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10 new children’s books to savor this season

If your family is like mine, certain holiday storybooks come out once a year to savor under the covers. Maybe you also like to give books to an eager reader or reader-to-be. We've selected 10 new titles that celebrate Christmastime, winter, traditions and the season of giving.

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Review: ‘The Dog Year’ is compelling and real

Think of a time in your life when you hit a wall. Everything was going to pieces. You were living your life and then wham. You got hit. And kept getting hit. One problem after another. It wasn't, "Problems come in threes," it was, "Problems come in SETS of three." Been there?

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What, me worry? Jen Epstein tackles her inner demons

If Jen Epstein wasn't worrying about something, we'd all be worried. Such is the life of a born worrier. As a child she worried her uvula would break off and she would swallow it and choke to death. Then she worried high voltage wires would get her. Eventually, she was diagnosed with learning disabilities and later, obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Book review: ‘The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein’ clever, compelling reimagining of horror classic

Parents need to know that Kiersten White's The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is a reimagining of Mary Shelley's classic tale of horror. It focuses on the female characters who people the original novel. There's a large amount of violence, more often implied than shown, that includes a strangling, a hanging, a shooting, and a stabbing. A small amount of swearing includes "s -- t," "piss," "ass," and "bitch."

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Watch kids read to dogs in Carmichael library

Kids read to dogs in a popular Sacramento Library program designed to promote reading on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Carmichael Library.