October 2016

Ah-ha to Zig-Zag

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Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780847843770
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Skira Rizzoli - October 21st, 2014

This book does follow the alphabet's progressive order but in a unique, clever, and humorous fashion, most logical to a child. Kalman's distinctive illustrations of objects hand-selected from the Cooper Hewitt Museum are the cherry on top of this artistic, alphabetical oddity.

Tidly


The Inquisitor’s Tale

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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

France, 1242. One young priest-in-training, one Jewish boy, and one peasant girl hiding prophetic visions are thrown together on a quest to escape persecution and save precious holy texts from being destroyed. Based on years of exhaustive research, The Inquisitor's Tale features gorgeous illustrations in the style of historical illuminated manuscripts, a dog saint, a dragon with literal killer farts...and a deeply moving story that asks difficult questions with flair. Every page is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal.

Rebecca


Women in Science

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

This beautifully illustrated book of important women scientists in history goes beyond Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell and introduces us to 50 women we should all know about.  You might be surprised by how many you don’t know.

This beautifully illustrated book of important women scientists in history goes beyond Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell and introduces us to 50 women we should all know about.  You might be surprised by how many you don’t know.

Dina


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


Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Salvador Dali

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali (Illustrator), Mark Burstein (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691170022
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Can you think of an artist more suited to illustrate Alice in Wonderland than Dali? The imaginative (and of course surreal) illustrations not only complement the text but lead us to a novel way of looking at something familiar. It will feel like a whole new Alice.

David


Hero of the Empire

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385535731
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 20th, 2016

Maybe it's learning about an event in history that (In America at least) is not well known, maybe it's being told from the perspective of a man determined to make his mark on history or die trying, but Millard has released a history book that goes toe to toe with the best thrillers out there.

 

John


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