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'Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog': Pooches with plans

I read "Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog" by Tom Watson (Harper) that was about five silly dogs that love food. They also like playing games and making plans to get food. "Stick Dog" lives in a pipe under Highway 18, and sleeps on an old mattress.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

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Bringing valuable lessons from space to earth

Col. Chris Hadfield has been in the space business for his entire career. A former top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the astronaut has been on three missions, logging almost 4,000 hours in space. The first Canadian to walk in space, he has flown on the Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz craft and acted as commander of the International Space Station, where he shot some of the most jaw-dropping photographs of planet Earth you'll ever see, collected in the book "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes."

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Review: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' by Jon Ronson

A man at a tech conference made an off-color joke to a friend; someone overheard, took offense and posted his picture online. A woman posed for a photo making a rude gesture at Arlington National Cemetery and, meaning to amuse her friends, uploaded it to Facebook. Another woman sent out a tweet intended as irreverent satire that came off as racism.

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Michelle Obama biography embodies highly specific version of the American Dream

If the Barack Obama story is about carving out an identity from a multicultural, biracial upbringing with an absent father, then the Michelle LaVaughn Robinson story is about how to be black and successful in America, as well as how to be successful and black. In other words: How does a black girl from South Side of Chicago get to Harvard Law School and, once she's there, how does she determine what her responsibilities are to her community, and what should be her relation to the wider world?

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Book review: 'The Year of the Three Sisters' is a powerful tale about cross-cultural friendships

Parents need to know that"The Year of the Three Sisters"is the fourth book in a well-regarded series for young readers byAndrea Cheng. Anna's a Chinese-American seventh grader in Cincinnati, one of only a few Asians in her school. She and a friend invite a young Chinese migrant worker from Beijing to visit for a year, but cultural and class differences make adjustment difficult. Unusually thoughtful and sensitive for a book for young readers, the story addresses cross-cultural differences and issues of friendship. Kids will relate to this well-written and meaningful story about the challenges of fitting in.

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Reading Corner | Author sees no end to the marvelous Miss Julia

Ann B. Ross created the lovable, unique Miss Julia, the elderly widow who dares to accept challenges the average person, man or woman, would avoid, and came to fame in 1999 with “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind.” She has progressed through 17 books to this year’s release of “Miss Julia Lays Down the Law.”

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 5, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

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