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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.
Behind The Attic Wall
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Twelve-year-old orphan Maggie is sent to live with her two strict aunts in their huge stone house. Friendless and lonely, she begins to hear voices whispering her name. Unlocking the mystery of what lies behind the attic wall will open Maggie's heart to friendship and love. Strange, wondrous, and moving, this is a book you won't soon forget.
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).
Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
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A novelist could never get away with the twists and turns in this thrilling non-fiction book. Endurance tells the remarkable story of Ernest Shacketon's 1914 attempt to cross Antarctica on foot.
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.
Each Peach Pear Plum
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"In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I Spy." Children will delight in finding familiar nursery characters hiding within the beautifully drawn pages of this charming picture book, and they'll soon be reciting the memorable rhyme!
Holy Smoke
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Powerful vocals and a great vintage sound. Several tracks began as singles and have been featured on tv.
Status Anxiety
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This clever, thought-provoking, and accessible book takes a gentle look at the very human tendency to feel anxious about one's place in the world. If you've ever suffered a snub or felt a stab of envy, this book is for you.
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
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Description: This beautifully illustrated adaptation of Frank L. Baum's classic fantasy novel should captivate young and old minds alike. Plus, this keeps closer to the source material than anything else out there.
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.
One And The Same
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The author explores the social, psychological, and scientific complexities of identical twinship, while coming to terms with the fact that she and her own cherished twin have grown apart. Enlightening, melancholy, and often funny, this book will appeal to twins and singletons alike.
All Creatures Great And Small
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The first in a series of humorous and heartwarming memoirs by a country veterinarian working in pre-World War II Yorkshire.
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.
You Are Not So Smart
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This enjoyable book takes a lighthearted but clear-eyed view of human nature. Each of its brief chapters introduces the psychology behind such topics as procrastination and self-fulfilling prophecies.
The Ascent Of Man
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This fascinating work traces the history of homo sapiens through its development of agriculture, art, mathematics, machines, and more. A companion to the groundbreaking 1973 documentary of the same name, this book easily stands on its own.

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