May 2020

The Low, Low Woods

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The Low, Low Woods (Hill House Comics) By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779504524
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: DC Comics - September 29th, 2020

 

This story follows two relatable and lovable queer best friends as they navigate through their cursed small town. Shudder-To-Think, Pennsylvania is crawling with skinless men, sinkhole women, deer woman hybrids, and much more that are lurking in the shadows. This is one of the most immersing and addicting horror worlds I’ve ever encountered, I didn’t want it to end.

Hannah


The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly

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The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149528
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Page Street Kids - May 5th, 2020

I've been searching for a book with the same vibe as A Knight's Tale forever, and fellow readers, this one delivers. This fun modern take features a diverse cast and a gutsy protagonist who's ready to smash the patriarchy with a stick. ("It's called a lance... hello!")

Kate


Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

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Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel (The Rajes Series #1) By Sonali Dev Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062839053
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 7th, 2019

In Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, Sonali Dev creates a vibrant modern Pride and Prejudice retelling that manages to feel fresh. Trisha Raje is a prominent neurosurgeon and DJ Caine is a rising-star chef who quits his job and moves to California because his sister is sick. The two collide—explosively—throughout the novel, and the tension and slow burn will keep you reading and wondering what will happen even if you know how Pride and Prejudice ends. I flew through it, captured by the tension, the well-developed characters and families, and the many, many descriptions of DJ's cooking. Bonus: The sequel comes out at the end of May!

 

April

 


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

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The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea By Maggie Tokuda-Hall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204315
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

This sweeping fantasy adventure delves deeply into questions of identity, sacrifice, and freedom. So queer, so artful, so delicate, so exceptional. I love this book fiercely, and you will too.

Rebecca


Clap When You Land

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Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Elizabeth Acevedo has done it again! Like in her award-winning The Poet X Acevedo gives us a beautiful, lyrical look into the life of her protagonists. What I love about this is that in spite of the gripping premise (two girls from opposite sides of the world discover they are half-sisters after their father dies) there’s such a focus on the specific lives of each main character. There are no blanket statements about the two cultures they hail from (though plenty of insights into both), just two people that seem so real they could walk off the page. 

Caleb


Eek, You Reek!

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Eek, You Reek!: Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. y. Stemple, Eugenia Nobati (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512482010
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - October 1st, 2019

This fun, dynamic collection of poems highlights animals that stink! Stellar illustrations featuring expressive animal characters and detailed backgrounds accompany each poem. With actual facts in the poems and strong back matter, this book will appeal to everyone from goofy kids to teachers.

Marika


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