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The Night Walk By Marie Dorleans Cover Image
ISBN: 9781782506393
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Floris Books - April 20th, 2021

The world is just as beautiful and mysterious at night as it is during daylight hours, but not being nocturnal animals, we often miss those wonders. In The Night Walk, a family arises in the middle of the night and walks through the village, observing a world they don't usually get to see. Wonderfully illustrated, The Night Walk is a quiet and evocative treasure of a book.

Review by Mark B.

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Movies (And Other Things) By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781538730195
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Twelve - October 8th, 2019

Perfect for those humor fans or non-pretentious movie buffs that want to weigh in on what other movie characters would be in Regina George's clique or who got it the worst in Kill Bill? Paired with Torres' fantastic illustrations, Serrano writes lovingly and analytically about movies from the 1980s to today with opinions that toggle between silly and serious. Because really which movie villain would make the best hang and how culturally significant was 1997's Selena? This is a great book to escape into with the kind of author that wouldn't leave you bored at a party.

Review by Emily

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In a Jar By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525514596
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Llewellyn likes to collect small, ordinary things. One day, while collecting the cherry red syrup light of a sunset, he meets Evelyn and together they collect feathers and buttercups, the sound of the ocean, and the long shadows of summer. But what will happen when Evelyn has to move away? With vivid language, In a Jar tenderly captures the beauty of friendship and shared memories.

Review by Halley

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Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home By Guojing Cover Image
By Guojing
ISBN: 9781524771768
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 17th, 2019

Do you have a dog? Do you love the comfort of home? Have you ever felt loved? Do you love beautiful art? Do you have a heart? Do you want it to grow three sizes?

Flip through this book. If your heart isn't aching by the end, you're a liar.

Review by Halley

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Grimm: The Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9783899557886
Published: Little Gestalten - May 25th, 2017

A classic collection has been given a new makeover. This stylish edition has been stuff with gorgeous new illustrations by a highly curated selection of artists. A perfect gift for the young (or the young at heart) artist/book collector/designer/folktale enthusiast on your list. 

Review by Kitri