"Life is generally the pursuit of desires"...

Hunger : A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and it tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be. "I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe." New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shar

Be Brave… Stay Wild!

Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World by Coyote Peterson A kid-friendly tour through the wild world of animals led by adventurer Coyote Peterson whose exploits know no bounds- not just lions tigers and bears but deadly snakes, grabby crabs and anything that walks, runs, slithers, flies or swims.

Sweet, funny, and moving...

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee. A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer's vast, empty field. The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves--and about life. Sweet, funny, and moving, this wordless picture book from a master of the form and the creator of The Boss Baby speaks volumes and will delight

A spine-tingling children's book for a Halloween or any day storytime.

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots , Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He's not afraid of the dark, and he's definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn't know any better he'd say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper's not scared obviously, he's just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everythi

Oh! How wonderful, and oh! How cool...

Oh! the Illuminated Magnifier A magnifier very much designed to handle, but without one attached. Smart touch sensor-operated light and soft-coated finish. Good things made bigger. 2 x main magnification / 4 x inset magnification / Touch sensor-operated light / Use with or without the light / Soft-coated body Product Dimensions 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches Batteries 2 LR44 batteries required. (included)

Hey, That's MY Monster!

Hey, That's MY Monster! by Amanda Noll When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: “So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe” How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster’s familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone to Ethan’s little sister’s room! She has been climbing out of bed every night to play, and obviously needs a monster to help her get to sleep – but not HIS monster! Ethan tries to help his sister find her own monster, but none are the perfect blend of cute and creepy. Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monst

books to read with all the lights on!!!

It by Stephen King Stephen King's terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, "a landmark in American literature" (Chicago Sun-Times)--about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers...an evil without a name: It. Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, th

The monsters are loose again!!!

Goodnight, Little Monster By Ketteman, Helen (Author), Leick, Bonnie (Illustrator) Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster's mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light--because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick's soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening's bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster! Monster Trap Game by Thames & Kosmos The monsters are loose again!!! Well, that's act

a magical adventure that raises questions about love, life, and death...

The Moon Prince and The Sea is based on the true story of a bond formed across an ocean between two children who found joy despite terminal illnesses. In a hospital in India, Sumit is surrounded by children who call the hospital their home; in a hospital in America, Marina is surrounded by her loving family and friends. The book is named for Sumit, the moon prince, who paints a map of two moons that the children will later find on their adventure, and Marina, whose name means "of the sea." The pair embarks on a magical adventure that raises questions about love, life, and death in a manner designed to be accessible to and comforting for children and families. This book is intended for childr

This is the scariest book ever!

The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don't expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it's just a bunny? Well, it's probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it's—picking pumpkins with its friends, you say? Actually, despite the ghost's scare-mongering, none of the animal characters in the illustrations seem scary at all. . . . What's up with that? Many delights, such as surprises after the page turn, an alarmist narrator, and punch lines to anticipate make this book a scream for both ki

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