Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358252108
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Such a beautiful book!! A teacher can be anyone or anything, this is the wisdom Sy Montgomery wishes to impart and does so beautifully! This heartwarming book shows us animals and insects can teach us so much about compassion, friendship and all the things that make a good creature!

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735225312
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Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

Virginia Hall is the most badass woman of the 20th century! In the face of adversity, sexism, facism, and outright danger, Virginia Hall stood unmoved. Her tenacity and passion for justice and freedom gained her the respect and adoration of just about all who came into contact with her (aside from the Nazi's she was constantly thwarting). This was a truly inspirational read!

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By Adam Rex, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534414532
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 12th, 2019

Pluto loves being a planet! He loves it so much he becomes inconsolable when NASA phones to give the news that Pluto is not, in fact, a planet at all. Yet another incredibly smart and witty book by Adam Rex!

Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA's Graffiti Subculture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226493589
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 14th, 2019

Stefano Bloch paints vivid snapshots of his early life growing up in LA. He takes you on late night voyages around the city as he throws up his Cisco tags, laying the groundwork for his infamy. The goal, to go All City, to tag his name across all of Los Angeles. All the while giving insight on his formative years and how they shaped the man he became.

Just Figure Out a Way Cover Image
By Todd Civin (Contribution by), Leah Dennehy (Illustrator), Coralyn Weeks
ISBN: 9798656517300
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Published: Independently Published - June 24th, 2020

This is an incredibly sweet book about how to persevere no matter the odds! Written by a young local author, Coralyn's debut book is an ode to her younger brother who has shown her that being different isn't a bad thing at all and that you can always figure out a way!

The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781101911815
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

In a sort of Orwellian setting, Yoko Ogawa brings you to a small island where things just disappear. They begin by disappearing in a physical sense and then they just vanish from thought and memory and what doesn't is taken care of by the Memory Police. For the main character who is a writer, forgetting is the beginning of the end. While most people blissfully forget, she struggles to remember and must hide any and all evidence of this struggle for fear that the Memory Police will come after her as they have for all others who do not forget.

The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

This is such a lovely, heartwarming read! TJ Klune has beautifully created  a world where magical people are very much real and very much marginalized. Linus Baker is an employee of a branch of the government referred to as DICOMY(Department In Charge Of Magical Youth) that specializes in tracking and observing children with magical abilities. Linus, an incredibly organized and concise case worker, is tapped for a highly classified assignment to visit and observe the "incredibly dangerous" children of the Marsyas Island Orphanage and to collect information on the caretaker of the orphanage, Arthur Parnassus. But what Linus finds on Marsyas Island will make him question everything he has ever known.

La Voz de M.A.Y.O Rambo Cover Image
By Henry Barajas, J. Gonzo (Artist)
ISBN: 9781534313637
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Published: Image Comics - November 12th, 2019

Henry Barajas lovingly shares the true story of his Tata, Ramon Jaurigue, and his work establishing the Mexican American Yaqui Organization (M.A.Y.O.) in Tucson, Arizona. J. Gonzo beautifully illustrates a Tucson of the past along with the vibrant characters Barajas has brought into the spotlight. Tata Rambo is an evocative look at a piece of local history that might have otherwise been forgotten.

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Lives of the Monster Dogs: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Kirsten Bakis, Jeff VanderMeer (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780374537142
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 9th, 2017

A strangely compelling tale about a race of upright walking "Monster Dogs" with prosthetic hands, living the lives of celebrities in modern day New York City adorned in the height of 1800s Prussian fashion. It also gives a horrifically fascinating look into the mind of the man who created this monster race of dogs, Augustus Rank. Lives of the Monster Dogs is truly a bizarrely intriguing novel.

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

A very misunderstood witch, an aesthete swamp monster, a perfectly tiny dragon, an enmagicked young girl, and a Sorrow Eater. These are the characters that will teach you the true meaning of friends and family. They will warm your heart, bring a giggle to your lips or a shiver to your spine. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fun adventure from start to finish!

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Little Weirds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316485340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

A beautiful collection of quirky stories and odd lists that maybe, just maybe, YOU really needed to read today.

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Take It as a Compliment Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849056977
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Published: Singing Dragon - November 21st, 2015

A powerfully poignant collection of interviews and anonymous accounts of sexual abuse from men and women from all over the world.

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By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

This wonderful book imparts the beautiful message that imperfection is beautiful, that mistakes are part of the creative process and more often than not, can open your mind to bigger perspectives.

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The Looking Glass Wars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142409411
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Published: Speak - August 21st, 2007

Frank Beddor's re-imagining of the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a thrilling adventure that brings us to war torn Wonderland after 13 years of a brutal civil war and follows Alyss Heart as she fights to reclaim her rightful place as Queen of Wonderland. Beddor gives new life to the Lewis Carroll's classic characters!

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The Silver Crown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689841118
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Published: Aladdin - October 1st, 2001

From the author of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, this is an eerie adventure about a young girl named Ellen whose life is turned upside down on her 10th birthday. She wakes to find a silver crown on her pillow and shortly after her house burns down and her family goes missing. Ellen begins a perilous journey to find her family and solve the mystery of the silver crown.

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The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385736008
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Published: Ember - June 24th, 2008

Twins, Sophie and Josh, think they have a boring mundane summer of working in a coffee shop and a moldy old book store when they find themselves at the center of an ancient prophecy and epic centuries old battle between good and evil. Michael Scott takes you on a thrilling modern adventure that is intertwined with famous historical figures and legends. If you're in need of a new series to get addicted to check this one out!

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Broken: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061561047
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Published: Ecco - September 9th, 2008

A modern take on the classic To Kill a Mockingbird set in England. Broken is a brilliantly observed and darkly funny novel that follows the sudden unraveling of a sub­urban community after a single act of thoughtless cruelty.

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Still Life with Woodpecker: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553348972
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Published: Bantam - April 1st, 1990

A quirky love story of sorts, that will change the way you look at a pack of cigarettes. Tom Robbins has a wonderfully entertaining way of enlightening his audience on topics they never knew they needed to know about, such as the origin of red heads.

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393355437
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

Wonderfully written! An amazing non-fiction book that reads like an enthralling Mystery/Thriller!