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Gigi Little


Gigi Little works as In-Store Merchandising and Promotions Coordinator for Powell's City of Books. Before moving to Portland, she spent fifteen years in the circus. Her writing has appeared in the books Portland Noir and The Pacific Northwest Reader, and she also wrote and illustrated two children's picture books (Wright Vs. Wrong and The Magical Trunk) under an old name with far too many Gs in it.

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Mr. Wuffles!
Mr. Wuffles!
by David Wiesner
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The spacemen and the ant colony are headed for despair, adventure, and — ultimately — triumph, all because of a cat who's finally found a toy he wants to play with. Imaginative, sweet, funny: Mr. Wuffles! is my favorite David Wiesner book in... (read more)

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I Loved You More
I Loved You More
by Tom Spanbauer
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Tom Spanbauer is beloved by readers and booksellers alike, and he will be a featured author at the ABA Winter Institute 2014 to coincide with the publication of I Loved You More, April 1, 2014. Tom was one of Gordon Lish's original student writers in... (read more)

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (Pigeon)
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (Pigeon)
by Mo Willems
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The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.... (read more)

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Sparky!
Sparky!
by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans
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The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (read more)

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
by Daniel H. Pink
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Daniel Pink is as engaging and accessible as ever as he offers fascinating insights into the subject of "selling" — both in the traditional sense and in the way we, as humans, constantly "sell" in our daily lives. Hint: it happens much more often... (read more)

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The Numberlys
The Numberlys
by William Joyce
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From the team who brought you andlt;Iandgt;The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmoreandlt;/Iandgt; comes an alphabet tale extraordinaire!andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;iandgt;Once upon a time there was no alphabet, only numbersand#8230;andlt... (read more)

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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
by Peter Brown
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A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he... (read more)

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A Simplified Map of the Real World
A Simplified Map of the Real World
by Stevan Allred
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Stevan Allred guides us through the devious pathways of the human heart in this debut collection of linked short stories set in the fictional town of Renata, Oregon. Acts of neighborly kindness rub elbows with acts of raw prejudice. A rejected son learns... (read more)

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Battle Bunny
Battle Bunny
by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett and Matthew Myers
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In Battle Bunny, young Alex lovingly defaces Birthday Bunny, the book his grandma gave him. Balloons turn into bombs; a bowl of "Carrot Crispies" turns into "Greasy Guts." It's a hilarious send-up of classic children's books, infused with a real kid's... (read more)

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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
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We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator... (read more)

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It Wasn't Me (The Hueys #2)
It Wasn't Me (The Hueys #2)
by Oliver Jeffers
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This group of roly-poly, egg-shaped weirdos can't stop fighting. They fight over who started the fighting. They fight so long they can't remember what the fighting is about. In Oliver Jeffers's hilarious picture book, all the fighting will just make you... (read more)

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Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
by Laura Stanfill
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I'm really, really not just picking this because I have an essay in the collection. Really. This sweet, little book is wonderfully indie (printed solely and beautifully using an Espresso Book Machine, one of which lives at Powell's City of Books) and... (read more)

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The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story
The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story
by Joan Wickersham
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I've just started reading Joan Wickersham's seven-story collection, The News from Spain. I'm loving Wickersham's crisp, unpredictable writing in this smart look at the shimmer, the longing, the downright messiness of love.... (read more)

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Nana Cracks the Case!
Nana Cracks the Case!
by Kathleen Lane
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She's the wackiest, funniest grandma ever — and she's hot... warm... cold on the trail of the Yumdum thief! This book is just plain weird! And that's a good thing — trust me. Nana Cracks the Case! is a great book for kids — smart, kooky, doesn't... (read more)

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Drinking Closer to Home (P.S.)
Drinking Closer to Home (P.S.)
by Jessica Anya Blau
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Louise, Buzzy, Anna, Portia, and Emery: striking characters individually, but together they are an unforgettable family. Triumphantly dysfunctional, painfully hilarious. Jessica Anya Blau's new book, Drinking Closer to Home, is a rich portrait — wacky,... (read more)

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First Contact: Or, It's Later Than You Think
First Contact: Or, It's Later Than You Think
by Evan Mandery
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It's a tall order, setting out to write a satire chock full of aliens as an homage to Kurt Vonnegut, but Evan Mandery pulls it off brilliantly in First Contact. It's a zany narrative full of pop references, Woody Allen tributes, and hilarious asides by... (read more)

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