April 2015

THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780385354042
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

I can guarantee that you don't know the real story of Wonder Woman. Margaret Sanger and the early 20th century feminist movement, the Harvard psychologist who claims to have invented the lie detector test, the women's suffrage movement, and one of the most bizarre family arrangements imaginable - all are a part of the amazing history of the third most popular comic character in the US, behind only Superman and Batman. Cultural history at its finest.

David


STAY WHERE YOU ARE & THEN LEAVE

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By John Boyne, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627790314
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 25th, 2014

As with all John Boyne’s writing, I was quite taken with this book. He tells good stories of historical circumstances and through the perspective of his characters provides an intimate look of the times. This story is a good introduction to the First World War, of how the war affects a soldier, his loved ones, conscientious objectors, and of the public’s dawning recognition of what then was called “shell shock.”

Robin


SHADOW SCALE

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780375866579
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

The long awaited sequel to Rachel Hartman’s brilliant and immensely original SERAPHINA. If you haven’t read the first book, grab it now. If you have, SHADOW SCALE is everything you’ve been waiting for.

Chris

 


UNDER A PAINTED SKY

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ISBN: 9780399168031
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2015

Missouri, 1849. Here you'll find horses, lassos, the gold rush...and a Chinese musician fleeing town with a runaway slave. The only catch, they're both girls. To keep safe on the Oregon Trail, Samantha and Annamae disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy and join up with a band of cowboys. The cowboys become unexpected allies, but the girls soon find that even with friends, it's difficult to hide on the open trail.

Rebecca


JACK AND LOUISA, ACT 1

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780448478395
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - February 10th, 2015

When you're Louisa, a theater geek living in the middle of nowhere, what could be better than a new neighbor who used to be a Broadway star? And when you're Jack, done with acting for good, what could be worse than getting dragged into the world of small-town theater?

Sarah


LOWRIDERS IN SPACE

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - November 4th, 2014

This one-of-a-kind graphic novel is an exciting romp about dreaming big and souping up the perfect ride. Raul's captivating illustrations--drawn entirely in ballpoint pen--are a pure delight, conveying exactly the sense of unrestrained hope and wonder that most of us only experience in childhood. Just pick it up and flip through, and see if it doesn't make you smile.

Alexander


MY NEAR-DEATH ADVENTURES (99% TRUE)

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780385390446
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 24th, 2015

I've never laughed so much as I did while reading this book--it's Diary of  Wimpy Kid set in an 1800s lumber camp in rural Michigan, and perfect for young, reluctant readers (but also with a lot of jokes for their parents). Join Stan as he learns about true manliness, searches for the father he never knew, avoids the antics of his cousin Scary Geri, tries to fend off the suitors sniffing around his eligible mama, and avoids the wrath of his Granny (who is 99% evil). If this is not the funniest book you read I'll year, I'll buy you breakfast.

Mackenzie


INSIDE THE DREAM PALACE

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780544334472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2014

LA might have the Chateau Marmont but for art/show/biz celebrity guests and amazing tales NYC's storied Chelsea Hotel beats 'em all. Started as a utopian proto-coop in the 19th century it was forced to go commercial – and what an eventual client list!

Gary


FOOD RULES

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By Michael Pollan, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

No trendy, complicated diet tricks – Pollan's food rules can be summed up by three guiding principles - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This special edition features additional food wisdom and delightfully charming illustrations by Maira Kalman that make this a book to return to again and again.

Katie


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