March 2014

Death Coming Up the Hill

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544302150
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 7th, 2014

Ashe has plans for 1968--in particular, going to college so he doesn't get drafted and sent to Vietnam. I'm not a fan of novels-in-verse, but this time it works: the book is written in a series of haikus, and the number of syllables in each chapter represents the number of casualties each month.

Sarah


The Sixth Extinction

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$32.00
ISBN: 9780805092998
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 11th, 2014

As Kolbert points out, though it seems a rather commonplace idea today the notion that a species can go extinct is a relatively modern discovery.  Science has determined that until the present there have been five mass extinctions each having dramatically altered life on our planet. Examining a dozen species from a variety of ecosystems around the planet, Kolbert explains how we may be currently at the beginning stages of another, this one likely caused by the activities of the human species.

Dale


The Bookstore Mouse

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$6.95
ISBN: 9780152045647
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2002

He lives a quiet life in the reference section of an antiquarian bookstore until chased into fiction by the bookstore cat. Here the bookstore mouse reads himself into a medieval tale complete with a fire-breathing dragon! But with characters named Cervantes, Goliard, Chaucer, and Censor, is this really just a tale of adventure?

Robin


Nest

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By Jorey Hurley, Jorey Hurley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442489714
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 4th, 2014

Everyone needs this book right now. SPRING is coming. With simple, colorful illustrations and text, Jorey Hurley follows the life of a hatchling over the course of a year. Young children will enjoy learning the word that goes with each picture and imagining that there will be green leaves soon!! Adults will like that too!!!!

Carol


Red Rising

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780345539786
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 28th, 2014

Finally something creative and unexpected in the overdone dystopian genre, Red Rising is a cross between dystopian, science fiction and epic war fantasy that packs a punch. Some parallels to The Hunger Games are there, but this book stands alone - darker, more intense, more emotional and ambitious. I couldn't put it down.

Katie


In The Bag

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By Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781770495159
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - August 6th, 2013

In The Bag is the story of Margaret Knight the inventor of the first machine to fold & glue paper bags.  It wasn't easy though. She had to prove it was her idea, when someone else tried to patent it after seeing her first model.  During her life she had over twenty patents to her name and ninety inventions.


Robert


What Makes This Books So Great

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780765331939
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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2014

What Makes This Book So Great collects Jo Walton's Tor.com blog posts written between 2008 and 2011. In each entry she lovingly revisits a favorite science fiction or fantasy title that has fallen out of the public eye. In these pages you will discover both Jo Walton's enchanting style (even and especially when she writes about books you've never heard of) and a treasure trove of classic titles you will immediately need to add to your to-read list.

Rebecca


Breadcrumbs

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By Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062015068
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 2nd, 2013

Hazel and Jack are best friends until the day Jack stops speaking to Hazel and disappears. Armed with the power of story and the strength of friendship, Hazel embarks on a quest deep into a wintry wood to save her best friend from the curse of a frozen heart. Ursu's imaginative retelling of "The Snow Queen" builds on a foundation of literature and fairy tale to deliver a tale of courage, friendship, and love.

Rebecca


Twisted Myths

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By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780764166204
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Barron's Educational Series - October 1st, 2013

This collection highlights the darker side of mythology and has absolutely amazing illustrations. And by “amazing” I mean BRUTAL IN THE MOST AWESOME WAY POSSIBLE! Entertaining and informative for mythology buff and, surprisingly, a fantastic coffee table book for the heavy metal fan in your life.

Josh


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