Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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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

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness By Sy Montgomery Cover Image
$27.99
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]


Cabin Porn

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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere By Zach Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Zach Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316378215
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 29th, 2015

For those of us who dream of a cabin in the woods, this book provokes both inspiration and envy. From the ramshackle to the fancy, from the treehouses to the underground, there is plenty to both gush at and covet. [sweet pea]


Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870-1920

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Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870 - 1920 By Chronicle Books Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781452140186
Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015

This charming book transcribes letters to Santa, from kids asking for cashmere dresses & fancy doll houses to kids who are orphans and want shoes or nuts. An exploration of both the holiday and the history of our country. [sweet pea]


Pop Sonnets

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Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs By Erik Didriksen Cover Image
$13.95
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ISBN: 9781594748288
Published: Quirk Books - October 6th, 2015

Did you ever imagine Axl Rose spouting “Sweet Child of Mine” as a sonnet? How about Britney Spears? The Bard (aka Erik Didriksen) takes hold of several classic and contemporary pop songs and condenses them into traditional, charming Elizabethan verses. The result is elegant, and often times, comical! [Nicole]


Thing Explainer

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words By Randall Munroe Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 24th, 2015

I'm in love with this book that uses only pictures and the thousand (ahem, I think you mean ten-hundred) most commonly used words to explain the complicated science behind the universe's most interesting things, from planes with turning wings (helicopters) to the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) to the shared space house (the International Space Station). Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, does this with humor and a surprising level of brilliance and insight. So fun. [Kenny]


Owls: Our Most Charming Bird

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Owls: Our Most Charming Bird By Matt Sewell Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781607748793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

This wonderful book is for all ages. Factual entries and bird-watching tips may make it informational, but the first thing that drew me to “Owls” were the charming illustrations. It is owlishly smart and appealing. [Raissa]


Plotted: A Literary Atlas

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Plotted: A Literary Atlas By Andrew DeGraff, Daniel Harmon Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781936976867
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Published: Pulp/Zest Books - October 20th, 2015

If your Venn diagram includes both books and quirky maps, this geeky tour through literature is your book! From A Wrinkle In Time to Up from Slavery, the maps provide both depth and humor for classic works you love. [sweet pea]


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