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ISBN-13: 9780143126836
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Published: Penguin Books, 2/2015
A magnificent portrait of five Hollywood directors -- Capra, Ford, Stevens, Huston and Wyler -- and what they did during World War II. Film historian Mark Harris offers fascinating and insightful discussion of the men and the movies they made, the "offical" propaganda and their Hollywood work. FIVE CAME BACK is engaging and moving -- a great read that will also add a lot of movies to your iTunes wish list. -- Jim

ISBN-13: 9780062227096
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Published: Ecco Press, 2/2015

If you liked Hunger Games or Divergent you won’t want to miss this book, which is surely the first in a series.  Told in a unique first person dialect by 15-year old Ice Cream Star, this action-filled tale unfolds in a grim dystopia where a plague wipes out the population by the time they are 20 years old.  What happens in a society where children must raise babies?  Such a dark existence is lit up by the hopes and courage of Ice Cream Star. -- Robin

The Martian (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books, 11/2014
This isn’t about surviving, it’s about surviving with style. Andy Weir’s debut novel takes you on a rocket-propelled journey into what truly makes us human. Full of science, wit and ingenuity, this story will send you to Mars and back. -- Jason

Egg and Spoon (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780763672201
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Published: Candlewick, 9/2014

Faithfulness, class struggles, & environmental crises


Witches, magic, heroes, & Chicken-footed houses



Alias Hook (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781250042156
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books, 5/2014
Peter Pan meets Lord of the Flies. What if Captain Hook were cursed to live forever? Watching as his crewmates die around him? What if Pan was a mythical, feared little boy who rules Neverland with an iron first? What happens if there is no escape from Pan and his Lost Boys? Read to find out. -- Ian

The Book of Three (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780805080483
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Published: Square Fish, 5/2006
Enjoy Narnia? How about Welsh Mythology? The book that became Disney’s 25th animated feature film kicks off one of my favorite children’s series: The Chronicles of Prydain. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to fans of Tolkien & Lewis. -- Jon

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