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NB + KVON: Books Talked About 11/10/17

Join Elayna and Barry on 1440 AM KVON every Friday morning at 8:00 as they chat about new releases, staff recommendations, and great gifts!

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781610398213
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 24th, 2017

One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016


The River of Consciousness Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385352567
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.


The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780762462452
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 31st, 2017

"What Preeti Mistry does on the page is as delicious and exciting as what she does in her restaurant." - Anthony Bourdain

Vibrant and unexpected, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook is a bold take on Indian food from Oakland-based James Beard Award nominee Preeti Mistry.


In the Midst of Winter Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501178139
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Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

New York Times Bestseller

Worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.


Love, Santa Cover Image
By Martha Brockenbrough, Lee White (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545700306
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 26th, 2017

In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa.


Newsletter Book Reviews 11/1/17

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, a review by Paul Leavitt
Little Fires Everywhere Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224292
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Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017

The instant New York Times bestseller

Entertainment Weekly's #1 Must-Read Book for Fall * Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Selection * #1 Library Reads Pick * September IndieNext Pick


Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216693
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2017

"A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best." --New York Times Book Review

Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird.


Make 2016 Your Year!

Check out these new and classic self-improvement books to help you achieve your goals for the New Year!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?


Life-Changing Magic: A Journal: Spark Joy Every Day Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780804189095
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Published: Ten Speed Press - December 29th, 2015

What sparked joy in your life today?


Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781607749721
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 5th, 2016

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes--and lives--across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets.


The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761184881
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Published: Workman Publishing - April 7th, 2015

Who hasn't asked the question "How can I find and follow my true calling?" Elle Luna frames this moment as "standing at the crossroads of Should and Must." "Should" is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. "Must" is the thing we dream of doing, our heart's desire.


What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607746621
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 11th, 2015

What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world's most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with more than ten million copies sold.


Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804141239
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Published: Crown Business - May 19th, 2015

Bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.


The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780743234801
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Published: Touchstone Books - March 12th, 2003

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's powerful message of faith and inspiration.


F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781476789996
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems.


Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455587940
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - November 10th, 2015

In her first book in more than 30 years, supermodel Christie Brinkley shares the secrets she's learned on what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knock out.


Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You: A Journal of 365 Acts of Bravery Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780385345774
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Published: Potter Style - December 31st, 2013

A year's worth of fear-facing prompts and mottoes of encouragement will motivate you to jot down one thing a day and make a daily habit of thinking courageously.


Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452123660
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - February 18th, 2014

Nutrition is the fastest-rising beauty trend around the world. Eat Pretty simplifies the latest science and presents a userfriendly program for gorgeous looks, at any age, that last a lifetime.


The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781936891023
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Published: Black Irish Entertainment LLC - January 11th, 2012

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?

Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor-be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?


The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781451627053
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Published: Free Press - April 24th, 2012

An insightful new book from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies to unveil the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals.


The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316270724
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 29th, 2015

THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE-FROM THE AUTHOR OF GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER
Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck.


The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A Complete, Step-By-Step, Gene Reprogramming Action Plan Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780982207772
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Published: Primal Nutrition - October 18th, 2011

Primal Blueprint author Mark Sisson presents a fun, easy-to-follow, practical guidebook to help you "get Primal" in only 21 days. First, you'll learn eight Key Concepts that represent the most important day-to-day elements living Primally, then tackle five Action Items that will enable you to literally reprogram your genes toward a long, healthy, and energetic life.


The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312430009
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Published: Picador USA - January 4th, 2011

A New York Times Bestseller

In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780894864025
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Published: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services - September 1st, 1986

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.


The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250065131
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 13th, 2015

Foreword by Alton Brown.


Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617691409
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - March 3rd, 2015

Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if they're embracing their crafty side for the first time.


How to Win Friends and Influence People Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780671027032
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Published: Pocket Books - October 1st, 1998

You can go after the job you want--and get it
You can take the job you have--and improve it
You can take any situation--and make it work for you


2015 Cooking & Wine

Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781623366322
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Published: Rodale Books - October 13th, 2015

From the duo behind the New York Times bestseller, Thug Kitchen, comes the next installment of kick-ass recipes with a side of attitude: Thug Kitchen Party Grub. Get ready to party your ass off without damaging your waist or wallet.


My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069989
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times - NPR - Men's Journal - BookPage - Booklist - Publishers Weekly


Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook Cover Image
By Kristen Miglore, Amanda Hesser (Foreword by), Merrill Stubbs (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607747970
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 7th, 2015

There are good recipes and there are great ones--and then, there are genius recipes.


Nopi: The Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607746232
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2015

A cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully.
Pandan leaves meet pomegranate seeds, star anise meets sumac, and miso meets molasses in this collection of 120 new recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant.


