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Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

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By Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, Marina Privalova (Illustrator), Jin Fang (Cover design or artwork by), ` Moo (Contributions by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781648279195
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Published: Seven Seas - December 14th, 2021

NECROMANCY! FAMILY TENSION! POLITICAL SCHEMES! GRAY MORALITY! REINCARNATION! And a happy ending... eventually. This is book 1 of the Chinese fantasy series upon which Netflix hit THE UNTAMED is based, so if you watched that and said "Wow, that was great, but I wish it were bloodier and also they got married at the end," you're in luck. See also: childhood frenemies-to-lovers, goodboy teacher's pet x badboy mischief-maker, the "gege~"-to-husband pipeline. CWs: homophobia, self harm & suicide, familial abuse

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Dinopedia

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By Darren Naish, Darren Naish (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780691212029
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 30th, 2021

If you, like me, are perhaps more-than-casually but less-than-professionally interested in dinosaurs - what we know and how we know it - this dense little volume will fascinate and delight. Darren Naish is one of the best science writers out there, clear and funny and endlessly readable, and WHAT is cooler and more interesting than dinosaurs? A lot of grownups who are not already dinosaur scientists may think of dinosaurs as essentially a Kid Interest, but while this book can certainly be enjoyed by a precocious dino enthusiast child, it was written with adults in mind. The kids were right all along: dinosaurs are cool as hell.

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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

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By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250144003
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Published: Square Fish - March 27th, 2018

Cilla Lee-Jenkins is a precocious, funny, irreverent kid with a huge imagination, so it only stands to reason that she's going to be a Best Selling Author Extraordinaire. But first she has to withstand the trials of second grade, navigate friendship, endure weird questions from strangers about "what" she is (um... a future author?), and worst of all: her mom is pregnant, and Cilla is NOT excited about it. This book is full of heart, humor, and hope, and it made me laugh out loud AND cry, IN FRONT OF STRANGERS. Also, the author is local and delightful!

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Winter's Orbit

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781250758835
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Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021

If you want a terribly fun character-driven romance with plenty of angst pangs set against a backdrop of tasty space colonial scifi, Winter's Orbit is your book! In particular, this book is great for people who read/watch scifi and say, "Okay, but if this is set four thousand years into the future, why are all the gender expectations essentially the same as they were on Earth in 1985?" Everina Maxwell does some really neat stuff re: the future of gender, sex, and embodiment.

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Pokko and the Drum

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Grown-ups, have you ever bought a child in your life a toy that... eugh... makes noise? Did you regret it instantly? Are you constantly wishing for some gosh-darn peace and quiet around here? Isn't the act of Making Noise Together one of the most fun, important, human things we can do??? Pokko and the Drum is a fun, funky, beautifully rendered wish fulfillment fantasy of the highest order.

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The Carrying

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ISBN: 9781571315137
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

October is a great month for feeling like you're on the verge of giving up. The edge is there. You can see it. The days are getting shorter and it's a long, long barrel to look down to the solstice, and, frankly, one of these days you're gonna lose it and scream your little head off in public. Ada Limón's The Carrying holds your hand right up to the edge and names all the trees along the way, and whether you scream or you don't, The Carrying will be there. full of dread and hope.

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The Arrival

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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780439895293
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2007

The Arrival is great for kids (and grown-ups!) whose favorite part of picture books is the illustrations. Packed with delightfully imaginative detail and a masterclass in visual storytelling, The Arrival is a bittersweet (but mostly sweet!) narrative of immigration, loneliness, and making a new home in an alien world.

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The Breathless Zoo

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$34.95
ISBN: 9780271053738
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Published: Penn State University Press - May 15th, 2013

In the introduction of The Breathless Zoo, author Rachel Poliquin remarks on an exhibit of taxidermied polar bears retrieved from across Great Britain: "If the bears provide a critique of past collecting practices, they also make material the intrinsic worth of preserving animals." This can be taken as a summary for the entirety of The Breathless Zoo, a beautiful, melancholy exploration of the practice of taxidermy and its complicated history. If you, like me, have ever wandered through a natural history museum and felt both awed and discomforted by the animals on display, this book is for you.

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780060012359
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

The Amazing Maurice is a delightful, kid-friendly introduction into the universe of Discworld, Terry Pratchett's celebrated comic fantasy series. Great for kids (and adults) who love magic, intelligent animals, and thinking about death — I know you're out there, you little goth stars — MAURICE is at turns exciting, hysterical, chilling, and almost more sincere than our feline protagonist can stand.

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