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The Young Elites
The Young Elites
by Marie Lu
Staff Pick
Adelina is scarred from a disease and has become an abomination in her world. Gaining a mysterious, powerful gift, she joins the outcasts of the Young Elites to battle the wickedness of her Kingdom and the darkness in her heart. Following the Legend... (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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Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
by John Gorham and Liz Crain
Staff Pick
Gorham creates Spanish-style dishes with layered and complex flavors. Recipes are augmented with the personal history of their evolution in Gorham's kitchen, making Toro Bravo a bit like enjoying dining at the chef's table at this favorite Portland... (read more)

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A Wonderful Year
A Wonderful Year
by Nick Bruel
Staff Pick
In his new book, Nick Bruel takes us through all four seasons of one particular (funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes nutso) year. A Wonderful Year is packed full of deadpan wackiness, unexpected turns, and, of course, a purple hippo named Louise.... (read more)

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Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
by Jeffrey Brown
Staff Pick
Join Roan Novachez in his second year at Jedi Academy. Roan's adventures in pilot training, food fights, poetry tests, and general middle-school awkwardness make for a fun summer read that's hilarious and engaging. An addictive mix of comics and text... (read more)

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LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary
LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary
by DK Publishing
Staff Pick
This enlightening visual gallery of all things Masters of Spinjitzu has incredible details, from Kai's nickname for the 1,180-piece Fire Dragon to specifics about four-armed Lord Garmadon. A limited-edition LEGO Ninjago minifigure is included to help you... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
Staff Pick
Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (read more)

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Yeti and the Bird
Yeti and the Bird
by Nadia Shireen
Staff Pick
Yeti is big and scary and downright abominable — until a bird falls on his head. With Nadia Shireen's sweet, simple drawings, Yeti and the Bird is a gentle, funny story about friendship and how yetis — like people — aren't always what... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
Staff Pick
I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
by Rachel Saunders
Staff Pick
Can't get to the Bay area to get your Blue Chair fix? Make your own Blue Chair jam with this beautiful, beautiful cookbook. The recipes run the gamut, from basic to gently nuanced to deliciously spirited. And yummy! And beautiful. Did I mention beautiful?... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
Staff Pick
From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
by Paul Fischer
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Just when you thought the news about North Korea and the movies couldn't get any weirder, here comes Paul Fischer's spectacular account of the real-life kidnappings of South Korea's biggest film stars by the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il. The central... (read more)

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Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
Staff Pick
I admit it; before reading Life of Pi, I thought, There's just no way that Yann Martel can write a whole book about a teenage boy and a tiger stranded together in a lifeboat for 277 days. But, I was so wrong; he pulls it off beautifully. You will love... (read more)

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Staff Pick
I know you shouldn't recommend books that you are only halfway through, but this is such a lush tapestry of a book I can't resist. Like a moist rich chocolate torte, Strange and Norrell is the sort of book you ration out to avoid finishing it too soon... (read more)

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The Guts
The Guts
by Roddy Doyle
Staff Pick
Jimmy Rabbitte from Doyle's earlier work The Commitments takes center stage in this warm and witty story about friendship, family, facing death, and following music. The aging musician is battling cancer but isn't about to give up on one, possibly last... (read more)

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Staff Pick
Perfect for book groups, a charming series of letters make up this short novel set in post-WWII Europe. The correspondents, drawn together by their love of books and affection for each other, collectively tell a moving tale of endurance and friendship in... (read more)

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The Silent Land (Vintage)
The Silent Land (Vintage)
by Graham Joyce
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After married couple Zoe and Jake survive an avalanche, they are shocked to discover that every single person in their French Pyrenees resort has disappeared — and not only everyone in their resort but everyone in the entire town as well. Their... (read more)

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May We Be Forgiven
May We Be Forgiven
by A M Homes
Staff Pick
Harry Silver commits a sin that will forever change his life, and no amount of foresight could have prepared him for what follows. Harry's brother, George, is suddenly out of the picture, and Harry is left with George's house, his two children, his... (read more)

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The Queen of the Tearling
The Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
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For 19 years, Kelsea has lived in the forest, watched over by an older couple. But the time has come for her to be crowned as the realm's queen. Kelsea must learn how to rule her kingdom and find people she can trust to guide her.... (read more)

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
Staff Pick
Completely autobiographical and, as always, hilarious, Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite of all the David Sedaris collections. The first half of the book focuses on his childhood in North Carolina and his very unusual family; the second half details... (read more)

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