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The Graham Cracker Plot

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ISBN: 9781596439887
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 2nd, 2014

Daisy's father is in prison. When a fight makes her realize just how terrible jail is, she and her friend Graham decide to break him out with the aid of an idea coin, Graham's cousin, and a well-named plot. A quirky, funny, and heartfelt novel of two kids trying to right perceived wrongs no matter what obstacles rise in their paths. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

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By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763663391
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

Kate has answered our call for more Mercy Watson books with a new series featuring characters from Mercy's books. Leroy Ninker wants to be a cowboy. He has boots, a hat, and a rope. Everything except a horse- until he meets Maybelline. But Maybelline has three very important rules, and Leroy will have to follow them if he wants to keep this equine wonder. Pop a bowl of buttered popcorn or cook up some spaghetti and curl up with this delightful book! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781608198061
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

As someone living in a three-generation household containing grandparents of Jewish persuasion, this book is my life. Chast's experiences with her parents ride the fine line between tragedy and humor. Living with such episodes, you come to realize that the only response is humor- anything else is too depressing. These funny, heartbreaking, and totally true episodes are all illustrated in Chast's signature style. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Jim's Lion

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By Russell Hoban, Alexis Deacon (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763665173
Availability: Special Order
Published: Candlewick - November 11th, 2014

Jim is in the hospital waiting for an operation. To help with his fear, a nurse tells him to find his good place and meet his finder there, the finder who will help him find his way back from the operation. Jim's dream sequences are beautifully illustrated, taking the reader to places in Jim's journey where words cannot go. An emotional journey for readers facing trials beyond their years. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Cast Away on the Letter A

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Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure: A Toon Graphic (Philemon Adventures) Cover Image
By Fred
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935179634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Graphics - September 1st, 2013

A French comic for readers who love Lucky Luke and Obelix and Asterix, Cast Away on the Letter A is a surreal adventure in which lamps grow from the ground and ships inside bottles sail. This zany adventure includes a glossary of artistic and historical references, perfect for readers who want to know more about the creation of the book. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

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By L Pichon, L Pichon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763674724
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

The British Wimpy Kid comes to the States! Tom Gates is a doodler, a band member, and not the greatest student, but he's determined to see his favorite band, bother his sister, and win the approval of the nice, smart, and talented Amy Porter. A funny story full of fabulous doodles, this is what everyone will be reading under their desks this fall. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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