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Honestly, almost any Bill Peet book could go on this list. Clever, funny, with silly rhyming words to rival Dr. Seuss, Bill Peet’s books are perfect for children. His colored pencil drawings are wonderful, and his stories have a flow and cadence that makes them perfect for reading out loud.  --Flannery

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The Wump World Cover Image
By Bill Peet, Bill Peet (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780395311295
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 27th, 1981

I loved this book! It was so much fun to read, and the characters were an absolute delight. The story of the first woman sheriff’s deputy, or more specifically, how she became the first female sheriff's deputy, this clever book has it all—action, eccentric characters, a vivid  historical setting, carrier pigeons, and more. This is Amy Stewart’s first work of fiction, and it’s infused with her drily witty sense of humor and warm storytelling. I adored the Kopp sisters, and sincerely hope there is a book two (and three and four...)!  —Flannery

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Girl Waits with Gun Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

“Eco combines his delight in suspense with astute political satire in this brainy, funny, neatly lacerating thriller…. Eco’s caustically clever, darkly hilarious, dagger-quick tale of lies, crimes, and collusions condemns the shameless corruption and greed undermining journalism and governments everywhere. A satisfyingly scathing indictment brightened by resolute love." —Booklist

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Numero Zero Cover Image
By Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544811836
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Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2016

“British journalist Barnett’s debut novel imagines the delicious prospect of romantic do-overs, cleverly negotiating the tricky and often dizzying terrain of three versions of first love.... Barnett’s evocative presentation is a masterly romantic study of love’s choices and  consequences, leaving wide open just what constitutes a perfect ending.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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The Versions of Us Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544634244
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 3rd, 2016

“In converting her lectures to this fascinating book, Herman convincingly argues that closely analyzing works of art is an empowering exercise that translates to seeing the ‘hidden’ clues in many real-life scenarios. With practice, she argues, everyone has an innate ‘visual intelligence’ waiting to be refined. Sharp and original, this book should alter how readers look at the world.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544381056
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 3rd, 2016

“Pakistan is perhaps the world’s most dangerous country—a combustible mix of nuclear weapons, jihadis, bloody borders, and a dysfunctional state. You can only truly understand the country by going to its roots. Nisid Hajari does just that in this powerful, intelligent, and beautifully written book. Hajari presents the history like a detective story and you will be swept along. Except in this case, none of us knows how it will end.” —Fareed Zakaria

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Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705395
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Published: Mariner Books - June 21st, 2016

“Nobel laureate Szymborska’s gorgeous posthumous collection, translated and edited by her confidant, Cavanagh, with Baranczak, includes more than 250 poems, selected from 13 books, dating back to 1952, as well as previously unreleased poems from as far back as 1944. This is a brilliant and important collection.” —Booklist, starred review

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Map: Collected and Last Poems Cover Image
By Wislawa Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh (Translator), Stanislaw Baranczak (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780544705159
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Published: Mariner Books - April 12th, 2016

“In her endearing new book, Terry Masear reveals that [hummingbirds] are not only gorgeous, smart and jaw-dropping masters of flight but also trusting souls that bring out the humanity and love in even the most hard-bitten residents. This is a book about birds that is actually a book about love, and Masear does us a favor by risking heartbreak every day.” —Los Angeles Times

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Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544705371
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

“Lutz hits a home run in this glorious exploration of friendship…. [She] portrays three fully drawn, flawed, and compelling women with fresh insight into the mysterious terrain of female friendships—a mix of shared experiences, affection, empathy, jealousy, anger, and love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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How to Start a Fire Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544705180
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Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2016

Sarai Walker’s mysterious, engaging, and politically charged story about a woman who is sick of waiting for her perfect life to begin is pitched to perfection. It’s obvious from the first page that a major amount of lived experience shaped the story—as I read I was nodding in recognition so often I got a little dizzy. I’m also madly in love with this book because there’s a book within the book! It’s a two for one!   —Louise

 

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Dietland Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544704831
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Published: Mariner Books - May 24th, 2016

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