Tacopedia Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780714870472
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 28th, 2015

Tacopedia is an encyclopaedic tribute to the vibrancy of Mexican taco culture. Explore one of Mexico's most popular culinary traditions through 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps that bring the full story behind each taco to life.


The Violet Bakery Cookbook Cover Image
By Claire Ptak, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607746713
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 29th, 2015

A design-forward cookbook for sweet and savory baked goods from London's popular Violet Bakery that focuses on quality ingredients, seasonality, and taste (as opposed to science) as the keys to creating satisfying, delightful homemade pastries, tarts, sweets, and more.


The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780544520608
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert


Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780770435103
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 7th, 2015

Go off the clock with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar as she bakes one-bowl treats, grills with skills, and embraces simple, nostalgic and often savory recipes made from supermarket ingredients.


Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761184997
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Published: Workman Publishing - July 14th, 2015

By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well--really well--on the strictest of budgets.


The Wine Bible Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780761180838
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 13th, 2015

Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as "The most informative and entertaining book I've ever seen on the subject" (Danny Meyer), "A guide that has all the answers" (Bobby Flay), "Astounding" (Thomas Keller), and "A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing" (Kevin Zraly).


The Beer Bible Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780761168119
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Published: Workman Publishing - August 11th, 2015

Winner of a 2016 IACP Award

The ultimate reader- and drinker-friendly guide to the world's ales and beers, and the book that approaches the subject in the same way beer lovers do--by style, just like a welcoming pub menu.


Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544301986
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.


Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607746102
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2015

2016 James Beard Award nominee, 2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)nomineefor Best International Cookbook, and2016 Art of Eating Prize longlist finalist
Bringing the best of Scandinavian home-cooking into your kitchen, "Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking" offers over 100 delicious recipes that showcase this region's most beloved sweet and savory dishes.


Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579656362
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 6th, 2015

"A new kind of flavor-first vegan cooking. . . . Stunning."
--Food & Wine

"Best Food Books of 2015"
--USA Today


The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories Cover Image
By Garden & Gun (Editor)
$37.50
ISBN: 9780062242419
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Published: Harper Wave - October 27th, 2015

From Garden & Gun--the magazine that features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs--comes an heirloom-quality guide to the traditions and innovations that define today's Southern food culture, with more than 100 recipes and 4-color photography throughout.


Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California Cover Image
By Travis Lett, Michael Graydon (Photographer), Nikole Herriott (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452128092
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 27th, 2015

Gjelina is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu from talented chef Travis Lett.


Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804187794
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 27th, 2015

"This book reminds us of: Ivan Ramen meets Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?--with some of the ballsiness and spunk of Joe Beef."--Food52.com


Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Cover Image
By Alex Stupak, Jordana Rothman, Evan Sung (Photographer)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780553447293
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 20th, 2015

Superstar chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him to quit the world of fine-dining pastry and open the smash-hit Empellon Taqueria in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make--and think about--tacos forever.


Children's Book Halloween Picks!

Leo: A Ghost Story Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452131566
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2015

This book is great!


The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.



Night Animals Cover Image
By Gianna Marino, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451469540
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2015

Something's out there in the dark

First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running.

"What could it possibly be?" asks Bat.

"Night Animals " the animals declare.

"But you are night animals," Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.


Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book.


Tickle Monster Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419717314
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - August 11th, 2015

This engaging picture book prompts young children to face their fear of monsters and take charge of the situation The reader is prompted to tickle various parts of a monster, deconstructing the creature and repurposing his parts into a far less threatening scene. His horns become the moon, his legs and arms become trees, his nose becomes a car. . . .


Peanut Butter & Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale Cover Image
By Joe McGee, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419712470
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2015

Reginald isn't like the other zombies who shuffle through Quirkville, scaring the townspeople and moaning for BRAINSSSSS The only thing Reginald's stomach rumbles for is sticky peanut butter and sweet jelly. He tries to tell his zombie pals that there's more to life than eating brains, but they're just not interested.


Dracula: A Babylit(r) Counting Primer Cover Image
By Alison Oliver (Illustrator), Jennifer Adams
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423624806
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 1st, 2012

Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula in Dracula: A BabyLit(R) Counting Primer. Make sure you're wearing a necklace of 10 garlic flowers as you count wolves, ships, tombstones, and boxes full of soil in this witty retelling of Little Master Stoker's classic gothic tale.


Minions: Dracula's Last Birthday Cover Image
By Lucy Rosen, Ed Miller (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316266932
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Published: LB Kids - July 21st, 2015

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.


Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart: A Babylit(r) Book: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's
By Jennifer Adams, Ron Stucki (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423637660
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 20th, 2014

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"


Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062304186
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Published: Festival Books - July 21st, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins," sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.


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