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Kirkus announces its finalist lineup, and book prize season is looking good

The Kirkus Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, with six titles each in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. Because that final category is broken into three divisions (picture books, middle grade and young adult), its finalists are closer to winning – there are only two contenders in each reading age bracket.

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Author Celeste Ng draws inspiration from her high-school years for 'Little Fires Everywhere'

Celeste Ng was quite certain nobody would read her debut novel, 2014's "Everything I Never Told You." The book, which she began writing while working on her MFA from the University of Michigan, is the elegantly hypnotic tale of a devastated Chinese-American family in 1970s small-town Ohio. On the book's first page we meet the Lees and learn of their tragedy: Beloved daughter Lydia has drowned in the nearby lake. No one knows why.

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Book review: 'Say Zoop!' a joyfully noisy book for toddlers

Parents need to know that Herve Tullet ("Press Here") gives fresh life to his playful, brightly colored dots in "Say Zoop!," a highly interactive book that encourages readers to experiment with sound as they explore color, rhythm, patterns, emotions, and more. Invitations to press, shake, whisper, roar, and sing erase the boundary between books and games. It's tremendously fun to enjoy together, but far too energetic for bedtime! Simple prompts guide readers through the book, leaving plenty of room for grown-ups and children to extend the experience with their own ideas.

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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, Sept. 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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