A Book for Every Genre

Welcome to my most ambitious list yet – a book for EVERY genre in the store. Well, almost. I did 51 and I’m sure I missed a few. Some I combined, some I split up a little further, and the order takes you roughly on a walking path through the store.

Being the book buyer for the store, it helps that my interests are incredibly varied – I’d probably read a book in every section of the store before I started working as a bookseller five and a half years ago. I’ve been meaning to take on a post of this scale for awhile now, but the holidays seemed like the best time. Especially for our loyal customers who come in during this time of year and would like me, personally, to help them pick out books for their family members, but cannot find me in the store (I’m still nursing a knee injury while working in the back room – knock and say hi!).

All that being said, I hope you’ll find this list helpful for your holiday shopping, in many cases it was difficult to narrow it down to just one book so if you’d like more in a particular genre, just leave a comment! Also, since there are 51 books on the list, I skipped the publisher description after my blurb, but they’re all on the website! - SARAH

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061718953
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2011

The instant New York Times bestseller and follow-up to Anthony Bourdain’s blockbuster classic on the cooking life, Kitchen Confidential

Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’


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Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781787134584
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 3rd, 2019

Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colors and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book from everyone''s favorite Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy!


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Lighter Than My Shadow Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781941302415
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Published: Oni Press - October 3rd, 2017

"A gripping graphic novel about a woman's battle with eating disorders." — The Guardian

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast.


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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity Cover Image
By Iliza Shlesinger, Mayim Bialik (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781602863347
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Published: Hachette Books - November 13th, 2018

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.


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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335005533
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 1st, 2019

A December Stephen Curry Book Club Pick

One of ESPN's 25 Can't Miss Books of 2019

"A feel-good story."--New York Times Book Review


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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822598
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Published: Crown - October 1st, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor


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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250234841
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Published: Picador - November 12th, 2019

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Finalist for the Costa Biography Award and long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Named a Best Book of 2018 by Esquire and Foreign Policy. An Amazon Best Book of November, the Guardian Bookshop Book of November, and one of the Evening Standard's Books to Read in November


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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named One of The Best Books of 2020 by NPR's Fresh Air * Publishers Weekly * Marie Claire * Redbook * Vogue * Kirkus Reviews * Book Riot * Bustle

A Recommended Book by The New York Times * The Washington Post * Booklist * The Boston Globe * Amazon * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Town & Country * Refinery29 * BookRiot * CrimeR


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Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780316509084
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 8th, 2019

The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings.Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.


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The Wordy Shipmates Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594484001
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 6th, 2009

In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post).


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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588747
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Crown - March 22nd, 2016

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania


If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . .


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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735214484
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 28th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.

“Fascinating. . . . If you’re a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you.” —Bill Gates


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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313577
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama


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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781451697728
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Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year


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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738246
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 5th, 2017

A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).

House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit.


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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553351392
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Published: Bantam - March 1st, 1992

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment.


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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781984826442
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 17th, 2019

From Fred Rogers Productions, comes a delightful gift book that shows how the wisdom of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is as relevant for adults as it is for children. With colorful illustrations and quotes that touch on themes of kindness, empathy, self-care, respect, and love, this is the feel-good book for our times.


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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728080
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Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller

If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything.

Except get pregnant.


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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.”
 


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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143112860
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Published: Penguin Books - December 18th, 2007

Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog.

The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint" (The New York Times)


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Giant Days Vol. 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781608867899
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Published: BOOM! Box - December 1st, 2015

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.


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500 Miles from You: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062911247
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 9th, 2020

What happens when two medical professionals--ex Army medic from a village in the Scottish Highlands and an inner city nurse from inner-city London—switch jobs for three months and become unlikely pen pals?


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The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

* INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *

"This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism."
People


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Nevernight: Book One of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250132130
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017

Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345418913
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - June 23rd, 1997

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.


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The Vorrh (The Vorrh Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101873786
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015

Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and “the current century's first landmark work of fantasy.” 


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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a


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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!

READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!


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Cross Stitch for the Soul: 20 Designs to Inspire Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781446308080
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Published: David & Charles - April 28th, 2020

Craft your own comfort with these uplifting cross stitch quotes.
Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as gifts for loved ones or as treasured pictures on the wall.


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The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524762285
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 17th, 2017

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills
 


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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781523506484
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

Discover wonder.

“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times


Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m


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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250211064
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Published: Square Fish - October 8th, 2019

From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.


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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761189138
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 7th, 2017

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.


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Moriarty: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377197
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 1st, 2015

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.


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The Royal We Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455557110
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 26th, 2016

An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.


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Candide: or, Optimism (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Voltaire, Peter Constantine (Translated by), Diane Johnson (Introduction by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780812972016
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Published: Modern Library - October 11th, 2005

In this splendid new translation of Voltaire’s satiric masterpiece, all the celebrated wit, irony, and trenchant social commentary of one of the great works of the Enlightenment is restored and refreshed.


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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive book.

With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criti


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Dandelion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982153380
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of illustrated poetry.

This edition includes a collection of uncomfortably honest personal essays about Gabbie’s childhood and relationships.

In this visually thrilling installm


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Mythos (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths #1) Cover Image
By Stephen Fry (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452178912
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019

Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.


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Philosophy for Polar Explorers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781524749118
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Published: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020

In Philosophy for Polar Explorers, Erling Kagge, renowned explorer and acclaimed author of Silence and Walking, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery.


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The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064401883
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Published: HarperCollins - December 21st, 2010

Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters!


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The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780525457237
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1996

This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family's bookshelf.


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Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.


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The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!


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Beezus and Ramona Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709182
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Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2020

Newbery Award-winner Beverly Cleary delivers a humorous portayal of the ups and downs of sisterhood. Both the younger and older siblings of the family will enjoy this book. 


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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Lives of . . .) Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544247611
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2013

Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious.


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A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062453037
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 21st, 2020

Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist!

The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II—from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity


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Six of Crows Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.


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Phoebe and Her Unicorn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449446208
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 2nd, 2014

"Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson's Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown...Simpson is that good, and that original."
—Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn


A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . .