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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker #1

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$7.99
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ISBN: 9780448483283
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 15th, 2014

Delightfully eerie and endlessly entertaining, this book will have you turning pages as quickly as you dare. Can Gustav rescue his new neighbor Fernie from the People Taker that is chasing them through his shadow house? A chilling tale that is best read under the covers by flashlight! ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


Gustav Gloom and the People Taker By Adam-Troy Castro

This book is a wonderful and frightful adventure like nothing I've ever read before. I first noticed it while organizing the middle reader series books in the children's department. There it was, all alone in the series section, with its promising blue-grey cover of Gustav and his shadow. I hadn't heard anything about it at all, but I knew immediately that I wanted to love it.

What loves a good scare. She dreams of living in a creepy old house full of shadows. So when she moves in across the street from Gusav Gloom, she is immediately drawn to his giant, black house, with its dark yard and blackened windows. On her first night in her new home, her cat runs across the street and into Gustav’s house. Fernie goes after it, not knowing the dangers (and adventures) that await her inside the big, black house. She and Gustav are soon making a mad dash through the house to escape the People Taker, who has taken up residence there. He plans to take Fernie and her family and drop them into The Pit that leads to the Shadow World. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780448483283
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 15th, 2014

And a Fun Time Was Had by All

Last month, just in time for Easter and general Spring celebrations, the Northshire Bookstore Children’s Department held a tea party. We invited kids 10 and under to come to the store and make some springtime crafts and enjoy tea and cookies.  And, like any good party, we encouraged kids to come in costume. (READ MORE)

 

The New Arrival by Vanya Nastanlieva - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781927018132
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simply Read Books - April 30th, 2013

Sam has moved into his new home in the woods. He loves everything about it, except that he has not made any friends yet. He searches high and low and even puts up signs! Will he ever find friends? A heartwarming book with wonderful illustrations about the importance of never losing hope and the wonders of friendship. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

September is a very bored little girl. Her father has shipped off to war and her mother is raising her alone. Her mother works all day repairing engines in a factory. They live in Nebraska, where there is nothing for a little girl like September to do. She wishes endlessly to be taken off to Fairyland like so many bored children before her. One day, while she is washing teacups, that wish comes true and September gets a visit from the Green Wind, riding on the Leopard of Little Breezes. They take her away to Fairyland, where she has the most amazing adventures.

The characters in this book are so unavoidably likable, despite their faults. September is repeatedly called heartless, but we know she isn’t. She is sometimes said to be selfish, but she is nowhere near it. Even the villain is likable in her ability to be such a fantastic fairy tale villain. Sure, she’s an evil ruler, but she’s just a kid. An angry one at that. Of course the friends September makes along the way are the most wonderful friends anyone could ever hope to make. There's A-through-L, a Wyvern and Saturday, a marid, and of course Gleam, a kind-hearted paper lantern. (READ MORE)

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250010193
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

Salt Sugar Fat

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982190
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 18th, 2014

This mind-blowing book reveals that food giants are not simply providing consumers with the food they crave; they create cravings to skyrocket profits, at the expense of public health. You will NEVER look at packaged food the same. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


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