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‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.

‘Hit Count,’ by Chris Lynch

A story about a fanatical high school football player meshes with current attention on the sport’s culture and risks.

Inside the List

Judd Apatow recently returned to performing standup comedy: “I don’t really care if anything succeeds anymore; I just like to be in the process of trying.”

Author’s Note: Whose Side Are You On?

If you don’t have kids, you tend to identify with the children in any story.

‘Faith Ed.,’ by Linda K. Wertheimer

Is it possible to study world religions in today’s climate?

‘Young Eliot,’ by Robert Crawford

From his Midwest origins, the young T.S. Eliot moved on to the works that would make his name.

‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

A pair of scholars tease out the central notions that have given rise to the modern age.

‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.

‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.

Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.

Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.

The Shortlist: On Reading

New books include John Palfrey’s “Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Can I Go Now?,’ a Biography of the Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers

Brian Kellow charts Ms. Mengers’s ruthless path to success with a client list that included Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, Barbra Streisand and Gene Hackman.

R. L. Stine: By the Book

The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series avoids nonfiction: “I never read it. I hate anything real.”

‘Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure,’ by Kekla Magoon

A middle-grade novel reinvents Robin Hood as a mixed-race heroine, born to privilege, who becomes a champion of the poor.

‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr

David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.

William Jay Smith, Poet and Craftsman of Rhythm, Dies at 97

Mr. Smith, whose work was praised for its lyrical diction and deceptive simplicity, was the author of many volumes of poems, as well as criticism, memoirs, translations and children’s verse.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Everybody Rise,’ Stephanie Clifford’s Debut Novel, Features That Old-Money Scent

The well-off heroine of this book wants to join what she considers the most elite social circle in New York.

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