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Parade

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$9.56
ISBN: 9781593765804
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Published: Soft Skull Press - November 5th, 2019

 

A slim, surprising story, Kawakami weaves folklore with a classic school story, bringing back the unsettling feeling of pre-pubescent reality, in which the surreal mix of the imaginary and the tortures of other children are normal. Spooky and strange, this book will leave you wanting more. 

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Rat Rule 79

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By Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632060990
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Published: Restless Books - September 24th, 2019

 

An inventive adventure full of wordplay, riddles, and strangely wonderful characters, this book is an utter delight! For readers of all ages who love The Phantom Tollbooth, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and Alice in Wonderland.

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Albert's Quiet Quest

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553536560
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

 

In this lovely picture book, Albert just wants a peaceful place to read. Albert's neighborhood friends have other ideas. Is it possible to have solitude with people? Featuring the same neighborhood children as Colette's Lost Pet, Arsenault's picture book series is a sweet successor of Sendak's Nutshell Library gang, and a welcome addition to picture book shelves.

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Lunch Quest

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781927668658
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Published: Koyama Press - June 11th, 2019

 

Rabbit is searching for Lettuce, but finds some weird story-portals along the way in this rainbow-colored gem. Dog Man readers are going to devour this! If I brought this book into my after-school comics class there'd be an epic battle over who got to read it first!

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Mostly Dead Things

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781947793309
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

 

A strange, funny, and surprisingly touching novel about a family of Floridian taxidermists whose sense of duty and expression of love cuts them open as their knives do the skins of the animals they mount. I couldn’t put it down (and I have a phobia of taxidermy). 

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Queen of the Sea

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By Dylan Meconis, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536204988
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Published: Walker Books US - June 25th, 2019

 

In this historical graphic novel, Margaret seeks to learn who she is and why she arrived at the island convent she calls home. When the banished Queen Eleanor of Albion arrives on the island, Margaret realizes the past is more complicated than she thought. Meconis' beautiful watercolor illustrations will captive readers while her details on history and folklore enrich this immersive feat of storytelling.

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