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26. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

Twelve-year-old twins Claudia and Reese Tapper each tell their tale of sibling rivalry in this highly entertaining story. The detailed documentation of their epic prank includes photos, chat logs, gaming screenshots, and text messages between their too-busy and clueless parents in this first of a four-book series. A great dual read-aloud! Books mentioned in this [...]

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27. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Now more than ever, one moment of bad judgment — say, a poorly conceived tweet — can lead to an online feeding frenzy with life-changing ramifications. In this entertaining yet eye-opening book, Ronson details how we've entered a new age of public shaming and the effects on both the condemned and the condemners (us). Books [...]

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28. Have You Seen My Monster?

With whimsical, masterful black-and-white art accented with flashes of color, Steve Light draws a lovely follow-up to Have You Seen My Dragon? Kids will love looking for the lost monster — and while they may not notice, they'll be learning all about shapes along the way. Books mentioned in this post

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29. The Distant Marvels

The Distant Marvels is good old-fashioned storytelling at its finest. Acevedo doesn't rely on any gimmicks or unlikely plot twists, and instead crafts a captivating multigenerational tale that will linger in your memory for a long time to come. Books mentioned in this post The Distant Marvels Chantel Acevedo Sale Trade Paper $11.90

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30. The Dirty Apron Cookbook

Chef Dave Robertson was born to teach cooking. Dirty Apron, the eponymous cookbook from his Vancouver, BC, deli and cooking school, celebrates recipes both funky and grand. Robertson's thoughtful presentation makes cooking easy for beginners yet also intriguing for the experienced cook. This is the rare cookbook that everyone will love. Books mentioned in this [...]

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31. Before Tomorrowland

It is 1939 and Lee, who is on vacation, has been given a mysterious comic book that contains a secret that could change the world. Full of science and intrigue, it all happens in a place called Tomorrowland, and the novel contains the secret comic. Books mentioned in this post Before Tomorrowland Jeff Jensen Sale [...]

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32. All The Wild That Remains

All the Wild That Remains is a fascinating portrait of the American West told through the lives of two of its most famous writers, Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner. This book champions their unique styles and will make you want to read (or reread) all of their work. It will also inspire you to get [...]

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33. New Cookbooks: The Perfect Egg, Street Foods, Pasta by Hand

Here in the Powell's offices, we are prone to geeking out over Pi Day. Not so much for the mathy-ness of it, although the math is pretty awesome. No, we get excited over the pie part. Pi Day starts early in the month for us, as we tuck into the piles of forthcoming cookbooks littering [...]

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34. The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka

I love everything about The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, collected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka, from the title to the concept to the fantastic introduction to the amazing collection of poems and the brilliant title, taken from the Billy Collins poem near the end of the book. The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

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35. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside a lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay; Ten thousand

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36. Poetry Madness: The Hajara Quinn Division

Every year to celebrate Poetry Month, we select 32 poets to battle it out in a competition for the ages: Poetry Madness. This year, we decided to do things a little differently: instead of choosing the players ourselves, we asked four awesome poets — Saeed Jones, Andrea Gibson, Robert Lashley, and Hajara Quinn — to [...]

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37. Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

Working as a children's bookseller for almost 20 years, I saw my fair share of picture books about underwear and most elicited an eye roll or a sigh from me. Occasionally I would crack one open in the hopes it was a winner only to be disappointed. Reading Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman, which is a winner, I realized where other similarly themed books went wrong. Most books make a

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38. Voracious

In the summer of 2012, I got a contract for a book about language, based on my experiences of more than 30 years as a copy editor at The New Yorker. I was thrilled, because now I had license to buy all the books about language that I wanted. That September, I was driving on [...]

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39. Poetry Madness: Saeed Jones’s Bracket

Every year to celebrate Poetry Month, we select 32 poets to battle it out in a competition for the ages: Poetry Madness. This year, we decided to do things a little differently: instead of choosing the players ourselves, we asked four awesome poets — Saeed Jones, Andrea Gibson, Robert Lashley, and Hajara Quinn — to [...]

