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The Book of Beasts: Color & Discover Cover Image
By Jonny Marx, Angela Rizza (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781454922278
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - November 2016

A monster of a coloring book! This mythological menagerie would have kept me busy for hours as a kid. Packed with facts and densely-drawn images to color, The Book of Beasts, is a fantabulous field guide to all fauna fantastic! 

(September 2017)


Scythe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442472426
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2016

When society conquers mortality, the task is given to the Scythes, a sanctioned, monastic order of death-dealers to keep overpopulation in check. Award-winning author Neal Shusterman, is back with yet another terrifically tense, philosophically uncomfortable series! 

(January 2017)


Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419718991
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2016

The miracles of Jesus practically explode off the page in this vibrantly illustrated, eye-popping picture book. The raddest retelling of the Jesus story I've ever seen. 

(January 2017)


Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Cover Image
By R. A. Spratt, Phil Gosier (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626722972
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 19th, 2016

Friday Barnes (mistakenly named, she was actually born on a Thursday) is a sharp young girl in a frumpy brown cardigan who prefers to go unnoticed. But when she helpes her uncle a real-life detective solve a real-life mystery, she uses the reward money to send herself to a truly mysterious place - prep school. For fans of mysteries with a snarky sense of humor!

(December 2016)


Who Is Bob Dylan? Cover Image
By Jim O'Connor, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448464619
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - June 27th, 2013

It's a good question, isn't it? The best-selling Who Was series takes a crack at the mysterious singer/songwriter who had a major influence on rock n' roll and was once called The Voice of His Generation. See if you can answer by the end of it! 

(November 2016)


Greenglass House Cover Image
By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544052703
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Published: Clarion Books - August 26th, 2014

Greenglass House is everything you'd want from a middle grade mystery--a relatable protagonist, a puzzling location, a quirky rogues gallery, and a fun twist ending. Imagine a heartfelt, snowbound Westing Game set in a hotel above a smuggler's town. That's right... I said a SMUGGLER'S TOWN!


The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Jeanne is a peasant girl who sees the future. William is an oblate with super strength. Jacob is a Jewish boy who heals people with his touch. Together - along with a resurrected dog named Gwenforte - they might be the saints that France is waiting for - or wants to destroy! Adam Gidwitz brings the so-called "Dark Ages" to vibrant life in this lavishly illuminated story that's told in the manner of Canterbury Tales

(October 2016)


The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Stacy Innerst (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629790992
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Published: Calkins Creek Books - September 13th, 2016

With a little help from Woody Allen and Walt Disney, the lively MELODIES of George Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE will forever be linked with the sounds of NYC. Learn how the noisy RAZZMATAZZ of the Big Apple influenced Gershwin in this picture book bio that's as cool as the musicians its based on. 

(September 2016)


La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Ninos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251573
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2016

More books like this, por favor! This bilingual libro takes all of your favorite nursery rhymes and lavishly rewrites them for ninos, and ninas, with illustrations that are vibrate, bella and bonita! 

(July 2016)


Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781780675633
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Published: Laurence King - September 2015

Mr. X has stolen the MAZE STONE and the streets of Opera City are in peril! John Pierre, the great Maze Detective, in this densely illustrated labrinythine puzzle book as he saves the day by solving mazes, puzzles, and lock and find conundrums. For fans of, Where's Waldo and I spy! This book will keep you busy for hours. 

(July 2016)


Dory Fantasmagory Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510679
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Published: Puffin Books - July 7th, 2015

Meet Dory, a loveable young rascal whose real and imaginary worlds swirl together like a vanilla chocolate ice cream cone! Wild, unpredictable and hilarious, this is my favorite early chapter series, hands down! 

(July 2016)


Coraline Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380807345
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Published: HarperTrophy - April 24th, 2012

The suspense of Coraline is like a fog, slowly seeping into your skin until it chills you to your marrow's core. Perfect for adventurers, young and old, who are looking for a good fright, Coraline is as much about FACING your fears as it is about fear itself. "Because when you're scared and you do it anyway, that's brave."
Ages 8-12

(June 2016)


Space Walk Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781402785245
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Published: Sterling - March 6th, 2012

3-2-1-BLAST OFF with Salina Yoon as she guides you through the wonders of the solar system in this adorable lift-the-flap board book. The perfect planetary primer for the young astronaut in your home. 5 out of 5 shooting stars! Board book.
Ages 3-7. 

(June 2016)


Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449446208
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 2nd, 2014

When a unicorn offers Phoebe a wish, she grabs life by the horn and wishs for the unicorn to be her best friend! This is the best newspaper-style comic strip I've read in years. It had me literally laughing out loud. IT'S CALVIN AND HOBBES, BUT STARRING GIRLS! Graphic novel series.
Ages 8-12. 

(June 2016)


Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781596434462
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Published: First Second - February 1st, 2011

Zita rules! Imagine The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Zita the Earth Girl becomes Zita the Space Girl when she jumps through a portal to save her friend: a portal that takes her to another galaxy where she meets a giant mouse, a dysfunctional battle droid, and a lovable lug named Strong-Strong. For adventurers of all ages. Graphic novel series.
Ages 8-12. 

(June 2016)


Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763668419
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 12th, 2016

Prepare to be DAZZLED and SHOCKED by the ASTONISHINGLY TRUE story of Adelaide Herrmann, the INCREDIBLE and FEARLESS Queen of Magic! Not for the faint of heart or imagination. Addie is a true pioneer worth celebrating. Picture book biography.
Ages 6-9. 

(June 2016)


Anne of Green Gables Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780141321592
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Published: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008

I first fell in love with Anne (with an E) when I was in middle school. She was stubborn, imaginative, independent, a total romantic, and a complete mess -- just like me! This is a beautiful tale about how unlikely people can change each other's lives. She was my first crush and I've never gotten over her. Darn you, Gilbert Blythe!
Ages 8-12. 

(June 2016)


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780375867828
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 8th, 2014

Candace Fleming Meet the peasants, priests, nobles, and revolutionaries that shaped the final days of the Russian Empire. A fascinating portrait of the last tsar, his troubled family, and the crumbling, oppressed nation that rose up against them. Also, find out what really happened to Anastasia! (Spoiler: it's nothing like the movie). World History.
Ages 12 plus. 

(June 2016)


Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781563894701
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Published: Vertigo - July 1999

Neil Gaiman's first foray into the land of Faerie is one for the ages, lavishly illuminated in this full-color edition with Charles Vess' original illustrations. There aren't words yet to describe the wild whimsy of this book, so I will attempt to make some up: splefartic, edelfrass, mellorn!
Ages 14 plus (some graphic content). 

(June 2016)


C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet Cover Image
By Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423642817
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 2016

H is for "Hear ye!" Make way for this magnificent, motley, medieval alphabet primer: a bounteous boon for the young lord or lady in your life. I even learned a new word myself (who knew Z was for zither?). Board book.
Ages 0-3. 

(June 2016)


Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk Cover Image
By Jane Sutcliffe, John Shelley (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781580896382
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 22nd, 2016

Sutcliffe "Cold blooded." "Sorry sight." "Wild goose chase." These are just a few of the phrases that William Shakespeare either coined or turned into household words. Did you know that he even invented "household words?" This densely researched and illustrated picture book is a perfect introduction to the Bard that you will get your "money's worth" out of (he invented that one, too!). 
Ages 6-9. 

(June 2016)


Nimona Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Harper Teen - May 12th, 2015

He's a supervillain with a robotic arm and a surprising set of morals. She's a shapeshifting sidekick with a rambunctious personality and a mean temper. Together, they make one heck of a team! Nimona mixes medieval fantasy with the modern superhero story, and it somehow works. You'll be laughing at the beginning and crying at the end. Graphic novel.
Ages 13 +

(June 2016)


Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities. Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780810984233
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 2010

This brain-bending, time-traveling, code-breaking, choose-your-own-adventure comic book begins with a single question that may determine the fate of the entire world... chocolate or vanilla ice cream? A true challenge: this one is not for the faint of mind.
Ages 10-14. 

(June 2016)


The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375858604
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2015

There it was... your beautiful, delicious sandwich... all alone... How could he resist? This adorable picture book combines lush illustrations with a gripping sense of tension and a hilarious twist ending.
Ages 3-7. 

(June 2016)


Page by Paige Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780810997226
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Published: Amulet Books - May 2011

Paige is a quiet girl with a BIG personality that she expresses best by drawing her feelings out on paper. This pensively beautiful graphic novel is full of expressionist illustrations and real-life high school drama. For anyone who's (1) been afraid, (2) moved to a new city, (3) creative, (4) felt lonely, (5) human!
Ages 12-17. 

(June 2016)


The 13 Clocks Cover Image
By James Thurber, Marc Simont (Illustrator), Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
Please call for price (626)449-5320.
ISBN: 9781590172759
Availability: Out of Print
Published: New York Review of Books - July 29th, 2008

Beware! This warped and witty fairy tale is full of nasty dukes, impossible curses, and invisible spies. Should ye discover how dangerously fun it is to read aloud, ye might lose your voice permanently! Don't believe me? Turn to the 2nd paragraph on page 73 and try it for yourself...
Ages 8 plus. 

(June 2016)