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Carl Sagan (right) is the wisest chicken we know. While she enjoys books for children, she prefers reading books appropriate to her age. Especially those regarding the cosmos. 

 


$16.99
ISBN: 9781442497818
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

It was autumn of 1965 when Leon was reunited with Oskar Schindler. This was the man who thought Leon's life mattered and gave him a chance. It would take a wooden box for little Leyson to stand on in order to reach the machine he was assigned to operate. But this box and Schindler's heart allowed Leon to stay safe from the gas chambers. Mr. Leyson died January 2013. By sharing the burden of his memories,Leon gives credit to his hero Oskar Schindler,and to those who do 'the best of things in the worst of times'.This is Leon's legacy of FREEDOM! It is a most beautiful read.

Ellen


By Gary Goss, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781620879900
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Published: Sky Pony Press - October 2013

Soup recipes for every season doesn’t even begin to describe this beautiful new book. There are recipes and lots of them with hints and suggestions for making them easy to follow and appealing to try. Families will enjoy all the different soups; some hot and some cold, some meat-filled and some for vegetarians. NOW let’s talk about the illustrations! Gorgeous, whimsical, colorful, humorous, and framable. One of my favorite illustrators of all times, Jane Dyer, makes this cookbook a must have for chefs and for folks who never step into the kitchen. Why are you looking at me?

Jean


$29.00
ISBN: 9781770495715
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - October 8th, 2013

Legends, Icons, and Rebels is one of the best introductory books about the roots of Rock and Roll. Through quotations, facts, brief musical biographies of each of the twenty-seven featured artists, exploration of diverse musical genres, bright page layouts, beautiful and occasionally humorous illustrations, and readers gain a clear understanding and appreciation of each artist’s impact on contemporary music history. This book perfectly complements the two CDs that come with; a track dedicated to each artist blends a playlist of hits and deep cuts that are a wonderful starting point for any music lover.

Nikki


$9.99
ISBN: 9780307977618
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Published: Golden Books - September 24th, 2013

A perfect gift for anyone who remembers the iconic Little Golden Books that have been popular since the 1940’s. Words of wisdom and encouragement are paired with pages from those beloved children’s books that were read to us and are that we now read to our children and grandchildren. Saggy Baggy Elephant, Poky Little Puppy, Little Red Hen, and Tawny Scrawny Lion; who didn’t love those guys? I think you’ll love turning the pages and reacquainting yourself with pictures from those little golden treasures.

Jean


By Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris (Foreword by), David Burtka (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780770437725
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Published: Broadway Books - September 3rd, 2013

An Orange County mom recounts the trials and triumphs of raising a gender nonconforming son, who moves fluidly on a gender spectrum between Superman underoos and princess-themed birthday parties. Her vignettes are witty and self-deprecating, told with all the warmth, hope, doubt, and unconditional love of a mother who is doing her best to raise a unique child in a society that is often anything but open and accepting. A powerful read.

Kristen


By Cynthia Rylant, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465183
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 29th, 2013

With headings like: God went to beauty school; God made spaghetti; God got cable; each poem covers a seemingly mundane event viewed through the eyes of omniscience. Marla Frazee's illustrations portray God as male, female, old, young, tattooed and homeless, clearly recognizing the divine in everyone. Brilliant.

 

Collette

 


By Catherine Burns (Editor), George Dawes Green (Foreword by), Adam Gopnik (Preface by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781401311117
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 3rd, 2013

Listeners and non-listeners alike of NPR's The Moth Radio Hour will find something to love in this collection of 50 true stories. Selected from thousands of tales told over The Moth's 15 year history, these stories come from people both famous and unknown, from all walks of life, all told without notes in front of a live audience. At times hilarious, chilling, heart-warming, and always profoundly personal, this collection is sure to resonate with every reader.

 

Alec

 


$25.99
ISBN: 9780062257390
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 20th, 2013

Based very loosely on a serial killer that terrorized a California community in the late 1970’s,

Maynard brings us the story of two devoted sisters, their irresponsible father, and their damaged mother. The girls’ father is put in charge of the “Sunset Strangler” case and as he becomes more and more desperate to find the killer, his daughters’ hope for a normal family life seems to be slipping away. After Her is a tale of suspense and hope that spans over thirty years and with several plot twists will keep readers turning pages.


Jean


$26.95
ISBN: 9780385536776
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 13th, 2013

On the Micronesian island of Ivu’ivu live a people who seem to have found the key to immorality through eating a rare turtle. In the name of science, a young doctor, Norton Perina, exposes the turtles and the tribe to the rest of the world. But as the island and its people collapse in the world’s mad dash to uncover the secret to living forever, Norton stubbornly justifies his actionswhile battling his own guilt. A stunning debut novel, Yanagihara’s story questions the cost of knowledge and our ability to accept destructive good intentions.


Andrea


$24.00
ISBN: 9781571311023
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 3rd, 2013

From the moment George and Margaret set off from the North Dakota Badlands to Eastern Montana in search of their young grandson, their quest appears misguided at best, if not doomed. As they get closer to reuniting with their only remaining family member, Margaret’s certainty cannot shake off George’s ambivalence. Unflinching and pragmatic, yet full of longing and tenderness, the characters in this book ring true, and their story is unforgettable. Do your book club a favor and add this to your 2014 reading list!

 

Katie


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