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Middle Grade Non-fiction, River Dog Recommends

Book Review: Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary

This book shows us we're not alone in our anxieties (especially in our world today!) and reminds us/teaches us the skills we need to not only make it through the day, but to actually thrive in life by tapping into our superpowers of courage, confidence, and resiliency.


Contacting Senators for Small Business Fiscal Relief

This letter was sent to Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today, in support of fiscal relief efforts for small businesses suffering devastating losses with far-reaching implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. 101 SE 74th AvePortland, OR 97215 March 23, 2020 Dear Senator Merkley/Wyden, As an independent bookstore owner in Portland, Ore., I believe the… Continue reading Contacting Senators for Small Business Fiscal Relief

Coretta Scott King & John Steptoe New Talent Award Winners
Author & Illustrator Interviews, Picture Books, Young Adult Literature

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winners

Last week at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, Wash., the winners of the CSK/John Steptoe New Talent Author and New Talent Illustrator were announced: Tiffany D. Jackson for Monday's Not Coming (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins) and Oge Mora for Thank You, Omu! (Little, Brown).

Adult Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books, River Dog Recommends, Uncategorized, Young Adult Fantasy

River Dog Recommends: Favorite Reads of 2018

In the spirit of end-of-year list round-ups, River Dog Book Co. humbly submits our own list of our favorite reads for this year. For Adults Fiction/Historical Fiction The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel. A 12th century… Continue reading River Dog Recommends: Favorite Reads of 2018