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Robin Recommends

Robin is our children's book specialist.

Robin Gross has been working at Books on the Square for 16 years.  She started as an adult bookseller, moved up to buying for the YA section, and when Karen retired, gleefully took over the children's buying in 2009.  I am from Providence, graduated from Mary C. Wheeler and URI.  I love to hike, and ski, and was a competitive rower.

5 Most Recent Books:

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Hello, Door Cover Image
By Alastair Heim, Alisa Coburn (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499805369
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bee Books - January 2nd, 2018

"With stylized illustrations, this funny book joins a fox as he sneaks into a town house. He says hello to all the objects as he rampages through the house and enjoys a snack, the art, the clothes, and jewels. On his way out, who does he encounter but the homeowner, THE BEARS?!? This is truly a fun read aloud, good for language ages 3-5."--Reviewed by Robin


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The Digger and the Flower Cover Image
By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062424334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 23rd, 2018

"Digger is one of the many trucks that help to build a small city. One day he comes upon a small blue flower, and feels protective of its simple beauty.  During the business of building, the flower gets destroyed leaving Digger very sad, only to discover its seeds. Can you guess what happens? This dear book, with its textural blocky illustrations, is an ode to the natural world for the young set!"--Reviewed by Robin


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Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763678388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 9th, 2017

"Local author Gaia Cornwall has written a fabulous book on conquering your fears. I immediately fell in love with her beautiful art! Jabari is unsure of the diving platform and you can see how he works through this with a little help from his Papa. True story: a customer came in and told us her daughter was taking swimming lessons with PODS, and she conquered her fear of jumping in the water through reading Jabari night after night!  A great read and signed copies available!"--Reviewed by Robin


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The Giant Jumperee Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227972
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Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

"A more perfect book does not exist!  A favorite of mine for spring 2017, this book is ideal for ages 3-6 years old.  All the animals try their hand (paw) at getting the Giant Jumperee to come out of the burrow, with no results until Mama Frog comes along.  Scary (but not too scary), pitch perfect and oh so fun, this is sure to be a well loved classic."--Reviewed by Robin

 


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A Greyhound, a Groundhog Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780553498059
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 3rd, 2017

One of Robin's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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History of Wolves Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780802125873
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

This is an atmospheric, haunting novel of Linda, who is raised in the last vestiges of a hippy commune in northern Minnesota. From her cold barren home Linda trains her binoculars on a home in the distance, and becomes obsessed with a family that lives on the lake. What follows is a story of choices and consequences. Written beautifully with so much tension, I couldn’t put it down.


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Faithful Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781476799209
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2016

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Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1) Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9780545928113
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Published: Scholastic - October 25th, 2016

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Small Great Things Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780345544957
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 11th, 2016

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The Secret Keepers Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316389556
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781501124372
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 3rd, 2016

Everyone Brave is Forgiven is a historical fiction drama, set during the first years of World War 2, that follows Mary North and Alistair Heath from 1939 to 1942.  Alistair enlists, while Mary wants to become a spy, but is instead appointed as a teacher by the government, much to her dismay.  They attempt to maintain a long-distance relationship through Alistair’s deployment and Mary’s job.  The story alternates between the well-known Battle of Britain and the heroic defense of Malta, a lesser-known stand against the Nazis that earned the island’s whole population the George Cross.  The transitions between the subplots were smooth and I never had trouble keeping on top of the action.  The novel presents fleshed-out and engaging characters, even if it sticks to the tried-and-true side of historical fiction.  Even the most ardent World War II buff can find plenty to enjoy here, especially with the focus on one of the less publicized battles of the war.


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Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781101994825
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

An historical coming-of-age story of Annabell, a precocious twelve year old who may remind you a bit of Scout. With her quiet sense of decency, Annabell is at the center of this compelling book that examines bullies and bigotry. A “hauntingly” original story good for middle grade boys and girls-I would definitely consider this a keeper! This is Lauren Wolk’s first book for young adults and hopefully the first of many.


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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

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"Erik Larson tells a story like no other, and this book is no exception! We all know the story of the Lusitania, the luxury ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German U-Boat, and of the 1,198 passengers only 764 survived. Erik Larson confesses, “As I began reading into the subject, and digging into archives, both American and British, I found myself intrigued, charmed, and moved.” And so begins the non-fiction story of this compelling subject that is brought full circle by this talented and comprehensive author."


