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NB + KVON radio 8/10/18

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Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620973462
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Published: New Press - June 5th, 2018

The acclaimed exploration of how public education can cultivate innovators--with a foreword by Russlynn Ali, a leading advocate for remaking schools

Dime-a-dozen ideas for reforming education seem to be everywhere these days but few actually transform the everyday experience of the 50-million-plus students who are regularly subjected to traditional lecturing, note-taking, and rote learni


The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525574828
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 17th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
NEW YORK TIMES Editors' Choice

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of


Killing It: An Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101980071
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Published: Penguin Press - July 24th, 2018

Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on.


Harbor Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399252525
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.


NB + KVON radio 8/3/18

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Yogachara: The Purity of Direct Experience Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998187938
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Published: Leartsinc. - April 12th, 2017

Yogachara, The Purity of Direct Experience, by Dr. Lee Embrey, is a modern interpretation of an ancient yogic method long since neglected, yet particularly relevant today.


Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Mountain,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It on the Mountain, originally published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic.


What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143131502
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Published: Penguin Books - July 24th, 2018

Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of The Year
One of NPR Fresh Air's "Books to Close Out a Chaotic 2017"
NPR's Book Concierge Guide To the Year’s Great Reads


Mae's First Day of School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419723254
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 10th, 2018

Hello School! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399172021
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 3rd, 2018

Cozy illustrations make this the perfect introduction to the joy of school.


The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316506212
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2018

Get ready for the first day of school in this fourth book in the popular series featuring photographs of wild squirrels!


NB + KVON radio 7/27/18

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Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781572842229
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Published: Agate Bolden - July 10th, 2018

"Revealing and much needed." --Booklist

In this unflinching, unforgettable memoir, Regina Louise tells the true story of overcoming neglect in the US foster-care system. Drawing on her experience as one of society's abandoned children, she tells how she emerged from the cruel, unjust system, not only to survive, but to flourish.


Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812987140
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading with Patrick.”—The Atlantic


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker Cover Image
By Matilda Woods, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515210
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Published: Philomel Books - May 15th, 2018

Friendship and magical realism sparkle on the page in this heartwarming, delightfully eccentric illustrated middle-grade gem from an extraordinary new literary voice. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks.


NB + KVON radio 7/20/18

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Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781572842229
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Published: Agate Bolden - July 10th, 2018

"Revealing and much needed." --Booklist

In this unflinching, unforgettable memoir, Regina Louise tells the true story of overcoming neglect in the US foster-care system. Drawing on her experience as one of society's abandoned children, she tells how she emerged from the cruel, unjust system, not only to survive, but to flourish.


The Art of the Wasted Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429647
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Published: Viking - April 17th, 2018

“A sharp and unconventional book — a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers.” Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air"

A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream


My Year of Rest and Relaxation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525522119
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Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Book of 2018

“One of the most compelling protagonists modern fiction has offered in years: a loopy, quietly furious pillhead whose Ambien ramblings and Xanaxed b*tcheries somehow wend their way through sad and funny and strange toward something genuinely profound.”
— Entertainment Weekly 


Salad Feasts: How to Assemble the Perfect Meal Cover Image
By Jessica Elliott Dennison, Matt Russell (Photographs by)
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ISBN: 9781784881641
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Published: Hardie Grant - July 17th, 2018

The wonderful thing about making a salad is that it's a relaxed, stress-free way of cooking, with endless possibilities for customization. By simply adding in a handful of toasted nuts, something sweet like raisins, a few spoonfuls of chewy grains like barley or spelt, then a crumbling of cheese; a boring salad can start to look a lot more like dinner.


Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.


NB + KVON radio 7/13/18

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Tango Lessons: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544980709
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 19th, 2018

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others
 

Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion.


The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250125149
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 10th, 2018

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.


Napa Noir (Wine Country Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947290631
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Published: Wildblue Press - May 2018

When northern California's idyllic Napa Valley is shattered by the vineyard shooting deaths of two men, investigative-reporter-turned-wine-editor Dante Rath seizes the chance to salvage his sagging career.


Boozy Slushies, Poptails and Ice Pops: Delicious recipes for alcohol-infused frozen treats Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849759663
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Published: Ryland Peters & Small - June 12th, 2018

Kickstart a summer of fun with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing frozen cocktails. Happy hour is never far away with an ice box stocked full of these spiked icy treats.

Nothing is so satisfying as a chilled fruity ice pop, grabbed and shared round languorously from the icebox on a boiling hot day.


Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328900203
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes.

These fifteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, bold, brave women—and not one damsel in distress!


NB + KVON radio 7/6/18

Monster and Mouse Go Camping Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544648326
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

Monster proves he’s not that great in the great outdoors in this heartwarming tale of camping and friendship by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood.

It takes a little convincing, but with the promise of food, Monster decides to join Mouse on a camping trip.


Modern Guide to Energy Clearing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738753492
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - June 8th, 2018

Create Your Best Self and Live Your Purpose

Transform your life with Barbara Moore's complete guide to working with energy. Usable by anyone, regardless of spiritual path, this friendly and down-to-earth book shows how to make a personalized toolkit of techniques for any circumstance, from clearing long-standing blocks to cultivating the energy you want.


A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062467287
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history, Scott Nations, a longtime trader, financial engineer, and CNBC contributor, takes us on a journey through the five significant stock market crashes in the past century to reveal how they defined the United States today


The Whale: A Love Story: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2018

A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick
 


Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food Cover Image
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Published: Clarkson Potter - June 5th, 2018

Dosas, a popular Indian street food, are thin, rice- and lentil-based pancakes that can be stuffed with or dipped into a variety of flavorful fillings. Dosa Kitchen shows you how to make this favorite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338299144
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.


The Mortification of Fovea Munson Cover Image
By Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's snuffling assistant!


NB + KVON radio 6/29/18

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Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062850218
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Published: Harper Design - June 5th, 2018

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-hol


Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812978902
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell

How did we get here?


Stephen Florida Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895163
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 12th, 2018

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a wrestler in North Dakota during his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.


Virtually Vegan: All-Vegan Recipes with a Non-Vegan Twist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781848993471
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Published: Nourish - June 19th, 2018

All-vegan recipes with a non-vegan twist
 
Whether you’re a committed vegan, or just want plant-based recipes that look and taste great, then this book is for you. Every recipe in this modern collection is suitable for vegans – but the book is packed with twists to introduce meat or dairy for anyone who wants it.
 


Monster and Mouse Go Camping Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544648326
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

Monster proves he’s not that great in the great outdoors in this heartwarming tale of camping and friendship by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood.

It takes a little convincing, but with the promise of food, Monster decides to join Mouse on a camping trip.


NB + KVON radio 6/22/18

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Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250097897
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 12th, 2018

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE


The Book of Essie: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf - June 12th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD

"Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant 


Drinking Like Ladies: 75 modern cocktails from the world's leading female bartenders; Includes toasts to extraordinary women in history Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631594182
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Published: Quarry Books - June 19th, 2018

Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to the proposition that a woman’s place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . .


Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205775
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 12th, 2018

"A vintner’s blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations." --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

Kids' Paper Airplane Book (Paper Airplanes) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761104780
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 9th, 1996

Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.


NB + KVON radio 6/15/18

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The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388412
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 15th, 2018

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017
A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store.


Us Against You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160790
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

Instant New York Times Bestseller! The author of A Man Called Ove returns with “a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow” (The Washington Post).

“Fans of Backman will not be disappointed.


Florida Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634512
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

WINNER OF THE 2019 STORY PRIZE

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.

"Haunting and arresting." (New York Times Book Review)

"Outstanding." (The Boston Globe)


Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393253986
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

Along with recipes for a coterie of other delights--fresh, vegetarian, accidentally vegan, and always incredible--you'll find out why Superiority Burger in New York City's East Village is the hottest ticket in North America and the surrounding continents.


Bunny Built Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627792707
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 24th, 2018

A construction bunny learns a creative lesson in sharing and friendship when he meets the biggest carrot of his life.


Standroid & Dandroid Make a Mess Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534405677
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2018

Power up with robots Standroid and Dandroid in this playful board book! When two robots make one giant mess, will they figure out how to clean it up?

Standroid’s battery is full and Dandroid’s charging is complete. The two robots are fueled up and ready to play! How do robots play? They crash! crash! crash! And they squish! squish!


NB + KVON radio 6/8/18

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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451496386
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Published: Crown - May 15th, 2018

From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality
 


A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385540209
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Published: Doubleday - May 8th, 2018

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster


There There: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


Tales from a Forager's Kitchen: The Ultimate Field Guide to Evoke Curiosity and Wonderment with More Than 80 Recipes and Foraging Tips Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623368999
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Published: Rodale Books - May 15th, 2018

Connect with the earth and explore the outdoors with this enchanting cookbook from Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


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