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J. Ryan Stradal Penguin Books $16.00 | 9780143109419

Locally L aid Lucie B. Amundsen Avery $26.00 | 9781594634222

The Falling Down Dance Chris Martin | Coffee House Press $16.95 | 9781566894227

Children’s Literature Children’s Picture

Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart

North Woods Girl Aimée Bissonette, Illustrated by Claudia McGehee | Minnesota Historical Society Press $16.95 | 9780873519663

Jane St. Anthony University of Minnesota Press $14.95 | 9780816697991


Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest Geri Schrab and Robert F. Boszhardt | Wisconsin Historical Society Press $29.95 | 9780870207679

Watercolor artist Geri Schrab and archaeologist Robert Boszhardt team up to interpret the hidden history and heritage painted in the ancient petroglyphs and pictographs at Native American sites in the Upper Midwest. Includes commentaries from tribal elders.

Roughneck Grace: Farmer Yoga , Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and O ther Brief E ssays from on and off the

Back Forty

Michael Perry | Wisconsin Historical Society Press $18.95 | 9780870208126

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

New York Times bestselling author and newspaper columnist Michael Perry shares his “roughneck grace” look at life and living with a collection of his essays on everything from “creeping codgerism” to apple golf, and from farmer yoga to super models.

Thomas Pecore Weso Wisconsin Historical Society Press $19.95 | 9780870207716

Take a cook’s journey through the North Woods with Menominee tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso, who connects the food he grew up with—like beaver, trout, blackberry, wild rice, maple sugar—to the colorful individuals who taught him indigenous values.

Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis Photography by Daniel Corrigan, with text by Danny Sigelman Minnesota Historical Society Press $34.95 | 9781681340210

Much Ado: A Summer with a R epertory Theater Company

Daniel Corrigan has been the photographer of Minneapolis music since 1981, just as the scene was coming to life. This retrospective, culled from his personal archive of tens of thousands of photos, presents a unique perspective into a vibrant world through nearly 500 evocative images.

Michael Lenehan Agate Midway $19.95 | 9781572842052

A behind-the-scenes look at American Players Theatre, one of the country’s elite repertory companies, focusing on its 2014 production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. Located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, APT brings in more than 100,000 guests each season.


U.S. Bank Stadium: The New Home of the Minnesota Vikings

Lithium Jesus Charles Monroe-Kane University of Wisconsin Press $24.95 | 9780299310004

Steve Berg | Minnesota Historical Society Press $29.95 | 9781681340159

Charles Monroe-Kane grew up hearing voices in his head. Over a dizzying two decades, he became a teenage faith healer, world traveler, smuggler, environmental warrior, and circus manager—all the while wrestling with schizophrenia and self-medication. With unflinching frankness, he gives his testimony of mental illness, drug abuse, faith, and love.

U.S. Bank Stadium is the largest construction project in Minnesota state history. In this must-have book for any Vikings fan, enjoy hundreds of illustrations, including design plans, construction photos, detailed images of the stadium's amenities, behind-the-scenes shots of the stadium operation, and game-day photos of players and fans. Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round

Edited by Jay D. Peterson and Collette A. Morgan University of Minnesota Press $19.95 | 9780816698769

Ron Faiola | Agate Midway $35.00 | 9781572841932

Ron Faiola, filmmaker and author of the hugely popular Wisconsin Supper Clubs, returns to Wisconsin's beloved world of supper clubs with profiles of 50 more family-owned establishments. The popularity of this generations-old dining tradition is making a resurgence due to the clubs' unique identities and scenic locations.

A collection of twenty short stories and poems with a passion for fostering literacy in young readers, Sky Blue Water celebrates young adult and intermediate fiction, from some of Minnesota’s most beloved and award-winning authors to emerging talents and many more. Tasting Minnesota: Favorite Recipes from the L and of 10,000 L akes

One North Star: A Counting Book Phyllis Root Illustrated by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen | University of Minnesota Press $16.95 | 9780816650637

Betsy Nelson with photography by Tom Thulen Farcountry Press $29.95 | 9781560376552

Through bog and marsh, along river and lake, across prairie and into the woods, children learn what lives where by counting the creatures in exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations created by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen.

