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Recommended by: Atticus
SKU: 9781780679037

I don’t understand you humans love of B-13 and N-37, when you could be calling for a Maine Coon, a Siamese, or a Scottish Fold. Bingo was his name-o isn’t a dog, but a cat. Play the real game with this beautiful, true game of competitive wonderment. [Atticus]

Recommended by: Raissa
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One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers: More Than 70 Weeknight Meals for Two Cover Image
By Carla Snyder, Jody Horton (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781452145839
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - August 23rd, 2016

These dishes are so hearty and varied that I did not realize they are all vegetarian. I cook every single day and one pan versions of old and new favorites are a delight. Every recipe includes ideas for additional ingredients or sides to make it extra filling (or to feed an extra diner). Tasty scratch cooking. [Raissa]

Recommended by: Nicole
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Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

Prepare to be charmed by Ada, an adorable, naturally inquisitive child. This young girl explores the world through questions and hypotheses, diving into science and math to find her answers. This picture book is great for any young girl interested in the STEM fields! [Nicole]

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Appetites: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409959
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Published: Ecco Press - October 25th, 2016

This is Anthony Bourdain’s first cookbook in ten years and it is everything we love about the globe-trotting chef in one book, including dishes from his home kitchen and dishes he discovered while traveling the world. This is the food he makes for his family and friends.

Recommended by: Herbert
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How to Talk to Your Cat about Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451494924
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - October 4th, 2016

My Instagram followers know I am deeply concerned about the future of our kittehs. Moral turpitude. Wrong attitudes. Staff who do not feed felines on time. Be prepared. Do your part to save the kittehs from the sex, drugs, and Satanism! [Herbert]

Recommended by: Kenny
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Du Iz Tak? Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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)
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
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
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
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]