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Sleeping Giants

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$12.80
ISBN: 9781101886717
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 24th, 2017

Think Ridley Scott's Prometheus meets The Day The Earth Stood Still. Okay, so those are movies, but that's how incredibly real and scarily tangible this book is (and it will be adapted to film). I fell in head first, so will you, and if you pick it up today and finish it tonight, don't worry, the second installment is out in April!

Emily


Tell Me How it Ends

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Luiselli introduces us to one of the forgotten figures and tragic heroes of contemporary America: the child who risked everything to come here. Through stories about specific children and consideration of our immigration system, Luiselli sheds light on what most of us would choose to ignore and gives new meaning to the question: Why are we here? Books like this are like dew on a spider web, revealing the often forgotten and sometimes ignored threads of humanity that connect us all.

Josh


The Bad Guys

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$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Bad Guys is riotously funny. The first time I read Bad Guys, I seriously couldn’t stop laughing. The “heroes” are animals typically viewed as the villains: Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Mr. Piranha. Sure, they may be accused of eating people – they may even eat each other (I’m looking at you, Snake!) – but it doesn’t mean they’re bad guys. OK, but is it so wrong if the bad guys just wanna be good? Lucky for us, at least three more books are on the way.

Carter


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


Pogue's Basics: Money

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250081414
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 22nd, 2016

Whether it's saving $600 a year buying store brand groceries or $85 a year using hand towels instead of paper towels, buying David Pogue's new book might be one of the best investments you can make.

John


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