December 2018

A Stone for Sascha

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By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665968
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

 

On one level this tale is about honoring a beloved dog, Sascha. On a level spanning time and place, it's a book is about how people have always marked greatness with extraordinary art and monuments. Moving story and transporting art speak to young and old.

Molly


Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies

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By Christian Trimmer, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462686
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

 

Why yes, this book is quite fabulous. It has a cute story for kids based on Snow White, except most of the characters are ponies. Bright colors, cute characters, and even some humor adults will appreciate - you can't go wrong.

Stacey


Realm of Ruins

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780823439867
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Published: Holiday House - December 4th, 2018

 

Realm of Ruins is as timely as it is timeless; though peppered with delightful hints of familiar fantasy classics, the world-building is utterly fresh and features the patriarchy-smashing heroine we all need. West's writing sings and makes for a perfect winter read. Check out the companion novel as well, out now in paperback!

Caleb


The Wee Free Men

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780062435262
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Published: HarperCollins - September 2015

 

Tiffany Aching is a witch who lives on a farm (y'know--the butter churns itself). The Nac Mac Feegles are tiny blue men (with Scottish accents) who are extremely strong, even more silly, and love getting into trouble. Their adventures have something for every reader. After all, what's not to like about a girl who fights monsters with a frying pan?

Matthew


Power to the Princess

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By Vita Murrow, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786032034
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 6th, 2018

 

This book would make the perfect gift for the princess lover in your life of any age or gender. The beautiful cover contains a series of princess stories that take on classics like Beauty and the Beast and rewrite them with more diverse casts and more feminism! The stories are fun and spunky and the art is colorful and makes the stories come alive.

April


Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781911171195
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

This delightful tale of a young girl on a quest to save her father kept me completely spellbound as I kept looking at each page, continually finding new details in the illustrations. We follow Marcy as she navigates the complicated world of ancient Egyptian gods and ventures into the mysterious realm of the Sphinx to find her father and bring him home. Good thing adventuring runs in the family!

Cissa


The Forest

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By Riccardo Bozzi, Violeta Lopiz (Illustrator), Valerio Vidali (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781592702183
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - June 5th, 2018

 

The gorgeous book for all ages is more than an adventure through a forest. The lush illustrations play with negative space; some of the elements rise up from the page adding a tactile dimension to the book. Part meditation, part expedition, this book contains more than meets the eye.

Marika


Pulp

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781335012906
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

 

Two storylines: During the McCarthy era, Janet balances her love for Marie with the need for secrecy about her sexuality. In 2018, Abbie discovers 1950s lesbian pulp novels and investigates a mysterious author. Their stories--linked by scenes from one of the pulp novels--end up intersecting.

Sarah


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