September 2011

Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) By Ransom Riggs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781594744761
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Published: Quirk Books - June 7th, 2011

Lemony Snickett meets Stephen King meets the Nazis - in a totally good way!   Quirky, original and totally atmospheric,  the strange old photographs in this novel enhance the story without turning it into a "picture book".   Likely to be enjoyed by both teenagers and adults Riggs has created a bizarre scenario that is totally entrancing, believable and creepily scary.

Susannah


Remembering the Music Forgetting the Words

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia By Kate Whouley Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9780807003190
Published: Beacon Press - September 6th, 2011

An intimate, humorous, sensitive and ultimately humane portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship reckoning with the travails of Alzheimer’s. Full of warmth and insight, I’m grateful to learn from Whouley how one might cope with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and the support systems available to caregivers.

Dale


King Jack and the Dragon

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King Jack and the Dragon By Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780803736986
Published: Dial Books - August 18th, 2011

Young Jack and his friends go off to their tent/castle to defend the crown from dragons nd beasts. Slowly his “knights” are called home and Jack must face the dark and a scary creature alone. This is a wonderful, gentle, adventure for young children, beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

Carol


A Certain Slant of Light

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A Certain Slant of Light By Laura Whitcomb Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780618585328
Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2005

All Helen wants is to be seen. It’s perfectly natural, especially to a ghost who has been mist for over 100 years. So when the chance to reclaim human form presents itself, she cannot resist, even though the vacant body is not her own. Yes there will be consequences, but those matter little as she breathes, walks, and finds love again after a century This magically realistic ghost story finds its home among lovers of fantasy, romance and the work of Alice Hoffman. An insightful upper YA novel that sings with beautiful turns of phrase and unforgettable honesty.

Amy


Ready Player One

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Ready Player One By Ernest Cline Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780307887436
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 16th, 2011

What do the Kobayashi Maru, Firefly, UltraMan, John DeLorean, D&D, a perfect game of Pac Man, & John Bender have in common? Ernest Cline. Call it a novel, a space opera, hell, call it a video game, the label is irrelevant! Whatever this book is, it’s a storytelling mash-up of the highest degree If you’re a hard core gamer, a comic book lover, a self-professed sci-fi/fantasy nerd (and I mean that with great affection!) or just a nostalgic child of the 1980s, Ready Player One may just be a time machine.

Amy


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