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Book review: 'The It Girl'

Everybody wants to be the "It" girl. In the book "The It Girl," by Katy Birchall (Aladdin Books), the main character, Anna Huntley, wants to be the "It" girl, and in order for that to happen she has a list of aims in life. Her aims are:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Dec. 4, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis opens up in new memoir

Fans of home-improvement TV know Nicole Curtis as the hands-on blonde of "Rehab Addict." But her road to becoming a design and media star has been paved with struggles and setbacks along with successes, chronicled in her new book: "Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned From Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me)" (Artisan, $27.95).

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Book review: 'Penguin's Christmas Wish,' preschoolers learn the true meaning of Christmas

Parents need to know that "Penguin's Christmas Wish" is the sixth book in the popular "Penguin" series by author-illustrator Salina Yoon. Here, the loveable Penguin and his family go into the forest and decorate a Christmas tree, but when they wake up the next morning, they find a blizzard has dumped snow on all the trees and their decorations and presents appear to have vanished. How they make do and have a lovely Christmas anyway is a gentle story filled with the key message that Christmas isn't just about presents and decorations. And a fun, fresh twist guarantees that Penguin gets his wish to "share Christmas with the whole forest" after all.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Nov. 27, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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Local mamas read "Llama Llama"

Mothers read the children's book "Llama Llama" to their little llamas at the Wichita Public Library Central Branch. The book's author, Anna Dewdney, recently passed away. (video by Jaime Green / September 16, 2016)
jgreen@wichitaeagle.com
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Local mamas read "Llama Llama"

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Dave Barry talks about his newest book

Thousands come out for Wichita State star Ron Baker's book signing 2:01

Thousands come out for Wichita State star Ron Baker's book signing

VIDEO: Harper Lee’s hometown reflects on relationship with author's work 2:07

VIDEO: Harper Lee’s hometown reflects on relationship with author's work

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