“Betsy’s unpretentious, DIY style is supremely approachable for the home cook and the recipes here are 100 percent reliably delicious.” —Andrew Zimmern “Packed with recipes and photographs that are equally mouth-watering…” —Amy Thielen


The Nix Nathan Hill | Knopf $27.95 | 9781101946619

From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.

The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Press $16.00 | 9780802124944

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Sympathizer is a gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics.

The Mistletoe Murder: And Other Stories P. D. James | Knopf $24.00 | 9780451494146

Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time—swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author’s own word, add up to a delightful “entertainment.”

Small Great Things Jodi Picoult | Ballantine Books $28.99 | 9780345544957

The #1 bestselling author tackles race, privilege, prejudice, and justice in her muchtalked-about new novel, which inspires us to look beyond ourselves this holiday season.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Katarina Bivald Sourcebooks Landmark $16.99 | 9781492623441

A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition

New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext Pick, and Midwest Connections Pick! Long-distance pen pal plans to meet go terribly awry, leaving one marooned in a small Iowa farm town armed only with her sense of humor and love of books.

Charles Dickens Foreword by Colm Tóibín W. W. Norton & Co. $21.95 | 9780393608649

From the Morgan Library, we present the first-ever trade edition of Dickens original handwritten manuscript of his beloved Christmas classic, with an introduction by Colm Tóibín.


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Other Einstein Marie Benedict Sourcebooks Landmark $25.99 | 9781492637257

Mitch Albom Harper Paperbacks $15.99 | 9780062294432

The story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Now available in paperback, #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth—in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives. Two by Two

Don’t You Cry

Nicholas Sparks Grand Central Publishing $27.00 | 9781455520695

Mary Kubica MIRA Books $26.99 | 9780778319054

New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying tale of deceit and obsession. A young woman disappears from her downtown apartment, leaving her roommate to wonder not only where she is, but who…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks, and most of all, its rewards.

Death in Cold Water

Missing Pieces

Patricia Skalka | University of Wisconsin Press $24.95 | 9780299309206

Heather Gudenkauf MIRA Books $15.99 | 9780778319313

From Iowa’s New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf comes an actionpacked thriller where a woman dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of her husband’s past. The farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out.

On a bracing autumn day in Door County, the Green Bay Packers’ #1 fan has gone missing. When human bones wash up on the Lake Michigan shore, the sheriff has more than a missing man to worry about in this third installment in the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series.


All That Man Is Wintering

David Szalay | Graywolf Press $26.00 | 9781555977535

Peter Geye | Knopf $26.95 | 9781101946466

Nine men. Each of them at a different age, away from home, and striving to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, it is an ambitious and subtle portrait of modern manhood in an increasingly globalized Europe.

Acclaimed novelist Peter Geye now gives us a true epic: a love story that spans sixty years, generations’ worth of feuds, and secrets withheld and revealed. “There’s a lot to love about this novel.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Legends of the Fall

The Nightingale

Jim Harrison | Grove Press $16.00 | 9780802126221

Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s Press $27.99 | 9780312577223

New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. The classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life.

​B estselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. Two sisters, separated by years and experience, each embark on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.

Christmas Caramel Murder Joanne Fluke Kensington Publishing $20.00 | 9781617732287

A Great Reckoning Louise Penny Minotaur $28.99 | 9781250022134

Joanne Fluke, queen of culinary suspense, cooks up the most delicious Christmas gift of all — a recipe-filled Hannah Swensen holiday mystery! When a naughty Mrs. Claus turns up dead, suspects start piling up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard. Can Hannah catch the merry murderer in time for a happy holiday? Includes 12 original recipes!

Hailed in a starred review by Library Journal as "riveting” with “characters of incredible depth,” A Great Reckoning is the twelfth installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Inspector Gamache Series.


Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 2 $16.99 | 9780062468611

$16.99 | 9780062468635

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor | Harper Perennial

From the authors of the New York Times bestseller Welcome to Night Vale comes a collection of episodes from season one and two of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations.

The Bookshop Corner

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Allen Eskens Seventh Street Books $15.95 | 9781633882058

Jenny Colgan | William Morrow Paperbacks $14.99 | 9780062467256

Featuring three characters from the book-club favorite The Life We Bury, bestselling author Allen Eskens’s third novel explores a riveting murder case told from two opposing perspectives.

