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Circuital
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“Circuital” by My Morning Jacket is the latest studio album to be released by this soulfully solid rock band. Their sound is simple and powerful with bluesy undertones and strong vocals delivering poetic and thoughtful lyrics.
Carter's Big Break
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This fantastic sequel to Carter Finally Gets It will have you laughing out loud. Will Carter (Carter to his friends) is your typical 15 year old boy. Until he gets cast in a big time movie. Read along as Carter loses his girlfriend, gets pummeled, cries in public (several times), gets mistaken for a pizza magnate, and ultimately learns a few things about life and love.
Holy Smoke
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Powerful vocals and a great vintage sound. Several tracks began as singles and have been featured on tv.
The Declaration
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Since the creation of the drug Longevity, which stops aging, the world has become overpopulated. Because of the lack of basic staples, every couple gets a choice: Longevity or children. Anna's parents chose both. An outcast, she lives with others like her. She has never questioned her place, but now she must make a choice between the life she's always known and the dream of something more.
Something From Nothing
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This adaptation of a Jewish folktale tells the story of young Joseph and the changes his beloved blanket goes through as the years pass. The soft illustrations create an atmosphere of gentleness and warmth, while the strong rhyme and repetition allow small children to recite along. Be sure to look beneath the floorboards on every page to see what the mice are up to!
Tuck Everlasting
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Ten-year-old Winnie encounters the enigmatic and elusive Tuck family in the woods near her home. Soon she learns their secret -- a secret that will change everything, forever. A classic of modern children's literature.
Acceleration
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This book follows Duncan during his summer working for the Transit Authority’s Lost & Found. In the course of his job, he comes across a small book in which a serial killer has detailed his crimes. Duncan can’t seem to put the book down, especially when he reads that the killer is not finished, and has already chosen his next target. Can Duncan find and stop this man before it’s too late?
Packing For Mars
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What would happen if you threw up in your helmet during a space walk? How exactly do astronauts use the toilet? This entertaining book has the startling answers to the questions you've always secretly wanted to ask about space travel. A strong stomach is required for this side-splitting ride.
Habibi
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A tale of two people growing up in an unnamed middle eastern country that is at the same time heart-wrenching and heartwarming. With beautiful artwork, it is hard to look away even at its most uncomfortable moments.
Chickens To The Rescue
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Every day of the week, something terrible happens on the Greenstalk family farm. Don’t worry, though, cause the chickens are there to see that everything gets put right.
Posters Fade
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This Portland-based band features chill vocals and a feel-good indie folk sound.
The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda
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A fun read for boys & girls who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Included is a diagram of how to make your own Origami Yoda.
Scaredy Squirrel At Night
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Scaredy Squirrel is scared of everything. Especially nighttime. Someone could attack him or, worse yet, steal his secret stash of acorns. So, in true Scaredy Squirrel fashion, along with emergency exits and backup plans, he takes every precaution to protect himself, and his stash, from the danger lurking in every corner.
Reflections Of Faerie
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Idyllic sound, featuring soft piano, harp, chorals. Peaceful enough for bedtime, bathtime, or anytime.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
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In this wacky introduction to Wayside School, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the students in Mrs. Jewls’ class. Maurecia loves Ice Cream (in almost any flavor), Joe can’t count (but somehow always comes up with the right answer), and Shari always falls asleep in class (but never gets in trouble).
Squish Rabbit
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Squish is very, very small. So small that it seems no one ever notices him. Until the day that he makes a new friend.
Dial ‘M’ for Monkey
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Ideal music for chilling out… downtempo, electronic funk/jazz.
The Salmon Of Doubt
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From the author of the beloved Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series comes this final laugh-out-loud collection. These essays, interviews, articles, letters, and short stories were gathered from the hard drives of Douglas Adams following his unexpected death at the age of forty-nine.

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