Emma

Shy Willow (Staff Pick)

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Shy Willow By Cat Min Cover Image
By Cat Min
$14.39
ISBN: 9781646140350
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Published: Levine Querido - February 16th, 2021

When I stumbled upon this picture book with friends, every time I turned the page it was met with an uncontrollable awe from everyone. This story and the illustrations accompanying, are beautiful, magical, and a good reminder to anyone of what kindness can make you capable of!

- Emma


The Skunks (Staff Pick)

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The Skunks By Fiona Warnick Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781959030614
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Published: Tin House Books - May 7th, 2024

Once I picked up this book, I could not put it down or stop thinking about it! This unique story perfectly captures the feelings of summer after graduating, with all of its joys, challenges, and unknowns. I have never experienced a more relatable and comforting read, that also made me feel connected to skunks…

- Emma


Snoopy's Beagle Scout Tales: Peanuts Graphic Novels (Peanuts) (Staff Pick)

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Snoopy's Beagle Scout Tales: Peanuts Graphic Novels By Charles  M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781665952408
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 7th, 2024

Its a graphic novel featuring Snoopy!!! If that isn't enough to immediately get your attention, then the fun and goofy summer tales of the Peanuts friends will!

- Emma


Whale Fall (Staff Pick)

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Whale Fall: A Novel By Elizabeth O'Connor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593700914
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Published: Pantheon - May 7th, 2024

This is a beautiful and poetic novel that narrates the story of a young woman who is trying to discover herself through the fog of her isolated island community's lifestyle and the opinions of others. It is an unforgettable story that will stick with you for weeks, like sea spray and sand after a stormy day on the beach.

- Emma


A Walk Through The Woods (Staff Pick)

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A Walk Through the Woods By Louise Greig, Helen Musselwhite (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louise Greig, Helen Musselwhite (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781454929888
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 20th, 2018

Even though we are officially in Spring, it doesn't seem like the weather has caught up yet. But this stunning picture book is the perfect escape from the wind and rain. With search and find aspects hidden in the cut-out pages, each turn of a page feels like you are transported further into a awakening forest, and further away from the dreary New England weather.

- Emma


All Things Are Too Small (Staff Pick)

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All Things Are Too Small: Essays in Praise of Excess By Becca Rothfeld Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250849915
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Published: Metropolitan Books - April 2nd, 2024

The minimalist lifestyle had its moment, but I think we have now transition into the next phase where the girl-mathing, daily little treat buying, collectors of dopamine raising trinkets, have taken center stage. Through mesmerizing essays of media commentary, literary criticism and personal reflection, Becca Rothfield shines a light on the cultural and emotional cost of minimalism, and how the things that are over the top, and even unnecessary, are the things that may matter the most.

- Emma


Nat Enough (Staff Pick)

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Nat Enough: A Graphic Novel (Nat Enough #1) By Maria Scrivan, Maria Scrivan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Scrivan, Maria Scrivan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338538199
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Published: Graphix - April 7th, 2020

These days, with social media, it is easier to compare ourselves to others and feel “Nat Enough” now than ever before. This adorably relatable middle grade graphic novel seeks to remind us that being our silly selves, even if it leads to feeling embarrassed, is always the best option! And maybe it will even get the cute boy in class to notice us….

- Emma

 


The End of the World is a Cul De Sac (Staff Pick)

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The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac: Stories By Louise Kennedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593540923
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 5th, 2023

Best accompanied with Linger by the Cranberries (specifically the acoustic version!) playing softly on repeat in the background, this book is for those who celebrate March as a month for the Irish, and devastatingly bleak weather that teases us with the idea of the spring to come.

- Emma

 


Pepper and Me (Staff Pick)

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Pepper and Me By Beatrice Alemagna Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662640506
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Published: Hippo Park - January 16th, 2024

This unique story of a girl and her scab is the epitome of the weirdly beautiful, and slightly gross book, that all kids gravitate to! Through beautiful illustrations, we learn that we can befriend any bruise, scrap, or insecurity… and maybe we will even miss them when they are gone.

- Emma


The Changeling (Staff Pick)

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The Changeling: A Novel By Victor LaValle Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
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Published: One World - March 6th, 2018

This modern fairy tale is the suspensefully dark, yet beautiful, book that you never knew you needed. The writing is so incredibly beautiful and immersive, it creates the epitome of magical realism. If you are looking for the perfect January read.... look no further!

- Emma


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