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Recommended by: Kenny
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Du Iz Tak? Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763665302
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 18th, 2016

Carson Ellis has illustrated a few of my favorite books so I always take notice when she does something new. In this beautiful picture book she has created an entire bug language that you and your child can translate together. Not knowing exactly what the bugs are saying makes it the job of our imaginations to fully realize this wonderful story. [Kenny!]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Polska: New Polish Cooking Cover Image
By Zuza Zak, Laura Edwards (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781849497268
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 6th, 2016

Not only does Polska have the expected dumplings and soups, it has harder-to-find treats like party food and cocktails. There are brief histories to provide context and it is beautiful. This is my new comfort food and entertaining guidebook all in one. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Atticus
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All Black Cats Are Not Alike Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452158716
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2016

We’re loveable, we’re fun...and we’re all a little bit weird. I may like lounging on people’s shoulders like a scarf, but my fellow cats have been caught rocking out to goth metal and eating big bags of Cheetos. Ha! Haven’t caught me yet! [Atticus]


Recommended by: Raissa
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King Baby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545637541
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 13th, 2016

One of our favorite authors brings us the storied tale of King Baby. Is the King adorable? Yes. Is the King demanding? More than his subjects could have imagined. It’s a faithful account of the baby years, charming and amusing, and acknowledges the hard work of all who serve royalty. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Herbert
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Can I Have a Kitten?: Colour, Construct and Play with Your New Furry Friend Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781781574058
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Published: Ilex Press - September 6th, 2016

Listen. To be klere, i do not want a kitteh. In fact I just want treats. Howevah, this book, filled with cat constructibles and activities meets my approeal. It's only slightly less cute than me. [Herbert]


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]


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