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Comic-Con 2012 is underway this weekend in San Diego, California. Your favorite books, movies, and TV shows are all present at this pop culture extravaganza. Get into the spirit by catching up on your favorites.
The great cake mystery: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh is a delightful read and a quick way to claim the Sleuth It badge in the CYS program. It is written by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (an adult series) and introduces readers to Precious Ramotswe as a child. When treats start disappearing from the kids' school lunches, a chubby boy named Poloko becomes the likely suspect. Precious believes he is innocent and sets out to find the real culprit. Set in a vividly realistic setting of Botswana with magnificent black and red illustrations and featuring compelling characters, this mystery will have readers of all ages clammering for a sequel.
The mysterious case of the Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett ; with artwork by Brett Helquist
The name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford
Are you a fan of A&E's Longmire and/or FX's Justified? These two popular television dramas are based on books by Craig Johnson and Leonard Chang
The cold dish by Craig Johnson — the first book in the Walt Longmire's series.
Over the shoulder: a novel of intrigue by Leonard Chang — Leonard Chang is a staff writer on FX's Justified and the author of several books including an award winning noir trilogy featuring Allen Choice, a Korean-American investigator.
Apple pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong ; pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Celebration! by Jane Resh Thomas ; illustrated by Raul Colon
Cranberry summer by Wende and Harry Devlin
A fascinating look at personal correspondence throughout history:
Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]
The 50 greatest love letters of all time by [selected] by David H. Lowenherz
Letters of the century: America, 1900-1999 by edited by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler