Rachel F.'s Picks

Rachel F. is a mom and an avid reader. When she's not trying to keep up with all the YA novels and graphic novels her daughters like read, her nose can be found in a psychological thriller...the more disturbing the better. She also loves to cook and can often be found in the Cooking section planning her next culinary adventure.

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By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399246524
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 2nd, 2012

This story is stunning in its simplicity. Every home, classroom and child should have this book. My heart swelled with the power of Jacqueline Woodson's writing and E.B. Lewis's lush illustrations.


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A smart, fun book. With a satisfying but not entirely predictable ending, this is the perfect summer read.
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ISBN: 9780451236777
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Published: Berkley Books - June 5th, 2012

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307341556
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2007

Her first novel, Sharp Objects, is an excellent debut. Creepy, disturbing ... you won't want to put it down.


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Classic comfort food recipes reinvented with bright flavors for modern palates. You can't go wrong with recipes from the Williams-Sonoma kitchen. Don't miss the "Pork with Spicy Butternut Squash" ... so good! And the "Asian-Lime Vinaigrette" is to DIE for.
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ISBN: 9781616280208
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Published: Weldon Owen - November 1st, 2011

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Fantastic and fun, kids and parents will love this read-aloud. Don't miss it!
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763641689
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 10th, 2010

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If you are a new mom, or know and love a new mom, Dr. Karp's The Happiest Baby on the Block is hands down the best parenting book ever.
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ISBN: 9780553381467
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bantam - May 27th, 2003

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Both hilarious and horrifying.
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ISBN: 9780316198561
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 4th, 2012

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ALL the Olivia books are great and make fantastic gifts, but this one conquers the battle of the princess-ing of our little girls with typical Olivia wit and humor.
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By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442450271
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2012

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I don't even have to crack the spine on this book to know that it is full of awesome! Perelman is an amazing cook who has never offered up a bad recipe. She is also the author of a phenomenally popular cooking blog, http://smittenkitchen.com/
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$35.00
ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 30th, 2012

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Steinbeck's simultaneously stark and stunning classic of the human condition during the Great Depression is a story that should be read by one and all. A true masterpiece.

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$19.00
ISBN: 9780142000663
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2002

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