Christy's Picks

Christy was born and raised in Vermont. After living out West for ten years she returned to the Green Mountain State to raise her family. Christy loves Vermont, especially all of the farms and delicious food (one of her life’s passions is eating). Her favorite children’s book authors
are William Steig and Chris Van Allsburg. Her favorite grown-up authors include Charles Bukowski, Edward Abbey, and Jeannette Walls.

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Christy
Two brothers lead a band of bunnies to a safe place after humans destroy their home. This is a fast-paced adventure story that is about freedom and ethics as much as it is about talking rabbits trying to find a safe place to call home.
Watership Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 1st, 2005

Watership Down Cover Image
By Richard Adams, Aldo Galli (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781442444058
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

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Christy
Isn't even nothing something? Two friends plagued with boredom try hard to successfully do nothing but find it quite difficult. Really funny.
Let's Do Nothing! Cover Image
By Tony Fucile, Tony Fucile (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763652692
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2012

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Christy
This book has big lessons on compassion and kindness, all while teetering between reality and fantasy.
The Sweetest Fig Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780395673461
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 25th, 1993

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Christy
Part historical fiction, part mystery, this is the wonderful story of Bud Caldwell -- an orphan who sets out to find his father based on the clues his mother has left for him.
Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling Books - January 8th, 2002

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Eleven-year-old Claudia runs away to teach her parents a lesson in "Claudia appreciation." She brings along her miserly younger brother, who funds their plan to run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They stay in the museum but soon find themselves wrapped up in a big mystery.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689711817
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks -

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Chronicles his childhood in Ontario, writing some of his biggest hits like Cinnamon Girl, and falling in love with his wife.
Neil is really looking at himself throughout this autobiography.
This guy is my hero.
Waging Heavy Peace Cover Image
$34.80
ISBN: 9780399159466
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Published: Blue Rider Press - September 25th, 2012

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Christy

This is Chris Van Allsburg's first and only work of nonfiction. It tells
the story of Annie Edson Taylor, who seeking fame and fortune, decides
to be the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a handmade wooden
barrel.

Queen of the Falls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547315812
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 4th, 2011

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Christy

Beautifully illustrated with an amazing surprise ending and a big life lesson.

The Empty Pot Cover Image
By Demi, Demi (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780805049008
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 15th, 1996

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Christy

A simple and stunning picture book cycling through the seasons with an image and one-two word phrase on each page. Unbelievably imaginative and clever, this book really brings you there and makes you feel.

Seasons Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781592700950
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 1st, 2010

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Christy

Eerily prophetic, Bill Peet tells the story of the quiet, grass eating wumps who have their peaceful world invaded by dirty, noisy Pollutians. Will the Pollutians destroy their world forever?

The Wump World Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780395311295
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 27th, 1981

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