Kids 12/22

Planet Life

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Planet Life: The Amazing History of Earth By Aina Bestard (Illustrator), Museu de Ciències Naturals in Barcelona Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781734761870
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Published: Tra Publishing - March 1st, 2022

Come wander through this beautiful book where translucent overlays, paper flaps, and beguiling images reveal the history of our planet. What did the earth look like 300 million years ago? What was the earliest lifeform? How long did dinosaurs roam earth? When did our ancestors first appear? Inspired by an exhibit at the Museu de Ciencies Naturals in Barcelona, through art this book lets children and adults "see Earth as a delicately balanced system that is nonetheless constantly changing."

Robin


The Roar

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The Roar By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780571374342
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Published: Faber & Faber Children's - September 13th, 2022

All the animals try cheering up an angry tortoise, but they’re not going about it the right way (smelly old boots don’t help me either). A silly story that’s a lesson in empathy and handling negative emotions.  

Katie


A Velocity of Being

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor) Cover Image
By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781592702282
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - December 31st, 2018

This is a powerhouse of a collection that will ignite or reaffirm your love for reading, literature, art and life. Personal and passionate letters addressed to the reader by various names ranging from Jane Goodall to Shonda Rhimes showcase how reading has shaped their lives and holds the power to shape yours. Paired with an illustration created by a celebrated artist, the writing and visuals are woven so perfectly together, you could land on any page and feel as though that is exactly where you were meant to be.

Jane


The Golden Age

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The  Golden Age: Ovid's Metamorphoses By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780735844711
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 4th, 2022

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths for a new generation, this beautifully illustrated selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses will introduce kids to some of the well trodden myths alongside the less while known stories of transformation.

Katherine


The Clackity

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The Clackity (Blight Harbor) By Lora Senf Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665902670
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

Spooky, scary, and full of heart, The Clackity is a wonderful middle grade tale of a young girl on a quest to save her aunt from the monsters in their small town. With wonderfully creepy illustrations to accompany the chilling story, this one is perfect for a snowy evening in with a cup of hot cocoa. Just make sure to check under the bed before you turn in for the night.

Jen


Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-4

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 By Carolyn Keene Cover Image
$39.96
ISBN: 9780448490052
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 13th, 2015

This is the perfect present for budding sleuths and mystery enthusiasts, young children who've never heard of this timeless classic and anyone who remembers the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books like they were some kind of weird fever dream. A bonus present for the resident Nosy Person in your life (I am one and I am not ashamed) that our bookstore sadly cannot provide: any of the Nancy Drew games from Her Interactive!! A few of my favorites are The Silent Spy, Labyrinth of Lies, and Warnings at Waverly Academy.

Engel


UNDER WATER UNDER EARTH

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Under Water, Under Earth By Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski Cover Image
$37.99
ISBN: 9780763689223
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 11th, 2016

I would have gone crazy for a book like this as a kid! It just absolutely pops. It's so informative, but still fun and engaging. The large format and reversible design makes it a unique and memorable book to cherish.

Stacey


The Quiltmaker's Gift

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The Quiltmaker's Gift By Jeff Brumbeau, Gail de Marcken (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeff Brumbeau, Gail de Marcken (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439309103
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2001

With illustrations like hand-painted I Spy pictures, this story about generosity is a work of art that doesn't talk down to kids. Giving can be just as wonderful as receiving!

Murphy


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Tenth Anniversary Edition By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781665925419
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

With a newly revamped cover, stunning end pages, sprayed edges, AND a ribbon bookmark, Ari and Dante's story celebrates its 10th anniversary. Following two teenagers as they come of age and uncover all the beautiful and ugly things in life related to family, friendship, and personal identity, this book is a definite tear-jerker with some truly beautiful lines. This will make the perfect gift for the teen in your life who might also be struggling to sort out the tricky puzzle that we call life or, more generally, anyone who wants to get existential and teary-eyed.

Cindy


The Hand Book

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The Hand Book: A Complete Guide By Magda Gargulakova, Vitezslav Mecner (Illustrator), Scott Alexander Jones (Editor) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9788000066004
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Published: Albatros Media - November 8th, 2022

This unique book is such a delight! Made up of vibrant illustrations-slash-infographics about the social, physical, historical, and aesthetic tradition of hands, readers of all ages are guaranteed to learn something new and have a lovely time doing so.

Catherine


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