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1. What Is Left the Daughter
What Is Left the Daughter
by Howard Norman
4.0 out of 5 stars (71 customer reviews)
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
July 6, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2010: On a stormy Nova Scotia night in 1967, the loner Wyatt Hillyer has come to terms with his life's choices and self-imposed separation from his daughter Marlais. Realizing that one of the most important gifts a parent can ... Read more

2. Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
by Charles R. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
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Roaring Brook Press
June 22, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2010: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jack Johnson becoming the first black man to win the World Heavyweight Championship on July 4, 1910, award-winning author Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrator Shane W. Evans have teamed up to create the powerful ... Read more

3. The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West
The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West
by Holly George-Warren
4.4 out of 5 stars (28 customer reviews)
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July 12, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2010: Fans of cowboys and the Wild West will be happily lassoed by The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West. With a rich selection of accounts and photographs, Holly George-Warren presents the cowgirls who rode, roped, and wrangled ... Read more

4. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri Mysteries)
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri Mysteries)
by Tarquin Hall
4.2 out of 5 stars (84 customer reviews)
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Simon & Schuster
June 15, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2010: Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, is hot on the trail of a killer in this second book in Tarquin Hall's winning new detective series. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing is the perfect dog day novel for ... Read more

5. The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1)
The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1)
by Jacqueline West
4.7 out of 5 stars (106 customer reviews)
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Dial Books
June 30, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2010:  Hair-raising adventures can be found close to home this summer. Soon after 11-year-old Olive Dunwoody moves into a rundown Victorian mansion with her nerdy mathematician parents, she realizes something isn’t quite right. It's full of oddities like strange paintings hanging on ... Read more

6. City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog
by Jon J. Muth
4.7 out of 5 stars (103 customer reviews)
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Disney-Hyperion
June 8, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2010: Over the past decade, Mo Willems and Jon J. Muth have each created some of the most memorable animal stories for young readers. Working collaboratively for the first time, these award-winning authors have produced a picture book tale that is as ... Read more

7. The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel
The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel
by M. Glenn Taylor
3.7 out of 5 stars (22 customer reviews)
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Ecco
May 11, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2010: National Book Critics Circle Award-finalist M. Glenn Taylor's impresses with this second novel. The title is a mouthful, but seems just right given the satisfying and substantive story of a man determined to create his own utopia in the hardscrabble and ... Read more

8. Chasing Orion
Chasing Orion
by Kathryn Lasky
3.8 out of 5 stars (4 customer reviews)
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May 11, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2010: Another sweltering summer in Indiana, and eleven-year-old Georgie can only dream of cooling off in the community pool. It's 1952, and many kids like her are stuck at home to avoid contracting polio. Georgie's curiosity and fears are piqued when her ... Read more

9. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
Ladybug Girl at the Beach
by Jacky Davis
4.9 out of 5 stars (55 customer reviews)
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May 18, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2010 In the fourth book in the delightful Ladybug Girl picture book series, brave Lulu and Bingo, her pudgy Basset Hound sidekick, make their first trip to the ocean. Expectations run high as Lulu imagines sandcastles, kite flying, ice cream, and of ... Read more

10. The Quiet Book
The Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 customer reviews)
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April 12, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: Give Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Gorilla  the night off and pick up this new bedtime classic. This pitch-perfect picture book by Deborah Underwood and illustrator Renata Liwska will quell the pre-bedtime crazies. With the softest of opening ... Read more

11. Parrot and Olivier in America
Parrot and Olivier in America
by Peter Carey
3.8 out of 5 stars (118 customer reviews)
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Knopf
April 20, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: In this vivid and visceral work of historical fiction, two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey imagines the experiences of Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French political philosopher and author of Democracy in America. Carey brings de Tocqueville to life through ... Read more

12. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,168 customer reviews)
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Random House
March 2, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: In her witty and wise debut novel, newcomer Helen Simonson introduces the unforgettable character of the widower Major Ernest Pettigrew.  The Major epitomizes the Englishman with the "stiff upper lip," who clings to traditional values and has tried (in vain) to ... Read more

13. Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)
by Barbara Bottner
4.8 out of 5 stars (28 customer reviews)
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Knopf Books for Young Readers
March 9, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: If ever there were a perfect picture book for those so-called "reluctant readers" this is it. Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) tells the story of Missy, a little girl who rejects just about every story that comes her ... Read more

14. A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
by Henry Cole
4.6 out of 5 stars (63 customer reviews)
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Katherine Tegen Books
February 23, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Celeste is not your average mouse. She lives alone, quietly weaving baskets with creative flair under the floor boards of the Oakley Plantation. However, Celeste’s world turns upside down with the arrival of the great naturalist John James Audubon ... Read more

15. The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
by Philip Hoare
4.0 out of 5 stars (37 customer reviews)
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Ecco
February 2, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: After reading Moby Dick, author Philip Hoare was so captivated by the subject that he spent years trying to fathom the planet’s most enormous and enigmatic of creatures. Hoare's admitted mania for whales led him to write Leviathan, or ... Read more

