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Recommended by: sweet pea
The Goods: Volume 1 By McSweeney's Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763668945
Availability: Special Order
Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013




Um, um, um, um, this is awesome!
Each page has a riot of games,
drawing activities, puzzles, mazes (including one through George Washington's wig), brain
teasers, facts, comics and more! Wait! Did i mention the Rasputin Paper Dolls?

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A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher (Text by) Cover Image
By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher (Text by)
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ISBN: 9781452108230
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2013

Next time you run into a gaze of raccoons or a smack of jellyfish,
you'll be in the know. This gorgeous book reveals the names for groups
of things coupled with amazing illustrations i want on my wall. If you
need me, you can find me with a wisdom of wombats.

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Saga Volume 2 By Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Artist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607066927
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Published: Image Comics - July 2nd, 2013

I admit, I bought Vol. 1 only because there was a baby on the cover. Volume 2 is an even better romp. The sci-fi/fantasy setting is intriguing and the illustrations feel indulgent. This graphic novel neophyte is hooked.

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Mr. Wuffles!: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618756612
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Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2013

Oh, Mr. Wuffles! Mr. Wuffles is unamused by your toys. Unless it's a tiny spaceship! The tiny aliens must band together with ants and a ladybug to escape. Filled with a language to decode, it's terribly fun!

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened By Allie Brosh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

This collection of web comics has the awe-inspiring ability to tackle very ridiculous & very serious subjects (ranging from cake-induced sugar frenzies to intense experiences with depression) 
in a way that's both humorous and insightful. These perfectly
illustrated stories are full of candor, mayhem, and swear words -- a lot
like life.

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Battling Boy By Paul Pope, Paul Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Pope, Paul Pope (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596431454
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Published: First Second - October 8th, 2013

When hero Haggard West is killed by a plasma bolt, Arcopolis is plagued by monsters of all stripes. Enter the somewhat haphazard demigod Battling Boy on his first mission. With his T-Rex T-Shirt, how can any foe stand in his way?

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Battle Bunny By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442446731
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2013

This clever picture book gives kids a lot to explore, both in the graphic storytelling and busy pictures. The two-stories-in-one storytelling also gives parents an opportunity to talk about feelings with young children.

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Open This Little Book By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780811867832
Published: Chronicle Books - January 1st, 2013

If you're a lover of both literature and matryoshka dolls, this is the book for you. Each page is its own book-within-a-book, with each book introducing a new character. A great gift for anyone ever tempted to wrap something in increasingly tiny boxes.

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Matilda and Hans By Yokococo, Yokococo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yokococo, Yokococo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763664343
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Published: Templar - May 14th, 2013

I'm a little obsessed with this picture book. Matilda is so good! Hans is so naughty! Cute, big illustrations are highly appealing. A surprising plot twist adds flavor. Every kid has a little Matilda and a little Hans in them!