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Daniel Finds a Poem Cover Image
By Micha Archer (Illustrator), Micha Archer
$15.29
ISBN: 9780399169137
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 16th, 2016

One of Robin's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Bloom Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, David Small (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442406209
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Published: Atheneum Books - February 9th, 2016

"Bloom is a fairy, who lives in the castle and keeps it up and running with her magic. Because she is a rather unorthodox fairy, she clomps about with mud on her feet and vines trailing. The castle people are tired of her mess and she is tired of their complaints. So, she leaves without a glance. Without her magic, soon the castle is in disrepair. With 
whimsical water color illustrations, Bloom shows that the power of being humble and kind with a bit of mud and joy thrown in can show what a perfectly ordinary girl can do!"


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A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups Cover Image
By Anna Wright, Anna Wright (Illustrator)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781580897075
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - September 8th, 2015

One of Robin's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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The Promise of Amazing Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062279491
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 24th, 2015

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"Although a somewhat predictable love story, girl meets boy, girl saves boy’s life, boy falls in love with girl, the beauty of this book is in its writing. Told in alternating voices, the characters Wren and Grayson are so well drawn you find yourself rooting them on in their complicated teenage life. It is not often an author can write both male and female voices well. This is a love story at its best."


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The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

One of Robin's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780307596918
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 11th, 2013

Mardi Jo is as fierce and stubborn as they come! This is a story of a mother who is determined to take care of her home and sons on her own terms, after a divorce from “Mr. Wonderful”. By turns brave, funny and inspiring, she pulls herself up and delivers a memoir impressively readable.


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We Go Together!: A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547721286
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 15th, 2013

This curious collection of verses to friendship and love is charming and playful with its playful rhyme and sweet illustrations. Calef has a way of seeing affection in all its moments. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Polkabats and Octopus Slacks:14 Stories, among other books. Using engaging and nonsensical characters, Brown crafts narrative story-poems with a jazzy beat. Give this book to a cherished friend!


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Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596434875
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Published: Flash Point - September 4th, 2012

One of Robin's 5 Favorite Children's Books


Chris Recommends

Chris is one of our booksellers and the face of our very popular storytime series every Monday and Saturday. 

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The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780812989915
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Published: Random House - April 24th, 2018

"Having written The Pope and Mussolini and The Pope Against the Jews, Kertzer certainly knows his popes. The subject of his latest book is Pope Pius IX, the last pope to reign over the Papal States. Revolution is erupting in Europe and Pius is caught between the Italian people (who want a uni ed Italy) and the more conservative authorities who want things to stay as they are. Kertzer is able to weave a riveting tapestry of political intrigue, religion, papal authority, freedom, monarchs, tradition, and the great Giuseppe Garibaldi. Pius himself is a compelling  gure who would rather think about the Immaculate Conception than the future of Italy. This is an absorbing account of a momentous time in European history."--Reviewed by Chris


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Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781594749810
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Published: Quirk Books - September 19th, 2017

"Grady Hendrix is the author of Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction. He writes about Stephen King and Anne Rice but also includes countless lesser known writers whose outrageous plotlines (and inventive cover art) include Satan, evil animals and children, serial killers and assorted monsters."--Reviewed by Chris


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Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781632868183
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 6th, 2017

"Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You takes a look at 70s films that never got the acclaim that 'Star Wars,' 'Jaws' and the Godfathers did. Hopefully this book will bring gritty low budget gems like 'Prime Cut,' 'Vanishing Point,' 'Foxy Brown' and 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia' to the attention of a new generation of movie fans."--Reviewed by Chris


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Hello, World! Birds Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780553521078
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

"Spring is on its way and this book is a perfect introduction to the world of birds. The brightly colored illustrations combine with fun facts about roosters, ducks, pigeons, woodpeckers, toucans and  amingos. Great for babies and toddlers."--Reviewed by Chris


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The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781610393775
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Published: PublicAffairs - April 29th, 2014

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"Edward Achorn, author of Fifty-Nine in ‘84, takes us on another trip through the world of baseball in the 1880s. This book focuses on a group of teams known as the American Association.

The St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals), the Philadelphia Athletics, the Louisville Eclipse, and the Columbus Buckeyes were just a few of the clubs formed to counter the more elite National League (which, at the time, was dominated by the Boston Red Stockings!). The association was jeeringly referred to as the “Beer and Whiskey Circuit” because the owners were often brewers and distillers who created the teams to have a place to sell more alcohol.

Ahorn introduces us an array of fascinating figures from the time like Moses “Fleet “ Walker, an African-American who was considered the finest catcher in the league. One of my favorites is Dan “Jumping Jack” Jones, a Yale student whose unusual pitching style made him a laughingstock with fans until he began striking out their best hitters. This is the perfect spring read for fans of history or baseball."


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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children Cover Image
By Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780547471051
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 5th, 2013

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise is a fantastic new picture book about Anne Carroll Moore. Born in Limerick, Maine in 1871, the independent-minded Anne learned about the world by reading her father’s books. She began to resent the fact that children weren’t allowed in libraries and children’s books were often scarce and poorly written. So Miss Moore decided to change all that. She became a pioneer of children’s library services.

