Staff Pick

Calling all bookworms! Words in Deep Blue (Knopf, $17.99) is a book about books—and the people who sell them, love them, take chances with them, and learn from them. Our tale begins with Rachel’s love letter to her best friend, Henry. He never responds and Rachel moves away, but she reconnects with Henry years later after getting a job in his family’s bookshop. Still struggling to make sense of her brother’s sudden death, the last thing she needs is another complication. Cath Crowley’s rich novel presents a comfortingly flawed character, a comedic moment, a poignant memory, or a battle with grief on every page. Enjoy frequent nods to the literary heroes of yesterday in this heartfelt, deeply human story. Ages 14-18. Liz Elfman.

 

 

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ISBN: 9781101937648
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

Staff Pick

If you find numbers confusing—or, at times, even boring—you have something in common with William Playfair. When everyone else saw numbers, Playfair dreamed in Lines, Bars and Circles (Kids Can, $17.95). Helaine Becker takes readers through the life and times of this colorful thinker, now known as the inventor of the graph. Playfair was indisputably a pioneer, but he was, tragically, perhaps a little too forward-thinking for his time. Featuring fanciful illustrations by Marie-Eve Tremblay and bite-sized historical vignettes, this book is more than just a lesson in mathematics: like a graph, it tells a story. Ages 7-10.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781771385701
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - April 4th, 2017

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