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The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
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Young Peter wakes up to find that snow has fallen — and he can't wait to go outside and play! Though he's disappointed later when he finds out that he can't save a snowball in his pocket, his sadness melts when he wakes up the next morning to yet... (read more)

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Mysterious Benedict Society #03
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Mysterious Benedict Society #03
by Trenton Lee Stewart
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma will delight Stewart's ever-growing legion of fans. Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are absolutely fantastic characters — they're brainy, loyal, funny, and more — and this latest... (read more)

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Peak
Peak
by Roland Smith
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When 14-year-old Peak Marcello is caught scaling a skyscraper to place his signature graffiti tag, he is offered a choice: spend three years in juvenile detention, or climb Mt. Everest with his long-absent father.  And though the choice might be easy... (read more)

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The Invisible Bridge
The Invisible Bridge
by Julie Orringer
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The Invisible Bridge is jaw-droppingly impressive. Orringer is a hugely talented writer, able to wrangle epic themes — love and war, tragedy and redemption — and tame them with her deft, evocative prose. Her debut novel is cinematic, heart-wrenching,... (read more)

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Bone Soup
Bone Soup
by Cambria Evans
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Finnigan the Eater, a hungry skeleton, arrives in a new town to find that his reputation has preceded him: the townspeople (er, towns-creatures, rather) have stashed all of their delicious bat wings, eyeballs, and frog legs safely out of his reach. But... (read more)

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The White Darkness
The White Darkness
by Geraldi Mccaughrean
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Sym Wates is obsessed with everything Antarctic — especially the doomed explorer Titus Oates, who died in a 1911 expedition to the South Pole. She is thrilled when her uncle Victor arranges to take her to Antarctica, but her delight doesn't last; it... (read more)

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365 Penguins
365 Penguins
by Jean Luc Fromental
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On January 1st, a family is surprised by a delivery: a single penguin from a mysterious sender. What's more, the delivery continues — one penguin for each day until, by the end of the year, their house is so stuffed with penguins that the family has to... (read more)

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The Contest
The Contest
by Gordon Korman
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In The Contest, the first installment of Gordon Korman's Everest trilogy, 20 young mountaineers vie for four spots on SummitQuest — the world's youngest team to ascend Mt. Everest. As climbers are cut from the team, tensions build, personalities clash,... (read more)

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Lost and Found
Lost and Found
by Oliver Jeffers
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In Lost and Found, a young boy finds a lost penguin on his stoop and embarks on a journey to help the penguin find its way home. But, after a big trip in a tiny rowboat — all the way to the South Pole — the boy realizes that the penguin was... (read more)

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Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
by Pamela Slim
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I work for Powell's — a pretty far cry from a "corporate prison" — but even so, I found Escape from Cubicle Nation to be equal parts inspirational and practical. Mixing contemporary research with anecdotes and exercises, Slim's engaging book will... (read more)

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A Common Pornography: A Memoir
A Common Pornography: A Memoir
by Kevin Sampsell
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I loved Kevin Sampsell's A Common Pornography. Though by "loved" I mean "was impressed and cringed a lot." This collection of short "memory experiments" runs the gamut from hilarious to heartbreaking, and Sampsell has an incredible knack for illuminating... (read more)

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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients
Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients
by Ina Garten
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Back to Basics operates on a simple premise: use few ingredients, but use the best. Ina Garten encourages cooks to choose fresh herbs and seasonal produce to create simple, flavorful dishes. Plus, the photographs are as tantalizing as the recipes.... (read more)

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Horns
Horns
by Joe Hill
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After reading Joe Hill's newest novel, Horns, I am vastly relieved: there is a successor to Stephen King. I've spent a few traumatizing moments wondering what I'd do should there not ever be another King novel or short story. Well, as long as his son... (read more)

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Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
by Christine Schmidt
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From Christine Schmidt, founder of Yellow Owl Workshop, comes a down-to-earth guide for creating sweet, homespun prints on all manner of surfaces, using simple, budget-friendly materials. (Yay, potato stamp!)... (read more)

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Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
by David Shields
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In Reality Hunger, Shields draws from classic and contemporary sources — artists, writers, philosophers, and more — to present a collage of ideas that is erudite and provocative. It's a book of intentional plagiarism that casts new light on ideas of... (read more)

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I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence
I Like You: Hospitality under the Influence
by Amy Sedaris
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A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.... (read more)

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Garden Wisdom and Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Plant, Grow, and Harvest
Garden Wisdom and Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Plant, Grow, and Harvest
by Judy Pray and Editors of Rodale Books
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Honestly, I don't know how Rodale managed to pack so much into one book; Garden Wisdom and Know-How is a veritable clown car of information. Whether you want healthy houseplants, a lush edible garden, or a perfectly manicured lawn, this book has... (read more)

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Asta in the Wings
Asta in the Wings
by Jan Elizabeth Watson
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In Watson's captivating debut novel, the Hewitt family lives an isolated life in rural Maine. But when circumstances force them into society, they must reconcile their home life with the outside world, learning that isolation has many forms. A... (read more)

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Spyology (Ologies)
Spyology (Ologies)
by Spencer Blake and Dugald Steer
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The latest in the 'Ology series, Spyology instructs young readers in the art and science of spycraft. With pull-outs, decoders, and puzzles, it offers an interactive reading adventure. Budding secret agents can even continue the fun at 'Ology's website.... (read more)

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Snow Music
Snow Music
by Lynne Rae Perkins
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In Snow Music, Lynne Rae Perkins's lovely picture book, snow comes "singing a silent song" and leaves music everywhere: in the quiet whisper of snowfall, the noises of animals, and the rumbling of the plow. The story is laid out almost like a concrete... (read more)

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