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A Tale for the Ti...
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by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
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Becky Becky said: "Anyone trying the Kindle version? I don't know how to access the footnotes. The smiley faces take up half a page and the Japanese characters do not fit in the text. #ebookfails "

 
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Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Flashlight
by Lizi Boyd
read in September, 2014
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Wordless. Captures the effect of only seeing in a beam of light, without being scary. Very cool.
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The Cardboard Box Book by Roger Priddy
The Cardboard Box Book
by Roger Priddy
read in September, 2014
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This book makes me feel like I am Jen Thomas and could make anything out of cardboard. I love the idea of empowering parents to make toys from recycled materials instead of buying plastic ones. See also http://cardboardchallenge.com/.
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Lego Minifigure Year by Year by Daniel Lipkowitz
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I was going to booktalk this, but I'm not sure how. I think you have to have been a LEGO fan for longer than your average schoolkid to appreciate a history like this. Being a DK book, it's of course gorgeous.
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by Sophia Amoruso (Goodreads Author)
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I followed her on Instagram for a while. The fan adoration was unbelievable. Some said they'd never read/loved a book before this one (?).
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Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
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The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
" Be smarter than me and realize this is not the conclusion of a trilogy, but the third book in a series. It'll save you some book whapping at the end. That being said, I don't know how MStiefs makes me keep caring about these characters and this pl... " Read more of this review »
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Everything is a Poem by J. Patrick Lewis
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Beautiful illustrations and book design in this volume.
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Quest by Aaron Becker
Quest
by Aaron Becker
read in September, 2014
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So beautiful. So cinematic. So rich in color.
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Found by Salina Yoon
Found
by Salina Yoon (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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This is really well done, with a fairly complex idea behind it. If you find something that's not yours, and do the right thing, but don't find the owner and fall in love with that thing...and then DO find the owner...what then?
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Neil Gaiman
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Daniel Handler
“A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.”
Daniel Handler

Betty  Smith
“Because," explained Mary Rommely simply, "the child must have a valuable thing which is called imagination. The child must have a secret world in which live things that never were. It is necessary that she believe. She must start out by believing in things not of this world. Then when the world becomes too ugly for living in, the child can reach back and live in her imagination. I, myself, even in this day and at my age, have great need of recalling the miraculous lives of the Saints and the great miracles that have come to pass on earth. Only by having these things in my mind can I live beyond what I have to live for.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
Edward P. Morgan

Betty  Smith
“Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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