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There’s a Mystery There

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780385540438
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 16th, 2017

Highly recommended for anyone interested in children's literature, illustration, or storytelling. In each chapter, Cott speaks with a different expert on Sendak's masterpiece Outside Over There, examining the book through different lenses. Cott did a number of interviews with Sendak and his quotes fill the pages. The result is readable, compelling, and inspiring. (Really, I stayed up late in bed reading because I couldn't put it down.)

 

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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

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$14.39
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.

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Her Right Foot

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
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ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

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Young Jane Young

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ISBN: 9781616205041
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

When Aviva’s affair with the congressman she’s interning for is publicized, her life explodes. There’s only one thing to do: disappear and change her name. Told from three points of view, this is a story of strength, politics, growing up, and the standards society has for women at every phase of life. Oh, and it’s FUNNY.

 

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Threads

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781786631732
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Published: Verso - June 20th, 2017

The Calais Jungle is a sprawling refugee camp in northern France filled with people desperate to enter the UK through the chunnel. Kate Evans chronicles her time spent volunteering there and the stories of some of the refugees she met. Raw and heartbreaking, this should be required reading.

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5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781101935880
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

For those who love Avatar and Amule, 5 Worlds is a must-read. Filled with adventure, magic, technology, courage, and friendship, three unlikely heroes come together to save their worlds. With killer illustrations and a breakneck pacing, you’ll be begging for the sequel!

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Pete with No Pants

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ISBN: 9781452144016
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017

Pete is an adorable lump of an elephant who wants to tell jokes. As he plays, he tries to figure out what he is through comparisons. A sweet, humorous story of perception and the confusing, ongoing search for identity, Pete's journey provides an entry point into conversations of categorization and point-of-view while also being a giggle-inducing storytime pick.


A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue: Audio

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueGet ready to swoon over this book. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder meets Sorcery and Cecelia in this delicious historical romp. Monty and Percy, BFFs since forever, and, Monty hopes, maybe something more, are headed off on their grand tour. Despite severe prohibitions of alcohol, sex, and other vices, Monty is determined to have a decadent time.

The Fashion Committee

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780451468789
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2017

Ignore the cover. Instead, imagine some zany, cutting edge fashion illustration that's been run over by a heavy steel sculpture. This is a funny, sad, unique, and deep novel of the lengths two teens will go to get into a private arts high school. Featuring two authentic teen voices (one male, one female) this is not to be missed!

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