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Tin Star

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ISBN: 9781596437753
Availability: Hard to Find--Check Back in the New Year
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2014

Being beaten up and kicked off the spaceship by the head of your colony is bad enough. But now Tula's stuck on a space station out in the galactic boondocks. As a human, she's only a minor species there, practically below notice. She knows how to survive, and that means she's ready to take her revenge.

Sarah


The Bookstore Mouse

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ISBN: 9780152045647
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2002

He lives a quiet life in the reference section of an antiquarian bookstore until chased into fiction by the bookstore cat. Here the bookstore mouse reads himself into a medieval tale complete with a fire-breathing dragon! But with characters named Cervantes, Goliard, Chaucer, and Censor, is this really just a tale of adventure?

Robin


Nest

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By Jorey Hurley, Jorey Hurley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442489714
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 4th, 2014

Everyone needs this book right now. SPRING is coming. With simple, colorful illustrations and text, Jorey Hurley follows the life of a hatchling over the course of a year. Young children will enjoy learning the word that goes with each picture and imagining that there will be green leaves soon!! Adults will like that too!!!!

Carol


In The Bag

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By Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781770495159
Availability: It's Complicated--Email info@portersquarebooks.com
Published: Tundra Books - August 6th, 2013

In The Bag is the story of Margaret Knight the inventor of the first machine to fold & glue paper bags.  It wasn't easy though. She had to prove it was her idea, when someone else tried to patent it after seeing her first model.  During her life she had over twenty patents to her name and ninety inventions.


Robert


Breadcrumbs

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By Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062015068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 2nd, 2013

Hazel and Jack are best friends until the day Jack stops speaking to Hazel and disappears. Armed with the power of story and the strength of friendship, Hazel embarks on a quest deep into a wintry wood to save her best friend from the curse of a frozen heart. Ursu's imaginative retelling of "The Snow Queen" builds on a foundation of literature and fairy tale to deliver a tale of courage, friendship, and love.

Rebecca


Twisted Myths

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By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780764166204
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Published: Barron's Educational Series - October 1st, 2013

This collection highlights the darker side of mythology and has absolutely amazing illustrations. And by “amazing” I mean BRUTAL IN THE MOST AWESOME WAY POSSIBLE! Entertaining and informative for mythology buff and, surprisingly, a fantastic coffee table book for the heavy metal fan in your life.

Josh


Ball

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780547759364
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

THE book for anyone who has ever loved a dog who loved a toy.  Ball! or ball? thinks the obsessive pooch and his world is complete while his young owner is there to throw it for him.  But when she leaves for school he has to amuse himself until she returns - to mixed success.  The drawings of the dog, overweight, highly expressive and drooling, are a masterpiece in the power of a few cleverly placed lines to illustrate emotion and the love in the three way relationship of dog-girl-ball is touching.

 

Susannah


Unbored

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By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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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$8.99
ISBN: 9780553376050
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse: Not Guaranteed for the Holidays
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


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