June 2015

The Fly Trap

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By Fredrik Sjoberg, Thomas Teal (Translator)
ISBN: 9781101870150
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 2nd, 2015

Spend some time with a charmingly self-deprecating entomologist, who compares himself at times to a silverfish, a literary nudist, a trigger-happy hunter, a caliph in a pleasure garden, a drunken Polish translator, a pygmy owl and a dancer. Rather than anthropomorphizing the hover flies he studies, Sjöberg hymenopterizes himself and other collectors. “Fly people,” he assures us, are a species of their own.



The Soul of an Octopus

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ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.



The Octopus Scientists

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By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544232709
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Published: Clarion Books - May 26th, 2015

Dive with Sy Montgomery and a team of scientists in Moorea to discover as much as possible about the unique and amazing Pacific day octopus, and many other octopus species along the way. For animal lovers of all ages.



Ms Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

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By Marvel Comics (Text by)
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel - October 28th, 2014

Kamala Khan is a teenager living in New Jersey that suddenly gains superpowers. She has to learn to balance being a superhero with family, religion, and high school. A great story about identity and coming of age!




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ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2015

Nimona is a shapeshifting monster thrilled to find work as her favorite evil mastermind's henchman. But even being an evil henchman isn't as simple as it sounds: Lord Blackheart is opposing an oppressive government, the noble Sir Goldenloin is kind of a stooge, and the two share a more complicated personal history than just hero and villain. And if the evil mastermind isn't all that evil, and the hero isn't particularly heroic, what does that mean for monsters?



Challenger Deep

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ISBN: 9780061134111
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 21st, 2015

Caden Bosch is fifteen. Caden Bosch used to love art and video games, used to have friends he could count on. Now he’s on a ship with a paranoid captain and a talking parrot, headed for the deepest part of the ocean. When he’s not on the ship, people are trying to kill him. A powerful story of the onset of mental illness from acclaimed author Neal Shusterman, based on the real-life experiences of his son, Brendan.



The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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ISBN: 9780803740709
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Published: Dial Books - June 9th, 2015

Minnow Bly lost everything to the Kevinian cult: twelve years of life, her family, and, after she rebels, even her hands. Now the Kevinian leader is dead, the cult camp in flames, and Minnow may be the only person who knows what happened. But she's not talking... This book is at once an indictment of the juvenile justice system and an exploration of faith and misuse of power. Simultaneously breathtaking and harrowing.




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ISBN: 9781423197386
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2015

When Braden's father, a prominent televangelist, is accused of murder, everything Braden thought he knew about family, faith, and truth falls apart as the trial, for which he is the star witness, approaches. This book will chew your heart up and then spit it back in your face. And you will love it.




The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307908278
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Published: Pantheon - April 21st, 2015

Part Steampunk adventure, part authentic biography, this book is remarkable for the depth of its research, the imagination of its speculations, and the clarity with which it differentiates each from the other. Padua's footnotes to her comics are as entertaining as the comics themselves, as witty as they are captivating in their revelations about Lovelace and Babbage's true life exploits and quirks of personality.




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