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Sold (Staff Pick)

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Sold (National Book Award Finalist) By Patricia McCormick Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780786851720
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

This book is living rent free in my head, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Written beautifully, heartbreakingly, and oh so sweetly, you will fall in love with Lakshmi and feel her every emotion as she struggles to survive her situation. I highly recommend reading with a friend or loved one, so you have someone to talk to about it as you go. McCormack gives voice to those who are otherwise voiceless.

- Jen


Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart (Staff Pick)

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Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart: And Other Stories By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314180
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2024

It is very rare that every short story in a collection blows me away, but GennaRose has done it. I was left completely breathless over her prose, heartbroken over her characters, and in desperate need for just one more story. Read it in one go or savor each word, but don't let this one pass you by.

- Jen


Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy (Staff Pick)

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Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy By Faith Erin Hicks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838728
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2023

My heart absolutely swooned with every panel of this amazingly sweet graphic novel for teens-though I believe it's worth a read no matter your age. You'll love these characters (well, most of them...) and be rooting for them throughout.

- Jen


The Book of Accidents (Staff Pick)

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The Book of Accidents: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399182150
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Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2022

A modern masterpiece of horror. Twisting and dark, mixing familial trauma, coming of age, and terror so well-it's truly sublime. Don't let the length deter you- you will fly through these pages at a dead sprint.

- Jen


The Bad Beginning (Staff Pick)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

This classic is equal parts dreary and charming. Don't let the title fool you-there's plenty of bad past the beginning. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny take on the evil Count Olaf in this start of a 13 part series of misadventure.

- Jen


The Little Book of Hygge (Staff Pick)

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The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living (The Happiness Institute Series) By Meik Wiking Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062658807
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Published: William Morrow - January 17th, 2017

I'm sure some of you have heard of hygge (hoo-ga), but do you know what really constitutes this uniquely Danish feeling? Unable to be directly translated, this warm and fuzzy comfort-ness is woven into every aspect of Denmark's culture. I walked away from this one a happier person than I thought, and I hope you will, too.

- Jen


Moominland Midwinter (Staff Pick)

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Moominland Midwinter (Moomins #5) By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Thomas Warburton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Thomas Warburton (Translated by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780312625412
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Published: Square Fish - August 31st, 2010

Nothing says winter to me like Moomins. Make them your tradition with this lovely little book, full of heartwarming illustrations.

- Jen


The Tea Dragon Society Box Set (Staff Pick)

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The Tea Dragon Society Box Set By K. O'Neill Cover Image
$63.99
ISBN: 9781637150740
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Published: Oni Press - July 19th, 2022

Beautifully illustrated and heartwarmingly tender, this collection of the complete Tea Dragon Society is the perfect gift for someone who needs a pick me up, loves tea lore, or just enjoys the sweet things in life.

- Jen


Dracula (Staff Pick)

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Dracula By Bram Stoker Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781912714674
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Published: Chiltern Publishing - September 8th, 2020

The defining piece of vampire literature, this gorgeous edition will be sure to warm even the darkes of hearts this holiday season (maybe tuck a clove of garlic in their stocking, just to be safe).

- Jen


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