December 2014

Noggin

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Noggin By John Corey Whaley Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781442458727
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

Humor is probably the best way to deal with waking up five years after you've died. That's what Travis Coates does, in a brand new body, with the same old head, still sixteen when everyone he's every known and loved is five years older. Sadness of course plays in a bit too, but I'd be getting aHEAD of the story and giving too much away, and I can't do Whaley's storytelling justice anyways.

Tildy


Heap House

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Heap House: Book One By Edward Carey Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781468309539
Published: Amulet Books - October 15th, 2014

Fantastically creepy and strange. Carey creates a darkly funny, clever and macabre tale of two misfit orphans each owned in different ways by Heap House, punctuated by gloomy Edward Gorey-style portraits of the house's many inhabitants. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl.

Katie


Terrapin

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Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781619024250
Published: Counterpoint - November 11th, 2014

A marriage of 21 poems by this acclaimed, poet, fiction writer and farmer, with dozens of full-color watercolor illustrations that are visual meditations on the poems they illustrate .  Together they draw on their love of the natural world to make a collection that is a consummate example of fine bookmaking.  Appropriate for children of all ages & those who love the book as physical object.


Robert


The Art of Tinkering

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The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology By Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286095
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Weldon Owen - February 4th, 2014

If you're looking for a gift for a curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinker, this may very well be the perfect one.  From the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, it’s chock-full of jumping-off points for tinkering adventures, suggestions for tools and materials, and wonderful stories of tinkering adventures. Complete with a hackable cover with conductive ink, this book is sure  to amaze, delight and inspire.


Dina


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