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Wars in Toyland by Joe Harris, Adam Pollina, Brent McCarthy, and Nolan Woodward

*war isn’t pretty unless it’s drawn well* A graphic novel aimed at adults but would be equally appropriate for teens, this book has charm, style, wit, and a message (that isn’t too message-y). Younger brother Matthew follows his toy soldiers … Continue reading

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News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh

*coal makes family fires burn bright* A series of stories set into a variety of historical time periods but all featuring the fictional denizens of coaltown Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Some of stories connect through specific characters -or families, some connect in … Continue reading

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The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

*twinkle twinkle pretty diamond engagement rings* Built around the central idea of diamond engagement rings and Frances Gerety, the advertising genius behind A Diamond is Forever tagline, this book takes readers into five different stories set into five different time … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife

season 1 *and* season 2 Holy moly -what a fabulous series! I love knowing these stories are based on a real person, Jennifer Lee, and her actual nursing experiences in the East End of London during the 1950s. I love … Continue reading

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Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter

*learn important ideas with easy understanding* Getting right down to business by introducing the idea behind the title in the prologue, it’s impossible not to be intrigued from the get-go. How can you not want to know more about using … Continue reading

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Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies by Chris Kluwe

*football kicker scores multiple winning essays* This is one smart, funny, insightful, funny, social aware, and funny set of essays! It’s easy to read a whole bunch in one sitting, but you can also space them out to prolong your … Continue reading

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How To Tell if Your Cat is Trying to Kill You by The Oatmeal

*pages of offbeat unexpected original humor* A must read for both cat owners and those rare, strange folk -cat haters. This graphic novel focuses mostly on the Bobs, two cats who have work cubicles and torture their co-workers. If you’ve … Continue reading

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