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Recommended by: sweet pea
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Sad Animal Facts Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250095084
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

Like a tabloid for the animal kingdom, this book brings you the most unfortunate gossip about our world's denizens. Dwarf lemurs? They coat their homes with poo. Baby giraffes? They fall 6 ft to the ground when born. Whimsical illustrations provide the perfect fodder for starting awkward conversations with strangers. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Nicole
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Whereas: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

I want to carry Layli Long Soldier's book WHEREAS with me everywhere I go. Language is the "oil on the surface"- a doorway in which Long Soldier experiments with syntax in brilliant and heartbreaking ways as she negotiates the politics of land and of the body. This poetry collection is a personal and political necessity for 2017. Nicole


Recommended by: Raissa
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Dune Cover Image
By Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by), Brian Herbert (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143111580
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

A stunning new edition of Dune is a fitting package for this ultimate, be-all, end-all, science fiction epic. Read it because Frank Herbert was a local boy, or because he was a great writer, or because you’ve never tried it before, or because it is your favorite. The themes of ecology, politics, and religion are sweeping and timeless.   [Raissa]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632170576
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 11th, 2016

This book from local letterpress luminaries Chandler & Jessica celebrates their series of broadsides featuring powerful quotes from dead feminists. We learn, not only about the fascinating lives of these 24 women, but the research, details, and thought that went into creating the fantastic art devoted to them. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Nicole
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Brooklyn Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781501106477
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 8th, 2015

A beautiful story of an Irish girl trying to find a life in 1950s Brooklyn. We suffer loss & grow right along Eilis as she's torn between two paths: love in Brooklyn and family in Ireland. A must read. Nicole


Recommended by: Lydia
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Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
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Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

Anyone who has ever had to relocate as a kid can likely identify with Cat’s frustration when the family has to move away from all of her friends and the only home she has known.  To make matters worse, they are moving from beautiful, sunny Southern California to a colder, oceanside town in Northern California - where not only the climate is unfamiliar, but so is the prevalence of the ghosts who see their new town, Bahia de la Luna, as the perfect place to hang out!  Raina Telgemeier’s artwork and writing is lovely and engaging as she explores Cat’s and Maya’s approach to the ghosts, Maya’s illness, the big move, and the approach of the Dia de los Muertos celebration in their own ways.The beauty of it is that anyone, really, can relate to this story of family and the bonds of love that extend beyond the here and now.  [Lydia]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Toolshed Coloring Book Cover Image
By John Lee Phillips (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781780679006
Availability: Backordered
Published: Laurence King - October 25th, 2016

At this point, we may have seen a coloring book for everything. But what about more utilitarian objects? Who doesn’t like coloring tools? Tools for poking, drilling, screwing, and other ways to get your house in order. Perfect for any handyperson! [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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This Is Not a Werewolf Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481444804
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2016

The students and staff of a boarding school (reminiscent of our own Stadium High!) all have secrets under their everyday facades. Dive in with relatable characters, familiar adolescent struggles, and mysterious goings-on. Set in the Pacific Northwest, readers have the sense of unearthing a modern folktale as the story twists and turns. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Raissa
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The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781481451390
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Published: Saga Press - October 18th, 2016

LeGuin’s short stories and novellas are a perfect entryway to her work. Many of her imagined worIds are interconnected, enjoyable in themselves and enhancing each other within these collections. They are groundbreaking in exploring gender, culture, and other big concepts. I once heard Ursula say she never had writer’s block. Now, we needn’t have reader’s block.  [Raissa]


Recommended by: Lydia
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

It’s no secret that I am a geek of fairly infinite proportions.  There is something about magic, though, and fairy tale elements that hook me every time. The story itself is one that I am sure will become a new classic in the realm of magical coming of age tales. I loved this wildly imaginative new world and the cast of characters that inhabit it and took great enjoyment in the whimsy of the titles of the chapters (such as “In Which a Story Contains a Hint of Truth” and “In Which a Magical Child is More Trouble By Half”).        [Lydia]


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