December 2015

Mitford at the Fashion Zoo

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Mitford at the Fashion Zoo By Donald Robertson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451475428
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2015

When Mitford the giraffe lands a new job as assistant to Panda Summers, diva of the fashion world, he's suddenly rubbing elbows with Shark Jacobs, Zac Possum, and the rest of the Fashion Week crowd. When a last-minute fashion emergency comes up, it's up to Mitford to set a new trend and save the day.

Sarah

 


The Doldrums

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The Doldrums By Nicholas Gannon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062320940
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2015

Trapped at home with his over-protective parents, Archer comes up with a scheme to go search for his grandparents, who disappeared in the Antarctic years ago. A classic story of friendship, mystery and bears, with beautiful illustrations by the author.

Chris

 


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

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The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy By Beatrice Alemagna (Created by) Cover Image
By Beatrice Alemagna (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592701803
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 1st, 2015

When Eddie sets off to find a present for her mother, all she knows it that it has to be wonderful, fluffy, little, and squishy. Her quest takes her all over town, and ends with surprises for her and her mom. Colorful, detailed illustrations practically glow and beg to be looked at again and again.

Marika


A History of the Twentieth Century In 100 Maps

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A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps By Tim Bryars, Tom Harper Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780226202471
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 22nd, 2014

Whether or not you're a map geek, you will want to buy this book as a gift and then keep it for yourself and not give it away.  Maps are much more than geography - 20th century history and culture can be viewed through its maps, and this is an eclectic, diverse and beautiful collection.  A 1901 map of Jewish East London, the world map of Orwell's 1984, a trench map used by soldiers

in the Somme offensive - and 97 more.    

David

 


The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

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The Musical Brain: And Other Stories By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by) Cover Image
By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811220293
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Published: New Directions - March 3rd, 2015

A beautifully strange and packed short story collection. You get caught up with Aira in his preposterous logic problems and descriptions of artwork—such as a historical scene on a ship deck depicted in a folded cafe napkin, a dissolving Mona Lisa that becomes Debussyscented candles. Aira poses important questions, like: Would you rather have a Picasso or be a Picasso? For lovers of Borges, Cortazar, Calvino, Murakami.

Jamie

 


Notorious RBG

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

I don't quite know exactly what this is but I'm in awe. Biography or Etsy shop? Scrapbook and photo album or feminist polemic? Either way RBG and her legions of admirers win my ardent admiration for her life work and their creativity.

Susannah

 


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