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A Farm for Maisie (Sweet Pea & Friends #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273602
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

The Sheepover (Sweet Pea & Friends #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273558
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Published: LB Kids - January 24th, 2017

Brave Little Finn (Sweet Pea & Friends #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273596
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Good Night Vermont (Good Night (Our World of Books)) Cover Image
By Michael Tougias, Cooper Kelly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781602190177
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Published: Good Night Books - May 28th, 2007

Sweet Pea & Friends: The Sheepover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273565
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2015

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555360
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

The Exact Location of Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681195483
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 12th, 2017

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419725456
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Published: Amulet Books - November 7th, 2017

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

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Vermont Wild Vol. 5

By Megan Price

$19.95

 

 


A Farm for Maisie (Sweet Pea & Friends #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273602
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

The Sheepover (Sweet Pea & Friends #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273558
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Published: LB Kids - January 24th, 2017

Brave Little Finn (Sweet Pea & Friends #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316273596
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

The Exact Location of Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681195483
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - September 12th, 2017

Sweet Pea & Friends: The Sheepover Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273565
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2015

Good Night Vermont (Good Night (Our World of Books)) Cover Image
By Michael Tougias, Cooper Kelly (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781602190177
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Published: Good Night Books - May 28th, 2007

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419725456
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Published: Amulet Books - November 7th, 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219861
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 7th, 2017

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2007

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The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump Cover Image
By Bill Mares, Jeff Danziger (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780999076606
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Published: Green Writers Press - September 8th, 2017

The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449486792
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 4th, 2017

Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781512600568
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Published: University Press of New England - May 2nd, 2017

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

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We Are One Rutland

Written by kids from the Rutland City Boys & Girls Club and designed by students at the Stafford Technical Center

$15.00

Pictured at left: Phoenix Bookseller Will Notte and 
We Are One Rutland coauthor Jeremy Gillespie.

 

 

 

 


Vermont Wild Vol. 5

By Megan Price

$19.95

 

 


A Farm for Maisie (Sweet Pea & Friends #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273602
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250113269
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 26th, 2017

The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump Cover Image
By Bill Mares, Jeff Danziger (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780999076606
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Published: Green Writers Press - September 8th, 2017

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The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Vermont Wild: Adventures Of Vermont Fish And Game Wardens Cover Image
By Megan Price, Bob Lutz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780982887219
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Published: Pine Marten Press - November 1st, 2010

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

The Sheepover (Sweet Pea & Friends #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316273558
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Published: LB Kids - January 24th, 2017

Local History

By Ron Patch

$20.00

 

 

 

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Lilac Girls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101883082
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Vermont Wild: Adventures Of Vermont Fish And Game Wardens Cover Image
By Megan Price, Bob Lutz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780982887219
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Published: Pine Marten Press - November 1st, 2010

Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250113269
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 26th, 2017

Delorme New Hampshire Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780899334417
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Published: Delorme Mapping Company - October 16th, 2015

The Woman in Cabin 10 Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501132957
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 11th, 2017

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 20th, 2016

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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 4th, 2017

We Love You, Charlie Freeman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616206444
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2017

Read the Book, Lemmings! Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316343480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

The team behind the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny and Horrible Bear! is back with with new Arctic characters in this hilarious learning-to-read adventure!

Aboard the S.S. Cliff, First Mate Foxy reads an interesting fact: "Lemmings don't jump off cliffs." But Foxy can't get the lemmings on the Cliff to read his book, too. They're too busy jumping off.

After a chilly third rescue, exasperated Foxy and grumbly polar bear Captain PB realize their naughty nautical crew isn't being stubborn: The lemmings (Jumper, Me Too, and Ditto) can't read. And until Foxy patiently teaches his lemmings to read the book, he can't return to reading it, either!


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes. There are more animals to find among the trees, and the kindly figure with his "promises to keep" exudes warmth as he stops to appreciate the quiet delights of winter. The handsome new vellum jacket will attract new and old fans as it evokes a frost-covered windowpane. This celebration of a season makes an ideal holiday gift for a child, a teacher, or a host.

Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of America's most celebrated poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Susan Jeffers is the illustrator of such distinguished picture books as Three Jovial Huntsmen, a Caldecott Honor Book; Rachel Field's Hitty; and the ABBY Award-winning Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, which was also a New York Times best-seller.


Renegades Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250044662
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 7th, 2017

A high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal...

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.


The Telescope in the Ice: Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781137280084
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 14th, 2017

Cutting edge science–a new form of astronomy and a technological tour de force–carried out under some of the most extreme conditions on the planet by a crew of colorful, visionary scientists

IceCube Observatory, a South Pole instrument making the first actual observations of high-energy neutrinos, has been called the “weirdest” of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.

Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy.

IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront.

The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy.


Silence: In the Age of Noise Cover Image
By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781524733230
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Published: Pantheon Books - November 21st, 2017

What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it now more important than ever?

In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.


An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062835536
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Published: William Morrow - November 7th, 2017

We have entered a time marked by division. Politicians call for borders, not inclusion. Economic inequality strains cohesion. Religion breeds violence. And yet the need for unity has never been more urgent, for the crises facing humanity are, increasingly, global. How do we move forward?

In this brief yet profound address to the entire world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: "I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends," the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, "on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others."

Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics--from war, climate change, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.

 


Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781633536692
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Published: Mango - November 9th, 2017

Looking for trivia books filled with fun facts and trivia questions and answers? Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours

When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.

Trivia questions and answers: In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. Answers to:

  • Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again?
  • How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch?
  • If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?
  • Why do all empires fail?
  • Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?
  • What makes Finland so great?
Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.


Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad and Mean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683960607
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - November 7th, 2017

Cartoon essays by the champion of liberal values, and one of Time’s “Ten Most Effective Cabinet Secretaries of the Twentieth Century.”

Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's podcast, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.


Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393245547
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.

Russell Shorto’s work has been praised as “first-rate intellectual history” (Wall Street Journal), “literary alchemy” (Chicago Tribune) and simply “astonishing” (New York Times).

In his epic new book, Russell Shorto takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light. They include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband to chart her own course and a certain Mr. Washington, who was admired for his social graces but harshly criticized for his often-disastrous military strategy.

Through these lives we understand that the revolution was fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.


Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544617063
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 7th, 2017

The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala—part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan—does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called “Lost and Abandoned,” she is a resource that police and others turn to when they stumble across a stranded kid with a hidden history.

Jessica Yu delivers an acutely observed story of this hardnosed and warmhearted woman, the children she helps, and the twists of fate they experience together. The subplot of Gladys’s garden—her precarious dream of providing a home and livelihood for her vulnerable charges—adds fascinating depth. Garden of the Lost and Abandoned chronicles one woman’s altruism, both ordinary and extraordinary, in a way that is impossible to forget, and impossible not to take to heart.


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Future Home of the Living God: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062694058
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Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event.

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.

Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby’s origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.

There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women. Of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. Flickering through the chaos are signs of increasing repression: a shaken Cedar witnesses a family wrenched apart when police violently drag a mother from her husband and child in a parking lot. The streets of her neighborhood have been renamed with Bible verses. A stranger answers the phone when she calls her adoptive parents, who have vanished without a trace. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe.

A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.


I'll Take You There: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062656308
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 21st, 2017

In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer’s life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it

Felix is a film scholar who runs a Monday-night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist’s booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen.

In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly affected his life. There’s his daughter, Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York magazine who is trying to align her postmodern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades.

Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.


Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219861
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 7th, 2017

As the host of Radio Free Vermont—“underground, underpowered, and underfoot”—seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an “undisclosed and double-secret location.” With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever—seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of ’Ethan Allen Day’ and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben’s fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.


City Mouse, Country Mouse Cover Image
By Maggie Rudy, Maggie Rudy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781627796163
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 24th, 2017

With remarkably detailed and beautifully crafted dioramas, Maggie Rudy retells the classic tale of the city mouse and the country mouse with a new twist.

Country mouse Tansy is out picking berries when she comes upon visiting city mouse William Gray. They become fast friends, and Tansy returns to the city with Will for an adventure. But city life doesn't suit Tansy, so she returns to the country alone. Apart, neither friend is happy—so they meet in the middle and decide to settle in a little one-café town. And there they live mousily ever after! A beautiful picture book retelling of a classic folktale and a celebration of friendship.


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Cover Image
By L. Frank Baum, Charles Santore (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762463138
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 17th, 2017

This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with a more timeless feel and illustrated by an award-winning illustrator.

Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . .

In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.


The Little House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328741943
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 10th, 2017

Seventy-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton created The Little House, and since then generations of readers have been enchanted by the story of this happy home and her journey from the pleasures of nature to the bustling city, and back again.  

In celebration of this beloved classic’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this special edition features a beautiful set of window cling stickers—perfect for decorating your own "Little House"—and free downloadable audio (access code printed inside the book).


Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316315234
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

When Rory the Dinosaur starts to get excited for Christmas, he notices that his island home doesn't exactly have the best trees around for a festive holiday feel. So he and his dad set out to decorate their home the best way they can--but without the perfect tree Rory is worried that Christmas will be ruined! Can Rory and his friends save the spirit of the season?

Comic artist Liz Climo looks at the true meaning of the holidays--spending time with friends and having the love and support of your family--even in a place without any snow or evergreens to speak of.


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By Margaret Wise Brown, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062383105
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

A modern-day classic! From beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown comes a recently discovered story featuring her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that’s brought to glorious life by New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long.

When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it’s time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.

 


After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's picture book about the aftermath of Humpty Dumpty's famous fall—and Humpty's determination to overcome his fear to reach great new heights.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after

This captivating picture book from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher who loves to be high up on the city wall. But after his fall, Humpty is terrified of heights and can no longer do his favorite things. He finally pulls together the courage to climb back up the wall. In a surprise twist, Humpty transforms, turning into a magnificent bird, and learns that sometimes you have to fall . . . before you can fly.


You're All Kinds of Wonderful Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250113764
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017


The beloved, bestselling Nancy Tillman returns with a picture book celebrating what makes every child special in their own way.


We’re not all the same. Thank goodness we’re not.
Life would be boring, and I mean—a lot.

And so, when we’re born, we’re supplied at the start with our own bells and whistles to set us apart.

Think of your bells as the things you do best
Things tucked away in your own treasure chest.

Not only are we loved, but we are all also special. Once again, Nancy Tillman takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old, as children and animals lovingly interact.

 


My Journey to the Stars Cover Image
By Scott Kelly, Andre Ceolin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524763770
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was the first to spend an entire year in space! Discover his awe-inspiring journey in this fascinating picture book memoir that takes readers from Scott’s childhood as an average student to his record-breaking year among the stars.

Scott Kelly wasn’t sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. He struggled in school and often got in trouble with his twin brother, Mark.

Then one day Scott discovered a book about test pilots and astronauts that set him on a new path.

His new focus led him to fly higher and higher, becoming first a pilot and then an astronaut, along with his brother—the first twin astronauts in history. But his greatest accomplishment of all was commanding the International Space Station and spending nearly a year in space, which set the record for the longest spaceflight by an American.

This story of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things is perfect for children, fans of Scott’s adult book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, aspiring astronauts, and anyone who has ever tried to defy the odds. It will amaze and inspire you.
 


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