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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Set in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1936, a young Cussy Mary has to navigate the world not just as a single woman, but as a single blue woman due to a condition called methemoglobinemia. Seen as a leper, the only way she is able to connect with people is through a love of books. She treks through the rocky terrain as one of the first pack horse librarians bringing literacy to the farthest reaches of the state. This book celebrates small acts of kindness and the humanity of books in an otherwise cruel world.


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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316486644
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 30th, 2020

This book by Ronan Farrow is sickeningly fascinating. As he dives into his thorough investigation of the slimy underside of the entertainment industry, you are blown away by the lengths these powerful men will go to in order to protect their own predilections. While it is not a light-hearted read, it is an eye-opening novel exposing issues that have remained buried for far too long.


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The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

These crayons have had enough! They each write a letter to young Duncan to let him know their problems with his coloring techniques--yellow and orange can't even talk to each other anymore after the sun debate. Cheeky and entertaining, this book is a funny read for a new little artist creating pictures of their own.


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56 Days Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781982694654
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - August 17th, 2021

Buckle up for a riveting tale of love, deception, and regret in the time of COVID. Dating during a quarantine presents all kinds of challenges, so why not just move in together after only a month of dating? Surely they aren't a murderer or anything...


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Tyrone O’Saurus Dreams Cover Image
By James Howe, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536210873
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Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021

Tyrone is under the pressure of living up to everyone else's expectations of him: dentist, lawyer, pro football player. But after trying out for the football team, Tyrone was right: he's no football player. What he actually dreams of being is a dancer, and after meeting the strongest dinosaur ever, he realizes that he too should pursue his dream of dancing.


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The Duck Who Didn't Like Water Cover Image
By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534489172
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 30th, 2021

Sweet little Duck can't stand getting wet, so he suits up in his raincoat and umbrella anytime he absolutely must leave his warm house. On one rainy night, Duck was forced to leave his cozy home because of pesky hole in his roof. That night, Duck came across a lonely Frog in need of shelter and friendship.


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Our Woman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063020788
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Published: William Morrow - June 1st, 2021

This novel had me hooked from start to finish! You get deeply invested in the strained relationship between twins Ruth and Iris. After disappearing with her diplomat husband, Iris sends Ruth a postcard from Moscow drawing the twins back together and unvraveling the secrets that kept them apart.


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Home Is in Between Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374303679
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

What a heartfelt book! Perkins beautifully captures the struggle of adjusting to a new home and learning about a different culture. Little Shanti has to help her parents navigate this new country while also trying to hold on to her memories of the village she grew up in. She learns that home is not just one place but all the places in between where she has found love and joy.


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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Touching, whimsical, inspiring, and unlike any other novel I have read. This enchanting story shows that a loving family and a fulfilling life can be discovered at any age--all you need is the courage to embrace it.


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Fresh Water for Flowers Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456764
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Published: Europa Editions - May 4th, 2021

A beautiful, yet dark, French tale capturing the lives and loves of those buried in the cemetery cared for by Violette Toussaint. Living through grief, Violette has to learn how to find happiness again in the small moments and the kindness of those who love her.


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Return of the Underwear Dragon Cover Image
By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593119921
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Published: Random House Studio - October 26th, 2021

Such a clever and charming tale of Sir Cole recognizing that the frustrated Underwear Dragon only destroyed the city because he couldn't read. Sir Cole reached out to teach the dragon how to read instead of fighting him--for the dragon was having nightmares about that fight. With alliteration and puns, this is a super fun book to read!


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The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

Caught between suspense and domestic fiction, this story keeps you engaged in both the plot and the relationships. The main relationship is that of an uncertain stepmother and her teenage stepdaughter. A difficult situation to navigate in the best of times is complicated even further by the disappearance of the husband and father: the glue that kept them together. In his absence, the two must uncover his secrets to determine what the future of their family will look like.


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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Just Ask is a celebration of each individual's differences. This book shines a light on each child's abilities rather than letting their disabilities define them. We meet Rafael who likes to go slow and take his time so he can breathe easily, and Jordan who loves to talk about dinosaurs and organizes things to calm her mind.This is the perfect way to teach kids about how special and unique everyone is.


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Bath Haus: A Thriller Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546737
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Published: Doubleday - June 15th, 2021

Gripping and graphic, this book claws you in from the very first page. While there are plenty of times I wanted to yell at Oliver to make better choices, his life-threatening mistakes had me extremely invested. With lots of dark twists and darker characters, this is an enthralling read.


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What's Up, Construction Truck? (A Pop Magic Book): Folds into a 3-D Truck! Cover Image
By Matthew Reinhart, Toby Leigh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419749827
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - November 16th, 2021

Interactive to the max! This book shows you all of the interior parts of a construction vehicle and even forms a 3-D bulldozer once you finish reading it!


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Stuntboy, in the Meantime Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534418165
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 30th, 2021

Stuntboy perfectly toes the line between graphic novels and middle grade books where young readers can get the best of both worlds. Reynolds expertly handles challenging topics like anxiety (or "the frets" as Portico calls it), bullying, divorce, and moving to capture the reality of growing up but also the beauty of how Portico learns to cope with the help of his best friend. Portico rises to each challenge as Stuntboy to help out the rest of his real-life superheros including his parents and the building Superintendent.


Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181140
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

This beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the art of ballet for everyone! The story shows young boys excelling at dance, aspiring to be like the professional men of the American Ballet Theatre who get a special shoutout at the end of the book. 


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My Fun Flap Book: My Fun Fire Truck (My Fun Flap Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781684490790
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Published: Priddy Books US - October 19th, 2021

Completely interactive! This hands-on book shows you all about the work of a firefighter. In addition to 25 flaps, this book also helps you learn about opposites, counting, and rescue strategies. For readers 2 and up, My Fun Fire Truck is the perfectly fun way to learn.


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Group Hug Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250127105
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 14th, 2021

Who needs a hug? The sad slug sure does. So does the forgotten groundhog and the overlooked porcupine. Along with all of the animals, this book is sure to give your heart a tug, too.


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Chez Bob Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316483117
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

This lazy alligator, Bob, has come up with the ingenious idea of attracting his meals by providing them one of their own: a birdseed restaurant right on his nose. While these birds dine on his snout, they become quite comfortable and close with ole Bob which leads him to question: should he really eat them?


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It Ends with Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

Oof. When I first started reading this book, I was expecting your typical lighthearted romance. Let me tell you, I was wrong. This raw, riveting romance sucked me in and didn't let go. With the whole complicated range of emotions, Lily's love story is anything but typical. 


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These Silent Woods: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250793393
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 16th, 2021

After Cooper has lost everything else that matters to him, he is willing to do whatever it takes to raise his daughter even when that means changing his name and living in the wilderness. Showing Finch how to live off the land, she gains independence and compassion for the little bit of the world she gets to see. When the outside world starts to intrude on their patch of solitude, life as they know it is in question.


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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

With some eerie parallels to our current situation, this dystopian novel depicts a post-pandemic life. However, this virus has an incubation period of 3 hours and manages to wipe out nearly 99% of the population. Throughout each of the intertwined stories, there is a recurring message that "survival is insufficient." Full of symbolism and allusions, I avidly read this book with a highlighter and pen in hand.


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Dino Trouble (Arcade World #1) Cover Image
By Nate Bitt, Glass House Graphics (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781665904643
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Published: Little Simon - February 15th, 2022

This is every gamer's dream! After stumbling into a super cool arcade, Journey and Travis become the top players. Soon, the game becomes real life as their world transforms into Dino Trouble. These two must win the game to save their town.


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No Bunnies Here! Cover Image
By Tammi Sauer, Ross Burach (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593181355
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2022

When a sharp-toothed wolf wanders into Bunnyville, all the bunnies quickly try to camoflague for safety. However, they soon realize that this wolf is not scary but lonely and is actually a big softy looking for some friends.


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In the Wild Light Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524720247
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

This book is all heart and I felt it so deeply. The relationship Cash shares with his Papaw is unmatched in its purity and devotion amid the grief and turmoil surrounding them. My eyes filled with tears more times than I can count, and I savored every second I spent immersed in this story.


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A River Enchanted: A Novel (Elements of Cadence #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063055988
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Published: Harper Voyager - February 15th, 2022

After years away from the isle on which he was born, Jack Tamerlaine returns home at the request of the laird's daughter--his old menace. Together, they must enlist the magic of earth, water, fire, and wind to solve the mystery threatening the safety of life in the east. This book perfectly sets up the beginning of an enchanting series, indeed.


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The Night Circus Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

Much like the patrons attending the circus, this novel winds the reader through various times, tricks and tales intricately woven together by dark magic permanently linking two illusionists: one featured prominently and one behind the scenes. These two illusionists are faced with challenges of life, love, sacrifice, and death. Their performance determines not only their futures but the future of the entire circus as we know it.


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The Unhoneymooners Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501128035
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Published: Gallery Books - May 14th, 2019

Fast, fun, and feisty. Featuring a couple constantly bantering, this rom-com was thoroughly enjoyable to read.


Lucky Cover Image
By Christy Mandin, Christy Mandin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063047341
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Published: HarperCollins - May 24th, 2022

Lucky is the cutest little pearl in the ocean. But all of the falling debris sends her searching for a new home, and she finds a sweet friend along the way. With ocean pollution facts at the end of the book, this story is both a precious and important one.


Duck, Duck, Dad? Cover Image
By Lorna Scobie, Lorna Scobie (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822734
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Ralph is in for a wild ride when he is swarmed by chicks calling him dad. Even after reuniting with his pups, he can't say goodbye to the chicks, so they make one big wonky family.


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Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419756658
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2022

This book is chock-full of gorgeous illustrations and handy information for all plants. Not only does it inform you on the history of the plants, it also instructs you on how to grow your own! This is great for young gardeners looking to develop a green thumb.


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Cinderelliot: A Scrumptious Fairytale Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762499595
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 3rd, 2022

Cinderelliot pours all of his love into his baking in the hopes of winning the prince's love. Such a fun, delicious twist on a classic!


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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616203214
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 1st, 2014

Much like most of my favorites, this novel highlights how a love of reading can bring even the most disparate people together. A dejected A.J. Fikry gets a second chance at life when he finds a special delivery at his bookstore on Alice Island. His little bookstore becomes the hub where everyone gathers and grows because "a place ain't a place without a bookstore."


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