The Lady and Her Monsters

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The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062025838
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 22nd, 2013

The narrative of Mary Shelley’s fascinating life interwoven with stories of history’s real-life Doctor Frankensteins. Perfect for history nerds and book buffs alike.Mackenzie

Not a Drop to Drink

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ISBN: 9780062198501
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 24th, 2013

The chilling story of a girl who has grown up defending her family’s pond in a world where water is scarce. If Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, it would probably look something like this.




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ISBN: 9780765335340
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - September 24th, 2013

Roommates turned rivals Eli Ever, the regenerating man, and Victor Vale, who controls pain in himself and others, extract their revenge on each other in this gritty, comic book-esque urban fantasy with no superheroes—just super villains. It’s like X-Men, but with more moral ambiguity. MacKenzie

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

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By Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547471051
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

Learn the true story of Anne Carol Moore, the first children’s librarian in the United States! Told in lovingly crafted prose and Miss Rumphius-esque illustrations, this is a perfect read for both history and book lovers.


Remember Me Like This

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ISBN: 9781400062126
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Published: Random House - May 13th, 2014

Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston is a heartbreaking and haunting portrait of a family after their kidnapped son is returned to them. Part thriller, part psychological study, each page had me braced for impact, waiting for the Campbell’s seemingly happy ending to fall apart and take them with it. Hopeful, poignant, and haunting, this book is far out of my comfort zone as a reader but stuck with me long after I’d finished it. 



Virginia Wolf

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By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554536498
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2012

One morning, Virginia wakes up in such a wolfish mood that the whole house feels upside down. What can her sister Vanessa do to help banish the doldrums? A beautiful, poetic picture book based on real-life sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.



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By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442490581
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2013

At only a year old, Sophie was rescued from a shipwreck by an eccentric bachelor named Charles who raised  her to draw on the walls, use books as plates, and wear bright red trousers when all the other Victorian girls around her wear skirts. Never ignore the possible, says Charles, and when she turns twelve, Sophie starts to think it might just be possible her mother survived the shipwreck. So with a welfare agency intent on separating them on their tail, Sophie and Charles flee to Paris to begin searching for her mother with the only clue they have--the address on the inside of the cello case Sophie washed ashore in. Whimsical, magical, and wildly charming, this book will make you pine to scramble across Parisian rooftops.



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