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This companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon stands firmly on its own. Pinmei and a young boy from her village, Yishan, embark on an incredible journey to rescue her grandmother from the clutches of the power-mad emperor. Interspersed with Chinese-inspired folktales and Grace Lin’s elegant artwork, and steeped in evocative prose, this volume is an excellent addition to the magical art of storytelling. Grades 3–6. - Ivy

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When the Sea Turned to Silver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316125949
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

There are enough hidden tunnels, concealed traps, and enigmatic secrets, hair-raising surprises, quirky characters, and ethical dilemmas to keep the plot buzzing. Fans of the Mysterious Benedict Society series will welcome Stewart’s latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero [11-year-old Reuben] proves quite extraordinary. Grades 5 and up.Kirkus

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By Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316389549
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jessica Battilana is very aware of her repertoire—the recipes she knows by heart that she can always go to for something to eat. Now she’s sharing her standards with us. Each recipe has basic ingredients and instructions and is meant for experimentation and personalization. She introduces each with an explanation about why it’s in her repertoire and with tips on how to experiment with it. Whether you’re proud of your own repertoire or wondering when you’ll learn to cook, this is a great place to expand. - Jocelyn

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Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316360340
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

“Food is a religion of its own. This is my sermon about my Soul food.” I love reading the words in Todd Richards’s book as much as I love cooking from it. Richards starts each chapter with a recipe that is relatively traditional in African-American cuisine (like Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hocks) then follows it with recipes that explore new techniques and flavor combinations (such as Young Collard Greens with Bacon, Calamari, Tomatoes, Olives, and Mint). This book is a beautiful example of how honoring your heritage can give you the roots to grow. - S.B.

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Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780848754419
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Published: Southern Living - May 22nd, 2018

This is a beautifully curated, deliciously updated version of the original. Filled with accessible recipes that have a fancy feel, it is easy to flip through for hours and always land on something to love. It is organized by meal type and includes notes about whether the recipe is best for two people, special occasions, or as a weekday staple. Along with its mouth-watering photography, it includes stories at the start of each recipe that bring us into the creative process of cooking for the people we love. - Megan

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Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen: Family Meals, Festive Gatherings, and Everything In-Between Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316354141
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - April 3rd, 2018

I’m a big fan of this little book. Equal parts information and inspiration, it gives the beginning vegetable gardener the jump-start they need without becoming overwhelmed. Do Grow is filled with simple-to-follow instructions on planting and harvesting 10 vegetables, and it includes recipes. The photographs and illustrations are as great as the advice, which follows sustainable and organic gardening principles. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own vegetables but haven’t known how to start, this book is just the tool you need. - S.B.

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Do Grow: Start with 10 Simple Vegetables. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452171487
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 15th, 2018

This sweet book is the perfect place to learn about creating a garden with a purpose. Attract honeybees to whatever space you can carve out for them—be it a big backyard or the tiniest of Santa Cruz apartment balconies. The block print–style illustrations make this an enjoyable artsy read as well as a guide to making thousands of new insect friends. - Megan

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Planting for Honeybees: The Grower's Guide to Creating a Buzz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781787131460
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 20th, 2018

Lighthouse is absolutely beautiful. The gorgeous illustrations, exquisite layout, and just the right amount of captioning all come together in one of the loveliest coffee table books I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Lighthouses are some of the most elegant structures humankind has ever constructed and this book does them service commensurate with the service they provide us. - Ian

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Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316414470
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - May 15th, 2018

“Pure suspense, adventure, and inspiration. When Scott Jurek went into the woods to create his masterpiece, no one knew if he would make it back out again. He was America’s greatest ultra athlete, a runner whose brains and singular intensity led him to years of extraordinary victories. But this time, Jurek was pushing himself into realms more dangerous than Death Valley, more treacherous than Mexican canyons, and only slightly less crazy than the time he chased after a wild bear. His story of plunging into the wilderness in pursuit of a dream is both heart-wrenching and spellbinding.” —Christopher McDougall, Born to Run

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ISBN: 9780316433792
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

You will not want to miss this fun and fascinating romp through natural history with the cheeky, smart, and side-bustingly funny Lucy Cooke, who takes us on a tour de force of animals who have been (hilariously) misunderstood by naturalists. Each chapter is a delight. From the mysterious mating practices of eels (still not fully understood), to the overestimated social structures of beavers (humans and their anthropomorphism!), to the politics of pandas (it’s complicated), Cooke’s The Truth About Animals will make you reconsider the world around you—as well as shed some tears of laughter over her incredible photo captions. Read and enjoy! - Chorel

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The Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780465094646
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Published: Basic Books - April 17th, 2018

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