Egri book, Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives. I though I was ready to launch a book until I read Egri's book. He explains how to make the difference in a great story, a story that will be remembered for its character, as oppose to a common story, a nice story.

Books for the College Market
September 9, 2006
New from Random House, four books college students may want to read: "Social Intelligence," "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think," "The Power of Nice How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness," and "Circle in the Sand."

Art Geeks and Prom Queens
June 24, 2006
Niki Burnham, author"Have you ever read a book so fantastic that when your brain absorbed the last word and you closed the cover, you could hardly breathe because it was just that good?" --Niki Burnham, YA author from Massachusetts, reviews the YA novel, Art Geeks and Prom Queens.

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