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ROLLER GIRL

$10.39
ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

Twelve-year-old Astrid has a new passion: Roller Derby! From the first moment she lays eyes on the fierce, vibrant women of the roller derby she knows she has to be one of them. Trouble is, she can't skate, she can't hit, and her best friend has totally ditched her for dance camp. She needs to get tougher, stronger, and fearless!

Alexander

 


RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN

$14.39
ISBN: 9781596436237
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Published: First Second - April 2nd, 2013

Knisley's graphic memoir encompasses family, friends, childhood, and above all, food, with gusto. From exclusive five-star restaurants to roadside food stands, this book is never less than heartwarming. The vignettes are alternately funny and poignant, and the recipes are mouthwatering. Pick this one up for the memoir, but keep it for the cooking tips!

Rebecca

 


FALLOUT (LOIS LANE)

$13.56
ISBN: 9781630790059
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Published: Switch Press - May 2015

Lois Lane can’t stand by when she sees potentially supernatural bullying in her new high school. With the help of her mysterious internet friend, SmallvilleGuy, and her new snazzy new reporting job, she is determined to uncover what’s really going on. This is an fantastic new take on one of DC Comics’ most enduring characters!

Shana

 


HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE

$12.79
ISBN: 9780763669126
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 28th, 2015

Clemmie the cat knows what a mouse looks like--but only because she's seen one in a book! The house is mouse-free, or so the tricksy mouse would have Clemmie believe...Adorable and funny!

Tildy

 


SHADOWSHAPER

$14.39
ISBN: 9780545591614
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

Sierra discovers that making art is more than just her passion -- it's gives her the power to communicate with the spirit world and fight evil.

Sarah

 


GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH

$14.39
ISBN: 9780545668347
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

Henry and Flora, two young people in Depression-era Seattle, become unknowing players in a centuries-long game between Love and Death. Will their love win out, or will this game end the way all the others have throughout history? A heart-breaking examination of what it means to love and what it means to live, and how the two become intertwined. Nontraditional and innovative and sensory and evocative.

Mackenzie

 


THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE

$20.79
ISBN: 9781250060242
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.

SUSANNAH

 


BAN EN BANLIEUE

$12.76
ISBN: 9781937658243
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 6th, 2015

This dense and beautiful book touches a wide range of topics including gender, race, violence, and art, taking the first few moments of a riot and meditating and expanding on them until the moment touches so much more. The act of creation, of poetry, of storytelling is the centerpiece of Kapil’s brilliant book, so I highly recommend this for writers and other artists.

JOSH

 


THE CITY AND THE CITY

$12.80
ISBN: 9780345497529
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 27th, 2010

One of the greatest minds in fantastical worldbuilding presents his most striking world concept to date: two hostile cities occupying a single point on the map, simultaneously visible and invisible to each other, divided as much by mental conditioning as by their strange conjoined geography. Is this science fiction, or more real a world than we care to admit?

ALEXANDER

 


HOW TO GET DRESSED

$13.59
ISBN: 9781607747062
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 14th, 2015

A Hollywood costumer designer shares insider tips on getting the most out of your wardrobe, from the many uses of double-sided tape to keeping old clothes in good shape.

SARAH

 


MEAL IN A MUG

$13.59
ISBN: 9781476798141
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Published: Atria Books - June 16th, 2015

If you're like me, and love to eat but hate cooking and cleaning, this is the cookbook you’ve been waiting for! Delicious, healthy single serving meals that take less than 20 minutes to prepare and don’t use anything that can’t be put in the dishwasher. I recommend the scrambled eggs!

SHANA

 


WILD THINGS: ACTS OF MISCHIEF IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

$18.39
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

 


THE CARTEL

$22.36
ISBN: 9781101874998
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 23rd, 2015

A masterpiece. The Moby Dick of contemporary crime novels.

GARY

 


LIFE AMONG GIANTS

$11.96
ISBN: 9781616203245
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - August 20th, 2013

This is a great mystery that will lull you in. Roorbach is a skilled and lyrical writer. I was immediately hooked by the main character, Lizard, a young football star who spends little time actually thinking about sports. His relationship with the famous ballerina next door, his parents' murder, and his flaky sister, intoxicate his life and his work. Highly recommended!

HEATHER

 


THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

$12.79
ISBN: 9780062313775
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Published: Ecco Press - June 23rd, 2015

The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.

DALE

 


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