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Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids)

By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (By (artist))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

This wonderful new picture book offers a fascinating and moving look at the Statue of Liberty and what she stands for. It explores the significance of her very large right foot and the beautiful messages it conveys. This is one of my favorite new children's books.


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Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (By (artist))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

This wonderful new picture book offers a fascinating and moving look at the Statue of Liberty and what she stands for. It explores the significance of her very large right foot and the beautiful messages it conveys. This is one of my favorite new children's books.


This wonderful new picture book offers a fascinating and moving look at the Statue of Liberty and what she stands for. It explores the significance of her very large right foot and the beautiful messages it conveys. This is one of my favorite new children's books.
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Words Under the Words: Selected Poems (Far Corner Book)

By Naomi Shihab Nye

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780933377295
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Eighth Mountain Press - October 1st, 1994

In WORDS UNDER THE WORDS, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye blends images from her experiences living and traveling in the Middle East, Mexico, South America, and Texas. It's a collection of some of her finest poems which explore familial relationships, childhood memories, and home. My favorite is her poem Kindness, which is one of the truest depictions of the word I have ever heard. From the opening: "Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things, / feel the future dissolve in a moment / like salt in a weakened broth."


Words Under the Words: Selected Poems (Far Corner Book) By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780933377295
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Eighth Mountain Press - October 1st, 1994

In WORDS UNDER THE WORDS, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye blends images from her experiences living and traveling in the Middle East, Mexico, South America, and Texas. It's a collection of some of her finest poems which explore familial relationships, childhood memories, and home. My favorite is her poem Kindness, which is one of the truest depictions of the word I have ever heard. From the opening: "Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things, / feel the future dissolve in a moment / like salt in a weakened broth."


In WORDS UNDER THE WORDS, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye blends images from her experiences living and traveling in the Middle East, Mexico, South America, and Texas. It's a collection of some of her finest poems which explore familial relationships, childhood memories, and home. My favorite is her poem Kindness, which is one of the truest depictions of the word I have ever heard. From the opening: "Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things, / feel the future dissolve in a moment / like salt in a weakened broth."

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Prelude to Bruise

By Saeed Jones

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781566893749
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

A son or "boy" in conflict with his father's expectations of masculinity. These poems are a gut-punch of identity liberation. "Father in my room looking for more sissy clothes to burn." Jones will take you under.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781566893749
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

A son or "boy" in conflict with his father's expectations of masculinity. These poems are a gut-punch of identity liberation. "Father in my room looking for more sissy clothes to burn." Jones will take you under.


A son or "boy" in conflict with his father's expectations of masculinity. These poems are a gut-punch of identity liberation. "Father in my room looking for more sissy clothes to burn." Jones will take you under.
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Mikhail and Margarita: A Novel

By Julie Lekstrom Himes

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781609453756
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Europa Editions - March 14th, 2017

With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.


Mikhail and Margarita: A Novel By Julie Lekstrom Himes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609453756
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Europa Editions - March 14th, 2017

With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.


With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.

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Manjhi Moves a Mountain

By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)

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By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547347
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Creston Books - September 10th, 2017

If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.


Manjhi Moves a Mountain By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547347
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Creston Books - September 10th, 2017

If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.


If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.
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The Enchanted Castle (Puffin Classics)

By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)

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By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)
$7.69
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780140367430
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1995

I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.


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By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)
$7.69
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780140367430
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1995

I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.


I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780761317913
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2003

There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780761317913
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2003

There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.


There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.
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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel

By Cherise Wolas

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ISBN: 9781250081438
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.


The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel By Cherise Wolas Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250081438
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.


This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.
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Sarabella's Thinking Cap

By Judy Schachner

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$19.79
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525429180
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?


Sarabella's Thinking Cap By Judy Schachner Cover Image
$19.79
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525429180
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?


For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?

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