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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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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
by Joanne Greenberg
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This is one of the few books I have read more than twice. If you walk through this world with any mental illness, including clinical depression, you will probably see yourself in this 15-year-old's struggle.... (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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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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The Blue Sword
The Blue Sword
by Robin McKinley
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An exquisite fantasy adventure set in a desert country.... (read more)

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The Shadow Thieves
The Shadow Thieves
by Anne Ursu
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For a good vacation read, try Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu's somewhat dark, mythological thriller is the first in the Cronus Chronicles, so if you enjoy it, there's more to look forward to. Ursu's work dances between humor, gothic suspense, and family... (read more)

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American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
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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Haunted Looking Glass (59 Edition)
Haunted Looking Glass (59 Edition)
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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Men and Gods: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Greeks (New York Review Books Classics)
Men and Gods: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Greeks (New York Review Books Classics)
by Rex Warner
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Did I say Greek myths were in? When were they ever out? This collection will rock your socks — with outstanding illustrations, to boot. Even the most experienced Greek god or goddess will pore over Men and Gods with abundant enthusiasm.... (read more)

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Tender Morsels
Tender Morsels
by Margo Lanagan
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A young adult novel that appeals to adults, Tender Morsels is a nightmare fairytale story of redemption that will reach across your subconscious much like Jeanette Winterson's work. Lanagan's prose is delightfully crafted, careful, imaginative, and... (read more)

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My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry)
My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry)
by Emily Dickinson
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I grew up in Emily Dickinson's hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, and was lucky to be introduced to her poetry long before I tried to understand or analyze it. If you let the words roll around in your ears, you'll catch yourself tumbling on her rhymes... (read more)

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Immigrant Kids
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
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Russell Freedman has been meticulously documenting children's history for over 20 years. The inspiration for Immigrant Kids came from an exhibition of photographs called "Street Kids: 1864–1977," held at the New York Historical Society in 1978. Once... (read more)

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You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
by Thomas Armstrong
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Wow! Hey! You're Smarter Than You Think talks about a lot of different kinds of intelligence — not just the kind that can be measured with an IQ test or the SAT. See for yourself what intelligence is and what it is not. Now that's smart!... (read more)

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Revolution
Revolution
by Jennifer Donnelly
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Revolution is a rich and complex story of a young woman dealing with her grief over a lost brother. With stellar attention to detail and pacing, Donnelly takes us through the French Revolution in a graceful blend of realistic fiction, historical fiction,... (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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Leviathan
Leviathan
by Scott Westerfeld and Keith Thompson
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Scott Westerfeld's newest novel takes a different direction altogether from his wildly popular Uglies series. Leviathan, set in a fictional period prior to WWII, is an excellent blend of fantasy, technology, and adventure, reminiscent of Kenneth Oppel's... (read more)

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Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala
Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala
by James Baldwin
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If you ever wondered where J. R. R. Tolkien got some of his major inspiration for The Lord Of The Rings, read the Kalevala. Even the Elvin language was based on Finnish. Then when you're in the lunchroom you can tell your friends how closely related the... (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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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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You Know Where to Find Me
You Know Where to Find Me
by Rachel Cohn
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Having not read any Cohn to date, I was interested... and really moved. When I was a teenager, back in the last century, I really could have used this story. I thought I was alone.... (read more)

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