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Shake By Carli Davidson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062242648
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Published: Harper - October 22nd, 2013

Flapping jowls! Flying hair! Contorted faces! Swirling drool!
Shaking dogs look like aliens. Or like someone forgot where all their
parts went. The dog photos range from the ludicrous (Dax) to the
glamorous (Zorro) with all sorts of fun in between.

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Not Your Mother's Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book By Saiya Miller, Liza Bley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781593765170
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Published: Soft Skull - July 30th, 2013

A sex education comic book! I want to buy copies of this book for all the kids I know, just so it will be there when they get old enough to need it. Vulnerable yet mature, funny and often heartbreaking, it's a sex education book that goes beyond the mechanics into all the messiness, pain and beauty of sex and relationships.

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Dog Shaming By Pascale Lemire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385349345
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Published: Crown - September 24th, 2013

Landscaping, interior design, fine dining... dogs have a host of unfortunate hobbies. This photo book makes light of their bad habits by publicly shaming them, and helps human readers find the humor in canine antics. Short, to the point, and very, very funny!

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Dog Songs: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594204784
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Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013

Although we are cat fanciers ourselves, we know our better halves are out there. If you are or know a dog lover,
you will cherish this book. It really is all about dogs, how we live
with them, love them, miss them, and lovely bits of life in between.
Oliver is a celebrated poet, but she is still accessible for those who aren't as familiar with poetry.

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Hild: A Novel (The Hild Sequence) By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374280871
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 12th, 2013

Griffith delves into the 7th century, fascinating in itself, and then focuses on a young girl, Hild, "the brightest mind in an age." It is a marvel to watch her exercise that mind, navigate the machinations of a royal court, and survive in her very precarious livelihood as the king's seer and prophet. Griffith floods her world with irresistible detail.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban By Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316322409
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 8th, 2013




Malala's appearance on The
Daily Show
with Jon Stewart made me want to immediately buy
this book. At 16, Malala is the youngest person to have ever been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize,
and her courage in her advocacy for access to universal education - even after
being shot in the head
by members of the Taliban for her efforts - is beyond moving.

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