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Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home Cover Image
By Guojing
ISBN: 9781524771768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 17th, 2019

A gorgeously illustrated picture book with no words that dives straight to your heart. About love and finding a family and home. Perfect for anyone who has ever loved an animal. 

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634040662
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Published: Menasha Ridge Press - August 15th, 2017

There's something particularly beautiful about a crisp winter day. This book is full of great local hikes to enjoy the outdoors, all year round.

The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

Beautiful, intelligent, and pure magic. The Starless Sea is a breathless fantasy world especially tailored for book lovers; once you dive in, it'll be hard to want to resurface. If you've read her other book, The Night Circus, this one won't disappoint. 

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250182197
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - December 3rd, 2019

Journey to the far north in this historical account of the dangerous Greely expedition. An interesting read for history fans and adventurers alike!

Calling All Witches! The Girls Who Left Their Mark on the Wizarding World (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338322972
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019

There are so many amazing witches in the world of Harry Potter, and this book showcases the strikingly different and yet equally admirable traits of all of them. Ginny, Hermione, and Lily Potter are my personal inspirations.

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492670124
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

I first staff picked this book when it came out in hardcover, but now that it's in paperback I'm staff picking it again because I think it's that amazing. Incredibly clever, fun, and unique, it's a riddle that keeps throwing curveballs right up through the end. 

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (HBO Tie-In Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593178553
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

I loved this trilogy growing up, and rereading it as an adult is just as great. This is a mystery-filled adventure in a fantastical and unique world. With the new HBO show and Philip Pullman's new series in the same world, now is a great time to read (or reread) this incredible book. 

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982129910
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2019

Articulate, hopeful, honest, and well-researched; an important read for everyone.