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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.

Station Eleven

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf - September 9th, 2014

Beautiful and deftly written, this novel transcends descriptions like literary, dystopian, and thriller,
although it's all of those things. Immerse yourself in her vision and
plan to stay up past bedtime. Rich characters and their interconnections
are truly satisfying. (Raissa)


1000 Dot-To-Dot: Cities

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:13pm
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$14.95
ISBN: 9781626860667
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - August 1st, 2014

These are not the dot-to-dots we doodled in grade school! Try beautiful, intricate sketches divided by a thousand. Each picture is an addictive puzzle for kids or adults, and each finished page looks like a work of art. (Raissa)


Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:52pm
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780803737891
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Published: Dial Books - October 21st, 2014

Children's favorite Skippyjon Jones returns and refashions a fairy tale
to suit his imagination, as all opinionated kittens do. Kids listening
will jump and frolic with him while their parent's heart melts "like a
bowlful of butter on a hot beach." (Raissa)


Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:44pm
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By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763662295
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Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

It is every young adventurer's dream to find buried treasure
(or in my case, dig a hole to China). Readers along for the ride do
find treasure and Sam & Dave are not disappointed either. A most excellent expedition! (Raissa)


You Have to F*cking Eat

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:34pm
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By Adam Mansbach, Owen Brozman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617753787
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Published: Akashic Books - November 12th, 2014

Hundreds of meal-time battles are now almost worth it. Endlessly quotable, every parent with a sense of humor will appreciate the grains of truth that make this book painfully funny. (Raissa)


A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:08pm
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By Renee Erickson, Jess Thomson, Jim Henkens (Photographs by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781570619267
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 30th, 2014

This cookbook has themed menus (inspiring us to pick one to test on friends, or show off). But, the straight-forward seasonal dishes may be a bigger draw. Appealing to locavores, serious amateur cooks, and their lucky guests. (Raissa)


The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:33pm
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ISBN: 9780385354042
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

The characters behind this character are completely unexpected. This book takes a peek at 20th century America through pop culture, feminism, and one very unconventional family. Now that we know where we've been, where do we want to go next? (Raissa)


The Ghost Map

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:43pm
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ISBN: 9781594482694
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2007

Steven Johnson chews up disease, 19th century medicine, and superstition, and spits out public health, urban planning, and modern warfare. A transformational episode in history told at a quick and exciting pace. (Raissa)


12 Years a Slave

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:25pm
12 Years a Slave (Movie Tie-In) Cover Image
By Solomon Northup, Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Ira Berlin (Introduction by), Steve McQueen (Foreword by), Henry Louis Gates (Afterword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125419
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Published: Penguin Books - September 4th, 2013

Phew! Dramatic and exciting. Full of interesting historical details. Terribly sad. Often more cinematic than the movie! After finishing it, I immediately started re-reading it and telling everyone how coffee was made at the slave cabins of Louisiana. The language is from the 19th century without being archaic. It's an incredible story and a truly engrossing book.


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