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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World Cover Image
By Bill Nye, Corey S. Powell (Editor)
ISBN: 9781635652154
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Published: Rodale Books - November 20th, 2018

Shadows of the Dark Crystal #1 (Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal #1) Cover Image
By J. M. Lee, Brian Froud (Illustrator), Cory Godbey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524790974
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 25th, 2019

The recent return of the Dark Crystal has been very exciting for fans of the original. This book is the first in a series that ties in to the new series from The Jim Hensen Company. Lee does a fantastic job at continuing the world-building, with an appropriate amount of nods to the original, that makes it really feel like he was in on the '83 film while still being able to tell the story the prequel demands. I definitely recommend this to any Dark Crystal fan, or any Hensen fan.

5-Minute Magic for Modern Wiccans: Rapid rituals, efficient enchantments, and swift spells Cover Image
ISBN: 9781782497059
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Published: CICO Books - March 12th, 2019

What Would Skeletor Do?: Diabolical Ways to Master the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789335500
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Published: Universe - July 16th, 2019

Skeletor never gives up. Ever. Time and again is he thwarted by He-Man and his pals (or even his own pride). So why does he do it? What makes him tick? This book is all about what makes Skeletor get back up, dust himself off, and try again....with some other Skeletor-ish things for just about any occassion. It even has a few bits about the holidays, so this book is a perfect gift for someone who is Not Nice.™

Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683690399
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018

Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591930877
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Published: Adventure Publications - September 13th, 2004

I grew up around birds. My grandparents raised and sold hundreds of pet birds, my parents are amateur ornithologists. So I guess I love birds too. This book is a fantastic look into the birds that call Pennsylvania home throughout the year. It shows their basic migration patterns, how they nest, and so much more. It also includes some fabulous up-close photographs of the birds themselves so you know exactly what you're looking at. This is a great gift for someone new to the area or someone who's just getting into birding. It's also a great companion for when you're on a hike or for when you have new companions in your backyard.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995701
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Published: Random House - January 29th, 2019