The New York Times bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery and Christmas at the Cupcake Café returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.

Before the Fall

Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen

Noah Hawley Grand Central $26.00 | 9781455561780

Daisy Goodwin | St. Martin's $26.99 | 9781250045461

Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter as well as creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria, brings the young queen richly to life in this magnificent novel.

The New York Times and #1 IndieBound bestselling, runaway thriller of the year from the awardwinning creator of Fargo.


Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way Kent Nerburn New World Library $16.00 | 9781608683901

The bestselling author of Neither Wolf Nor Dog returns with a rare combination of personal memoir, cultural insight, and spiritual teaching that shines a light on our American past while offering lessons in our quest for a more humane American future.

The New York Times Book of the Dead: 320 Print and 10,000 Digital Obituaries of E xtraordinary People

America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World

Edited by William McDonald Black Dog & Leventhal $45.00 | 9780316395472

Kevin Baker | Artisan $29.95 | 9781579656942

From New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker comes 76 tales of American inventions, how they came to be, and how they forever changed the world.

The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives, including a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson, and Prince. In addition to the book, this groundbreaking package includes exclusive online access to 10,000 more of Times fascinating obituaries.

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube Blair Braverman | Ecco $25.99 | 9780062311566

A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North, Blair Braverman captures the triumphs and the perils of the journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving.

Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Penguin Books $20.00 | 9780143034759

In the first fulllength biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today Simon Morrison W. W. Norton & Co. $35.00 | 9780871402967

In this enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, visionary stage performances compete with political machinations off stage.


A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life Pat Conroy | Nan A. Talese $25.00 | 9780385530866

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning collection of blog posts, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Pat's long literary career, supplemented by touching pieces from Pat's many friends.

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 Alan Taylor W. W. Norton & Co. $37.50 | 9780393082814

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America’s founding period.

John Derian Picture Book John Derian | Artisan $75.00 | 9781579656478

Discover the world through the eye of renowned artist and designer John Derian with this luxurious collection of 400 images that exquisitely capture his aesthetic.

After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest — One Survivor’s Story Lou Kasischke Good Hart Publishing $14.00 | 9781940877037

Lou Kasischke survived the historic 1996 Everest tragedy. This is his revealing and riveting account of what went wrong. Lou's survival is also a love story. A great gift for adventure readers and book groups.

All the Gallant Men Donald Stratton with Ken Gire | William Morrow $25.99 | 9780062645357

Perhaps the most extraordinary account to emerge from the Pearl Harbor attack: 93-year-old Donald Stratton's moment by moment account of survival on December 7, 1941. A Life Well Played: My Stories Arnold Palmer St. Martin's Press $22.99 | 9781250085948

Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself. This book is Palmer’s gift to the world—a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish. Inspired Journeys: Travel Writers in Search of the Muse Edited by Brian Bouldrey University of Wisconsin Press $24.95 | 9780299309404

Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on pilgrimage, in search of legends, artistic inspiration, spiritual epiphany, or fulfillment of a promise. Canoes: A Natural History in North America Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims University of Minnesota Press $39.95 | 9780816681174

This is the story of the canoe, that singular American artifact so little changed over time. Featured here are canoes old and new, from birch bark to dugout to carbon fiber, the people who made them, and the adventures they shared.

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Kate McDermott Photos by Andrew Scrivani W. W. Norton & Co. $35.00 | 9781581573275

Making pie is as easy as pie, with recipes and lessons from a renowned teacher of the craft.

Molly on the R ange: Recipes and Stories from A n Unlikely Life on a Farm

Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious

Molly Yeh Rodale Books $32.50 | 9781623366957

Maria Rodale Rodale Books $35.00 | 9781623366438

Beloved blogger Molly Yeh (of My Name is Yeh) shares more than 100 recipes, along with stories from life on the city and farm, accompanied by beautiful imagery.

Maria Rodale shares her delicious, triedand-true family recipes that will inspire you to return to the kitchen to cook with real, organic food.

Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food

Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-based Recipes

Beatrice Ojakangas University of Minnesota Press $22.95 | 9780816695799

Angela Liddon | Avery $27.00 | 9781583335741

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook, featuring more than one hundred quick-and-easy whole-foods, plant-based recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles and that will keep you glowing every day of the year.

This memoir-cumcookbook from celebrated cook Beatrice Ojakangas is chock-full of recipes, anecdotes, and a kind humor that bring to vivid life the Finnish culture of northern Minnesota as well as the wider culinary world.


Mario Batali—Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA Mario Batali, with Jim Webster Grand Central $40.00 | 9781455584710

Over two years in the making, this definitive cookbook features the best America has to offer, with over 250 simple recipes celebrating the treasures of the state fairs and the dishes of local rotary clubs and ethnic groups. Batali has interpreted these regional gems with the same excitement and passion that he has approached for traditional Italian food. Secrets of the Pie Place CafÉ

Butter: A Rich History Elaine Khosrova Algonquin $25.95 | 9781616203641

Kathy Rice Lake Superior Port Cities $19.95 | 9781938229329

From the ancient butter bogs of Ireland to the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, award-winning food writer and chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a rich page–“churner” as textured and culturally relevant as butter itself.

Gracious hometown hospitality and neverbefore-published recipes grace the pages of this sequel to the Pie Place Cafe Cookbook. Local food gems are paired with fondly told tales about this special shore of Lake Superior.

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails

The New Single Malt Whiskey Cider Mill Press $35.00 | 9781604336474

Steve Reddicliffe Cider Mill Press $29.95 | 9781604335873

The most definitive guide to the new revolution in single malt whiskey across the globe, complete with cocktail recipes, bottle reviews, tasting notes, distiller interviews, and contributions from award-winning experts!

The drink columnist for The New York Times brings his signature voice and expertise to this collection of delicious recipes from bartenders from everywhere, especially New York City. Readers will find treasured recipes they have enjoyed for years as well as favorites from the new generation of elixirs borne of the craft distilling boom.


American Museum Natural History Birds of North America


DK $40.00 | 9781465443991

Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this updated edition of American Museum of Natural History: Birds of North America is the ultimate fullcolor photographic guide to every bird species in North America, revealing 657 individual species with unrivaled clarity.

The Official Treasures of the National Football League

Sports Illustrated College Football's Greatest

James Buckly and Jim Gigliotti | Sterling Publishing $39.95 | 9781780976891

Editors of Sports Illustrated Time, Inc. Books $32.95 | 9781618931757

This living history of the NFL traces the sport back to its amateur roots, and describes the growth of pro football, decade by decade. Fully authorized and produced in partnership with the National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sports Illustrated has assembled the ultimate rankings of everything in college football for a book to end all sports fans’ arguments—and start many others.

Penguin Galaxy Series Stranger in a Strange L and

The Once and Future King

The Left Hand of Darkness

Robert A. Heinlein $30.00 | 9780143111627

T.H. White $30.00 | 9780143111610

Ursula K. LeGuin $25.00 | 9780143111597



William Gibson $25.00| 9780143111603

Frank Herbert $30.00 | 9780143111580

2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke $25.00 | 9780143111573

Six of the greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.


Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for Adults

The Star Trek Encyclopedia , Revised and E xpanded Edition Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda Harper Design $150.00 | 9780062371324

Boasting a completely new design, stunning new full-color photographs and illustrations, and 300 pages of new entries, this two-volume fully authorized revision of the popular Star Trek Encyclopedia will be packaged in a stunning deluxe slipcase and shrinkwrapped to keep it in mint condition.

Johanna Basford Penguin Books $15.00| 9780143129301

Delicate tangles of holly and ivy, bauble-laden Christmas trees, and mountains of exquisitely wrapped gifts are all waiting to be brought to life in this new coloring book from the internationally bestselling creator of Lost Ocean. Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Recreate 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time! Workman Publishing $14.95 | 9780761189510

Atlas Obscura: An E xplorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

A new creative and meditative pastime, featuring 12 iconic paintings rendered in low-poly style. Recreate works from Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Renoir, one sticker at a time!

Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton Workman Publishing $35.00 | 9780761169086

Tree of Treasures: A Life in Ornaments

A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and bizarre places— from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena—in all corners of the globe.

