December 2014

My True Love Gave to Me

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By Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black (Contributions by), Ally Carter (Contributions by), Mathew de la Pena (Contributions by), Gayle Forman (Contributions by), Jenny Han (Contributions by), David Levithan (Contributions by), Kelly Link (Contributions by), Myra McEntire (Contributions by), Rainbow Rowell (Contributions by), Laini Taylor (Contributions by), Kiersten White (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781250059307
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 14th, 2014

If you love gingerbread, the first snowfall, Love Actually, hot chocolate with whipped cream, family togetherness, or anything at all to do with the happy glow of the holiday season, then this short story collection is for you. Stephanie Perkins delivers a scrumptious confection powered by twelve heavy- hitting YA authors (including Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and Gayle Forman, to name just a few). Truly heartwarming and happy-making.



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ISBN: 9781442458727
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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.


Heap House

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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.


Old Filth Trilogy Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9781609452285
Published: Europa Editions - November 4th, 2014

Old Filth has been a staff pick before, but Europa has now issued the magnificent Filth
trilogy in a single boxed set. The novels trace the interwoven stories of the three main characters, each taking center stage in one of the books. These are stories of the fading British empire in Asia during the mid-20th century, and the gentle decline of three protagonists into old age as they return to rural England. The writing is poignant, funny and incisive, and each book ends making you wish it had another 200 pages.



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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.


The Bee: A Natural History

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By Noah Wilson-Rich, Kelly Allin (Contribution by), Norman Carreck (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780691161358
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Princeton University Press - August 24th, 2014

Just an amazing look at the beautiful, intricate and fascinating world of bees. The perfect gift for the inquisitive person on your list - explores the relationship between humans and bees, and describes the evolution and behavior of bees. Noah Wilson-Rich is a local author, a TED speaker, and is devoted to improving and preserving honey bee health. It is a delightful book to own.


The Art of Tinkering

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ISBN: 9781616286095
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
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.


The Gardener's Garden

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ISBN: 9780714867472
Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

A terrific gift for the gardening friend who has all the reference books they need. The Gardener’s Garden is both encyclopedic and international in scope filled with illustrations and explanatory text about the world’s most interesting and important gardens. A source for inspiration, for potential travel destinations, or just for dreaming.



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