Eventually, she would establish (and design) the Central Children’s Room at the New york Public Library. What a wonderful thing it is to have such a well written and illustrated book about a woman who cared so much for children’s literature.


Jennifer Recommends

Jennifer is the store manager.

I am an avid and eclectic reader.  My true loves are classic and Scandinavian mysteries, but I really read all over the map.  A little weird is better in my book, as are interesting, but little-known histories and science topics.

Favorite Genres: Mystery, General Fiction, Science, Humor

 

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Warlight Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521198
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 8th, 2018

"Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient, Anil’s Ghost) has given us a great gift with this novel. Set in England in 1945, it is a tale of suspense and intrigue, told by Nathaniel in flashback. Two teens are placed in the care of a guardian of dubious honor. Their parents offer a simple explanation for leaving them behind, which proves to just be a cover. A fascinating view of children who realize their parents exist outside of the home and have complex and unknowable lives, the teens go on to have their own version of life without parents (for a while). A truly great story you can happily share with everyone!"--Reviewed by Jennifer


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The Big Book of the Continental Op Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780525432951
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - November 28th, 2017

"Dashiell Hammett was the creator of some of the most famous American detectives of the early 20th century, including Sam Spade and Nick Charles. But it was his creation of the epitome of the hard-boiled detective-the Continental Op-that really made me fall in love with Hammett’s storytelling. The unnamed narrator of over 20 stories and two novels, the Continental Op is the workman behind the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Robbery, arson, missing persons and murder are all cases for the detective-and this collection has them all! Written originally in the 1920’s and 30’s, this is a great introduction to the fantastic world of Dashiell Hammett!"--Reviewed by Jennifer

 


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The Wanderers Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780399574634
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017

"On the surface, The Wanderers is a tale of three astronauts and their preparations for the mission that will take them to Mars.  But Meg
Howrey’s fantastic novel is so much more than that.  It is the tale of relationships and of what is real or imagined.  Spending seventeen months in a realistic simulation, astronauts Helen Kane, Sergei Kuznetsov and Yoshihiro Tanaka each bring a special strength to their mission, and each one also leaves behind a loved one.  From the daily tasks to the emergency maneuvers aboard the simulator, the astronauts must be prepared for anything that may occur in the ultimate trip to Mars.  Told in the alternating voices of astronauts and family, it is the story of discovery and despair, hopefulness and wonder."--Reviewed by Jennifer

 


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Unreliable Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9780385542050
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

"Traveling home to Richmond, VA for his mother’s wedding, dysfunctional college professor Edwin Stith gets wrapped up in the dysfunction of his soon-to-be step family, his former friends and lovers.  And to make matters worse, his student/lover may be on her way too.  Edwin is our charming, bumbling Unreliable narrator.  It’s impossible to separate fact from fantasy in Edwin’s mind-and that’s part of the macabre fun of Lee Irby’s latest novel.  Set amidst the glorious/faded history of the south, Irby makes the locale as much a part of the story as the characters themselves.  A swiftly paced tale that takes place over just one weekend, you will finish the book, think about it for a while, then go pick it back up again. An engaging story!"--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062572738
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Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2017

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Today Will Be Different Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780316403436
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

Jennifer recommends


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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780345539960
Availability: Currently Unavailable
Published: Delacorte Press - September 20th, 2016

Jennifer recommends


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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

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Nutshell Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780385542074
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 13th, 2016

"What would you do if you heard your mother plotting to kill your father with her brother-in-law lover? How could you prevent it or at the very least avenge it? Now how would you do this is if you were still in utero? This unlikely premise stems from the amazing mind of Ian McEwan, author of indie bestsellers Atonement, Sweet Tooth, On Chesil Beach and myriad of others. A strange take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Nutshell is a masterful and wonderfully told tale. Fans of McEwan will delight in this departure and new fans will adore the mind of the yet-unnamed narrator. Highly recommended!"--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters Novel #2) Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780544409941
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 6th, 2016

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The Zig Zag Girl (Ruth Galloway Mysteries) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544811874
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Published: Mariner Books - September 6th, 2016

"A story of magicians as WWII special ops soldiers.  A fun tale of magic and murder."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) Cover Image
$10.79
ISBN: 9781594749025
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Published: Quirk Books - August 2nd, 2016

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476798189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

"A tale of despair and redemption, told with masterful writing.  Hard to put down!"--Reviewed by Jennifer

 


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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451697728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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The Little Paris Bookshop Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553418798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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Spill Simmer Falter Wither Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544716193
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 8th, 2016

