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Ear Worm

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Ear Worm! By Jo Knowles, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jo Knowles, Galia Bernstein (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781536207835
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Published: Candlewick - January 25th, 2022

There's a song stuck in Little Worm's head, and he's trying to find out who put it there! But all his friends have OTHER songs stuck in their heads. What's a worm to do? Great for reading, singing, and dancing along to.

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The Old Ways

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) By Robert Macfarlane Cover Image
$15.20
ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

This book pulled me out of a years-long "reading actual books for fun" slump in the middle of college + got me to start reading nonfiction at all. Super beautiful writing about what it means to walk routes that have been walked by people for millennia. Also an extremely extensive bibliography for further reading!

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My Strange Shrinking Family

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My Strange Shrinking Parents By Zeno Sworder Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781760762957
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Published: Thames & Hudson - January 10th, 2023

This is a strange, touching, beautiful fable about a boy whose immigrant parents literally, physically shrink with each sacrifice they make to their new country. One of those rare picture books which are sort of more for grownups than they are for children, although children can and should read them.

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How Far the Light Reaches

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How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures By Sabrina Imbler Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316540537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 6th, 2022

This is just the kind of science writing I enjoy the most - half portraits of the animals and systems, and half portraits of the author and their world. Imbler's writing is clear and rich in metaphor while still scientifically sound, and their explanations of the animals they're interested in are just as compelling as the human communities, conflicts, and loves with which they are in conversation. When Imbler writes about the queer communities they've found, their writing just soars with love. Made me cry on the train a little, I must admit!!

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Creature

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Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections By Shaun Tan Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781646142002
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Published: Levine Querido - November 1st, 2022

Hugely interesting and inspiring collection of Shaun Tan's weird creature illustrations, plus insight from Tan about his artistic development and approach to design. Great for Weird Creature Enthusiasts small and large!

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Shuna's Journey

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Shuna's Journey By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250846525
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Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

A newly translated Miyazaki story! Shuna's Journey is a strange, almost grim adventure. In it can be found the thematic and visual roots of several Ghibli classics, especially Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Great for seasoned Ghibli fans and newcomers alike!

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When the Angels Left the Old Country

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When the Angels Left the Old Country By Sacha Lamb Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781646141760
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Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! I read it in two days and then I spent the next two weeks thinking about it. Literally forgot to take my lunch break at work because I was busy thinking about it. This book is SO fun and funny and beautiful. Inherently, inextricably deeply queer-and-Jewish in a way that makes my brain buzz. I am obsessed.

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The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On

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The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On By Franny Choi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063240087
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 2022

Choi's kaleidoscopic gaze unravels catastrophe after catastrophe, putting into context our precedented times. Considering the fractal immensity of the disasters we're all somehow expected to survive -- or, worse, not to -- is like trying to hold a globe of molten glass in your bare hands. And to be a fully alive human in this world, you have to. There's no option not to hold the glass. Choi's work in this book doesn't cool the glass, but it provides you with oven mitts: for now, at least, you may hold it and behold it.

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Why Fish Don't Exist

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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life By Lulu Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

Beautiful little book about fish, fascination, the deep and rotten roots of eugenics in this country, and the way what we know to be true changes. Fish don't exist! One half of Piera's October "Science Sure Does Change!" Special.

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How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto

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How to Teach Grown-Ups about Pluto: The Cutting-Edge Space Science of the Solar System By Dean Regas, Aaron Blecha (Illustrator), Britannica Group Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781913750510
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Published: Britannica Books - May 24th, 2022

I was ten years old when Pluto was officially "demoted" - declared not a planet, but a dwarf planet. Being ten and a fan of underdogs, I was understandably offended on Pluto's behalf. But it's been almost twenty years since then, and some grown-ups still haven't gotten over it! This book addresses the history of Pluto, and also the way grown-ups hold onto ideas about the world even when our scientific understanding changes. One half of Piera's October "Science Sure Does Change!" Special.

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