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Flip Usually, waking up on the wrong side of the bed just means a cruddy day. But for 14yr old Alex, it means waking up a whole different person. With a whole different life. Though he's still Alex on the inside, he now lives inside the body of a boy called Flip (short for Phillip) who's cooler, taller, better looking (even better endowed!) than Alex was previously. And while living in Flip's body does have its advantages, like making out with pretty girls who would have otherwise completely ignored him, Alex cannot let go of his previous self. Alex makes for an entirely relatable and sympathetic main character, even though his predicament is so otherworldly. Bedford elegantly combines humor, honesty and humanity with a high concept plot that keeps the pages turning, the laughs coming and the tears rolling. On sale April 5th, for ages 13+ 

Than A Godzilla Made Out Of Tempura
GODZIRRA!

Which is saying something, because this Godzilla is pretty amazing.

1.) LeUyen Pham's books

2.) Shaun Tan Winning an Academy Award

3.) This Kid

4.) The Wild Girls Book Club @ our Laurel Village store

5.) A Solid Month of Amazing Events @ Oh My Gosh Stories! Storytime

 Photo credit: Mikka Tokuda-Hall

Check out her amazing photo blog: Here, There, Everywhere

Her Favorite Book to give as a gift: The Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak

Out today is the debut novel from Kirsten Hubbard, LIKE MANDARIN. Set in small town Washokey, Wyoming, Like Mandarin stars Grace, an intelligent and highly introverted high schooler who's been skipped up a year, making her first year of high school her sophomore year. As if that didn't make her enough of an outsider, she's also so quiet, almost nobody notices she's there. Except, it turns out, Mandarin Ramey. Mandarin is everything Grace wishes she could be; reckless, glamourous and sexy. But as her friendship with Mandarin escalates at an alarming pace, Grace starts to learn that Mandarin is perhaps not as care-free as she likes to come across.
Hubbard's background as a travel writer is evident, as the Wyoming landscape springs to life. We see through Grace's eyes all the loneliness and desolation of Wyoming, and the absurdity of the beauty pageants Grace's mother forced both Grace and now her younger sister, Taffeta. Mandarin's impulsive actions and Grace's desire to keep up with them keeps the pages turning in this dark, honest portrayal of a tempestuous friendship.

Good for ages 14+

Yup, it's true.
There's a whole gaggle of pomo books for the under 7 set.
Give your gosling a dose of the self-referential with any of these titles.

 

 You know what the best kind of food is? FREE FOOD. So come kick it with us and with the fabulous LINDSAY LEAVITT in celebation of her new book, Sean Griswold's Head.

                                      

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