"spill simmer falter wither is Sara Baume’s beautifully written first novel. Dysfunctional human Ray impulsively connects with rescue dog One Eye. The man-dog relationship allows Ray to finally see his life for what it is-living in the shadow of a long-dead, uncaring father. Man and dog are forced to flee when One Eye attacks another dog and they set off on a rambling road trip. Baume’s prose is constructed in such a way that we are never sure if Ray is speaking to One Eye or to us-and this is the magic of great storytelling."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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I'm Traveling Alone Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525428961
Availability: Currently Unavailable
Published: Viking - February 23rd, 2016

"A welcome addition to the Scandinavian mystery genre, I’m Traveling Alone is by Samuel Bjork (pen name of Norwegian novelist/playwright/musician Frode Sander Oien). A tense thriller with remarkably real (and really flawed) characters, the story narrative is driven by events of the past. Main characters Holger Munch and Mia Kruger are at the center of the investigation and (try) not to let their personal issues get in the way. I’m hopeful that this is just the beginning of an amazing series featuring the Oslo homicide unit."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Weathering Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781632863577
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 19th, 2016

"After the death of her mother, Ada reluctantly returns to her former home along the river with her young daughter, Pepper, to a house she left thirteen years earlier with no intention of ever returning.  But Ada and Pepper find that they are intertwined, not only with the house, but with the life that Ada and her mother had. Lucy Wood weaves the reader into this story with a hint of mystery and a touch of other-worldliness, and her characters represent the insecurities we all feel at one time or another.  A great first novel, I am anxiously awaiting more from this fine writer."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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The Sergeant's Cat (Amsterdam Cops) Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781616956981
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Published: Soho Crime - September 15th, 2015

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780763678883
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 14th, 2015

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems about Just about Everything Cover Image
By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780805099287
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 17th, 2015

"If you are not yet familiar with the poetry and illustration of Calef Brown, this is a great time to pick up Hypnotize a Tiger. What a perfect example of why this author/illustrator is such a big hit with kids of all ages!"--Reviewed by Jennifer

Silly poems about pigeonfrogs, falaffel, a skyscraper rocket and (my favorite) a turtle in a fez, accompany Brown’s charming 2-tone illustrations. Hypnotize a Tiger is a fun and slightly silly way to get kids to love poetry!

Ages 8-11.


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Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316228862
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2014

"Another installment in the enchanting Red Knit Cap Girl series by talented author and illustrator Naoko Stoop. This time we find Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends in the forest, where they learn the joy of sharing books with others. The simple story of sharing is brought to life with beautiful illustrations that make you wish you could join the friends in the forest! Best for ages 3-6 years."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Cinnamon and Gunpowder Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250050182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - June 3rd, 2014

"The story of a beautiful pirate and her kidnapped chef-in an epicure’s adventure on the sea."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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What's Your Favorite Animal? (Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite #1) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780805096415
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 21st, 2014

"A visually stunning collection by some of the world’s most famous illustrators– Eric Carle, Jon Klassen, Mo Willems, Rosemary Wells– are brought together in this fantastic book. Ever wonder what animal your favorite childhood illustrator adores? Lane Smith’s favorite is the elephant and Peter McCarty loves bunnies."--Reviewed by Jennifer


I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803740822
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Published: Dial Books - January 14th, 2014

"Brad Meltzer, well-known mystery author, has teamed with illustrator Elipoulos to create a fantastic biography series for young children. Called Ordinary People Change the World, the latest is I am Amelia Earhart. Combining a simple text of Earhart’s life and accomplishments in a fun storybook, this story teaches us that we can all be heroes and inspires kids to learn and dream. A fantastic way to introduce children to an early love of history and biography, complimented by Eliopoulos’ charming illustrations. Best for ages 5-8."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616952976
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Published: Soho Crime - January 7th, 2014

"This is the ninth book in Cotterill’s great series starring Dr. Siri, the elderly coroner of Laos. Dr. Siri’s mysticism consistently gets him entangled in mysteries, his friends and occasional ghosts get in his way and the secrets of his country keep him on his toes (and wrapped up in red tape).

The latest novel revolves around the well-kept secrets of his wife’s past and a clairvoyant who has risen from them dead. Set in a turbulent time in Laos history, Cotterill seamlessly mixes his stories with the history of this fascinating country."--Reviewed by Jennifer


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Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9780062307545
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Published: Bourbon Street Books - January 7th, 2014

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780345496096
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 17th, 2007

Jennifer recommends


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Amsterdam Cops: Collected Stories Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781569472101
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Crime - July 1st, 2003

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679775430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998

One of Jennifer's 5 Favorite Books


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