From the author of Wicked Plants and The Drunken Botanist comes the fictionalized story of how the first female sheriff’s deputy got the job. This clever book has it all—action, eccentric characters, a 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 hope to read of their further adventures.  --Flannery

ISBN: 9780544409910
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

If you have a child who wants to understand why the leaves change color so gloriously, this is the perfect book. In simple terms, it explains how the process works, and its beautiful illustrations make Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf as pleasant to look at as it is educational. Ages 4+


ISBN: 9780152661977
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 15th, 1991

If you aren’t familiar, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday honoring the departed. Celebrations include building altars and visiting the graves of the deceased and leaving gifts or favorite foods. This bright little book follows a family in a small Mexican town as they make preparations for the night’s graveyard walk. Not only is this book beautiful, but it’s a great introduction to a fantastic holiday! Ages 4+


By Tony Johnston, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152024468
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2000

Ruth Galloway is comfortable in her life living on a remote salt marsh and working as an archeologist, but when a child’s bones are found buried in the moor, she’s pulled into the world of crime and murder. Ruth is a sharp-tongued, intelligent character, and I love her acerbic wit and wry observations, as well as her archeological point of view. I’ve read every book in this series and enjoyed them all.  —Flannery

ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

There’s nothing more magical on a hot day than the perfectly crafted margarita. Now try 72 of them! The Tippling Bros. have compiled the ultimate no-nonsense guide to exploring everything to do with tequila, limes, and a shaker. My personal obsession is the Blood Orange Margarita (with cinnamon simple syrup)—but with step-by-step instructions and tips from more than 30 years in the cocktail industry, there’s something for everyone.

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ISBN: 9780544302327
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 21st, 2015

This sweet novel is simultaneously commonplace and complex, poignant, and oh-so-gently funny, like life, like death—like love, which is the center of everything. Grades 4–6.

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ISBN: 9780544340695
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - February 3rd, 2015

Simply put, this is the very best book (among many strong contenders) about the American experience in Vietnam. It’s part autobiography, part history, part novel and all masterpiece. O’Brien’s experience as a soldier clearly haunted him and the book is a kind of sentence-by-sentence exorcism that, in turn, haunts you, the reader.

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ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

In a world obscured by an abundance of data, infographics are the eyeglasses that bring everything into focus. With an introduction by reigning king-of-data Nate Silver (The Signal and the Noise), this mind-blowing collection is educational, entertaining, and journalistic. And seriously, laugh-out-loud hilarious. With graphic representations of “How to be Happy,” “The Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay,” and “Beiber, Then and Now,” how could anyone resist?
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By Gareth Cook (Editor), Nate Silver (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780547974514
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 14th, 2014

People have sent Randall Munroe amazingly creative questions, like “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” and he endeavors to answer them with the enthusiastic tenacity of STEM graduate students trying to please their dissertation boards. Fans of Munroe’s wildly popular comic xkcd don’t need any convincing. For the rest of you, think of What If? as the natural extension of shows like MythBusters—except with completely untestable scenarios and much geekier humor. Trust me, it’s transcendent.
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ISBN: 9780544272996
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2nd, 2014

Want to cook but don’t have a ton of time? Have no fear, Mark Bittman is here! In the most recent addition to Bittman’s excellent How to Cook Everything series, he provides quick and easy recipes that you can whip up in an evening without having to stress about it. I love how straightforward Bittman’s cookbooks are, and I know this one will be saving my meals for some time to come.
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ISBN: 9780470936306
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 7th, 2014



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