Whitney Kaaz - Bookseller in Manchester

Whitney Kaaz"She liked anything orange: leaves; some moons; marigolds; chrysanthemums; cheese; pumpkin, both in pie and out; orange juice; marmalade. Orange is bright and demanding. You can't ignore orange things." from the novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

A Snicker of Magic

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ISBN: 9780545552707
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

Felicity Pickle is a word collector. She is also looking for a place to call home. Wandering from place to place makes it difficult to make friends. What happens when she ends up in her mother’s home town? Could Felicity find her first best friend? Is there enough magic in Midnight Gulch to make them stay? ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena intertwines the lives of several war-torn Chechens. Marra's amazing debut novel will pull you into its beautifully crafted story of a ten-year struggle to defend Chechen history and culture. It will break your heart and make you grateful for your life. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Fortunately, the Milk

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By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062224088
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014

Who knew running out of milk could be so adventurous??? What took you so long? asked the children. In the time it takes father to run to the corner store for some milk, aliens invade, pirates swashbuckle and volcanoes erupt! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9781452107141
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2013

Follow the lifespan of some amazing animals and learn what makes them unique. Packed with facts about the incredible feats that animals accomplish in their lifetimes - in one lifetime a rattlesnake will add 40 beads to its rattle! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Once Upon a Northern Night

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ISBN: 9781554981380
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Published: Groundwood Books - July 30th, 2013

A poetic celebration of the wonders of a cold winter's night. While a child sleeps in his warm bed, the animals look for food and frost settles gently on the windowpane. Gorgeous illustrations convey the simple, stark feelings of a snowy night. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

A Moose That Says Moo

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By Jennifer Hamburg, Sue Truesdell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374350581
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 1st, 2013

What would be different about the animals in your own zoo? Book-reading sharks and bears that drive cars are just a few silly things in this rollicking new picture book. Sue Truesdell's illustrations are a perfect fit! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Goldfinch

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ISBN: 9780316055437
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

The long awaited third novel from Donna Tartt was well worth the wait. She is back and better than ever in this epic novel of life, death, fate, memory and love. Her characters and plot are carefully thought out and executed without flaw. The art of the novel is alive and well! Rejoice! If you read one novel this year make it this one! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9780062268549
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Harper - July 2nd, 2013

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

Night Film

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ISBN: 9781400067886
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - August 20th, 2013

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: 9780375971426
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2013

Sixth-grader Julian Twerski has made a terrible mistake--and his English teacher is making him pay for it. For the rest of the school year, he is forced to keep a journal to write about the incident. Although reluctant to write at first, Julian realizes that he can learn a lot about himself, his life, and his friends. An excellent coming-of-age novel about growing up and doing the right thing. ~ Reviewed by Whitney and Aubrey


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