Kimberly

   Meet Kimberly: Queen Anne resident and QABC Super Fan! Kimberly's taste in books is rather quirky. (As evidenced by her list of recommendations below.)  Children's books are forever close to her heart and comprise a hefty percentage of her home library.  Memoirs and anything with humor are sure to be found on her night stand.  But the common thread through her favorites is a story that engages her heart and inspires her to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250237279
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2020

The Deep Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439863
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

Curious Creatures on Our Shores Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781851245345
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Published: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford - November 30th, 2019

Gorgeous! Each of the fifty hand rendered illustrations are so lusciously drawn that you will swear they are actually photographs. Accompanying each illustration is a brief description of the sea animal itself, it's habitat, interesting facts and quick tips on where to find the animals yourself. This is a fantastic book to inspire your next walk along our beautiful coast at low tide.  Although you will find this book in our science section I see it being a wonderful guide for families with elementary school aged children as well.


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The Sweet Smell of Christmas Cover Image
By Patricia M. Scarry, J. P. Miller (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375826436
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Published: Golden Books - September 23rd, 2003

I am thrilled that this book is still in publication! My heart bubbles with the anticipation and joy of Christmas every time I read this book. Join Little Bear's family as they countdown to Christmas through the iconic smells and activities of the season: baking an apple pie, walking through the snowy woods, cutting down a pine tree, decorating with candy canes, baking gingerbread cookies, singing carols, drinking hot chocolate. And did I mention this is a scratch and sniff book? That's right people, Scratch & Sniff!


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How Do You Dance? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419734182
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

During this season filled with holiday parties, this is the perfect book to remind you of how to get your groove on. The delightful illustrations inspire you to be playful, cut loose, make up your own moves, and celebrate movement. I dare you to read this book and not jump up and dance around. Remember, it simply isn't a party without dancing!  


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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

What a clever and realistic accounting of how we demonstrate what it looks like to stand up and be a true friend: through sickness and health, through buggers and bullies, swiping pocket change and wiping out on skateboards, first crushes and first kisses. This story is told through ten vignettes of individual kids who are connected by the neighborhood in which they live as each kid makes their way home after school.


Nerves of Steel: How I Followed My Dreams, Earned My Wings, and Faced My Greatest Challenge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785228318
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 8th, 2019

Nothing to See Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062913463
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Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

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Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250204776
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Published: Celadon Books - October 8th, 2019

Are you in need of a story with a happy ending? How about half a dozen? Colin Butcher, Former Royal Navy officer and Detective Inspector of the Surrey Police, left the police force and founded the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency in England. He chronicles the grit and animal behavioral science he employed to accomplish what people said could not be done: train a rescue cocker spaniel to track and locate specific missing cats. This story is layered with personal determination, animal science, mischievous animal antics, mystery, deep love for pets, and joyful reunions. 


When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538751046
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be amazed!  The events and people in Jeannine Gaffigan's life that lead to the detection of her pear sized brain tumor, it's surgical removal and her recovery is miraculous.  I was astonished by the serendipity of the most critical points of her medical crisis. But her journey of letting go, letting others in, and finding the funny in this frightening saga is inspiring and holds deep lessons.  Jeannie is one of the most successful contemporary comedy writers in the U.S. and she brings her humor to every chapter in this resilient memoir.


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If You Give a Pig the White House: A Parody for Adults Cover Image
By Faye Kanouse, Amy Zhing (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250256416
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Published: Castle Point Books - October 1st, 2019

This parody is perfect for adult fans of the children's picture book series, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".  You will laugh, possibly cry, and if you are like me you will breathe a sigh of relief when it is all over.  The illustrations are filled with detail to deepen the laughs (or tears).  In the end it is a comforting reminder that "this too shall pass."


