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Recommended by: Raissa
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Station Eleven: A novel Cover Image
$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)


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Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781935639787
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Published: Tin House Books - May 13th, 2014

This beautifully illustrated version of Whitman's best-known poem may be the closest anyone's gotten to fully representing the cosmic, mystic, and nearly psychedelic nature of the poem.  So much fun to read and study! (Mike)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Street Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780395901496
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Published: Mariner Books - March 15th, 1998

Why this novel isn't in the pantheon of classics confounds me. Brilliant. Illuminating. Inspirational in parts, disheartening in others. An interesting slice of Harlem in the 1940s. (sweet pea)


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Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553497359
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Published: Golden Books - September 9th, 2014

A genuine and nostalgic look at Christmastime. This book will have you nodding your head and smiling as you remember both the chaos and wonder of the holiday season. Classically illustrated from Little Golden Books. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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1000 Dot-to-Dot: Cities Cover Image
$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)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419712197
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 2nd, 2014

This meek milliner lives a solitary life...until a crow steals her exquisite bonnet. Then, then she is offered help from cowboys, mimes, jockeys, and a little girl. Maybe having friends isn't so bad after all? (sweet pea)


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Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780670016808
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Putnam - October 16th, 2014

To be honest, I didn't evenknow that spirits sommelier was a thing. Now that I do, I wonder if I've followed in James Wright's footsteps and wasted my life. Oh well, I've got whiskey to keep me company. (Michael)


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Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Oliver Jeffers
$26.99
ISBN: 9780399167911
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Published: Philomel Books - October 14th, 2014

If you like Shel Silverstein you'll like this book! It
is silly and strange with great illustrations & a quick pace. Sure
to get the kids a'gigglin'. Note fun little connections in the illustrations from story to story for further exploration. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 4th, 2014

You're probably thinking, "Hmm. Not for me." That's just because you've never received a text message from William Blake. Or Emily Dickinson. Hilarious text conversations from your favorite authors & literary characters that will make you chortle, if not snort. (sweet pea)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Skippyjon Jones Snow What Cover Image
$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)


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