November 2015

Year in the of Life a Complete and Total Genius

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ISBN: 9781492620747
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

Have you ever read a book and wished you could actually meet one of the characters? That is how you will feel about Arthur Bean.  He is likable, funny, smart, and slightly off kilter.


Teen Boat: Vol. 1

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By Dave Roman, John Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547636696
Published: Clarion Books - May 8th, 2012

Featuring Pirates, high school drama, and a boy who transforms into a mid-size yacht, this most ridiculous coming of age story, by the writer of Astronaut Academy, is fully loaded with the heart, energy, and questionable sense of humor of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.  (Anyone else remember the 1980s' Turbo Teen? No?) Volume 2: The Race for Boatlantis is also on our shelves now, with all the fun and twice the absurdity!


Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

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By Ryan North (Text by), Erica Henderson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780785197027
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Published: Marvel - September 1st, 2015

With the powers of a squirrel and the powers of a girl, Doreen Green is already great at fighting crime. Now, she’s facing her next challenge: College. But there are still plenty of bad guys out there, and Squirrel Girl is ready, often with better solutions than simply punching bad guys in the face. There’s never been a superhero quite like Squirrel Girl.


Madness So Discreet

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ISBN: 9780062320865
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 6th, 2015

Confined to an asylum because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy, robbed of her voice and her rights, Grace Mae thinks she knows madness. Until a visiting doctor selects her as an assistant to help hunt down a serial killer, using the new science of criminology. Sherlock Holmes meets American Horror Story in this spooky, atmospheric historical thriller. 


Hold Me Like a Breath

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ISBN: 9780802737823
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 19th, 2015


Penelope can't fall down, or even hug too hard. Because of a condition causing dangerous bruising, Penelope's life is incredibly restricted. Thankfully her father is a crime lord controlling the black market for transplants, so she has everything she needs...even if she wishes for more. But when tragedy strikes, Penelope finds herself alone. For the first time she's in control, and must race to discover who targeted her family. This dark fairy tale retelling is fast-paced and gripping.


My Brother Is a Superhero

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ISBN: 9780451474773
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2015


Watching your older brother get super-powers instead of you is the worst, especially when he knows nothing about being a superhero. A laugh-out-loud story of brotherhood, jealous, and whether or not underwear should ever be worn on the outside of your clothes.


What We See When We Read

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ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

An entertaining and fascinating look under the hood of the experience of reading. What, exactly, happens when we look at words on a page? How do words become images in our minds? Do we all see the same images when we read the same words? With images, quotes from other sources, and brilliant insights, Mendelsund reveals everything about reading we normally take for granted.



The Fair Fight

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ISBN: 9781594633294
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 14th, 2015

Born in a brothel in the 1700s, Ruth hopes for little in life except survival.When a brothel fight draws a rich merchant's attention, she's thrust into the dangerous world of boxing for sport. While Ruth feels she's discovered her true calling, she must take care, for destitution is just an injury away. This captivating novel draws from the rich history of pugilism in England, and is perfect for fans of Sarah Waters and bad-ass ladies being awesome.



The US Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

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ISBN: 9781612195322
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Published: Melville House - October 9th, 2015

Anthony Kennedy's majority decision ("The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.") now in a beautiful gift edition.




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