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Holiday Picture Books 2015

Whether you're two or 82, there is nothing quite like the perfect picture book to ring in the holidays, and luckily for us, there are plenty of great ones to choose from, this year!

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The More the Merrier: Anthology Bookshelf

"The More the Merrier" seems to capture the spirit of summer, doesn't it? You and your friends hanging out poolside, grilling burgers at a BBQ, playing frisbee in the park...it is the season for group activities.

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Baking Bookshelf: 10 Books That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Mm, something smells good...what's baking? 
 
September is a month filled with baking holidays. September 14th is Cream-Filled Donut Day. On the 18th, get out your marshmallow fluff for Rice Krispie Treats Day. And on the 28th, help yourself to some pie for Strawberry Cream Pie Day.
 

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Worth a Thousand Words: Wordless Picture Books

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the 20 books featured below are worth millions of words --- they are nothing BUT pictures! 

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Barking Good Reads: 20 Books About Dogs to Celebrate Lassie's 75th Anniversary

Dogs are a man's --- and a woman's --- best friend, as is apparent from the huge amount of books about dogs out there! Some of these books, like LASSIE COME-HOME, have been enjoyed by readers for generations. In honor of the 75th anniversary of this classic tail --- uhh, tale --- we listed 20 great middle-grade and picture books about dogs, both new releases and classics. 

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Mix-it-Up Bookshelf: 20 Books That Think Outside the Box (er, Covers)

Every October, schools around the country participate in National Mix-it-Up Day and encourage students to connect with new people, especially in the cafeteria. "Mixing it up" doesn't just happen in the lunchroom, though --- it happens in the library, too! As it turns out, plenty of authors have been thinking outside the box (er, covers?) these days and shaking up the traditional book form. 

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Double the Fun, or Double the Trouble?: Twins in Middle Grade and YA Lit

Uh-oh: double trouble! We seem to love stories about twins. Maybe it's because we get a kick out of reading about two people who switch places without anyone noticing. Or because the sibling bond we enjoy seeing in books is that much stronger if the two were born at the same time and grew up together. Whatever the reason, YA and Children's lit is chock-full of books featuring twins, or one in a set of twins, as the protagonist. 

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20 Novels in Verse to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poetry comes in all sorts of different forms --- there are pithy limericks, romantic Shakespearean sonnets, epics that span hundreds of pages and even slam poems, specifically designed to be spoken aloud.

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20 Talk-worthy Teen Books: Time to Start a Book Club!

Sure you love reading great YA books, but how about talking about them? Whether you're a member of your school's book club, thinking about starting a group of your own or just love chatting about your favorite tomes in the cafeteria, we're curated a list of 20 that are sure to inspire some lively discussion amongst you and your book-loving friends.

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Not Just for Teens: YA Books for Great Group Discussions

YA books aren't just for kids and the young at heart --- they're also great for book groups! In honor of GO SET A WATCHMAN, Harper Lee's forthcoming and long-awaited follow-up to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, we've rounded up 20 young adult titles that are just as thought-provoking and compelling as their grownup counterparts.

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