New Year's Sale 2021



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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion (Ologies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763631437
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Published: Candlewick - July 11th, 2006

Ahoy, mateys! From the people that brought you the childhood classic, Dragonology, this book is sure to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. William Lubber uses primary documents to track the vicious pirate Arabella Drummond in a search that will take you through the golden age of piracy. This book is an adventure and a story all wrapped into one, and is sure to be a hit for any young adventurer!


Super Fake Love Song

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ISBN: 9781984812230
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

As soon as I read Frankly in Love, I knew I was destined to read EVERY SINGLE ONE of David Yoon's books. This novel, like his debut, is laugh out loud funny and so much more than a simple love story. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. It's so refreshing and a much needed distraction in these crazy times.


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250010193
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Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

I don't ordinarily enjoy YA nor middle grade books, but I LOVED this tumble into the psyche of a precocious 12 year old who dreams of escaping her boring life in Kansas. September forges her own path and makes her own decisions, all the while shaping her own future. For children who like dark adventures, Gaiman, and Dahl. For teens who like to be swept up in a journey alongside a fierce and perserverant heroine. For adults who like YA Fantasy and del Toro’s films, and for those who don't. 


Baba Yaga's Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536213102
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Published: Candlewick - June 2nd, 2020

Child-eating witches, clever girls...and a house on chicken legs! An adventure for graphic-novel loving kids and those who enjoy remixed fairytales and folklore.

[Note: Yes, I wrote this book, but I'm staff picking it as a December birthday present to myself and my grandmother, and in honor of her memory (the book is dedicated to her, and she did get to see it before she died). I was due to be born on my grandmother's birthday and she died the night before mine. She was the daughter of a bookstore owner, and grew up in the shop. Her love of books is one of her greatest gifts to me.]


How We Got to the Moon

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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...” – John F. Kennedy


The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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ISBN: 9781338580839
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

I found this to be the book equivalent of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Wintery woods, cozy cottages, warm beverages, loving friends and family. Sprinkled with fairy tales that may be more than they seem. A great, heartwarming adventure featuring a strong, brave girl on a quest to find herself.


Cinderella is Dead

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ISBN: 9781547603879
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

This is the queer feminist fairytale adaption you’ve been craving. It's the story of the world Cinderella left behind and the women fighting the power structures left in place. Like any good fairytale, it's beautiful and horrifying, but it leaves you feeling hopeful.  

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator), Bryan Koneitzko, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616550745
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 19th, 2013

Picking up exactly where the animated series left off, this is a perfect read for everyone who, like myself, spent parts of their pandemic re-visiting the world of The Last Avatar. The art meshes perfectly with the show and the writing nails each character so well you can't help but hear their voices in your head. 



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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316508896
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Morrigan Crow is cursed and cursed children die on their eleventh birthday. But instead, Morrigan is rescued by a fantastical man who whisks her off to a secret city called Nevermoor to begin a new life. This is one of the best middle grade fantasy series to come out in years. It's brilliant, creative, magical, and perfect for the Harry Potter fan in your life. 



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