16. The Night Fairy
The Night Fairy
by Laura Amy Schlitz
4.7 out of 5 stars (85 customer reviews)
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February 23, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: You don’t have to be a follower of those mysterious winged creatures to love this unique fairy tale from 2009 Newbery Medal-winner Laura Amy Schlitz. The book’s heroine, Flory is certainly not your garden variety fairy. After losing ... Read more

17. Bunny Days
Bunny Days
by Tao Nyeu
4.2 out of 5 stars (26 customer reviews)
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Dial Books
January 21, 2010
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PreSchool-Grade 1—The bear from Nyeu's Wonder Bear (Dial, 2008) returns in three simple stories. In each tale, six white bunnies are lounging around when Mr. or Mrs. Goat comes by and disrupts them. Bear comes to the rescue and repairs the damage. Each story ends with, "Everyone is happy." ... Read more

18. 8th Grade Superzero
8th Grade Superzero
by Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
4.6 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)
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Arthur A. Levine Books
January 1, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2010 They don’t call it middle school for nothing. Reggie McKnight (aka "Pukey") is trying hard to stay under the radar after a really embarrassing start to the school year. But, he’s somehow been drawn into the middle of a ... Read more

19. La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel
La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel
by Alexander McCall Smith
4.1 out of 5 stars (106 customer reviews)
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Pantheon
December 8, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, December 2009 Fans of Alexander McCall Smith's female sleuths Precious Ramotswe and Isabel Dalhousie will find just a few mysteries punctuating the story line of his new stand-alone novel. The story is mainly concerned with the day-to-day life and concerns of ... Read more

20. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux)
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 customer reviews)
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November 1, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009 Tales of the Wild West don't get any better than the life and times of Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy U.S. marshal and the most successful in American history. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrator R. Gregory Christie--both Coretta Scott ... Read more

21. The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
by Kate DiCamillo
4.3 out of 5 stars (248 customer reviews)
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September 8, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009: Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo--author of The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane-- has crafted another exquisite novel for young readers. The Magician's Elephant tells the tale of Peter Augustus Duchene, a ten-year-old orphan who receives ... Read more

22. Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
by Benjamin Moser
4.4 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
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Oxford University Press
August 4, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, August 2009: What the legendary soccer player Pelé is to sport in Brazil, the author "Clarice" is to that country's literary culture. Stunningly brilliant, beautiful and enigmatic, the daughter of Russian-Jewish émigrés achieved instant celebrity at the age of 23 with the publication of ... Read more

23. When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
4.6 out of 5 stars (627 customer reviews)
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July 14, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009: Shortly after sixth-grader Miranda and her best friend Sal part ways, for some inexplicable reason her once familiar world turns upside down. Maybe it's because she's caught up in reading A Wrinkle in Time and trying to understand time travel, or perhaps ... Read more

24. Woodsburner: A Novel
Woodsburner: A Novel
by John Pipkin
3.8 out of 5 stars (46 customer reviews)
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Nan A. Talese
April 28, 2009
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Best of the Month, May 2009: The early American tree-hugger and pioneering thinker Henry David Thoreau did a bad, bad thing back on April 30, 1844. A year before he settled into the “simple life” at Walden Pond, he struck a match to start a cooking ... Read more

25. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
4.3 out of 5 stars (855 customer reviews)
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Delacorte Press
April 28, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, April 2009: It's the beginning of a lazy summer in 1950 at the sleepy English village of Bishop's Lacey. Up at the great house of Buckshaw, aspiring chemist Flavia de Luce passes the time tinkering in the laboratory she's inherited from her deceased ... Read more

26. Toby Alone
Toby Alone
by Timothée De Fombelle
4.1 out of 5 stars (13 customer reviews)
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March 24, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, March 2009:  Who says great characters need to be larger than life? Meet Toby Lolness, a boy who stands one and a half millimeters tall (just smaller than the tip of a pencil). This Lilliputian hero lives in a marvelously vast complex of ... Read more

27. The Vagrants: A Novel
The Vagrants: A Novel
by Yiyun Li
4.1 out of 5 stars (48 customer reviews)
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Random House
February 3, 2009
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Amazon Best of the Month, February 2009:  During the Cultural Revolution countless unspeakable acts went down in the otherwise unremarkable industrial town of Muddy River. Lovers betrayed lovers, children denounced their parents, and neighbors became sworn enemies. A few ... Read more

28. Big Box Reuse
Big Box Reuse
by Julia Christensen
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
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The MIT Press
October 10, 2008
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Amazon Best of the Month, December 2008: From Kentucky to California, the construction of tens of thousands of big box stores over the past few decades has transformed the American landscape. What happens when one of these stores goes bust or moves to a super-sized retail center a ... Read more

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