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Unbored

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun Cover Image
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

Let’s face it: winter is far from over.  Beat the cold-weather doldrums with this ultimate reference book of fun.  Film your own LEGO movie.  Disgust your friends with gross facts about bedrooms.  Find the best ever books to read.  Make a hovering thingamajig.  In other words, get unbored.


Susannah B


How I Live Now

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780553376050
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

When war breaks out in England against an unnamed Enemy, fifteen year old Daisy and her four cousins are left alone on their isolated farm, at first blissfully unaffected by the deterioration of the world around them - until the war comes to them, and their idyllic adventures turn into a fight for survival, hope, and each other. Daisy's engaging voice and stream of consciousness narration give a dreamlike feel to the harsh realities they face and the strange ways that people change and come together in the face of hardship. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Katie


Enchanted

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780544022188
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2013

If you enjoy Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not pick up Enchanted. Alethea Kontis weaves dozens of fairy tale threads together to create a story that is at once cozily familiar and surprisingly original. Sunday Woodcutter's story is engaging, richly drawn, and utterly enchanting.

Rebecca


Paul Meets Bernadette

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By Rosy Lamb, Rosy Lamb (Illustrator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763661304
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Published: Candlewick - December 10th, 2013

Paul is a goldfish who swims around aimlessly until Bernadette arrives.  She introduces him to the world outside the fishbowl and helps him see things in a whole new way. Kids will giggle at the surprising descriptions Bernadette gives everyday objects and have fun guessing what she will come up with next.  The humor and wonderful message make this a book that will delight both kids and adults, but it is Rosy Lamb's beautifully painted illustrations that really set it apart.


Dina


Dealing with Dragons

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ISBN: 9780152045661
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002

What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess?  Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince.  She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.

Stephanie


All the Truth That’s in Me

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780670786152
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2013

Judith disappears from her village and returns a couple of years later, unwilling and seemingly unable to speak. As she gains the courage and confidence to begin to communicate, her story is slowly revealed, one bit at a time.  This is an intricately crafted, well written and intriguing novel for  kids 12 and up that totally immerses the reader. And PLEASE, disregard the cover, if you can.

Carol


Open This Little Book

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By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811867832
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Published: Chronicle Books - January 1st, 2013

As a fan of The Jolly Postman growing up, I have a soft spot for books-within-books. This one is a super fun construction of many nesting books, each with their own design and story! If you're of the age having graduated from board books, and are ready for picture books with simple, fun, layered stories, you should dive right into Open This Little Book. There's a ton of details to find and a great ending to satisfy.

Jill


Fangirl

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250030955
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Fans of Harry Potter, especially the rabid ones back in the day, will recognize this ode to fangirls of all types. This highly believable love story stars a fanfic-writing, glass-half-empty Cass as she struggles to adjust to life in college. Great characters, perfectly observed details, fab read!

Jill


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