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Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316221894
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 15th, 2016

Many cookbooks are food porn. Isa’s cookbooks make me want to start cooking on the FIRST PAGE. She is my favorite. Whether vegan or not, this book provides recipes for every occasion. Utter deliciousness on every page. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Artist Javaka Steptoe evokes the messy beauty of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this gorgeously illustrated biography of the renowned painter. While made for kids, anyone who loves Basquiat or fine art, in general, will love this picture book. Anyone who is looking for the art in all things, like Basquiat did, will love this book. [Kenny!]


Recommended by: Atticus
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Shop Cats of New York Cover Image
By Tamar Arslanian, Andrew Marttila (Photographer)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062432025
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Published: Harper Design - November 1st, 2016

Thank You. Listen, it is past time to acknowledge the vital role cats play in the American economy. Despite the paucity of shop cats in Tacoma, we are here teaching humans how  to make money. [Atticus]


Recommended by: Raissa
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

This introduction to the youthful Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an empowering story for the girls and boys out there who want to follow their own dreams, even when their way is different from everyone else’s. Dissenting isn’t a bad thing at all. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Nicole
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Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Cover Image
By Kate McDermott, Andrew Scrivani (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781581573275
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Published: Countryman Press - October 4th, 2016

The images of pies are so beautiful, I wanted to start eating the pages. McDermott braids nostalgic essays about her childhood with detailed recipes for every pie you could think of and more. From savory to sweet, you’ll find everything you need to get baking this season. [Nicole]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Presents Through the Window: A Taro Gomi Christmas Book Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452151380
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2016

I don’t even like Christmas, but this sly, charming, cute-as-a-warren-of-bunnies-in-a-sweater book makes me love the holiday. A harried Santa looks through the cut-out windows, mis-judging the residents, but nevertheless giving the perfect presents. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber Cover Image
By Sue Macy, C. F. Payne (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481401203
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 16th, 2016

This inspiring book tells the amazing story of Mary Garber, one of the first female sports reporters, whose quiet strength and love of equality changed her community. Great illustrations highlight a little-known hero. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Nicole
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Harry Potter Coloring Book Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781338029994
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 10th, 2015

Take a spin at sorting your favorite Harry Potter characters into the house of your choosing when you wield the power of the pencil! The intricate designs will keep you busy for hours as you colorfully reimagine the world of Hogwarts. [Nicole]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Color Your Own Van Gogh Cover Image
By Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (Designed by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062436429
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Published: Harper Design - September 15th, 2015

This coloring book is truly inspired! It breaks down the strokes of Van Gogh works, and the true challenges of impressionism emerge. Whether you reveal your own interpretations or try to imitate a master, it takes coloring to a new artistic level. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined Cover Image
By Steve McDonald (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452149578
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

I totally get what other people see in them, but I don't know that I have the patience for coloring books. Yet, I still couldn't help but fall in love with this one. Each city scape is mesmerizing. I don't even need to color them. I just stare at them. They look amazing in black and white and I can only imagine they'll look even better once you color them. Will you color mine for me? [Kenny]


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