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Bloody Rose (The Band) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316362535
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Published: Orbit - August 28th, 2018

Not only one of the funnest series I've read in a while, but also some of the best world building and deeply thought out characters. I was just in a "fun adventures with my bros" mood when I picked these up, I had no idea how smart and caring the writing would turn out to be.

Insanely funny, full of heart, incredible creatures, bitchin' swords, sick ass magic, and he even mentions periods.


Review by Anje

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Kings of the Wyld (The Band) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316362474
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Published: Orbit - February 21st, 2017

This book was a blast, like being part of a D&D campaign if it were co-DM'd by the author Lish McBride and Ben Affleck's character from the movie "Extract".

It's just good.


Review by Anje

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The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534477568
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 30th, 2021

Adventure is the last thing Barclay wants, and he's sure he won't find any apprenticed to a mushroom farmer. An accidental trip to the woods flings him into a hidden world of magic, Beasts, Beast collectors, and all the adventure he thought he didn't want.

Barclay's world is quirky and weird, and I'm so jealous I can't wander into the woods, bond with a Beast, and gain magical powers, too! Perfect for fans of Pokemon and How To Train Your Dragon!


Review by Sarah B.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781646140176
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

Mesmerizing. Strange. Glorious. 

I have to thank fellow bookseller Nicole for introducing me to this stunning book. The technical skill left me astonished. I wanted a bench, as though in a museum, to sit and quietly take in each page of black-and-white pen-and-ink line drawings. Van den Ende's debut is a wordless story of a small paper boat's epic journey across a vast and fathomless ocean. It teems with myriad flora and fauna that reside somewhere between fairy tale and reality. It intrigues. It beguiles. An elegant testament to solitude, strength, and bravery. 


Review by Em

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

Delightful! If you need a STARLESS SEA read-alike, you'll find this historical novel as bookish and magical but more approachable.

Intimate narrative and a story within a story device work together elegantly to unfurl the tale of January Scaller and her missing father, their wealthy benefactor, and a mysterious door in Mississippi that opens into another world. TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY has all the elements of a precocious, coming of age story within a low fantasy world. There's adventure, secret societies with nefarious plans, a big best friend pooch called Bad, and places drawn from the wildest reaches of imagination. 


Review by Danielle

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Dominic: A Picture Book Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312371449
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Published: Square Fish - October 2nd, 2007

An undiscovered classic concerning the life, times and travels of a canine gentleman adventurer and transcendentalist.  What a beautiful, wise, fierce, life-loving book this is! Like the Pooh books, there's an astonishing amount of wisdom here.

This novel features some challenging vocabulary, but it’s a great read for 4th to 5th graders--perhaps even advanced 3rd grade readers.  And having read it twice, I can testify: adults also will adore it.


Review by Adam

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Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

Thrilling adventure story? Unexpected coming-of-age? Near irresistable siren song of restlessness and the bittersweet pleasures of solitute? Whatever Rough Magic is, I tore through it in an afternoon. So will you.



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$8.99
ISBN: 9780142409381
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Published: Firebird - March 13th, 2008

I started reading this series when I was 8, I am now 32 and I still re-read it and get new things out of it. Does your kid looove the Warriors series? Their mind will be blown by the world of Redwall. Imagine, if you will, an egalitarian community of woodland creatures who fight tyranny, go on epic quests, and throw the best parties with the most scrumptious and elaborate meals you've ever read about. 

Every creature, big or small, shy or outgoing, girl or boy, is valued and has an important role to play. Sometimes it's a formerly enslaved squirrel, or maybe a mute badger grandmother, or perhaps a young ottermaid who has perfect aim with a slingstone...


Review by Anje