February 2016

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol 1 Orientation

Staff Pick Badge
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 1 Orientation Cover Image
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9781608867035
Published: Archaia - April 28th, 2015

Welcome to Gunnerkrigg Court, a school that makes Hogwarts look boring! Antimony and her new friend Kat explore their school, a place with robots, ghosts, living shadows, and body-snatching demons, while Antimony’s own past remains mysterious. The first volume of one of the greatest coming of age webcomics out there.



Salt to the Sea

Staff Pick Badge
Salt to the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399160301
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

Ruta Sepetys has once again made history come alive in Salt to the Sea. Refugees at the end of WWII struggle to reach the Wilhelm Gustoff, a ship that will bring them to freedom.  This is important, engaging historical fiction. A genuine page-turner.



Mystery of Hollow Places

Staff Pick Badge
The Mystery of Hollow Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062373342
Availability: On Order at the Wholesaler
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 26th, 2016

Imogene Scott is on a journey to find her mystery-novelist father, learn more about her missing mother, and find her own place in a family where loneliness is inherited. Equally compelling as a mystery and a look at mental illness, this thoughtful, quiet gem of a novel explores the many ways that precious stones can grow in hollow places.





Staff Pick Badge
Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World Cover Image
Not Available
ISBN: 9781616204150
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 5th, 2016

Irene Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner were early 20th-century physicists, both brilliant women in a field full of brilliant men. They balanced their personal lives with groundbreaking research that led to the development of nuclear weapons.



The First Step

Staff Pick Badge
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Cover Image
By Susan E. Goodman, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802737397
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 5th, 2016

In 1847, Sara Roberts was told she could not attend the Otis School – it was for white children only.Her family fought for change.  Roberts vs City of Boston was the first case challenging segregated schools in America.  It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court.  It was the first steps leading to equality under the law in the US.



Drift and Dagger

Staff Pick Badge
Drift & Dagger Cover Image
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9780316404532
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

Mal is a feared and mistrusted blank; someone who cannot be affected by magic in a world where magic is king. When the girl he loves (the only person he trusts) betrays him, he must run, turning to petty crime for survival. But when an opportunity arises to take his revenge, he jumps at the chance, not knowing there are darker secrets than his at play. Atmospheric and twisting, a stellar historical fantasy.



Half in Love With Death

Staff Pick Badge
Half in Love with Death Cover Image
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9781440589034
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 16th, 2015

“Would you…?” Caroline’s older sister asked as she climbed out her bedroom window. She never finished her sentence. And she never came home. A heart-in-your-throat thriller where love is the bait and innocence the victim.


Farewell Floppy

Staff Pick Badge
Farewell Floppy Cover Image
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9781452137346
Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

A boy heads into the woods to abandon his rabbit Floppy, who is "a nincompoop." However, deep in the woods, he has a surprising realization. A hilarious narrator paired with great character design will have you laughing as you read (again and again and again).



Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

Staff Pick Badge
Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs Cover Image
By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translator)
ISBN: 9781908276643
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: And Other Stories - January 12th, 2016

With rich images and a wicked sense of humor, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs is a crooked grin of a book that embodies those strange fleeting thoughts that occasionally course through an insomniac's mind late at night. A sharp, dark, feminist exploration of identity, place, and art with the atmosphere, pace, and impact of a hot summer afternoon stroll through a minefield.



Great Soul of Siberia

Staff Pick Badge
Great Soul of Siberia: Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger Cover Image
By Sooyong Park, John Vaillant (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771641135
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Greystone Books - November 10th, 2015

Sooyong Park has spent 20 years documenting on film the lives of generations of endangered Siberian Tigers, enduring incredible physical hardship spending many solitary months in bunker blinds in subfreezing temperatures. His patient, tender, and close observations are rendered in vivid prose resulting in a magical book that will nearly break your heart.




Subscribe to RSS - February 2016