March 2016

Yaks Yak

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ISBN: 9780544391017
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Published: Clarion Books - March 8th, 2016

What a clever, interesting and entertaining book!! The illustrations by Jennifer Black Reinhardt bring the text to life. Each page turn brings another surprise combination of Yaks yakking, apes aping, slugs slugging etc. Kids will enjoy identifying the animals and guessing what they are doing. Highly recommended by most everyone!! Take a peek.



Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine

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ISBN: 9781938298769
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - June 1st, 2015

Celebrate Women's History Month with this book! The illustrations are lively, as is Miss Todd, and the message is awesome: Girls are smart and girls can fly!



Peas & Carrots

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ISBN: 9780553512816
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2016

Hope and Dess have nothing in common--except that Dess is the latest foster child at Hope's house. The two girls deal with everything from race and class to nail polish and sweatpants as they learn to accommodate each other.



Into the Dangerous World

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ISBN: 9780803739109
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Living in a NYC homeless shelter in the 80s, Ror must try to come to terms with her father’s suicide and what sort of artist she’ll be. Moving between fine art and street art, Ror struggles to define herself and her art, learning hard truths along the way. Ultimately uplifting and enlightening with illuminating illustrations sprinkled throughout. Ages 14+



My Year of Running Dangerously

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ISBN: 9780399175473
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 6th, 2015

One man's (somewhat) harebrained decision to train for a marathon with his 18-year-old daughter results in a rekindled love for his family, running, and life. Foreman's prose is light hearted, funny, and informative. It's almost enough to make me want to get back on the trail myself!




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ISBN: 9781555977337
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016

With vivacious prose, a sense of humor sharp like a shard of glass, and a wicked command of the ironies of life, Blackass is a revelation.A. Igoni Barrett's debut novel takes Kafka's Metamorphosis on a tour of contemporary race, gender, and identity politics, and then hurls it through the meat grinder of post-colonial Nigeria and post-modern storytelling. Smart, funny, daring, perceptive, Blackass is one of the breakout books of the year.  




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