Facts, reference, and record books are some of our most popular in the kid's section. Many of them have similar text with graphics rotated out from year to year, but every once in a while I find a new one that I get excited about. This year that book is 13 1/2 Incredible Things You Need to Know about Everything! On each page spread you get thirteen facts on one topic and then the extra half fact that dispels or clarifies a common misconception.
I can only describe reading Julie's novels as a comforting heartache. Her new novel, Perennials, is about the bonds of family, the bonds of love and those of pain. Perennials are flowers that return; they are flowers that continue to grow and bloom in cycles. In the Sutherlands, Julie has created a family that represents all of us.