Bonnie Mackay Penguin Books $20.00 | 9780143107842

@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos National Geographic $19.95 | 9781426217104

Completely one-of-a-kind, @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated National Geographic photographs from the company’s iconic Instagram account. With nearly 50 million followers and over one billion likes, @natgeo is the world’s top noncelebrity account on Instagram.


A beautifully illustrated look at Christmas ornaments and the memories they hold on our trees. Bonnie Mackay’s Christmas tree showcases her lifetime collection of almost 3,000 ornaments. Through beautiful photography and illuminating vignettes, Mackay shares the heartfelt stories behind these cherished possessions.


What Light

Lauren Oliver | HarperCollins $19.99 | 9780062394163

Jay Asher | Razorbill $18.99 | 9781595145512

From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes an unforgettable story of love and redemption, with a romance that will break your heart and soon have you believing in love again.

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy has written a brilliant, riveting novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork. The Forgetting

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Sharon Cameron | Scholastic $18.99 | 9780545945219

Adam Gidwitz, Illustrated by Hatem Aly | Dutton Books for Young Readers $17.99 | 9780525426165

Canaan is a quiet city, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in violence and chaos, and all the people forget everything—but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten.

New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz redefines medieval times in an exciting and hilarious middle grade adventure about three magical children and their holy dog on the run for their lives.

Gemina: The Illuminae Files #2

The Best Man Richard Peck | Dial Books $16.99 | 9780803738393

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $19.99 | 9780553499155

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck presents a deeply touching middle grade novel about gay marriage and everyday heroes. The Best Man is a story full of laughter and heart that ends with the wedding of sixthgrade Archer’s two favorite role models.

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the second edge-of-your-seat installment in the trilogy. Beloved characters Hanna and Nik may just hold the fate of the universe in their hands.


Weregirl A linear thriller from the team at Choose Your Own Adventure

C. D. Bell | Chooseco $17.99 | 9781937133559 Nessa Kurland is running for her life. After being bitten by a wolf on a night training run, she is transformed. She heals freakishly fast. Her senses are heightened and her speed improves. She has become a werewolf. Nessa uncovers many secrets in her hometown of Tether, Michigan, a community on the brink of collapse thanks to corporate polluter Dutch Chemical. Can Nessa navigate her junior year and true human darkness while making peace with her new wild nature? “I devoured this book! Un-putdownable.” -Hiata DeFeo, Bridgeside Books

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Nicola Yoon Delacorte Press $18.99 | 9780553496680

Kelly Barnhill Algonquin Young Readers $16.95 | 9781616205676

This holiday, celebrate the idea that love always changes everything with a romantic and unconventional new love story from Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything.

From the author of Witch’s Boy comes an epic fantasy and coming-of-age fairy tale about a young girl, raised by a witch, who must unlock the magic buried inside her to save the ones she loves.


The Secret Keepers Trenton Lee Stewart Illustrated by Diana Sudyka Little, Brown Books for Young Readers $18.99 | 9780316389556

A magical watch. A string of secrets. A race against time. Trenton Lee Stewart, author of the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series, invites readers to join the adventure and ask themselves: Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?

Hour of the Bees

Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition and the

Lindsay Eagar Candlewick $16.99 | 9780763679224

J.K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay Scholastic $39.99 | 9780545791328

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning comingof-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots.

Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, in the same beautiful, gift-ready format as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The Changelings


Christina Soontornvat Sourcebooks Jabberwocky $16.99 | 9781492632603

Mary Casanova University of Minnesota Press $16.95 | 9780816694174

With evocative elements of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting debut features a young girl who must save her little sister from a fairy land as dangerous as it is magical.

Inspired by real events in early 1920s Minnesota, this follow-up to Mary Casanova’s beloved novel Frozen is a story of young romance against terrible odds and true grit on the border between license and responsibility, rich and poor, and right and wrong.


The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero Written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell Aladdin $13.99 | 9781481460019

Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School.A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!

Factastic: A LEGO® Adventure in the R eal World

Maker L ab Jack Challoner | DK $19.99 | 9781465451354

Scholastic $19.99 | 9781338032840

Supporting STEM education initiatives, Maker Lab has 28 kidsafe projects and crafts that will get young inventors’ wheels turning and make science pure fun. Each activity explains science through photographs and facts and requires only household materials to make.

