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The Rosie Project

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781476729084
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2013

Simply brilliant. When a genetics professor on the Asperger's spectrum launches the Wife Project, he creates a test to find the perfect wife. But what he finds is not what he expected. This is a quirky, sweet, and utterly enjoyable novel of a truly contemporary romance. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Story of Jemmy Button

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By Jennifer Uman, Valerio Vidali, Jennifer Uman (Illustrator), Valerio Vidali (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763664879
Availability: Special Order
Published: Templar - March 26th, 2013

Jemmy Button is based on the actual life of a man of the same name who was taken from his home to be educated in Western culture and society. A collaboration between Uman and Vidali, the book provides the chance to observe the world through someone else's eyes. The book's stunning illustrations are colorful and graphic, and the collaborators turn what could be a history lesson into a compelling story for children and adults. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763634971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2013

Bink and Gollie are back in their third book. Though they may not always see things eye to eye (I mean, Bink is a great deal shorter than Gollie) they always realize being friends is the most important thing in the world. Tony Fucile's lively illustrations expand upon the text, adding humor and energy. I hope DiCamillo, McGhee, and Fucile continue the series; every book has been pitch-perfect! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Exclamation Mark

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780545436793
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

Exclamation Mark is not like the periods. But what will happen when a question mark comes along? It turns out, sometimes, you to need to exclaim things. Like "This is an amazing book!" Or "Teachers will love Exclamation Mark!" Silly, smart, and even educational, it's sure to have people exclaiming, "Wow! Read this!" ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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By Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436596
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2013

Conniving cheerleaders intent on buying new uniforms face off against the robotics club in a story full of drama and humor. Shen and Hicks are an incredible duo. Their quirky, dimensional characters could walk off the page and into high school halls. When it comes to humor, action, and drama, it doesn't get better than this. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Maggot Moon

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By Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763671693
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Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2014

Standish Treadwell is not like everyone else. Luckily he's always been able to get by without attracting too much attention. But when a teacher beats a boy, Standish intervenes and is noticed by those working for the Motherland. The Motherland culls those who are different, unwanted, or independent. Standish is different and his grandfather has secrets hidden in the basement-- secrets the Motherland will kill to protect. But once the Motherland notices you, there's nothing you can do to avoid becoming maggot meat except, perhaps, make one last stand. Both chilling and stunning, Maggot Moon is reminiscent of both 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale. Author Sally Gardner has created a haunting tale that deserves applause. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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