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S Is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet
S Is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet
by Hannah Viano
Staff Pick
Hannah Viano takes the alphabet book beyond the norm. Every letter is an intimate scene of the natural world of the Pacific Northwest, rendered in beautiful paper-cut art and brief, poetic text. A lovely book for both children and adults.... (read more)

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Portland ABC (Larry Gets Lost)
Portland ABC (Larry Gets Lost)
by John Skewes
Staff Pick
Larry and Pete are back in Portland, touring the town in alphabetical order. A is for Art Museum. P is for Powell's Books. What better way for a Portland kid to practice their ABCs — and learn all about their city at the same time.... (read more)

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The Daring Book for Girls
The Daring Book for Girls
by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
Staff Pick
These volumes, The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls, are utterly brimming with tips, tools, maps, pictograms, glossaries, advice, game rules, blueprints... you name it! They're fantastic guidebooks for kids. And, truth be told, I... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Maps
Maps
by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Staff Pick
I am obsessed with this book; I have spent hours poring over all of the maps. The authors include all sorts of information on various countries from around the world: historical events and people, landmarks, traditional food and dress, wildlife, and more... (read more)

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Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Read! (Basher Science)
Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Read! (Basher Science)
by Dan Green and Simon Basher
Staff Pick
Dan Green and Simon Basher have done it again! Rocks and Minerals is the fifth book in their basic science series, and it's truly a "gem of a read." It features clear factual information and delightful illustrations that highlight the unique... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
by Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons
Staff Pick
With illustrated sentences like, "Eat here, and get gas," alongside, "Eat here and get gas," how can you resist? Introduce children to this small, but important punctuation mark. Who knew that a comma could be as funny as a punch line? A good time (and a... (read more)

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America the Beautiful: A Pop-Up Book
America the Beautiful: A Pop-Up Book
by Robert Sabuda
Staff Pick
One of my all time favorites, Robert Sabuda adds anther masterpiece to his collection of beautiful pop-up books with his version of this American anthem brought to life and full color. As with most of his books, Mom and Dad will love this as much as the... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
by Rufus Butler Seder
Staff Pick
A book that will charm and amuse any little one on your list. The horse really gallops; the chimp really swings from a tree — all through the magic of "scanimation."... (read more)

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A Little Book of Sloth
A Little Book of Sloth
by Lucy Cooke
Staff Pick
Do you shriek or weep easily? Then be prepared to go into overload! These little bundles of SQUEE! will melt even the most curmudgeonly naysayers. You'll  find yourself saying, "Kittens? What kittens?", or possibly becoming what I call "sloth-drunk." As... (read more)

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B Is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet
B Is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet
by Roland Smith and Marie Smith
Staff Pick
Not only are Roland Smith's myriad of kids books some of my favorites, but this recent title written with his wife Marie is a true gem! It's as approachable to picture books fans as it is to alphabet book seekers and lovers of the Northwest! I can't wait... (read more)

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The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin
The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin
by Peter Sis
Staff Pick
"A wild scheme" was one of Dr. Darwin’s objections to his son’s voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. Charles Darwin overthrows his father’s concerns, and embarks on the journey. Sis masterfully recreates his life through a collection of anecdotes... (read more)

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Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures (Helen Keller)
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures (Helen Keller)
by George Sullivan
Staff Pick
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all. —Helen Keller. Sullivan's book captures the adventure that was Keller's life in a series of incredible photographs. A fascinating children's biography about an immensely daring and gracious woman.... (read more)

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Kids on Strike!
Kids on Strike!
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Staff Pick
Bartoletti's triumph! A must read! Now hear this! Newspaper kids on strike? When its youngest citizens spoke up, New York City experienced one of its finest hours.... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
Staff Pick
Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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The Big Book of Boy Stuff
The Big Book of Boy Stuff
by Bart King
Staff Pick
This book is such a hit we can hardly keep it in stock. Get you copy now because we can't guarantee we will have more next week! Bart King, local author and middle school teacher knows boys all too well and gives them exactly what they want—loads of... (read more)

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John, Paul, George and Ben
John, Paul, George and Ben
by Lane Smith
Staff Pick
A charming introduction to the Founding Fathers, John, Paul, George, and Ben is filled with Lane Smith's characteristic whimsical and sly illustrations — not to mention his hilarious take on history! Sure to please picture book lovers of all ages.... (read more)

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The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus
The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus
by Brendan Powell Smith
Staff Pick
Completely ignore whatever your own inclinations are toward organized religion when picking up this book. Cuz it's KWAZY! Everybody can take something away from this, even if it's just enjoying looking at literal interpretations of Bible passages in LEGO... (read more)

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Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
by Teruyuki Komiya
Staff Pick
The pictures in Life-Size Zoo show what zoo animals would look like if they were standing right in front of you! What is smaller than expected? Or bigger? Notes on the side help you notice things in the picture that you may not have been looking for, and... (read more)

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Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
by Jennifer Berne
Staff Pick
Jacques Cousteau made a living swimming with the fishes. His movies and TV shows captivated the world and educated people about the wonders of the sea. Manfish gently describes the life of this extraordinary man through lovely paintings, interesting fold-... (read more)

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Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
by Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu
Staff Pick
The true tale of an unlikely friendship, Owen and Mzee is an important illustration of peace and camaraderie, especially in these fraught times. Filled with wonderful photographs that will warm the heart, this is truly a story to be savored.... (read more)

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