Sharing her passion for interior design while inviting us into her home, award winning actress, comedian and bestselling author Ellen DeGeneres reveals some of her most treasured interior spaces. Ellen’s style, modern with an eye to earthy substance, has inspired in me an appreciation for soft transitional spaces that bring the outside world in. Home beautifully demonstrates Ellen’s quality use of texture and light to emphasize her interest in creating rooms with both balance and charm.  —Ashley

ISBN: 9781455533565
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 27th, 2015

Sometimes getting away from the busyness of the modern world to find peace and relaxation is all one wants in the world. When that moment comes, may I recommend picking up this compilation of cabins, yurts, and other retreats into nature? Each shelter chosen by the editors includes the story of how it was built so you can be inspired by the images as well as the saga of how these fantastical structures came to be.  —Jax

By Zach Klein, Noah Kalina (Photographer), Residents of Beaver Brook (With)
ISBN: 9780316378215
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 29th, 2015

Exciting sequel! Three books in, Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling) continues to write intelligent mysteries with incredible entertainment value. In Career of Evil, Galbraith introduces a compelling dynamic: not only is private dick Cormoran Strike’s strong-headed “secretary” now doing detective work, but the pair stumble upon a unique case which forces the very reserved protagonist to examine his own past. The grisly riddle delivers itself straight to Strike’s office in the form of a packaged, severed limb.  --Amber

ISBN: 9780316349932
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 20th, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cleopatra offers a meticulously researched, insightful look at one of history’s stranger scars. Schiff lends cultural and historical context to the infamous Salem witch trials, which are still steeped in myth. Personal accounts shed light on various elements at play before the trials, while the examination of Puritan culture reveals, absurdly enough, a warped credibility in the proceedings. In this fascinating look behind the curtain, the devil is truly in the details.  --Dillon

ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been credited with some of the most important inventions of our time (e.g., the Internet) and cultivates its reputation as a think tank that produces beneficial innovations. However, DARPA was created in 1958 with unprecedented license and budgeting specifically to develop military weapons and it has kept secret its normal operations. Annie Jacobsen unlocks the classification to give us a history of this mysterious agency and to explore its doings today.  --Jocelyn

ISBN: 9780316371766
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 22nd, 2015

This art collection, a comprehensive examination of Charles M. Schulz’s most beloved characters from the early days of Li’l Folks to the daily Peanuts cartoons that ran for half a century, is a tribute to the powerful creative impact of “Sparky” on the field of comics. Clean lines, innocent characters, and startlingly precocious philosophical humor mark the simple and powerful genius of the Peanuts comic strip, which turns 65 this year.  --Amber

By Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear (Photographer), Jeff Kinney (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781419716393
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Published: Abrams Comicarts - October 20th, 2015

This is the incredible story that begins in 1937 of a dreamer, a school teacher–turned-swim-coach in Maui and his team of impoverished “ditch kids,” the children of Japanese-American sugar plantation workers who trained in irrigation ditches and dared to dream of Olympic gold, despite the obstacles of war and discrimination. Thoroughly researched and fully fleshed out, The Three-Year Swim Club brings these swimmers to life in a most inspired way, elucidating a fascinating time in U.S. history and the human will to become its heroes.  —Melinda

ISBN: 9781455523443
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 27th, 2015

Stephen Colbert’s absence would be wholly unbearable without Larry Wilmore to fill the sar-chasm (!!!) Colbert left behind. I’d Rather We Got Casinos isn’t new; published in 2009, this essay collection is now in paperback and getting the press it well deserves. Don’t fret—Wilmore has included more original and current content to satiate our need for that clear-cut, baloney-free commentary that has come to define his career.  --Louise

ISBN: 9780316262811
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Published: Hachette Books - October 6th, 2015

For analytical dads who want to parent based on facts and the latest research, Nurture Shock will both inform and entertain. Focusing on the latest neurobiological facts about child development, Bronson and Merryman dispel the usefulness of many modern parenting strategies while they untangle issues related to sibling relationships, lying, teen rebellion and childhood intelligence. Slate.com calls it “a highly readable Malcolm Gladwell-esque look at the social science of child rearing” while the Huffington Post says “it will knock your socks off.”  -Casey

ISBN: 9780446504133
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Published: Twelve - January 5th, 2011

Not only is this one of the most perfect books to get kids excited for school, but it teaches you to count to 100! This delightful book chronicles Emily’s first 100 days at school as she learns about numbers and letters and all sorts of other neat things, makes friends, and spends time with them and her family. This book is bright and cheerful in that special Rosemary Wells way, and kids will look forward to school once they see all the fun Emily has there.  --Flannery

By Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786813544
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 23rd, 2005



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