'Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog': Pooches with plans

I read "Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog" by Tom Watson (Harper) that was about five silly dogs that love food. They also like playing games and making plans to get food. "Stick Dog" lives in a pipe under Highway 18, and sleeps on an old mattress.


This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.


Bringing valuable lessons from space to earth

Col. Chris Hadfield has been in the space business for his entire career. A former top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the astronaut has been on three missions, logging almost 4,000 hours in space. The first Canadian to walk in space, he has flown on the Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz craft and acted as commander of the International Space Station, where he shot some of the most jaw-dropping photographs of planet Earth you'll ever see, collected in the book "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes."


Review: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' by Jon Ronson

A man at a tech conference made an off-color joke to a friend; someone overheard, took offense and posted his picture online. A woman posed for a photo making a rude gesture at Arlington National Cemetery and, meaning to amuse her friends, uploaded it to Facebook. Another woman sent out a tweet intended as irreverent satire that came off as racism.

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