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A Year of Tiny Pleasures

By Irene Smit & Astrid Van Der Hulst 

WorkMan Publishing

​Age: 10+

Genre: Calendar


​​The calendar that celebrates the little things in life that make us happy, from Flow, the international groundbreaking magazine that celebrates mindfulness and creativity. Each page of A Year of Tiny PleasuresPage-A-Day Calendar is a tribute to the moments and details that can turn a day around. Artist Deborah van der Schaaf’s delightful illustrations, in vibrant full color, celebrate beauty and whimsy in the everyday—and serve as charming reminders of what’s important, every day.

The Dazzling Heights
​By Kathereine McGee
HarperCollins, 2017


BISAC: YA, Futuristic, Suspense, SciFi, Romance, Intrigue, Adventure, Elitism, Secrets, Friendship, Betrayal, Future Manhattan
​​ISBN 13​: 9780374470272                         
The Thousandth Floor book two now available, The Dazzling Heights, Hardcover – August 29, 2017, HarperCollins: Book one (Thousandth Floor) left me suspended from the highest heights and wanting to know what happened next. Filled with intrigue, an elitist society (Manhattan), taking place in a fantastically-imagined, futuristic, sci-fi world, with well-developed characters  whose fates will keep you reading long after dark (even if you don't like them all). 


The Thousandth Floor
​Book 1

By Kathereine McGee
HarperCollins PA

ISBN-13: 978-0062418609

Press Out + Color: Christmas Ornaments

By Kate Mclelland

Nosy Crow

​Age:7-10

Genre: How to, Make yourself, Arts and crafts, Christmas, Ornaments


​​Each of the twenty press-out Christmas decorations in this book can be easily slotted together to create cheerful hanging ornaments to adorn the Christmas tree or to add a festive touch to any space. Perfect for all ages, these gorgeous ornaments look elegant in white and gold, but even more glorious when colored.

Thick as Thieves

By Megan Whalen Turner

GreenWillow

​Age:13+

Genre:Fantasy, Queens, Juvenile Fiction, Trilogy, Knights and Castles, Thieves


​​Thick as Thieves is the eagerly anticipated new stand-alone novel set in the world of the Queen’s Thief. New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner’s entrancing and award-winning Queen’s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Illustrated version

By J.K. Rowling

Illustrated By Jim Kay

Scholastic

Age:10+

Genre: Wizard and Witches, Magic, Coming of Age story, Juvenile Fiction, Illustration


A must have for collectors and a must read for all.


​For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Authors

By David Stabler

Illustrations by Doogie Horner

Qurik

Age: 10+

Genre: Short Stories, True Stories, Young Authors, Famous Authors, Origin Stories


​​Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course! A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula—or as he called it, “a spider as big as a dragon.” Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her! Kid Artists tells their stories and more—the diverse and inclusive cast that includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Sherman Alexie, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee—through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

Philanthroparties: A party-planning guide for kids who want to give back

By Lulu Cerone

Beyond Words, Aladdin

​Age:10-18

Genre: How to, Guide, Do it yourself, Party planner, Cooking, Games


​Why just party when you can party with a purpose? Seventeen-year-old Lulu Cerone shows teens how to bring social activism into their daily lives—and have fun while doing it—with this colorful DIY party planning guide perfect for every socially conscious kid!

Wizarding World Movie Magic: Volume 3

By Jody Revenson

CandleWick Press

​Age: 10+

Genre: Behind the scenes, Harry Potter, Movie Magic


​From wands and racing brooms to a case full of beasts, the wizarding world is full of enchanted objects and magical devices. With this interactive book, go behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all eight Harry Potter films to learn how the myriad artifacts of the films were lovingly designed and crafted.Detailed profiles of everything from the Golden Snitch to Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes and Newt Scamander’s magical case include blueprints, concept illustrations, unit photography, and more. Jam-packed with bonus inserts throughout, including stickers, removable extras, lift-the-flaps, and many other fascinating items, this book takes young readers on a thrilling tour of the magical artifacts of the wizarding world.


Norse Myth: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

By Kevin Crossley-Holland

Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

CandleWick Studio

Age: 9-16

Genre: Myths, Short Stories, Norse, Retellings, Gods, Illustration, Folklore


 A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page. Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, and giants, punctuated by surprising love matches, thrilling journeys, and dazzling magic. With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore.