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Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel by Robb Pearlman

Bob Ross paints a stunning home for his squirrel friend, Peapod, in this delightful nod to a painter icon.

This is the sweet story of a painter (Bob Ross) who helps his squirrel friend, Peapod, find the perfect home to live in. Bob paints an actual Ross painting, “Meadow Lake,” in this charming tale about helping friends and embracing the serenity of life. Bob, along with Peapod, go through the various steps and processes to painting, including praising those “happy little accidents” that happen along the way.

Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman and Akem

When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.

“I don’t want to be brown!” says a little girl about her skin. But so many beautiful things in the world are brown — calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful! Through lyrical words and stunning illustrations, it soon becomes clear that this brown sugar babe should be proud of the skin she’s in.

Modern Comfort Cooking by Lauren Grier

In Modern Comfort Cooking, Lauren Grier takes your favorite classic dishes and makes them feel new and fun again with irresistible mash-ups and global twists. At its heart, this cookbook is a celebration of today’s fresh flavors and real foods that comfort the belly and soul. Spice up your weeknight dinner or savor the weekend with 75 exceptional recipes such as Korean BBQ Burger with Miso-Candied Bacon, Falafel Waffle, Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Crepes and Mumbai Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa.

Wholesome ingredients from the farmers’ market paired with mouthwatering spices ensure that every bite will open your senses in all the best ways. Genius reinventions of fast-food dishes―we’re talking Lemon Chicken Nuggets with Mustard Tahini Dipping Sauce and Bacon Blue Cheese Brussels Sprout Tater Tots―will bring back fond memories of childhood and make your fancy-pants, health-conscious adult self pretty proud too. Outrageously delicious, nutritious, fun and simple to prepare, comfort food never felt so good.

Wanted by Betsy Schow

In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood’s daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur?

Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52:
No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though…they should be worried.

Rexi Hood is proud to be an outlaw. After all, she’s the daughter of the infamous Robin Hood. But sidekick? Accomplice? Sorry, that wasn’t in her story description. Yeah, she and Princess Dorthea of Emerald have been inseparable since they teamed up to fight the wickedest witch. But if Rexi doesn’t figure out how to break the curse that binds them, forget being overshadowed by the spirited princess, Rexi’s going to become a Forgotten, wiped from the pages of Story and reduced to a puddle of ink.

Not happening. No way in Spell.

Rexi’s plan? Steal the sword Excalibur and use its magic to write her own tale. But Gwenevere has opened a new Academy of Villains in Camelot and danger lurks behind every plot twist. And you know how it goes in Story: keep your friends close and your enemies closer…

Dinner Just for Two by Christina Lane

From the blogger behind Dessert for Two, a cookbook that inspires couples to get into the kitchen together.

Sharing a meal is something most couples love to do; meal-planning programs such as Blue Apron have made it easy and fun to prepare dinner together, too. But home cooks who enjoy homemade food at a reasonable cost really only need a great cookbook, with a friendly voice and delicious recipes, designed to be made and eaten by two. Here is that book. From simple meals to celebratory dinners, comfort food to healthy but hearty options, Dinner Just for Two features 100 dishes, including:

  • Bourbon- Glazed Turkey Burgers
  • Creamy Baked Spaghetti for Two
  • Pear Pecorino Pasta
  • Sheet Pan Summer Salmon

Gorgeously designed with more than 100 photographs, Dinner Just for Two is destined to be a classic.

Banished by Betsy Schow

Dorthea of Emerald is used to being treated like the princess she is.Except she’s trapped in a strange land called Kansas, where no one recognizes she’s royalty. Not her parents, not the hospital’s doctors, not even the cute patient who keeps flirting with her. The only one who knows who she really is? The evil Blanc. And she’s thundering into Kansas to erase Dorethea’s―and everyone else’s―story.

Back in Camelot, outlaw Rexi’s got her own problems…like being locked in a tower. She may have trained with Robin Hood, but she’s going to need to steal more than a key to escape Gwenevere’s trap to take back Excalibur. And even if Rexi manages to get free, she still needs to reclaim her storyline from Morte’s wicked plotting.

It’s not over until the last spot of ink dries.

Dorethea and Rexi won’t give up their happily ever afters without a fight. But with the villains of Story scripting their triumph, does this spell The End for Dorethea and Rexi?

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge by J. Marin Younker

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine.

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from America’s colonial era to the late 1800s. It’s hard to believe that today’s cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today’s medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?

A Year of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1 by Nilah Magruder

In September, TIPPY-TOE is flying SOLO (until Squirrel Girl is done studying)! But when a villain threatens Central Park, she’s gotta call in the big guns. Enormous guns, relatively speaking (because Tippy and ROCKET RACCOON are small)! It’s the team-up — written by Nilah Magruder — you would have demanded if you knew your worth! You’re wonderful, and you deserve beautiful things!

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