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Best Picture Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with animals, Art, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Children's Stories, color, communication, death and dying, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, folklore, friendship, frustration, generosity, humorous stories for kids, imagination, immigrants, individuality, listening, picture books, poverty, refugees, relationships, schools, sea adventures and self-confidence

Two perspectives on some of the best children's picture books of 2018.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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10 Best Business Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and New Books and Movies | Tagged with activism, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Business, capitalism, career changes, Careers, corporate culture, data, data mining, fraud, information technology, internet, interpersonal relations, job hunting, labor, leadership, motivation, power, psychology, reading recommendations, self-actualization, social movements, success, teams, time management, work, work-life balance and workplace

Compelling books on business, capitalism, economics, data mining, leadership and success.

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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, cyberterrorism, essays, history, Library, medical, prisons, reading recommendations, social media and true crime

True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.

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10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with action-packed, alternative histories, apocalypse, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, compelling, dystopian, engaging, Faerie realm, historical fantasy, intricately plotted, magic, mystical, near future, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Sci-Fi, strong sense of place, superhero stories, suspenseful, thought-provoking, urban fantasy, voyages and world building

The science fiction and fantasy novels in this blog post include stories that are compelling, imaginative, richly detailed and thought-provoking.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 7 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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