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Cover Story - November 30, 2012

The gift of reading

From pillow forts to cathedrals, bully victims to spies

by Debbie Duncan

Artists, architects and spies (plus a few furry animals and other critters) play starring roles in great books for kids this holiday season.

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Debbie Duncan is the author of an award-winning e-book, "Caller Number Nine." She has reviewed children's books for the Weekly since 1997. Her complete reviews are available at