Rising Strong

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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. By Brené Brown Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995824
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2015

I've never considered myself a Self Help reader and maybe I still don't, but I can't deny how much this Brené Brown gave me to think about, giving practical, livable advice on how to deny the myths and lies we've believed and live into a better story. Her work is deeply researched and intelligent, proclaiming the value of creativity and vulnerability. I read this book months ago and I think about what it has taught me nearly every day. [Kenny]


The Princess and the Pony

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The Princess and the Pony By Kate Beaton, Kate Beaton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Beaton, Kate Beaton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545637084
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

I love everything Kate Beaton does. Her online comic, Hark! A Vagrant, has taught me more about world history than years of formal education. And now she's made a kids book! For us! And for kids, too. It's my favorite kind of kids book, starring a princess who doesn't need to wait around for some guy to save the day. She can save the day all on her own. With the help of her chunky little pony. Kate Beaton's art is beautiful, as ever, and lively. This is something special. [Kenny]


Hide and Seek: An Around-The-World Animal Search

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 5:07pm
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Hide and Seek: An Around-the-World Animal Search By Charlene Man Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781780675909
Published: Laurence King Publishing - August 4th, 2015

An amusing around-the-world adventure, there are genuine challenges for a nature lover to puzzle out. There will be giggles and eye-rolling when these silly animals wander on to the wrong page. [Raissa]
 


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:57pm
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States By Sarah Vowell Cover Image
$27.95
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ISBN: 9781594631740
Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Sarah Vowell throws us into the history of our country’s founding with dry wit and insight. She revels in the contradictions that make America frustrating, captivating, and entirely our own. [Raissa]


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:54pm
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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

She is notoriously intelligent, hard-working, ground-breaking: RBG. This affectionate biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg covers topics both serious and light-hearted, from Supreme Court dissents to her notoriously difficult workouts. Factual enough to take seriously and fun enough for all ages. We should all be fans. [Raissa]


The Soul of an Octopus

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:46pm
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness By Sy Montgomery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

“An aquarium without an octopus, is like plum pudding without plums”. Montgomery’s prose has compelling narratives that hook you instantly, like the time an octopus grabbed hold of her wrists and almost pulled her in the tank. She weaves in informative passages while simultaneously breaking negative stereotypes surrounding the famed invertebrates. Her adventure towards knowledge, and the friendships she cultivates with these smart, individualized creatures, are both intriguing and heartwarming. It sucked me in! (pun intended) [Nicole]


Between the World and Me

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Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

I love a book that is willing to have the hard conversation. This book, written as a letter to his son, is provocative and fierce, an honest look at race in modern America. Ta-Nehisi Coates tears down our idols and tells the truth. It's hard to read at times, but there's also a lot of compassion here. Because it is written to his child, that love is there, that desire to see his son empowered by truth is there. Give this to everyone you know and let's have the conversation. I highly recommend reading this alongside Claudia Rankine's Citizen. [Kenny]


Pacific

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:43pm

Can you be captivated by Australian politics? Carbon dating? Gidget? Yes, yes, and yes! Simon Winchester connects these and a hundred other topics as they coalesce into an actual ocean of sweeping, fascinating storytelling. [Raissa]


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