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Recommended by: Raissa
Johnny Cash: The Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316194754
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

If you're a fan, you are already sold on this book. If you're lukewarm on Johnny Cash, there is plenty here to pique your interest. Hilburn's long association with Cash gives him a deep insight into Cash's character as well as career. Johnny Cash put plenty of his own words out there - autobiographies, interviews, songs - but an outside eye and ear discern more warmth, humor, and drive.

Recommended by: sweet pea
The Goods: Volume 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763668945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013




Um, um, um, um, this is awesome!
Each page has a riot of games,
drawing activities, puzzles, mazes (including one through George Washington's wig), brain
teasers, facts, comics and more! Wait! Did i mention the Rasputin Paper Dolls?

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Recommended by: sweet pea
A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras Cover Image
By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781452108230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2013

Next time you run into a gaze of raccoons or a smack of jellyfish,
you'll be in the know. This gorgeous book reveals the names for groups
of things coupled with amazing illustrations i want on my wall. If you
need me, you can find me with a wisdom of wombats.

Recommended by: Raissa
Saga Volume 2 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607066927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Image Comics - July 2nd, 2013

I admit, I bought Vol. 1 only because there was a baby on the cover. Volume 2 is an even better romp. The sci-fi/fantasy setting is intriguing and the illustrations feel indulgent. This graphic novel neophyte is hooked.

Recommended by: sweet pea
Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618756612
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2013

Oh, Mr. Wuffles! Mr. Wuffles is unamused by your toys. Unless it's a tiny spaceship! The tiny aliens must band together with ants and a ladybug to escape. Filled with a language to decode, it's terribly fun!

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451666175
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone Books - October 29th, 2013

This collection of web comics has the awe-inspiring ability to tackle very ridiculous & very serious subjects (ranging from cake-induced sugar frenzies to intense experiences with depression) 
in a way that's both humorous and insightful. These perfectly
illustrated stories are full of candor, mayhem, and swear words -- a lot
like life.

Recommended by: sweet pea
Battling Boy Cover Image
By Paul Pope, Paul Pope (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596431454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - October 8th, 2013

When hero Haggard West is killed by a plasma bolt, Arcopolis is plagued by monsters of all stripes. Enter the somewhat haphazard demigod Battling Boy on his first mission. With his T-Rex T-Shirt, how can any foe stand in his way?

Recommended by: Raissa
Battle Bunny Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442446731
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2013

This clever picture book gives kids a lot to explore, both in the graphic storytelling and busy pictures. The two-stories-in-one storytelling also gives parents an opportunity to talk about feelings with young children.

Recommended by: sweet pea
The Best American Infographics 2013 Cover Image
By Gareth Cook (Editor), David Byrne (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780547973371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2013

I am geekily ecstatic that the Best American series has finally collected infographics! From a beautiful Wind Map of the US to a Periodic Table of Death for Breaking Bad to pie charts of colors 10 famous artists (from Monet to Matisse)used over 10 years. Factual fun!

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Open This Little Book Cover Image
By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811867832
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - January 1st, 2013

If you're a lover of both literature and matryoshka dolls, this is the book for you. Each page is its own book-within-a-book, with each book introducing a new character. A great gift for anyone ever tempted to wrap something in increasingly tiny boxes.