Akin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491990
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250066213
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 27th, 2019

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Naturally Tan: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250208668
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 4th, 2019

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The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778307785
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Published: Park Row - April 2nd, 2019

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250313577
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328662057
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

My experience reading this memoir is reminiscent of a fantastic visit with my closest of friends: heartwarming, comforting, funny, uplifting, motivational. Lori Gottlieb’s journey of personal discovery along her path of becoming a therapist is at turns vulnerable, self-effacing, and humorous. Her stories illuminate how we naturally evolve and grow emotionally alongside those to whom we actively and deeply listen. 


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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400069996
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Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2019

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Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062391179
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Published: Ecco - June 4th, 2019

There There Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 12th, 2019

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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

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The Line Tender Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735231603
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

During the summer in her coastal New England hometown, 13-year-old Lucy Everheart discovers how to survive profound change through the love of her neighbors and friends, her clever wit, and a new passion for exploring the biology of great white sharks. Rich, tender, and fascinating this my new favorite book!


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Other Words for Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

In this relatable story, 12-year-old Jude learns how to reconcile her feelings of simultaneous happiness and sadness as a result of moving from her home town in Syria to her new home in the Cincinnati. It is a story of kindness, prejudice, and the triumph of believing in yourself. Lovely and inspiring.


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Calypso Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316392426
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

My face hurts every time I reread this book!  If I am not grinning or giggling I am guffawing.  David's vulnerability and love for his family abound in equal measure to his humor in this collection of personal essays revolving around health, family and mortality.  Once again David Sedaris has written a book that has me coming back for more.


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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 8th, 2019

What a fun read! Norris is a self-described Black French Canadian teenager who moves from Canada to its polar opposite: Austin, Texas. Norris's lightning-quick wit and acerbic cynicism had me laughing through every chapter while he navigates the classic stereotypes and humiliations of high school.  Through his journey, he discovers the profound truth of who he is and who his new classmates are ... possibly friends.


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The Moon Within Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338283372
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 26th, 2019

I am deeply moved by this lovely, sensitive, reverent middle grade novel! If you have a tweenager in your life, I consider The Moon Within a must-read. All of the feelings of being awkward, self-conscious, and conflicted during puberty are elegantly uncovered as the adolescent characters ask themselves, “How do I see myself?” and “How do I want to be seen and acknowledged by my friends, family, and community?” The heartfelt intentionality of the parents to genuinely see and honor the two main adolescent characters is inspiring– as are the youths as they find the courage to stand in their truth and stand up for one another. 


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Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250139962
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 27th, 2018

This is one of my top two favorite books to celebrate a graduation or to encourage you to take that next big step. Leslie Odom J.R. offers usable guidance, encouragement, and inspiration for teens and adults who feel they are on the cusp of something big. Postive, empowering and motivating; I felt like Leslie was my own personal cheerleader reminding me of the positive steps I have already taken and what I already know to spur me on to my goal.


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Artemis: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553448146
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Published: Broadway Books - July 3rd, 2018

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Spoonbenders: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525432418
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Published: Vintage - June 26th, 2018

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634727
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2016

This is one of my two favorite books to give as a graduation present, or for anyone ready to "take the next step". Balancing between cheerful pragmatism and soulful spirituality, Gilbert inspires us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us: pursue a dream long deferred, or simply allow more passion and mindfulness into our everyday life. Big Magic illuminates the of wonder and joy of creativity.


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Paris to the Moon Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375758232
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 11th, 2001

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Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679761655
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 1995

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A Time to Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147514400
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Published: Speak - May 12th, 2015

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345505347
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

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Homebase Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780295988160
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 15th, 2008

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Hover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939678133
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Published: Tebot Bach - March 3rd, 2015

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American Knees Cover Image
By Shawn Wong, Jeffrey F. L. Partridge (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780295984964
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 1st, 2005

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Bronze and Sunflower Cover Image
By Cao Wenxuan, Meilo So (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536206371
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Published: Candlewick - April 24th, 2019

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Time out of Time: Book Two: The Telling Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419719165
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 10th, 2016

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Time out of Time: Book One: Beyond the Door Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419714931
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2015

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The Mitten Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399252969
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2009

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The Snow Child: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316175661
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 6th, 2012