Richie's Picks

Happy September! This month, I turn 25. Here's a dozen of my favorite books from when I was growing up, with an extra to grow on.

The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781773210292
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Published: Annick Press - April 10th, 2018

Over five million copies in print


Blueberries for Sal Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670175918
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Caldecott Honor Book

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!


Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440219
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Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 1979

The beloved classic about friendship—a Newbery Honor Book!


Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547028644
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Published: Clarion Books - April 21st, 2008

Ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn spins a suspenseful yarn about two children who dislike their malicious younger stepsister, Heather—and tensions that escalate when Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen.

In a chilling ghost story that is also an insightful family drama, Molly, 12, and her brother Michael, 10, are wary of their sneaky seven-year-old stepsister, Heat


Ella Enchanted Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064407052
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 2nd, 2017

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old. Celebrate the book's twentieth anniversary with additional bonus materials.


Uprising Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416911722
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2011

The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country.


The Luxe Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062852168
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Published: HarperTeen - July 3rd, 2018

The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen.


Wuthering Heights: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143105435
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 25th, 2009

'May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you - haunt me, then' Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord.


Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.
 


Moshi Moshi Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090156
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

A beautiful translation . . . Yoshimoto deploys a magically Japanese light touch to emotionally and existentially tough subject matter: domestic disarray, loneliness, identity issues, lovesickness . . . a] nimble narrative. ―ELLE


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Named a Best Book of 2018 by New York Magazine, the Washington Post, Publisher's Weekly, NPR, and Time, among many others, this essay collection from the author of The Queen of the Night explores how we form identities in life and in art.


Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree
Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize