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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
by Alfie Kohn
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A must read! Parenting has come around to attachment again, and moved far, far away from the punitive cruelties of Victorian caregivers. Alfie Kohn has applied, in academic terms, the reasons to parent unconditionally. We have evolved!... (read more)

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Watership Down
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
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Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.... (read more)

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A Young People's History of the United States
A Young People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn
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A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History... (read more)

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Rebecca
Rebecca
by Daphne du Maurier
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Having devoured as much Daphne du Maurier as I could get my hands on as a teenager (after my sisters were done, of course), I can confidently recommend Rebecca as the best gothic love story and mystery I have ever read.... (read more)

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Feed
Feed
by M. T. Anderson
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If you had your iPod touch, email, bank account, and family business all organized and recorded in an implant at the base of your neck, what would your world look like? Would you even bother talking? Would you care? Take a peek at our future and ask the... (read more)

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The Haunted Looking Glass (New York Review Books Classics)
The Haunted Looking Glass (New York Review Books Classics)
by Edward Gorey
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Thrill to the haunting tales from such classic masters as Dickens, Stevenson, and Collins. Sizzling, permeating, thoroughly scary. Gorey's illustrations make this a pleasure to read.... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
by Kay Nielsen
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I loved this book so much as a child that I stole my mother's copy and, then, left it out in the rain! I have since replaced it with an old collectible volume. Now you can enjoy East of the Sun and West of the Moon in beautiful reproduction, with... (read more)

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott
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Michael Scott's The Alchemyst series hit us like a ton of gold bricks! Mr. Scott has already published several books of folktales, and this little venture into the life and time of Nicholas Flamel is full of great gods and myths. If you haven't had a run-... (read more)

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Cronus Chronicles #2: The Siren Song
Cronus Chronicles #2: The Siren Song
by Anne Ursu
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The second book in Anne Ursu's Cronus Chronicles is as fun (and as dark) as the first, The Shadow Thieves. If you enjoy books twisted with Greek mythology, then once you discover Ursu's creations, you'll dig in. Put five pillows on your bed, snuggle into... (read more)

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American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang
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For the winter holidays try American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Chang. This quirky book is a fabulous introduction to the new generation of graphic novels, and blends folklore with an exploration of racial stereotyping and the "right stuff" of America... (read more)

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Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
by Cait Johnson
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This is a book for those people who want a little woo-woo in their lives but don't believe in Santa Claus. My son and I have found solace in our practice of the Silver Cave, when the longest night seems to go on forever and we need to find hope in the... (read more)

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Book of a Thousand Days
Book of a Thousand Days
by Shannon Hale
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If you haven't heard of Shannon Hale...well, now you have! Try Book of a Thousand Days, which is her newest feminist fairy tale. The very first page will inexorably pull you in with Jungian, gothic images of mad women suffering patriarchal cruelties... (read more)

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Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
Rabbit Hill (Puffin Newberry Library)
by Robert Lawson
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Written in 1944, this is one of the classics of children's literature. The animals of Rabbit Hill and the folks who live in the big house learn about coexisting, giving us all something to think about in terms of how we interact with the world around us.... (read more)

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Watership Down: A Novel
Watership Down: A Novel
by Richard Adams
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Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.... (read more)

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Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
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A young girl rebels against her traditional, nomadic, bedouin culture by challenging her father.... (read more)

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I Am the Cheese
I Am the Cheese
by Robert Cormier
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Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

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The Cremation of Sam McGee
The Cremation of Sam McGee
by Robert Service and Ted Harrison
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Gol dang! The Cremation of Sam McGee is one heckuva fine poem! Pull yer boots up to the hot chocolate and take a few extra marshmallows while I tell you how the strangest things happen when you get up North. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to get... (read more)

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Yakitate!! Japan #01
Yakitate!! Japan #01
by Takashi Hashiguchi
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If you're the type to take things too seriously, don't bother with this graphic novel series, Yakitate!! Japan. Instead of killing each other, our characters are competing with rolls, loaves, and pastries. With famous lines like "I was distracted by his... (read more)

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Usagi Yojimbo
Usagi Yojimbo
by Stan Sakai
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This excellent, old-timey, crazy-well-done comic is part of the Western world's love for all things manga. If you like Bone, you will love Usagi Yojimbo.... (read more)

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