Stacey

The Magic of Sleep

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780744026542
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Published: DK Children - March 2nd, 2021

There's so much to learn about sleep! In addition to understanding why sleep is important (and tricks for sleeping easier), this book also talks about the funny, scary, weird myths and histories across time and cultures. Bonus? You get to find out who sleeps in a snot-bubble sleeping bag.

Stacey


Science Comics: The Brain

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By Tory Woollcott, Alex Graudins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626728011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 16th, 2018

I love science comics! They help make complex topics accessible in a fun, colorful way. I have a particular soft spot for The Brain volume for personal reasons. The brain is still a mystery it seems, but that doesn't mean there's not plenty to learn! A knowledge of brain functionality helps to develop understanding for how people experience the world differently.

Stacey


Ophie's Ghost

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062915894
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

This is the type of story that had I read as a child, I would still remember vividly. A chilling ghost story yes, but more chilling is the racial violence laid bare. A truly powerful book with such depth for the age range. Engaging and unafraid to present subjects that need to be discussed. We need more books like this!

Stacey


Interpreter of Maladies

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

A phenomenal modern classic. This is just such a well written, delicately woven collection that remains for me a hallmark of what fiction can be. Lahiri weaves her stories together with such a delicate, empathetic hand. There's so much she addresses emotionally, socially, and culturally that I still feel the reverberations from when I first read it as a teen.

Stacey


How to Draw Cute Beasts

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781454941224
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 18th, 2020

Both Rebecca and Stacey considered staff picking this one, so surprise extra staff pick! In addition to being adorable, Rebecca said that this book made her feel like she could draw well. Stacey found it super relaxing and enjoyable (especially having always found zentangles to be stressful). If you're looking for a little joy and a creativity boost, try this book!

Stacey/Rebecca


You are Never Alone

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By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771473156
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2019

This was a "found on the shelves" title for me that demanded my immediate attention. The words so beautifully illustrate our dependence on the Earth and the interconnectedness of creatures great and small. Soyeon Kim's illustrations, with gorgeous colors and amazing cutouts, really add dimension and make this a book worth treasuring.

Stacey


Shadow Life

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By Hiromi Goto, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626723566
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Published: First Second - March 30th, 2021

 

This checks so many boxes in my "favorite reads" category. An independent, queer protagonist. Reinvention of death mythologies. Adorable little puffball sidekicks. Evocative black and white illustrations that fit the story perfectly. I'm so glad to be introduced to these two fabulous creators.

Stacey


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