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Vamos! Let's Go To The Market

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 

Vamos! Let's Go To The Market checks all my boxes for what makes a perfect picture book. The artwork is beautiful and fun, there's so much to discover within every page (perfect for repeat readings!) and the conversational mix of English and Spanish makes for a wonderful learning experience. I wish I had had this book as a kid!

Caleb


Black Chalk

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$13.60
ISBN: 9781250075550
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2015

 

The dreadful game of Yates' Black Chalk is fairly straightforward - a series of escalating dares with escalating consequences - but the narrative is not. Constantly flitting between past and present, this story kept me perpetually off balance, and I couldn't put it down. I dare you not to get caught up in this twisting tale.

Caleb


5 Ingredients

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781250303882
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

 

I love cooking, but I HATE shopping for food, so this cookbook has saved/changed my life. This has become an important part of Wednesday Night Dinner at my house: cook time under half an hour, cost under $20, and several meals worth of food that tastes as fancy as eating out! Try the Flaky Pastry Chicken Pesto (pg 114)!

Caleb


Elvis is King!

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By Jonah Winter, Red Nose Studio (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399554704
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 8th, 2019

 

This book is beautiful! The painstakingly rendered illustrations make you feel like you’re watching a favorite animated film, and the text will have you rushing to your stereo. Classics like Elvis never go out of style; long live the King!  

Caleb


Go Ahead In The Rain

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 2019

 

Abdurraqib catalogs musical history with a mythic, yet personal, reverence, sharing his heroes in a way that makes them accessible while canonizing them as larger-than-life icons. Whether you’re a longtime fan of A Tribe Called Quest or a total initiate, this book holds  something fresh for you; this is what all culture writing should aspire to.

 

Caleb


Swing

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780310761914
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

 

Alexander (along with Mary Rand Hess) has done it again! Swing is a coming-of-age tale that feels accessible and urgent. Covering everything from baseball to high school romance, jazz to heartbreak, Swing tells the story of two best friends longing to express themselves. Their path to becoming seen might not always feel straightforward, but what does in high school?

Caleb


Deadly Class

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By Rick Remender, Wesley Craig (Artist), Lee Loughridge (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632150035
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Published: Image Comics - July 29th, 2014

 

If you're not convinced by SCHOOL FOR ASSASSINS I'm not sure I can help you, but here's some bonus stuff to love about this book: - Some of the most gorgeous, kinetic art in comics today - A wildly diverse cast of characters - A story that, even amidst all the high stakes, captures the angst of growing up and trying (/failing) to fit it. Get this one quick, because the TV adaptation is coming next year, and your friends are sure to be impressed by your scads of insider info when it becomes the Next Big Thing!

Caleb


Go Team Venture!

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$39.99
ISBN: 9781506704876
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 31st, 2018

 

Whether you're a long-time Venture Bros fan or an animation devotee looking for your next obsession, this is the art book for you. Peek inside the genius of Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick to see how things move from idea to production to your TV sets! This thing is as comprehensive as one of The Monarch's schemes. IGNORE ME!

Caleb


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