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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based list of titles available only on-line. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

Reading Rocks!: A Dozen Books about Rocks, Stones, and Pebbles
--selected by Jeannette Hulick

The Illinois statewide summer reading theme this year is "Reading Rocks" (read more about it at the Illinois Library Association's website at To help celebrate this theme, we've created a list to salute the wonder of (what else) rocks. Somewhat surprisingly, there was a pile of geological gems just waiting to be mined, and below you'll find the results of our literary dig. We unearthed everything from monolithic statues and creepy medieval cathedrals to skipping stones and unassuming pebbles. Check out some of these titles and you're sure to discover that good summer reading is just a stone's throw away.

--Jeannette Hulick, Reviewer and Editorial Assistant


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