Pacific

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Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision o Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062315410
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2015

Can you be captivated by Australian politics? Carbon dating? Gidget? Yes, yes, and yes! Simon Winchester connects these and a hundred other topics as they coalesce into an actual ocean of sweeping, fascinating storytelling. [Raissa]


Cabin Porn

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:39pm
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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere Cover Image
By Zach Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina (Photographer)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316378215
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 29th, 2015

For those of us who dream of a cabin in the woods, this book provokes both inspiration and envy. From the ramshackle to the fancy, from the treehouses to the underground, there is plenty to both gush at and covet. [sweet pea]


Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870-1920

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:37pm
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Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870 - 1920 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452140186
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

This charming book transcribes letters to Santa, from kids asking for cashmere dresses & fancy doll houses to kids who are orphans and want shoes or nuts. An exploration of both the holiday and the history of our country. [sweet pea]


Pop Sonnets

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:35pm
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Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781594748288
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Published: Quirk Books - October 6th, 2015

Did you ever imagine Axl Rose spouting “Sweet Child of Mine” as a sonnet? How about Britney Spears? The Bard (aka Erik Didriksen) takes hold of several classic and contemporary pop songs and condenses them into traditional, charming Elizabethan verses. The result is elegant, and often times, comical! [Nicole]


Thing Explainer

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:32pm
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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 24th, 2015

I'm in love with this book that uses only pictures and the thousand (ahem, I think you mean ten-hundred) most commonly used words to explain the complicated science behind the universe's most interesting things, from planes with turning wings (helicopters) to the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) to the shared space house (the International Space Station). Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, does this with humor and a surprising level of brilliance and insight. So fun. [Kenny]


Owls: Our Most Charming Bird

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:31pm
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Owls: Our Most Charming Bird Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607748793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

This wonderful book is for all ages. Factual entries and bird-watching tips may make it informational, but the first thing that drew me to “Owls” were the charming illustrations. It is owlishly smart and appealing. [Raissa]


Plotted: A Literary Atlas

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:27pm
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Plotted: A Literary Atlas Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781936976867
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Published: Pulp/Zest Books - October 20th, 2015

If your Venn diagram includes both books and quirky maps, this geeky tour through literature is your book! From A Wrinkle In Time to Up from Slavery, the maps provide both depth and humor for classic works you love. [sweet pea]


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 6:08pm
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062330321
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 27th, 2015

Beautiful, chilling stories live here. Gaiman excels at creeping out his readers. I dare you to read "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" in the dark. [Nicole]


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 5:47pm
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

Somehow this brutally honest memoir tackles mental illness and is still the funniest book of the year. It made me and will make you and everyone we know furiously happy! [Kenny!]


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