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The Last (?) Dr. Seuss

After months of waiting and speculation readers have been weighing in on Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" and now we've finally cracked another much-discussed manuscript curiosity, Dr. Seuss' "What Pet Should I Get?"...

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YA Book Club: What to Read in August...

It's time to choose next month's YA book club read and we've got three great contenders--which one will you vote for?

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Road Trips & Audiobook Adventures Ahead!

Summer means road trips, and road trips mean long stretches of time that are best filled with captivating audiobooks. Check out these 18 best audiobooks selected by Audible and the Amazon Editors to make the miles fly by for the whole family.

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of July

This month we chose four very different novels for our best young adult books list including high society crossed with ancient legend, the treachery of love, a new sci-fi thriller series, and a strange and unique sequel...

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Meatless in Seattle: America's Test Kitchen's Jack Bishop

In a crowded field, "The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook" is a standout (it's our #1 cookbook of 2015 so far) and talking to author Jack Bishop gave me a whole new outlook on dinners sans meat. Here is some of what I learned about vegetarian cooking, America's Test Kitchen, and tofu's bad rap...

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Best Kids' Books of July, Part One

This month we chose the top four books coming out in each age group. Of course there are also some high runners-up, but these are our favorites...

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Best Books of the Month in Nonfiction

Poor Nonfiction. Unlike the glamor categories, Nonfiction is defined by what it is not. It's Non-Mystery, Non-Romance, Non-Literature. You might as well call it Non-Fun. (At least it's not called Unfiction.) But don't despair for Nonfiction. As part of our...

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Best Books of 2015 So Far: "An Ember in the Ashes"

It takes something pretty special for a debut novel, classified as Young Adult no less, to hold the number two spot on our list of editors' picks for the Top 10 Best Books of the Year So Far. "An Ember in the Ashes" really is that special and I met author Sabaa Tahir over lunch here in Seattle...

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Amazon's Best Books of July: Part Two

We hope we whet your appetite on Wednesday with part one of July’s Best Books of the Month. Part two includes the latest action-packed, page-turner by...

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Put This in Your Pipe and Surf It

I recently wrote that fly-fishing is really hard. Well, fly-fishing ain't got nothing on surfing. Last year, I visited Dave Callanan, a friend and former editor here, at his home in Santa Barbara. I'd never surfed, so he and his...

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