November 2013

I Could Chew on This

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I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs (Animal Lovers book, Gift book, Humor poetry) By Francesco Marciuliano Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452119038
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Chronicle Books - July 30th, 2013

This is the book I wrote for you

Instead of sniffing trees and posts and butts or eating litter

Too busy to chase the cat and chew

The leg of your new coffee table - so good

I wrote this book to show my love for you When you were out the house

I put my time to use and hope

My poetry and book sales will earn me Lots of bacon.


Momo the Disco Corgi

The Mysterious Traveler

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Mysterious Traveler By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763662325
Published: Candlewick - October 8th, 2013

The Mysterious Traveler tells the story of a blind guide who led traders through the Sahara Desert. PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations surround the reader with the colors and feel of the desert and set the stage for the scary adventure that tests the guide’s many talents.


Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love By Andrew Blauner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544263802
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 15th, 2013

This nice paperback would make a great gift for anyone who loves Boston whether they were born and raised here or came later in life.  There is a wide range of viewpoints in these stories and although the book was created in response to the horrific events at the Boston Marathon in April, the pieces do not dwell on that and are truly a celebration of the many things that make Boston such a great city.  My favorite is the poem entitled Patriot's Day by Richard Wilbur.


Hidden Cities

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Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises: a Memoir of Urban Exploration By Moses Gates Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585429349
Published: TarcherPerigee - March 21st, 2013

Gates chronicles his worldwide travels to abandoned mansions, underground tunnels, and suspension bridges –-so squirmish travelers like me don’t have to! Experience what it’s like to break into the Notre Dame at night, or explore skyscraper rooftops in Sao Paulo.  Bon voyage!


The Rook

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The Rook: A Novel (The Rook Files #1) By Daniel O'Malley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316098809
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 16th, 2012

When Myfanwy Thomas wakes up surrounded by dead bodies in a London park, she doesn't remember anything. Not what happened, not where the bodies came from, not even her own name. Her only clues come in the form of notes left by her former self, an operative in a secret agency dedicated to protecting the world from supernatural threats. In order to survive, Myfanwy must pretend she still has her memories while ferreting out the would-be killer before they're able to finish the job. For fans of Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and general romps.


White Cat

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White Cat (The Curse Workers #1) By Holly Black Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416963974
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 8th, 2011

Curses and con men come together in this fast-paced whodunnit thriller. Cassel is the only member in his family not blessed with the ability to work curses with a hand's touch. Since curse working is illegal, this means Cassel's also the only one who isn't a criminal--or it would, except for one wrinkle: when he was fourteen, he killed his best friend. Three years later Cassel begins to suspect there's more to his friend's death than he knows. To get to the truth, he must go up against his family and the secrets they're determined to keep.


The 13-story Treehouse

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The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Mayhem! (The Treehouse Books #1) By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250026903
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 16th, 2013

The Treehouse books (13-, 26- and coming soon, 35-story installments) are Australia's answer to the Wimpy Kid.  Funny, a bit rude, full of lots of cool stuff and drawings, they are likely to appeal to elementary school age readers and maybe encourage a reluctant reader to engage.  After all, who wouldn't like to live in a treehouse?  And this one has a bowling alley, a shark tank, a library full of comics and swinging vines!  

Susannah V.

Sophia's War

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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution By Avi Cover Image
By Avi
ISBN: 9781442414426
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 24th, 2013

It is 1776 and the British occupy New York City. A witness to the hanging of Nathan Hale, Sophia Calderwood vows to do all she can to help the American cause, and becomes a spy. This fast-paced and riveting historical novel will appeal to readers young and old.Robin

The New York Stories

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The New York Stories By John O'Hara, Steven Goldleaf (Editor), Steven Goldleaf (Introduction by), E. L. Doctorow (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John O'Hara, Steven Goldleaf (Editor), Steven Goldleaf (Introduction by), E. L. Doctorow (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143107095
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 27th, 2013

Mix yourself a martini and sit down with this collection of short stories written by one of America’s foremost authors, John O’Hara, who had more of his stories published in The New Yorker than any other in the history of the magazine.  Sophisticated, witty, always sharply written, these stories are filled with a wide range of characters – society swells, dames and bartenders, young marrieds and stockbrokers. Written in the years 1930 – 1965, The New York Stories give us a glimpse into a world long gone.


1775:A Good Year for Revolution

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1775: A Good Year for Revolution By Kevin Phillips Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143123996
Availability: On Order at the Wholesaler
Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

How and why did the farmers, hill people, city lawyers, wealthy plantation owners and other completely disparate peoples - some  of them extremely contrary - join the American revolution?  It's a complex, fascinating story, way beyond the handy school version, and Phillips has done a superb job of laying it all out.  A valuable addition to the ongoing historical record.



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