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Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:38 GMT 
    In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.








Open Book: On the Syllabus 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT 
    Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.








Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT 
    Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.








‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT 
    Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.








‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:36 GMT 
    Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.








The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT 
    New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.








Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT 
    A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.








‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT 
    As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.








Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT 
    Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Excellent Sheep’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:37:45 GMT 
    William Deresiewicz discusses “Excellent Sheep”; Maria Russo talks about the Back to School issue; and Jennifer Szalai has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.






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