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The Hero and the Crown Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141309811
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Published: Puffin Books - October 2nd, 2000

This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. Aerin forges her own pather to find her power and save her kingdom. Magic swords, dragons, and adventure. It's a perfect read.

-Laura


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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

This duck and mouse live well! They may have been swallowed, but they have no intention of being eaten. It turns out that you don't need to worry about wolves eating you if you are already inside one. 

-Jane Alice


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Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632153661
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Published: Image Comics - October 20th, 2015

A grindhouse/midnight movie style satire about a prison planet for "non-compliant" women. If you're a fan of Handmaid's Tale, this is a great graphic novel companion. 

-Nolan


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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631493690
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 24th, 2017

A striking look at how anti-immigrant hate and a lust for profit revived the KKK in the 20s and 30s. Striking parallels to the anti-immigrant movement of today. It will make you think. 

-Bruce


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Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345335517
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Published: Del Rey - January 13th, 1986

Young Garion has led a sheltered life under the careful eye of his aunt Pol. But litter does he know that his obscure lineage is the key to a prophecy that binds gods, men, and sorcerors.

Benjamin


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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812976366
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2011

The eldrich power of the Old Gods vs. the might and intellect and sheer Britishness of Sherlock Holmes. Everything I could hope for in a Lovecraft/Conan Doyle mashup.

Ben


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All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Steifvater delivers a story about miracles, owls. and pirate radio stations that is unlike any of her others. 

One thing you'll wish for fter reading it - that fantastic hyperboles could tuck themselves so neatly into real life. 

One thing you'll fear - that you'll never meet an eclectic group of people so set on changing the world one person at a time. 

Jane Alice and Hanna


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Caroline: Little House, Revisited Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062685353
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 12th, 2018

The story of the Ingalls family journey from THE HOUSE in the BIG WOODS (Wisconsin) to Kansas Indian Territory - told from Caroline's viewpoint. How she did it so gracefully with two small girls and another on the way is truly heroic.

Realy Ann


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The End of the Wild Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316245135
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

Fern's family is struggling. Her stepdad is looking for work, her brothers are wild, and she has a big STEM project due at school. Families in the community are struggling too. When a fracking company comes to town Fern is not convinced the money is worth losing her beloved forest for. 


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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452145761
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

Simple: the most beautiful, inspirational flower gardening book I've ever seen! (And I've seen a lot of them!

-Jenny


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Lawn Boy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616202620
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 3rd, 2018

  • NO MONEY!
  • NO CAR!!
  • NO GIRLFRIEND!!!
  • NO LAWN MOWER!!!!

What's a guy to do?

-Karen


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Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985405
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

I'll admit this is an odd book - maybe even weird, but I liked it. It's about moving from the past, letting go of fear, and finding the moral strength to look beyond oneself and do what ought to be done. Oh, and it's funny. 

-Andi


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The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765380739
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Published: Tor Books - November 29th, 2016

Quite simply the best science fiction I have read this year. Phenomenal characters, a fascinating world, and surprises at every turn. 

-Gwen


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Fahrenheit 451 Cover Image
By Ray Bradbury, Tim Robbins (Read by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781491536247
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Published: Brilliance Audio - December 1st, 2014

"For if we are destroyed, the knowledge is dead, perhaps for good."

- Cora Lee


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Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492630043
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Published: Sourcebooks - May 3rd, 2016

This book will make you hungry. As a long-time hardcore kale enthusiast, this book was a wonderful, interesting read. A heartfelt and humorous memoir peppered with excellent recipes for kale lovers and timid kale try-ers alike. Even if kale isn't your thing, this book is stil a fascinating journey through food culture! Be sure to try the vegetarian beef-less bourguignon at the end of ch. 10!

-Katt