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Big Bear Little Chair

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ISBN: 9781452144474
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2015

A charming book, slim and tall with retro simplicity. Boyd helps toddlers explore opposites with a fresh new look and feel. Ages 3-5. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Da Vinci's Tiger

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ISBN: 9780060744243
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 10th, 2015

A fascinating look at the art world and political climate in Renaissance Florence. Inspired by Da Vinci’s first portrait, this work of fiction is nevertheless filled with historical accuracies and fully captures the aristocratic circles of the time period from the point of view of his young muse. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Orbiting Jupiter

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ISBN: 9780544462229
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Published: Clarion Books - October 6th, 2015

A powerhouse of a novel embracing experiences and themes stripped bare of contemporary trappings to wholly focus on the story of Jack and his foster brother. While sadness and tragedy garner the story, the redemptive ending is worth the tears. 12 & up. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


The Scar Boys

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781606845660
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - April 7th, 2015

A compelling and moving account of growing up in the '80s, forming a punk band and falling for your friend's girl- all the while sporting scars from a bad childhood prank gone wrong. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz and Jessica Wood


Mouse Mansion

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ISBN: 9780803740495
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Published: Dial Books - November 13th, 2014

Short vignettes featuring Sam and Julia and their adventures. This is no ordinary dollhouse; built to scale by the author with over 100 rooms, this is a world unto itself. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Hansel and Gretel

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By Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935179627
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Published: Toon Graphics - October 28th, 2014

This incarnation of the classic tale is a creepy delight with swirling lines and a nod to the original. The illustrations take center stage cleverly using negative space. Visual storytelling at its best. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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