Beth's Picks

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Beth

Misfits, mixtapes, and a morning bus ride add up to a most unique and unlikely couple. Round up your old Smiths and Joy Division albums. Raw and unflinchingly honest, a love story like no other.

Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition By Rainbow Rowell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

Timmy Failure : Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

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Beth

Failure sometimes is an option, especially if you're Timmy Failure,
the delightfully oblivious 11-year old CEO of the best detective agency
in the entire nation. Or what would be the best detective agency, if
only his mom and Total, his polar bear assistant, would get on board.
Thwarted at every turn by the Weevil Bun, head of the rival CCIA, and
his unhelpful best friend Rollo, can Total Failure,
Inc. achieve world domination? Mistakes Were Made is a laugh-out-loud
introduction to this middle-grade series sure to appeal Wimpy Kid fans.

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763660505
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Published: Candlewick - February 26th, 2013

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

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Beth

Standish Treadwell, a fifteen-year old who can't read or write, doesn't
see things the way other people do. He knows that there's something
very, very wrong in the Motherland, but also knows enough to keep his
head down and his lips sealed. Deceptively spare, beautiful prose
highlights the power of a single voice in this novel that lingers in the
imagination long after the final page is read.

Maggot Moon By Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780763665531
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
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Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2009

At Phoenix Books we joke that new booksellers must read Graceling
- it's practically required reading!  Even folks who don't normally
read fantasy, or didn't think this was their kind of book, have come
back raving about how awesome it is!  It's simply a must-read.


Moonbird by Phillip Hoose

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Beth

An extraordinary account of a true survivor, Moonbird tells the story of a little shore bird who earned his nickname by the incredible distances he has flown during the twenty years that scientists have followed him--the equivalent of to the moon and halfway back. Coupling gorgeous photography with compelling prose, Hoose inspires us to save the Moonbird, and, perhaps, ourselves.

 

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 By Phillip Hoose Cover Image
$25.99
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ISBN: 9780374304683
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 17th, 2012

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

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Beth
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Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$14.99
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ISBN: 9780763654757
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

Felix and Oscar: meet the newest odd couple, Rabbit and Robot. The
sleepover gets off to a rough start when excitable Rabbit discovers
that ever-placid Robot prefers nuts and bolts on his pizza and would
rather play something other than Go Fish. Will this unlikeliest of
friendships survive the night? This charmingly-illustrated chapter
book will leave readers cheering for more of this delightful duo.


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