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The Best Kids' Books of 2017 So Far

See which books for kids of all ages made our lists for the gems of January through June this year.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, identity crisis, a look under the hood at Uber, and more...

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This Emblem Leads You to Adventure!

I recently revisited the first "real" book I ever read: The 53rd Hardy Boys mystery, The Clue of the Hissing Serpent. Here's what I learned.

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James Patterson Speaks out against "Word Bullying"

"The most important book I've ever done" is how legendary storyteller James Patterson describes his new middle-grade book for kids. Find out why.

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The Best Books of the Year...So Far

Our favorites, published from January through June...

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Edward Luce Discusses His New Book "The Retreat of Western Liberalism"

Edward Luce's new book is getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason. At the least, it's an informative look at the current state of world politics and economics. But it's also a thought-provoking warning that history is not guaranteed.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Five Tips for Thriving in Adversity

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died in 2015, it was a tragic turn of events for a woman who operated at the highest levels of business and society. The Facebook chief operating officer and author of the mega-bestseller Lean In was an exemplar of success, the head of a global movement...

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Passing Notes. In Books.

Love and books. Words in Deep Blue is a beautiful reminder of the passages we've circled, and the stories we've shared with people we love.

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A Debut Novel Takes Its Whacks at an Infamous Crime

Lizzie Borden was acquitted of killing her father and step mother on this day in 1893. An acclaimed new novel from Australian Sarah Schmidt revisits the grisly murders and finds a houseful of horror.

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Challenging Misconceptions About Victorian Women: A Q&A With Jessica Shattuck & Sarah Perry About "The Essex Serpent"

Feeble, fainting, fragile women trapped in gilded cages? Think again...

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