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Raissa

My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.

Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth

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The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780553510669
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2019

Pullman's new trilogy brings us back to the world of dust and daemons. Lyra's latest trials are her most taxing and dangerous yet. Perfect for those who prefer a little magic, a lot of intrigue, and one heck of a cliff-hanger.


How To

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

Randall Munroe goes to ridiculous lengths to show readers how to tackle real tasks, like changing a light bulb or digging a hole. Those who entertain his advice will never get the hole dug, but they will be very amused and feel surprisingly smart. [Raissa]


SLAY

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ISBN: 9781534445420
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019

Kiera is high school student by day, developer of the kick-ass video game SLAY by night. SLAY is a celebration of Black culture, and has always been a safe place for players. Now the real world is catching up to Kiera's virtual reality, and the battle for its existence is very, very real. [Raissa]


Whose Story Is This?

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781642590180
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

A few services writers perform: find the words to break a silence; articulate unspoken truths; identify stories. By uncovering the power of stories and those who tell them, Solnit elevates us all. [Raissa]  


The Girl with a Mind for Math

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 2:03pm
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The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists #3) Cover Image
By Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781943147427
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Published: Innovation Press - September 4th, 2018

The rhymes in this book are as uplifting as the story of this pioneering naval engineer, and the illustrations are delightful. A sweet read for aspiring engineers. [Raissa]


Lonesome Dove

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ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

In this epic there's room under the sky for characters taciturn and loyal, loving and illogical, searching, settling, surviving. If you read only one Western, this should be it. [Raissa]


The Book of Dust

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:20am
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The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

The ever-clever Pullman envelops us once again in the parallel world of His Dark Materials and takes us on a brilliant journey. The story is smart, exciting, absorbing, and the characters are their own unique, clever selves. Excellent as part of the previous series or on its own. [Raissa]


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