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Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee

Nearly identical littermates Boot and Shoe take two divergent adventures after chasing the same pesky squirrel. Just when it seems they will never find each other again, they reunite under their favorite tree: …“even in the worst of times a dog still needs to pee.” An understated text, perfect comic timing, and a visual triumph of fluid motion, precise lines, and emotional expression combine to create a charming ode to friendship. Preschool–Grade 2.
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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

“Thank God for Ian Falconer and his Olivia. She is the popular school-age pig, the latest in a line of independent, high-spirited young ladies that goes back at least to Madeline and Eloise, and also includes Frances the badger and Lilly the mouse. Her seventh full-fledged adventure, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, is, to my taste, her best since her introduction 12 years ago as a fashion-conscious, Degas-loving heroine with a thing for Maria Callas and a talent for ‘wearing people out.’… In this volume Olivia confronts one of the most pressing challenges facing her generation: the princess scourge.” —Bruce Handy, New York Times. Princess-obsession age & up.
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By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442450271
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2012

Canal House Cooks Every Day by Melissa Hamilton & Christopher Hirsheimer

“We cook every day. We are home cooks hungry for good food, so we cook. We make lunch and dinner and, as often as not, breakfast, too. And sometimes we make breakfast for dinner.” The fantastic duo behind Canal House, who publish an annual series of three small seasonal cookbooks, have now come out with their first big cookbook—and heavens, is it wonderful. Melissa and Christopher love the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating, and that spirit comes shining through in this collection of delicious recipes and gorgeous, inspiring photographs. This is a cookbook to use and savor.
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S.B.
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$45.00
ISBN: 9781449421472
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 30th, 2012

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

This captivating account of one young woman’s descent into madness is part medical mystery, part portrayal of the strength and dedication of an usually divided family, and overall a powerful example of the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Written with sharp introspection, humility, and humor, this mesmerizing memoir kept me reading late into the night and hasn’t left my mind since.
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Flannery
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ISBN: 9781451621372
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Published: Free Press - November 13th, 2012

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

From UCSC alumna Reyna Grande, “A ground-breaking addition to the literature of the Latino immigrant experience. The Distance Between Us is a book that deserves to be celebrated for its candor and for the courage of the woman who overcame so many obstacles to write it.” —the Los Angeles Times
“Captivates and inspires.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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ISBN: 9781451661774
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Published: Atria Books - August 28th, 2012

The Good Son by Mark Kriegel

“It’s easy to say The Good Son will go down as one of the great boxing books of all time. But in telling the story of Ray (Boom Boom) Mancini, Kriegel has accomplished something beyond sports. His book is, put simply, a masterpiece; an ode to father-son relationships, to the drive and makeup of champions; to what it is to experience the high of a world championship and the low of watching an opponent die in the ring. The Good Son is spectacular.” —Jeff Pearlman
The Good Son: The Life of Ray
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ISBN: 9780743286350
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Published: Free Press - September 18th, 2012

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

This sweeping biography of one of America’s greatest musicians is the first in 25 years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members —including Clarence Clemons, in his last major interview—Peter Ames Carlin presents an intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon. “An epic look at the man and his music.” —Kirkus Reviews
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781439191828
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Published: Atria Books - October 30th, 2012

The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy, best known for his acting and directing, is also a well-regarded travel journalist and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. The Longest Way Home is not only a record of his world travels, but also a deeply personal journey from his instinct to run away from relationships to embracing marriage and fatherhood wholeheartedly. “How do we manage to nurture our deepest bonds at the same time that we honor our most necessary solitude? This soulful and searching book is ultimately…a long, strange trip in the direction of full-throttle love.” —Cheryl Strayed, Wild
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ISBN: 9781451667486
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Published: Free Press - September 18th, 2012

Bed by David Whitehouse

Every sentence in this book explodes with complexity, lyricality, and emotional fervor. I never expected this from a story about a man who stops caring about life and crawls into bed, becoming monstrously obese. Mal changes the lives of his parents, his brother, and the woman both he and his brother love. Spend some time with this one; each line deserves to be savored.
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781451614237
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 7th, 2012

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Never let it be said that bunny rabbits don't make a convincing cast of characters--a seer, a soldier, a fearless leader--in an epic adventure story. My heart pounded during the chase scenes and I cried at the deaths. I'm so glad I never had to read this in school, because I don't think I would have appreciated it when I was younger. Now it's a new favorite that will stick with me forever.
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Andrea
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ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2005

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