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September 28, 2007

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the soil — human, female, and according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner, Maura Isle, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time.

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr. The final collaboration by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle finds Baby Bear on a quest to find Mama, and revealing native North American animals along the way. For decades this series has been enjoyed by parents, teachers and children and has helped millions learn to read. This celebration of familiar wildlife, and special bond between mother and child, is a fitting finale to a beloved series.

Boys Adrift: Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax, M.D. Family physician, research psychologist, and acclaimed author reveals the truth about what's driving the decline of American boys--and what parents can do about it. Sax proposes that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors are creating an environment that is harmful to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions--from new ways of controlling boys’ use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.


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