The newest book in the LEGO® nonfiction line, a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture.

Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals Animal Planet, Charles Ghigna | Time, Inc. Books $18.95 | 9781618931665

This Animal Planet book oozes with over 200 images and profiles of the ickiest, stickiest animals in the world!

365 Things to Do LEGO® Bricks


DK $24.99 | 9781465453020

Full of imaginative and fun LEGO® building ideas, 365 Things to Do with LEGO®  Bricks has games and activities that will keep kids busy every day of the year. This interactive book features a timer and random number generator for selecting activities. ©2016 The LEGO Group


My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids | Time, Inc. Books $11.95 | 9781618931771

Using action photography, simple text, and a fun illustrated character, My First Book of Hockey introduces readers to the basics of hockey.

Otis and the Kittens Loren Long Philomel Books $17.99 | 9780399163982

The #1 bestselling creator of Otis and Little Tree presents an homage to firefighters everywhere. This heartwarming tale of friendship reminds readers that sometimes, even those we count on to help us need a little help themselves. Gingerbread Christmas Jan Brett | G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers $18.99 | 9780399170713

Penguin Problems Jory John Illustrated by Lane Smith Random House Books for Young Readers $17.99 | 9780553513370

Bestselling author Jan Brett’s beloved character the Gingerbread Baby returns in a fun-filled Christmas caper! Celebrate the Christmas Festival as Gingerbread Baby and his clever friend lead the children on a merry chase to a giant Christmas tree!

The holidays can be challenging. But imagine living in the snow. Or trying to pick out your friends and family from a lineup where everyone matches. With so many problems, it’s not easy being a penguin!

Refuge Anne Booth Illustrated by Sam Usher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers $15.99 | 9780316361729

Hand in Hand Rosemary Wells Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers $17.99 | 9781627794343

A refreshing look at the classic Christmas story, Refuge follows Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus as they search for a safe place in a strange land. "A simple but important story about the kindness of strangers." —Times of London

In this sweet and heartfelt picture book, renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells celebrates all that parents do for their children— making this the perfect gift for new parents and growing families.

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs Eric Litwin Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld | Scholastic $17.99 | 9780545883788

In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along.


If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t!

If You Give a Mouse a Brownie

Elise Parsley | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers $16.99 | 9780316376594

Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond Balzer + Bray $17.99 | 9780060275716

If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she is NOT talking about the piano. In the second book in the "MAGNOLIA SAYS DON'T!" series, Magnolia's back with another hilarious cautionary tale of what not to do!

You’ve given a mouse a cookie, but what happens when you give a mouse a brownie? Find out in this delicious new story in the If You Give… series, starring the lovable Mouse!

The Storybook Knight Helen Docherty Illustrated by Thomas Docherty | Jabberwocky $16.99 | 9781492638148

Train: A Journey Through the Pages Book Mike Vago Illustrated by Matthew Rockefeller | Workman Publishing $22.95 | 9780761187165

When Leo’s parents pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword—and a pile of his favorite books. But can a story be as mighty as a sword? From the author/ illustrator team behind The Snatchabook!

You've never seen a book like this before! Drive the three dimensional train across a different landscape on each page, all without ever leaving the book. All aboard!

Give Please a Chance Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson Jimmy Patterson $17.99 | 9780316276887

Storm’s Coming!

In this instant classic, Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson together present a beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates the importance of the word "please," a message that appeals to everyone's sense of civility, no matter their political leanings.

Margi Preus Illustrated by David Geister Minnesota Historical Society Press $16.95 | 9781681340180

The Night Before Christmas: The Heirloom Edition Clement C. Moore Illustrated by Charles Santore Cider Mill Press $24.95 | 9781604336771

The #1 New York Times bestselling edition of The Night Before Christmas now includes a special audiobook featuring an enchanting performance of the beloved poem by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges!


Did you know flowers, insects, and birds can predict the weather? Near her lighthouse home, Sophie reads the signs and sounds a warning: "Storm's coming!" But will the lighthouse be ready to guide nearby ships as the sky darkens and rain begins to fall?

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MIBA winter catalog 2016  
MIBA winter catalog 2016