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Just Right for Christmas

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By Birdie Black, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763675639
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Nosy Crow - September 23rd, 2014

The king buys Christmassy fabric for a gift and puts the leftover scraps on the doorstep. Gradually, Christmas presents are made and the scraps passed on to the next person in need. A magical story about the spirit of giving. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781561458103
Availability: Special Order
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2014

This is a fun read for animal lovers and Dickens fans alike! A cat and a mouse form an unusual friendship and the adventure begins! If you liked Ben and Me and The Cricket in Times Square you are sure to love this charming tale. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Miniaturist

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ISBN: 9780062306814
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

A wealthy merchant, an arranged marriage, and a mysterious wedding gift set the stage for this fast-paced, smart debut novel. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, "The Miniaturist" follows Petronella as she attempts to find her place in a house full of mystery and secrets. Polish off your summer with this great weekend read! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Night Film

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ISBN: 9780812979787
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

To say that Night Film is a brilliant literary thriller is true, but it is more than that. Pessl has taken elements and themes of classic horror novels and films and ingeniously woven them together as if she were some master collector of artistic moments. A truly haunting story that is unmatched by anything. It will consume you for days. The more I thought about the book the more I wanted to read it again. I was very reluctant to let it out of my sight and had there not been five anxious readers waiting behind me I would have kept it. I can't believe we have to wait until August for the release. And it will be big. Get ready to fasten your seat belt , hold on tight, and be sucked into Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9780062268556
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - July 1st, 2014

In this amazing debut novel we are told a tale of violence and beauty through the voice of an 11 year old girl. Impressive and powerful new voice - for fans of Sandra Cisneros House on Mango Street. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

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ISBN: 9780143112129
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Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2007

Marisha Pessl is a brilliant writer and I am truly amazed that this is her debut novel! This is a fast-paced literary thriller, complete with twists and turns and a surprise ending. If you liked "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, you may also like this! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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