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The Wish Tree

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By Kyo Maclear, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150659
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 27th, 2016

On a snowy day, Charles and his toboggan set out to find a wish tree. Their quest is more about the journey than the outcome as they help friends along the way and enjoy the beautiful forest. But as night falls, it looks uncertain as to if they'll ever find what they seek. The lovely text of this luminous book begs to be read aloud over and over again; there's a small bit of magic on every page.

Marika


The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

Kelly Barnhill is an enchantress and her magic is to weave stories that catch you, pull you in, and never let you go. She takes age-old truths and weaves them together to form a dazzling tapestry of story. The result is brilliant; timeless and new and fascinating, filled with perfect small moments and large encompassing truths...some of which are the same thing.

Marika


Something New

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781626722491
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Published: First Second - May 3rd, 2016

In her newest memoir, Lucy Knisley chronicles her experiences dealing with the wedding industry and all the social and cultural expectations around getting married. It’s humorous and heartwarming, combining memoir, DIY, and criticism in one thoroughly enjoyable read- especially if you’re a 20 or 30 -something with a mailbox full of invites.

 

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They’re Not Like Us

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By Eric Stephenson, Simon Gane (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632153142
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Published: Image Comics - July 21st, 2015

Hearing thoughts, controlling minds...the characters in this book are not like us. But is separating oneself from society the best way to deal with being an outcast? An interesting plot, complex characters, plus beautiful art...I couldn’t put this down!

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What Color is the Wind?

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By Anne Herbauts (Created by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781592702213
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 4th, 2016

When a child sets out to discover what the wind is, he ends up on a poetic and philosophical journey that uses all the senses. Herbauts' gorgeously textured illustrations make this book a tactile experience, one that readers will return to time and again. Quite simply, this book is a perceptive marvel.

Marika


The Singing Bones

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780545946124
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 11th, 2016

Simply magnificent! Tan gives small snippets of Grimm's fairy tales, each accompanied by a photograph of an exquisite sculpture. The pairings are dark, stunning, and utterly brilliant. With introductions by Neil Gaiman and Jack Zipes, not to mention lists of additional resources, this is a treasure for any fairy tale fan and is destined to be poured over again and again. A masterpiece!

 

Marika


They All Saw a Cat

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By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

In this brilliant book about perception, we see a cat from the point of view of a series of animals, from a boy to a fish to a bat. Each view is beautifully rendered, the media and style capturing the unique view of each animal. Reminiscent of Eric Carle yet decidedly original, Wenzel’s sparse, poetic text and stunning illustrations make They All Saw a Cat one of the year’s best picture books.

Marika


Leave Me

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206178
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

When Maribeth has a heart attack, she quickly learns that she’ll never be able to recover at home. So she does the unthinkable: she leaves her family. A story of confronting oneself, one’s life, and one’s fears that had me laughing aloud at one moment and crying the next.

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