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The Girl in the Well is Me

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781616205690
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 15th, 2016

Kammie is trying to navigate the social hierarchy of her new school after her old life fell apart. When she finds herself stuck in a well after an outing gone wrong, she has to reexamine the circumstances and choices that landed her there. River’s novel weaves together a number of important issues in an original story with some surprisingly quirky twists. It’s a story that starts out simple, but grows in complexity and emotional depth, until readers find themselves falling down the well of Kammie’s emotions. The only way out is to keep reading!

Marika

 


Get in Trouble : Stories

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade - February 9th, 2016

Link has mastered the art of the short story, giving you just enough information that you always end wanting just a little bit more. Each story has a thread of strangeness or magic that is so skillfully woven in,  you may not realize when it was introduced. Quite simply, these are astonishing stories that beg to be read aloud.

-Marika

 


Into the Dangerous World

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739109
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Living in a NYC homeless shelter in the 80s, Ror must try to come to terms with her father’s suicide and what sort of artist she’ll be. Moving between fine art and street art, Ror struggles to define herself and her art, learning hard truths along the way. Ultimately uplifting and enlightening with illuminating illustrations sprinkled throughout. Ages 14+

Marika

 


Be Frank With Me

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062413710
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 2nd, 2016

The quirky story of a reclusive writer struggling to write her second book, her dapper young son, and the assistant sent to oversee it all. Funny, sweet, and totally quirky. If you enjoyed Where’d You Go Bernadette or The Rosie Project, this is for you!

 

Marika

 


Dragons Beware!

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By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$14.99
ISBN: 9781596438781
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Published: First Second - May 12th, 2015

Claudette and her team are back in their second adventure! They may have defeated a giant, but they’re about to be tested again. This time they’re facing down none other than the dragon who defeated Claudette’s father.  To make things worse, some pesky princes and an evil sorcerer are getting in the way. This dynamic sequel is sure to be snatched up by excited adventurers!  


Marika


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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By Beatrice Alemagna (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592701803
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 1st, 2015

When Eddie sets off to find a present for her mother, all she knows it that it has to be wonderful, fluffy, little, and squishy. Her quest takes her all over town, and ends with surprises for her and her mom. Colorful, detailed illustrations practically glow and beg to be looked at again and again.

Marika


Dragons Beware!

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By Rafael Rosado (Illustrator), Jorge Aguirre
$14.99
ISBN: 9781596438781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 12th, 2015

Claudette and her team are back in their second adventure! They may have defeated a giant, but they’re about to be tested again. This time they’re facing down none other than the dragon who defeated Claudette’s father.  To make things worse, some pesky princes and an evil sorcerer are getting in the way. This dynamic sequel is sure to be snatched up by excited adventurers!  

Marika

 


WILD THINGS: ACTS OF MISCHIEF IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

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$22.99
ISBN: 9780763651503
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 5th, 2014

This hilarious book is chock full of all sorts of juicy tidbits on writers, illustrators, editors, and even librarians. With language and content that's R-rated, this is the ultimate beach read for children's lit lovers.

MARIKA

 


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