November 2019

The Body

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ISBN: 9780385539302
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019


A tour-de-force tour of the human body - organs, systems, glands, everything you could imagine.  Written for the layperson but chock-full of amazing anatomy explanations as well as factoids that you will want to remember for future conversation but of course will never be able to keep track of (the liver is part of 500 different metabolic processes and contains a quarter of all your blood).  Fascinating digressions about particular diseases, scientists, discoveries and yet more facts. (And if you're an audio-book lover, Bryson's own reading of the book on is fabulous.)


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

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ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019


Tristan Strong is a book about memory & storytelling, a clever reimagining of African & black American mythology, & a fun, fast-paced ride! Boxer Tristan feels he's failed his best friend & let down his family. When he accidentally punches a hole to another world, he'll have to rediscover his strength as he fights alongside legends like John Henry, Brer Rabbit, & Anansi. Tristan's voice is tough, tender, & hilarious; his story will appeal to adventure lovers of all ages.


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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ISBN: 9780525582168
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2019


A thoroughly astonishing and enlightening life story, that will make you see the world with more open-mindedness and humor. The best non-fiction book I've ever purchased for my kids, thrilling stories and perspective. Best for ages 11 and up.


Neverworld Wake

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ISBN: 9780399553929
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 5th, 2018


Neverworld Wake is the perfect book for those of you who aren't quite ready to give up on those creepy October vibes. It's like Inception with a murder mystery and also GHOSTS (?). Much like the characters, you'll find yourself unable to escape this constantly-twisting tale until it's finally untangled. I couldn't put it down!



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