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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.

Oyster

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 4:06pm
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Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781419719226
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 6th, 2015

This is a fascinating read, whether you are a culinary aficionado or nonfiction buff. “Oyster” takes us to locations around the world, through recipes traditional and modern, and even into the art world. I love exploring history through unexpected lenses; this is a perfect example. [Raissa]


Have a Little Pun Books and Cards

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 3:37pm
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Have a Little Pun: 16 Notecards and Envelopes Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452144177
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

This illustrated book and separate note card set are right on thyme! Had a ruff day? Don’t like puns? Dill with it! This delightful project is here now, so make it snap pea! It’s meow or never! Gopher it! Oaky doke? Seriously, it’s hysterical. Birch, please! [Raissa]


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Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words (Book of Puns, Pun Gifts, Punny Gifts) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452144160
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

This illustrated book and separate note card set are right on thyme! Had a ruff day? Don’t like puns? Dill with it! This delightful project is here now, so make it snap pea! It’s meow or never! Gopher it! Oaky doke? Seriously, it’s hysterical. Birch, please! [Raissa]


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 1:43pm
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By Lewis Carroll, Anna Bond (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780147515872
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Published: Puffin Books - October 27th, 2015

This new printing of a classic is playfully illustrated and laid out perfectly for young readers. Such a fantastic story deserves an equally adventurous and unique package. [Raissa]


100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 1:20pm
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100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780547485850
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

Anyone can get hooked on short stories once they find the right one. This collection is full of timeless stories, and also gives background on authors and literary trends that have evolved over time. I discovered stories from favorite authors and found a few new favorites. It’s a form I love more every year; here are 40 reasons why. [Raissa]


A B See

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 5:10pm
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By Elizabeth Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481436991
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Published: Little Simon - July 21st, 2015

This super engaging alphabet book is almost too beautiful to be a board book. It's impossible not to touch and examine the huge variety of items on each page. It's big discovery in a little package. [Raissa]


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 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781780675909
Availability: Backordered
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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$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631740
Availability: Hard to Find
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 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]


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]


Owls: Our Most Charming Bird

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:31pm
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Owls: Our Most Charming Bird Cover Image
$12.99
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]


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