September 2016

The Devil's Chessboard

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062276179
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Allen Dulles, avuncular pipe-smoking intelligence mandarin, turns out to have been a shocking figure with admiration for major Nazis,no patience with American democracy, suspiciously peripheral to the Kennedy assassination and on and on. Devil indeed!

Gary


Wolf Camp

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By Andrea Zuill, Andrea Zuill (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553509120
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 3rd, 2016

Homer is a lucky dog who gets to go to Wolf Camp to live like a real wolf for a week.

However, the food has hairs in it, sleeping outside is a bit scary and the counsellors Fang and Grrrrr are no substitute for his loving family.  A joy for any dog loving reader.

Susannah


When Penny Met POTUS

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By Rachel Ruiz, Melissa A. Manwill (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623707583
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - July 1st, 2016

Penny's mother works for someone very important: POTUS! But who (or what!?) is POTUS? Penny's imagination runs wild during one day at the office as she tries to find out. Lovely illustrations and a charming twist pull this timely picture book together.

Rebecca


Just Us Women

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By Jeannette Caines, Pat Cummings (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064430562
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Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 1984

This was my absolute favorite picture book as a kid! My grandparents lived far away, so we were always taking long road trips to go and visit them. I always wished our road trips were as full of fun pit stops as the journey in this book! Every time we left for a trip I would quote from this book...my dad didn’t find it funny.

Jessica


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


The Bear and the Piano

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ISBN: 9780544674547
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Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2016

Bear has a special talent for piano, but is it worth leaving his home to be a big star? David Litchfield bursts in with this debut picture book that warmed my music and cuddly bear-loving heart. Be warned when reading this to your small ones--it might make you cry!

Mackenzie


A Gentleman in Moscow

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This book evokes all that I love about great Victorian novels - a wry, charming narrator with a probing sense of humor; characters who are intelligent, ironic and perceptive; and a narrative that is episodic without sacrificing continuity or style.  You may not think that a book about a guys stuck in a hotel for forty years would be compelling, but I couldn't put it down and wanted more when it ended.

 

David


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