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Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Misfits in love. This book will make you feel 16 again…in a good way.

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Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love. Uber charming–check out (shameless library pun!) the whole series.


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Each of the books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history. Big Bad Ironclad! covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War. An excellent way to get kids excited about history.

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“I am Eloise/I am six.” So begins the story of Eloise, the garrulous little girl who lives at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Eyebrow raised defiantly, arm propped on one jutting hip, Eloise is a study in self-confidence. Eloise’s personal mandate is “Getting bored is not allowed,” so she fills her days to the brim with wild adventures and self-imposed responsibilities. A much-loved classic.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father’s story and history itself.
“The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“The first masterpiece in comic book history.”
—The New Yorker

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Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features fun rhyming couplets, beautiful and complexly patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise. A visual playground, gorgeously rendered.

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