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Cailey is excitable, enthusiastic, and childlike. When she grows up she wants to be mindful and give good advice. She has always loved contemporary fiction and anything with a dash of magic. Really anything that pairs well with a cup of tea and cozy blanket.
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The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel By Tomihiko Morimi, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tomihiko Morimi, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780063158450
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Published: HarperVia - July 4th, 2023

Ever wonder if you made a slightly different choice in life that things would be better? Such as signing up for yoga instead of ceramics class. Me too, and the same goes for our main character who experiences four different alternate realities based on changing one small choice. The quarter life crisis hits hard and is plagued by the niggling question of “what if?” The Tatami Galaxy gives us a peek at the answer to that eternal question in what I can only describe as cozy multiverse theory.

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I Was Born for This By Alice Oseman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338830934
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

When I read Alice Oseman I feel seen. They are poignant, nuanced, and compassionate in their descriptions of mental health struggles, and because of this their characters are so tangible and relatable. On the outside I am very different from music superstar, Jimmy, and dedicated fangirl, Angel, but their internal monologues are familiar and resonate deeply with me. Oseman is also a master of representation in her books. In this book we see characters of different backgrounds, religions, cultures, races, ethnic groups, gender and sexual orientations. I Was Born for This is a wonderful pocket universe to crawl into and feel safe and sound (get it? Because it’s about a band, and they make sound…. I’ll show myself out.)

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Very Good Hats By Emma Straub, Blanca Gomez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emma Straub, Blanca Gomez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593529430
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 10th, 2023

Very Good Hats is a very good book! Emma Straub thinks outside the box on what a hat can be and encourages creative thinking and imagining. Perfect for encouraging kiddos to embrace their childhood wonder and whimsical ideas! What wondrous hats can they come up with?!

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Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston By Esme Symes-Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593485774
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Published: Labyrinth Road - November 8th, 2022

Magical worlds, outcasts, and toppling injustice. Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston is all this and more! Callie’s greatest dream is to go to Helston and train to become a knight. Only Helston is not holding up its end of the deal. It is a place where it is hard to be different. So many folks feel the need to hide their true selves and try to force their differences away to fit it. And Callie is having none of it. They are a knight and they will protect the crown and kingdom from threats both inside and out. Luckily, they are not on this quest alone, Callie finds friends and together this merry band of outcasts fights for justice and might even save the kingdom!

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The Witches of Moonshyne Manor By Bianca Marais Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778386995
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Published: Mira Books - August 23rd, 2022

Imagine the Golden Girls in their 80’s and also witches. That’s this book. The Witches of Moonshyne Manor is hilarious and fun with the perfect amount of smash-the-patriarchy energy. The power of female friendship prevails as the coven fights to save their home from being torn down and becoming a mens-only theme park…because men don’t have enough space. This is a great read that will have you turning pages and laughing out loud. And in case I haven’t sold you yet, did I mention there’s a cute dog called Ruth Bader Ginsberg?

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A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) By Judy I. Lin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250767080
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 29th, 2022

Tip me over and pour me out! I am steamed up about this book! It’s magic, tea, and court politics, oh my! Ming leaves home and enters a competition to find a cure that will save her sister from the poisoned tea that has been plaguing the kingdom. Once inside the capitol, Ming gets pulled further into the mystery of the poison and a possible plot to overthrow the Princess. Conspiracy, betrayal, and magic abound in this tale and it’s the perfect companion for any tea lover!