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40. Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler, 312 pp, RL 5

Entomologist, biology professor, cartoonist. Not necessarily three professions you expect in one person, but Jay Hosler, author of Last of the Sandwalkers is all three as well as an award winning graphic novelist. With Last of the Sandwalkers, Hosler creates a completely absorbing story that feels a bit like A Bug's Life meets Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom distilled into a

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41. Sleepless Knight by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and ALexis Frederick Frost, 40 pp, RL: 1.5

Hooray! My favorite publisher of graphic novels (for kids, teens, and adults) First Second has been taking strides into the world of picture books with Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! by Dominique Roques and  Alexis Dormal and Julia's House for Lost Creatures by the amazing Ben Hatke.  And now, with Sleepless Knight, billed as an Adventures in Cartooning Jr. book, the picture book version of

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42. Three-Toed Sloth (November 19th, National Sloth Day) by J Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Anna Raff

November 19th, National Sloth Day Three-Toed Sloth He bats around a luna moth, He counts up all his toes, He wears the smiles of the sloth That everybody knows. He races to the tallest limb- .16 miles per hour (The fastest ever time for him), And looks down from his tower In the rain forests above Brazil To watch the world below. If he could speak, the sloth would shout

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43. dog by Valerie Worth

dog Under a maple tree The dog lies down, Lolls his limp Tongue, yawns, Rests his long chin Carefully between Front paws; Looks up, alert; Chops, with heavy Jaws, at a slow fly, Blinks, rolls On his side, Sighs, closes His eyes: sleeps All afternoon In his loose skin. This poem is one of the seven poems central to Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, a novel written in verse. "dog" can be found

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44. Poetry Madness: Andrea Gibson’s Bracket

Every year to celebrate Poetry Month, we select 32 poets to battle it out in a competition for the ages: Poetry Madness. This year, we decided to do things a little differently: instead of choosing the players ourselves, we asked four awesome poets — Saeed Jones, Andrea Gibson, Robert Lashley, and Hajara Quinn — to [...]

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45. The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens -William Carlos Williams This image was part of the Free Verse competition held by the Academy of American Poets last year. Here are the details:  Free Verse Project Inspired by the 2009 National Poetry

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46. The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, 544 pp, RL 5

It's not often that I read (or listen to) a book that is more than 400 pages. In fact, it has been two years since I last did both - Wildwood by Colin Meloy, 560 pages, which I read, and Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman, 512 pages, which I listened to. At 544 pages, The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly written by Ted Sanders and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno was a challenge for me, but well

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47. Fog by Carl Sandburg

Fog The fog comes in on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. -Carl Sandburg (photo found at five non blondes)

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48. Poetry Friday: Room by Jillian Edwards

With all of my heart, I'm racing
Watch the page as it turns out
You would read all of me had you the chance
You'd never put me down
Please don't put me down

I get a little bit restless
You just gotta give me time
I get a little bit insecure, a little bit bent
I get a little bit everything every now and then

But there's room for you here
Oh, if you take it all
Got so much room for you here
Yes, I pray you lay your head down here

So take it all
Take it like you would your childhood
The street you lived
You ride your bike
The whole world there inside your eyes
I'll find the water's deep
The river's wide
I've got nothin' but time

This is steady and sure and clear as the wind
That I see the other side of me in you
That I've got nothing but room for you here

- selected lyrics from Room by Jillian Edwards

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49. Poetry Madness: The Robert Lashley Division

Every year to celebrate Poetry Month, we select 32 poets to battle it out in a competition for the ages: Poetry Madness. This year, we decided to do things a little differently: instead of choosing the players ourselves, we asked four awesome poets — Saeed Jones, Andrea Gibson, Robert Lashley, and Hajara Quinn — to [...]

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50. 50 Books of Literary Collage

We cowrote and coedited Life Is Short — Art Is Shorter: In Praise of Brevity. We're interested in brief prose (short-shorts and mini-essays), but we're also (and even more) devoted to book-length works of literary collage, built out of brief shards. Here are some of our favorite examples of such works. – David Shields and [...]

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