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Recommended by: Kenny
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A Little Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 10th, 2015

This book is a miracle. Following four friends throughout their entire lives, with a deep generosity and kindness, with fire and brutality. I have never felt this connected to characters in a novel, fascinated by their fierce loyalty and their disastrous humanity. I wanted to know them, I do know them. It tore me apart, this book, and I let it. It was 700 pages and I read it twice anyway. I wanted it to be longer. It doesn't surprise me that it has been nominated for nearly every single literary prize in 2015. It is a masterpiece. [Kenny!]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas (Samurai Holiday) Cover Image
By Rubin Pingk, Rubin Pingk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430579
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Possibly the cutest book of the season, featuring a battle-ready Santa and, while I'm sure they're deadly, the most adorable ninjas. Brilliant illustrations and format, cute idea. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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A B See Cover Image
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]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. the Rumble. the Revolution. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812995824
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - 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]


Recommended by: Kenny
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The Princess and the Pony Cover Image
$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]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Hide and Seek: An Around-The-World Animal Search Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781780675909
Availability: Special Order
Published: Laurence King - 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]
 


Recommended by: Nicole
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I Want to Eat Your Books Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781634501729
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Published: Sky Pony Press - September 22nd, 2015

Have you ever encountered a zombie with a hunger for books, not brains? With vibrant illustrations that pop off the page, discover whether or not this zombie ever reaches his fill of books! [Nicole]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Where's Walrus? and Penguin? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545402958
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Stop being so cute! In this wordless story, Walrus and Penguin adopt various guises to escape detection by the intrepid zookeeper. Cute fun search-and-find. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631740
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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]


Recommended by: Raissa
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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]


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