Stacey

Lost Words

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By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
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Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018

 

A magnificent ode to the disappearing natural world. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the intertwining of letters and images has a great effect. The concept is also very appealing for logophiles (such as yours truly).

 Stacey


Give Me Back My Bones

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By Kim Norman, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763688417
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Published: Candlewick - July 16th, 2019

 

Poor Pirate Skeleton, he just wants to be whole again! And to teach kids about skeletal anatomy. Cute rhymes, bright colors, and pirates are a winning combination. Added plus: it's a good spooky-time book without being all about Halloween.

Stacey


Monster, She Wrote

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781683691389
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Published: Quirk Books - September 17th, 2019

 

This is a great place to start if you're a horror lover looking for more authors to read. There are so many mentioned in this book, not just the big names. I appreciate the trigger warnings that accompany discussions of some works, as there are some topics you may want to know about ahead of time. A beautiful ode to women horror and speculative fiction writers (including pulp fiction!).

Stacey


Once Upon a River

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

 

A little dark, a little spooky, and just as winding as the river that was the inspiration. A well crafted story with characters that run the gamut from serene and innocent to really creepy. A good way to start the fall season if you like a little chill.  

Stacey


Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug

 

Who has teeny, tiny arms, a huge heart, and not a lot of sense? Tiny the T-Rex! Just try not to fall in love with him. Good luck with a hug though.

Stacey


Bttm Fdrs

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ISBN: 9781683962069
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Published: Fantagraphics - June 25th, 2019

 

Bttm Fdrs feels a bit like the movie "Get Out" crossed with Lovecraft and with a Lisa Frank style color palette. Or at least it feels like the concept of the movie. Horror comics are great for those of us who enjoy the genre but are too wimpy to sit through an entire movie. Also, Ben Passmore's unapologetic writing is great.

 

Stacey


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