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Before the Feast Cover Image
By Saesa Staniesiac, Anthea Bell (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040393
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Published: Tin House Books - June 14th, 2016

This novel takes place in a town that can only be described as "curmudgeonly." Its host of characters ranges in both age and species. Over the course of an evening the sleepy town descends into chaos. Full of a distinctively Eastern European brand of magical realism, this is an enchanting fireside tale.


The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680893
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 8th, 2015

One of DiCamillo’s best novels about heroes who come from the most unassuming of places. A treasure of a book to teach you how to be brave (even if you’re really quite small). So sit back with a warm bowl of soup and enjoy the story!


The Little Prince Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780544671645
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 6th, 2015

One of my all time favorite classics! Originally written in French, this book is divided into a series of short stories full of beautiful messages for children and adults. The book also has the original illustrations done by the author. Absolutely wonderful!


The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

Four precocious kids take on an evil man with the help of a secret society! Super fun with tons of twists and turns and, of course, lots of mystery!