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Owl Babies By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763617103
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Published: Candlewick - April 1st, 2002

A classic tale of the importance of mothers to all creatures.

- Mia


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Just Say Yes By Goldy Moldavsky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250863232
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - January 30th, 2024

When Jimena learns that she's been living in the US undocumented, she hatches a plan to marry for a green card as soon as she turns 18. Her neighbor Vitaly is totally not on board, but he wants to help Jimena succeed--which is a problem when she realizes she's in love with Vitaly.

- Sarah


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Lucy!: How Lucille Ball Did It All By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419749926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 19th, 2024

The queen of comedy! Celebrate a ground-breaking entertainer and business woman who charted the course for television back in its infancy. The quirky illustrations have the feel of Lucy's anything-for-a-laugh antics.

- Stacey


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The Tree in Me By Corinna Luyken Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 16th, 2021

Don't you just feel the warmth of May in these pages?! Luyken brings you the exquisiteness of our world and how it grows in me, you, and everyone in between. Enjoy :,)

- Kai


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A Chair for My Mother: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780688040741
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 23rd, 2007

It is, in fact, a very good chair (and a very sweet story). - Stacey

- Sophie


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Time Bomb By Joelle Charbonneau Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358108054
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Published: Clarion Books - February 4th, 2020

A very topical YA thriller, Time Bomb tells the story of 6 students who are in their high school when a series of bombs go off. It gives an amazing insight into six very different and complex characters, and will keep you guessing the whole way through. Not necessarily a light read, but definitely an impactful one.

- Halle


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49 Days By Agnes Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646143757
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Published: Levine Querido - March 5th, 2024

49 Days is a quiet and soothing dive into grief and healing. As Kit makes her journey through the afterlife and towards rebirth, her loved ones grapple with their grief at being left behind after her sudden death. Lee's excellent use of silence combines with her understated art style combine to create a story that moved me to tears.

- Katherine


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Snoopy's Beagle Scout Tales: Peanuts Graphic Novels By Charles  M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781665952408
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 7th, 2024

Its a graphic novel featuring Snoopy!!! If that isn't enough to immediately get your attention, then the fun and goofy summer tales of the Peanuts friends will!

- Emma


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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593487501
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 3rd, 2023

Amélie Wen Zhao draws inspiration from mythology and folklore to take readers on a fantastical journey through ancient China. Beautiful prose, high-stakes, and an unexpected romance make this book a page turner and a delight to read.

- Cindy


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The Red Book: A Reader's Edition By C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani (Editor), Sonu Shamdasani (Translated by), John Peck (Translated by), Mark Kyburz (Translated by) Cover Image
By C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani (Editor), Sonu Shamdasani (Translated by), John Peck (Translated by), Mark Kyburz (Translated by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780393089080
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2012

One of the more interesting editions of a book (or just any book in general) that we've had on our table in a while. This is the kind of book that will still be in your library twenty years from now. - James

- Evan (Cafe Zing)


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Martin Chuzzlewit By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by), Patricia Ingham (Notes by) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by), Patricia Ingham (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140436143
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 2000

Not one of Dickens's best known books, or necessarily one of his best loved. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. (It's also available as an audiobook on Hoopla, if that's more your style.)

- James


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The Road from Belhaven: A novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593537046
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2024

The recipient of awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute and a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Margot Livesey’s new novel – The Road to Belhaven – has received universal critical acclaim. Set in 19th century Scotland, the book tells the story of Lizzie Craig, a young woman born with the gift second sight, who finds her blessing can also be a curse. Livesey’s eloquent prose casts a spell on the reader.

- Nathan


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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

In honor of AAPI heritage month, a quintessential collection of autobiographical essays.

- Mia


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The Murder of Mr. Ma By SJ Rozan, John Shen Yen Nee Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781641295499
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Published: Soho Crime - April 2nd, 2024

In a blend of traditional Chinese and English mystery styles, two Chinese men living in 1924 London team up to solve a series of murders.

- Sarah


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Farewell, Ghosts By Nadia Terranova, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nadia Terranova, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644210079
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 22nd, 2020

The plot is simple: A woman returns to her childhood home Sicily to help her mother repair and clean it out before selling. But the personal reckoning with the past and the descriptions of a landscape marked by Greek ruins propel the narrative. Farewell Ghosts reflects on the haunting of place, trauma, and their psychological hold across decades.

- Katie H


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