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Children’s Books: ‘Strictly No Elephants,’ ‘Big Friends’ and More

Four picture books about making pals, solving disagreements and being O.K. with others’ quirks (and your own).

Children’s Books: ‘Paper Wishes,’ by Lois Sepahban

A middle-grade novel recounts a Japanese-American family’s life in a World War II detention camp.

Children’s Books: ‘Passenger,’ by Alexandra Bracken

The heroes of the first book of Bracken’s new series come from families that can leap through time and space.

Inside the List

Alan Dean Foster’s movie novelization, new at No. 1, is the first “Force Awakens” tie-in to hit the adult hardcover list.

‘City of Thorns,’ by Ben Rawlence

An intimate look inside the world’s largest refugee settlement, on the Kenya-Somalia border.

Open Book: The Facts of Refugee Life in Fiction

Novels of recent years have brought the issue of refugees to wider attention.

Letters: Fail Better

Readers respond to recent reviews of “Black Box Thinking,” “Failure” and more.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Confidence Game’ by Maria Konnikova, the Siren Call of the Swindler

Analyzing the double-cross step by step, Ms. Konnikova explains the psychology of the grifter and the mark.

Bill Bryson: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “The Road to Little Dribbling” says he’s been reading “Anna Karenina” at such a glacial pace that “I have long since lost track of who most of the characters are.”

Review: Clive James, Writing Toward the Twilight

Since learning he was terminally ill, Mr. James has been working at full speed, producing books of poetry and essays a well as a translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”

The Author Elizabeth Strout on ‘Lucy Barton’ and How Her Characters Come Into Being

Ms. Strout, whose latest novel is written in a strikingly spare first-person voice, says her characters are not pawns used to make a greater point, or stand-ins for her own experiences.

‘Hunters in the Dark,’ by Lawrence Osborne

A teacher is lured by thoughts of never returning from a trek through Southeast Asia.

Children’s Books: ‘ABC Dream’ and ‘Awake Beautiful Child’

Two stylish new alphabet books deliver enchantment along with the ABCs.

Books of The Times: Review: Jane Mayer’s ‘Dark Money,’ About the Koch Brothers’ Fortune and Influence

In “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” Ms. Mayer reports on David and Charles Koch’s empire and political influence.

‘Excellent Daughters,’ by Katherine Zoepf

An American reporter spends years trying to understand women in the Arab world.

Roving Eye: Invisible Designs

A recent translation of Cold War-era stories by the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal reminds us that we ignore his sly and idiosyncratic work to our detriment.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘City of Thorns,’ Ben Rawlence Tells a Refugee Camp’s Story

In this book, Mr. Rawlence spotlights nine people to describe life in a Kenyan refugee camp he calls the biggest in the world.

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