| Oct 24, 2010
Hope Will Find You
My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living
Harmony Books: 244 pp., $23
Naomi Levy, the first female Conservative rabbi to lead a congregation on the West Coast, was used to caring for other people in...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 3:29 PM
"Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku"
By Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 8-11
Nine chapters structure this story of a cat and his boy, which begins in "The Shelter," and ends with "Home." Within each division, there...
| Feb 20, 2011
"The guy looks tough, setting off my internal alert. Everyone knows a guiding principle of underclassman survival is identifying dangerous upperclassmen." (from "Leverage")
"We're losers together. We don't care. We're like freedom fighters. We'...
| Feb 6, 2011
The View from Lazy Point
A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
Henry Holt: 416 pp., $30
"The View from Lazy Point" is a naturalist's notebook, a record of a year at Carl Safina's home on the Sound side of eastern Long Island, north of...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War"
By Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt and Co.; 224 pages; $24
In 1987, Ronald Reagan was president, the Unabomber was afoot, and a wire-nibbling squirrel crashed the New York Stock Exchange. It's...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24
In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:20 PM
By Tom Lichtenheld
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 4-7
"Usually, Cloudette didn't mind being smaller than the average cloud." Against graph paper the color of an evening sky, we see that tiny Cloudette really doesn't measure up. She doesn't mind,...
| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
"Shout! Shout It Out!"
By Denise Fleming
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 3-5
Some books - "Goodnight Moon" - quiet children. Denise Fleming turns up children's volume, so choose your reading times carefully. The children's faces, mouths larger than any other...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 9:21 PM
By Mark Newman
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 5-8
The "biggest bears in the world" are, we know, photogenic, but have they been written about too much? Author and photographer Mark Newman's book earns its place for an audience of young readers...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:42 PM
"Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm"
By Jon Katz
Henry Holt, $16.99, ages 4-8
This photographic essay aims at the heart of dog group dynamics on Jon Katz's farm. Each dog works. Rose is a border collie, herding sheep. Izzy, also a border collie and once...