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‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT
Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.

‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:42 GMT
Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.

‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.

Children’s Books: ‘The Fourteenth Goldfish,’ by Jennifer L. Holm  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?

Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.

Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.

‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:39 GMT
The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.

Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:38 GMT
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.

Open Book: On the Syllabus  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.

Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.

‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.

‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:36 GMT
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.

The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.

Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.

‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.

Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.