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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels

Among the picture books this month, We’re Going to Find the Monster! (Puffin, £6.99) by Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola stands out. A riotous reimagining of the family home as a dangerous fantasy landscape, it follows two small explorers on a pre-breakfast monster hunt, unearthing a terrifying tickler (sleeping elder brother) in his lair. Words and pictures are full of lively mischief and intergenerational warmth.Imagination also runs riot in Constance
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Newly Published, From the Vanderbilt Family to the Former PepsiCo CEO

VANDERBILT: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe. (Harper, $30.) The CNN anchor traces his family origins over nearly four centuries to tell the story of how his great-great-great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt built vast shipping and railroad empires and how subsequent generations squandered them.FLOATING IN THE DEEP END, by Patti Davis. (Liveright, $26.95.) The daughter of Ronald Reagan reveals the challenges of caring for
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Netflix buys rights to entire Roald Dahl back catalogue

Netflix has purchased the rights to the complete works of Roald Dahl.In a tweet shared on Wednesday (22 September) morning, it was announced that the Roald Dahl Story Company and Netflix would be joining forces with a multi-project deal “to bring some of the world’s most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways”.The wider deal will encompass many different forms of media, including “animated and live
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National Book Awards Announces Its 2021 Nominees

The 10 nonfiction contenders include one author longlisted in 2019, Hanif Abdurraqib, this time for his book “A Little Devil in America,” as well as two books that examine the legacy of slavery in the United States. Clint Smith visited nine sites connected to slavery for his book “How the Word Is Passed,” while Tiya Miles, in her book “All That She Carried,” explores the history of a family through
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Why This Superstar Pitcher for the Mets Started a Book Club

When Mr. Syndergaard found himself both injured and isolated at home during the pandemic, he had a lot of down time. He realized he was watching too much Netflix and Bravo (“Tiger King,” “Summer House”) and felt compelled to read more, he said. Starting the book club was also a way for him to stay connected to fans while benched.At a time when celebrity competitors like Naomi Osaka and Simone
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16 New and Upcoming Young Adult Books to Watch For

‘Both Sides Now,’ by Peyton Thomas (Dial Books, Aug. 24)Finch Kelly is a transgender teenager whose dream is to go to Georgetown University, the first step in his plan to become the country’s first openly transgender member of Congress. He believes the ticket into Georgetown is winning the National Speech & Debate Tournament, but when he finds out the year’s topic — should transgender students in public schools be allowed
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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty review – pyrotechnic family drama drawn low

Everyone is listening. Cafe waiters are eavesdropping from behind their ordering pads; baristas over the hiss of the espresso machine. Cleaners are mopping up secrets in house after house. Uber drivers can’t help but overhear; pedicurists too. And loyal hairdressers have decades of stories to share – all that tactile intimacy. In Liane Moriarty’s new novel, Apples Don’t Fall, a mystery unfolds in snippets and whispers – a suspected murder,