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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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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781607747109
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 16th, 2014

Endearingly illustrated, this book addresses the moments when words fail. It plumbs vocabulary of other cultures to shed light on human connections. A great book for anyone with a love of language, connection, and communication. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Cover Image
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)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Crap Taxidermy Cover Image
By Kat Su
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607748205
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 9th, 2014

Horrifying...ly awesome! While there are some specimens intentionally humorous, most were just done by people who had no clue what they were doing. Sick fun. (sweet pea)


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Letters of the West: An ABC Book of the Many Plants, Animals, and Other Curious Features of the West (The Little Naturalist Series) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781940052106
Availability: Special Order
Published: Craigmore Creations - September 1st, 2014

A brilliantly-designed alphabet book focused on plants & animals
of the West. Beautiful illustrations with clean and simple text. Smart,
fun, and lovely. Great for any youngster interested in nature! (Michael)


Recommended by: Raissa
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You Have to Fucking Eat (Go the Fuck to Sleep #2) Cover Image
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)


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Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780847843770
Availability: Backordered
Published: Skira Rizzoli - October 21st, 2014

I love children's books that introduce young readers to great art. This book features 31 objects from Cooper Hewitt, each with a little narration taking us through the alphabet in a rather unconventional way. If you were starting your museum, what would you put in your collection? (Michael)


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Mexico: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714867526
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

At over 680 pages, this definitive collection of recipes, ranging from "Drowned Sandwiches" to "Pachuquilla-Style Ant Eggs", is bound to become a classic and change what you think about Mexican cuisine. (Michael)


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