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Philadelphia Chickens

Vaudevillean chickens? Expect nothing less from Sandra Boynton. Ms. Boynton makes bookselling easy with her loveable characters and music that will knock your socks off.

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Poetry
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Poets’ Corner

If you are a parent whose child has been introduced to poetry in school this year, you owe it to yourself and your child to

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Fiction
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Becoming Jane Eyre

Becoming Jane Eyre is a smashing book and a welcome addition to the growing body of work on the Brontë sisters. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was

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Fiction
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Moral Disorder

If you have never read Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder is as fine a place to start as any. On the other hand, if you are

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Biography
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The Philosophical Breakfast Club

THE PHILOSOPHICAL BREAKFAST CLUB The Philosophical Breakfast Club may be the book to answer questions you never knew you wanted to ask. How did we get from

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A Split Second of Light
Poetry
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A Split Second of Light

A Split Second of Light is that brief moment when (as the poet writes in an early poem) “A pinhole of light appears through the

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Children’s early and middle readers
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God Bless the Gargoyles

God Bless the Gargoyles is a most unexpected treasure. At first glance, just from its cover, the average grandparent, looking for that perfect children’s book

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Fiction
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Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys’ debut novel is not to be missed. It’s been published as a young adult novel, but it is a

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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Kraken

Bookin’ with Sunny may not have a cache of science fiction reviewers to draw on, but with that caveat, let me tell you that Kraken

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Historical Fiction
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The Paris Wife

Paula McLain has written a rather spectacular piece of historical fiction in her rendering of Hadley Richardson’s marriage to American literary legend Ernest Hemingway. The

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The Devil's Company
Fiction
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The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company – History, mystery, thrills and chills in 1722 London. I can’t imagine why it’s taken me so long to climb on the

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Fiction
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Lord of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule is a novel about horse racing at a small time track in West Virginia, where worn-out horses, trainers, jockeys, grooms

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Fiction
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Cold Wind

There are so many reasons to recommend C. J. Box and his Joe Pickett novels it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s start with

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