Staff Picks - Cressida

 

Cressida /KRESS*eh*də/ noun

 

1 : A children's book buyer, with a degree in library science, who embraces all components of working with books and information. Of or relating to bookstores, libraries, and schools/colleges; domestic, international.

 

2 : A naturally fast reader willing to read anything but drawn most to travel & adventure memoirs, children's classics and too-close-for-comfort dystopian tales.

 

3 : A Trojan woman in medieval romances who first returns the love of Troilus but later forsakes him for Diomedes.

 

4 : A Toyota automobile model.


 

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780763665661
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Published: Candlewick, 3/2014

This is more than the tale of Ava Lavender, a girl otherwise normal but for her wings she was born with. Her story spans the generations of Roux women suffering foolish love and flight. This book broke my heart, as if magical realism met A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. A novel strange & beautiful.


$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780385523912
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Published: Spiegel & Grau, 10/2010

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780805080117
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Published: Holt Paperbacks, 5/2006

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780892727360
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Published: Down East Books, 4/2007

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780307476074
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Published: Vintage, 4/2013

Boy, Snow, Bird (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594631399
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 3/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780061120077
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 6/2006

Panic (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062014559
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Published: Harper, 3/2014

What do you do when over 40% of your town is unemployed, your boyfriend cheats on you, and you have no money? Panic.

 

Panic is the name of the game. Everyone in high school pays $1 a day. Only seniors can play. The last one standing wins the pot. A pot of $50,000+. But Panic is dangerous. People get injured. Paralyzed. Killed. But what else can you do when you already have barely enough to survive?


$19.99
ISBN-13: 9780763669904
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Published: Candlewick, 3/2014

The book to buy young readers interested in architecture. 

 


We Were Liars (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press, 5/2014
Possibly the YA book of the summer. A staff favorite all around.

Bird Box (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062259653
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Published: Ecco Press, 5/2014

Something is driving people to insanity. Perfectly normal individuals catch a glimpse of -- something -- and suddenly kill themselves. No one knows what exactly they need to avoid seeing. So slowly the entire world lowers their eyes, withdraws, secludes themselves. The history of the phenomenon is shared by Melanie, a young woman who realizes the need to find others despite the ever-present threat.

A debut work worthy of Stephen King, Hitchcock, and anyone else who puts you on the edge of your seat. Eerie and mysterious, you will read the entire book in one tense sitting. 


$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780142403709
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Published: Puffin, 5/2006

Wild Magic (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9781416903437
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Published: Simon Pulse, 5/2005

$8.99
ISBN-13: 9780064472685
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Published: Greenwillow Books, 1/2001

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780446675505
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Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2000