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Beatrice Likes the Dark

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Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$15.16
ISBN: 9781643751573
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Some of us are afraid of the things that go bump in the night. Others of us ARE the things that go bump in the night. Whether you're one or the other or neither, there's much to appreciate about this beautiful book. The illustrations add a magical touch to a story about balance and mutual appreciation.

Stacey


Leech

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Leech By Hiron Ennes Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250811189
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Published: Tordotcom - September 27th, 2022

This is just such a phenomenally well developed and frightening allegory about self and identity. Complex world building details add to a growing atmosphere of internal and external dystopia and dysphoria. The horror and violence end up cresting and create space - amazingly - for some hope. It's horror with a heart, and my heart loves it.

Stacey


Garlic and the Witch

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Garlic and the Witch By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062995117
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 6th, 2022

I can't get enough of Bree Paulson's adorable characters! I'm so happy to see the return of garlic and her other adorable little veggie friends. So sweet, a little spooky, and so well drawn.

Stacey


Margaret & Christine Wertheim

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Christine and Margaret Wertheim: Value and Transformation of Corals By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor) Cover Image
By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9783868326888
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Published: Wienand Verlag - August 30th, 2022

Entire coral reefs made with crochet! I almost didn't believe it at first. I really love that the book dives into the geometry and natural science behind the 3-D crochet designs. And of course there are even pictures of the real creatures that inspired the whole thing. This is a great book to stow away, waiting for the perfect time to surprise the yarn artist in your life.

Stacey


Tale for the Time Being

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

One of my all-time favorite novels. It'll break your heart several times over, but when you reach the end? It feels so totally complete and well rounded - like a musical chord resolving. Several of us have read it across the years, and we all love it. It's such a well crafted story with such human and fallible characters.

Stacey


M is for Monster

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M Is for Monster By Talia Dutton Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419762208
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - Surely - June 28th, 2022

"Oops, I accidentally created a new person instead of Frankenstein-ing my sister back. That's okay, I'll just start over, right?" A creative and heartbreaking look at what it means to exist as an individual and how we deal with loss and grief.

Stacey


The Queen in the Cave

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The Queen in the Cave By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536220544
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Published: Candlewick Studio - May 24th, 2022

Three sisters take a folksy, psychedelic trip through the looking glass (or maybe more of a large drain pipe). Where can awakening a wild and creative heart take you?

Stacey


The Final Strife

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The Final Strife: A Novel By Saara El-Arifi Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593356944
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Published: Del Rey - June 21st, 2022

Yes, it's a tome. But it's a marvelous tome. With The Final Strife, El-Arifi has created a brutal, heartbreaking world, but you never lose sight of that flicker of hope. The characters are so vivid and richly detailed, and some interactions had me absolutely cackling. On top of it all, the unapologetic and deliberate prevalence of trans/non-binary/queer characters is incredibly powerful.

Stacey


Mythic World

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Mythic World By Kerby Rosanes Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780593186022
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Published: Plume - March 29th, 2022

A coloring book of mythic detail. Rosanes' art is gorgeous enough to hang in just black and white, but also allows for a ridiculous amount of detailed coloring without the repetition of other detailed coloring books. Bring myths and monsters to life with your own flair! (Particularly great if you, say, happen to be stuck inside with limited mobility)

Stacey


The Ghosts of Rose Hill

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The Ghosts of Rose Hill By R. M. Romero Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633380
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Published: Peachtree Teen - May 10th, 2022

A ghostly fantasy set in verse is unique enough, but Romero has really crafted a darkly beautiful story. Music, myth, self-discovery, horror, and joy all flowing together effortlessly. Steeped in personal experience and spiritual identity, it's a real gem. Sure to leave it's mark - especially for lovers of Jewish history and mythology.

Stacey


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