August 2018

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Playing Changes

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101870341
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

 

Chinen’s book is so very welcome as books about contemporary jazz are few and far between, but also because it’s terrific. Chinen puts into context each of the various directions players are taking improvisational music today with a studied thoughtfulness based upon careful listening and deep historical knowledge. The discographies bookmarking each chapter as well as his list of essential 21st century albums are good guideposts for anyone’s future listening.

Dale


Dreadnought

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Dreadnought (Nemesis #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781682300688
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

 

Danny has two problems--no one knows she's transgender, and she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero--which also transformed her into a body that matches her gender identity. I couldn't stop reading and picked up the second book immediately.

April


If You Plant a Seed

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By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062298898
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

 

I love Kadir Nelson’s artwork. He’s done some of my favorite New Yorker covers lately, and this book is a shining example of his ability to tell a great story through imagery. The allegory presented is simple but beautiful, and it’s a good lesson leading into a new school year. I also feel like the book is timely for the peak of summer harvests.

Stacey


Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

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Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader? Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484704974
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - July 3rd, 2018

 

Think a group of costumed kids can't scare Darth Vader? In the words of the iconic Sith Lord, I find your lack of faith disturbing. Adam Rex's impeccable comedic timing makes this book a laugh-out-loud joy from start to finish (and yes, more than one Porter Square bookseller was literally laughing out loud).

Kate


Gravity Falls Lost Legends

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Gravity Falls: Lost Legends: 4 All-New Adventures! Cover Image
By Alex Hirsch, Asaf Hanuka (Illustrator), Dana Terrace (Illustrator), Ian Worrel (Illustrator), Jacob Chabot (Illustrator), Jim Campbell (Illustrator), Joe Pitt (Illustrator), Kyle Smeallie (Illustrator), Meredith Gran (Illustrator), Mike Holmes (Illustrator), Priscilla Tang (Illustrator), Serina Hernandez (Illustrator), Stephanie Ramirez (Illustrator), Valerie Halla (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368021425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Press - July 24th, 2018

 

It's rare to find a piece of tie-in media that is such a work of love for the characters, the world, and the fans, but Lost Legends delivers. Like the original show, it is equal parts spooky, hilarious, and sweet. It's packed with secrets, Easter eggs, and secret codes. Also? It's just plain fun.

Shana


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