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Upcoming Events



Street Freaks

Thurs Oct 4     Wenatchee Library     7:00 PM
 Presentation     FREE!


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Street Freaks: teenage Ash is on the run since his scientist father was murdered. He manages to reach the Red Zone and Street Freaks: a combination of custom street racer machine shop and criminal hacker den—and a refuge for “ ’tweeners,” young people who have been mechanically or biologically twisted or augmented until they are no longer considered quite human. 

Ash is relieved to have found a new family-- but he still isn’t safe from the people who are hunting a secret that he doesn’t even know he has.




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... in a Thousand Towns


Fri Oct 5   Pybus Market   7:00 PM
  Presentation/Discussion    FREE!
Sat Oct 6    ICCA   7:00 PM
Concert/Reading     $25 adults, $15 students

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Dar Williams has been called "one of America's very best singer-songwriters" by the New Yorker. Known for her progressive ideals and raw acoustic energy, Dar Williams has released a dozen albums, and captivates audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty. 

At Pybus Dar Williams will lead a Forum on Community Resilience. At ICCA she will perform solo and read from her book What I Found in a Thousand Towns




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Intrinsic Hope


Wed Oct 17   A Book For All Seasons    3:00 -- 5:00 PM
  Book Signing    FREE!
Wed Oct 17    WRI    7:00 PM
Presentation     By Donation

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"Humankind has an intrinsic capacity for hope. This is not about expecting that life will give us what we want; rather it is an unshakeable faith in whatever happens and in our ability to respond to it positively. This type of hope is about coming from love instead of fear, generosity instead of scarcity, and connection instead of separation. Fundamentally, intrinsic hope is life's love for itself."  --​ ​Kate Davies




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Book Reading


Tues Oct 23   Grove Recital Hall, WVC   7:00 PM
  Book Reading    FREE!


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East meets west in Amy Carlson's Brother Beast, an action-packed middle grade novel. When Teague hears the splintering of wood and the shattering of glass, and sees his bullying brother disappear into the claws of a dragon--he is catapulted into a quest he really does not want to go on. To succeed, Teague must solve the riddle of the dragons, and also unravel the mystery of the beast within himself... that's all, simple.

Mark Irwin is the author of nine collections of poetry, including A Passion According to Green. Recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, four Pushcart Prizes, two Colorado Book Awards, and the James Wright Poetry Award.




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Eyewitness


Fri Oct 26    Leavenworth Library     6:30 PM
 Presentation     FREE!

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1992: Isak Gasi was a world-class athlete and community leader, living a quiet life with his wife and infant daughter. He never dreamed that within a few short years, he would come face to face with Serbian President Slobodan MiloSevic and other war criminals-- as a lead witness for the prosecution.

Shaun Koos brings us this riveting account in Eyewitness: My Journey to the Hague-- an accessible story of the Serbian-Bosnian conflict as experienced by Gaši and told by Koos.




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Arctic Solitaire


Wed Nov 2    Leavenworth Library    6:30 PM
Presentation     FREE!
Wed Nov 3   A Book For All Seasons    noon -- 2:00 PM
  Book Signing    FREE!

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It was all for a picture. A hilarious and evocative misadventure, Arctic Solitaire shares Paul Souders' exploits across four summers, thousands of miles of a vast inland sea, and the unpredictable Arctic wilderness—and also offers an insightful look at what compels a person to embark on adventure.




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Moonlight Harbor

Fri Nov 23   A Book For All Seasons    1:00 -- 3:00 PM
  Book Signing    FREE!


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If you loved Sheila Robert's Icicle Falls series--say, isn't Icicle Falls a lot like some other little Bavarian town we love? -- you're sure to enjoy following Sheila to the beach. Book two of the Moonlight Harbor Series is about to be released! A deadbeat ex, a ramshackle but charming Driftwood Inn, a handsome neighbor... or two... what could go wrong? Join Sheila as she definitively answers: is life always good at the beach?




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Brother Beast

Sat Nov 24   A Book For All Seasons    1:00 -- 3:00 PM
  Book Signing    FREE!


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Leavenworth's beloved Dr. Fu (Amy Carlson)shares Brother Beast! East meets west in this action-packed middle grade novel, A Book For All Season's #1 Best Seller for August!




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Rafting Through Cancer on the...


Wed Nov 28    WRI    7:00 PM
Presentation     By Donation

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Meet author Jayson Ringel, whose account Rafting Through Cancer on the Rver of No Return was recently released in the anthology Why We Boat: Running Rivers On Our Own. Jayson reflects with humor and tenderness on adventures and misadventures rafting solo through the Frank Church Wilderness--and on confronting and overcoming cancer-- moving as the river moves, drifting and flowing through to reflection and survival.




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ABFAS Recommends: New Releases


Andrea's pick!

A National Bestseller from award-winning Christina Dalcher.


FC9780440000785[An] electrifying debut."--O, The Oprah Magazine 

Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. 

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. 

Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard. 

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. 

This is just the beginning...not the end.

“With language crystalline and gleaming, and a narrative that really moves, Christina Dalcher both cautions and captivates.”—Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces


Donica's Pick!

A New York Times Bestseller from Naomi Novik, author of Nebula-winning Uprooted, and winner of the John W. Campbell Award.


FC9780399180989“A perfect tale . . .  rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A brilliant reclamation of ‘Rumpelstiltskin,’ digging deep into that story’s anti-Semitism and pulling up something nourishing from the roots . . . One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels . . . I’m in awe of how Novik spins moldy, hateful straw into warm and glimmering gold.”— NPR

Naomi Novik delves into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that is both timeless and utterly of the now.

Miryem's father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. 

When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.



The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling Leif Enger, author of Peace Like A River.


FC9780802128782Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart 

Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. 

Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals, confronting tragedies of their own. 

Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town. 

With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a formidably gifted master storyteller.

ABFAS Recommends: Now in Paperback


Jackie's Pick!

A New York Times Book Club Pick; winner of the Kirkus Prize and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize. Author Lesley Nneka Arimah is a recipient of an O'Henry Award and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35. 


FC9780735211032"Arimah’s voice is vibrant and fresh, her topics equally timely and timeless…This is a slim, rare volume that left me compelled to press it into the hands of friends, saying, ‘You must read this.’” –The Washington Post

“Strange and wonderful… a witty, oblique and mischievous storyteller, Arimah can compress a family history into a few pages and invent utopian parables, magical tales and nightmare scenarios while moving deftly between comic distancing and insightful psychological realism…hail Arimah’s exhilarating originality: She is conducting adventures in narrative on her own terms, keeping her streak of light, that bright ember, burning fiercely, undimmed.” –New York Times Book Review

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

"Mesmerizing...astonishing...deliciously unpredictable…Her words throb with truth.” -Boston Globe

"Remarkable...it's so tempting to revisit each exquisite sentence, each uniquely beautiful description…electrifying [and] defiantly original.” –NPR




Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle finalist Joy Williams is the author of The Visiting Privilege and other novels, story collections and essay collections.


FC9781947793170From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. 

Reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine, this series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. 

The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams’s characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for Him when He’s standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore. 

At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.

"Wry and playful...a treasure trove of bafflements and tiny masterpieces...Williams’s work is informed by a learned yet half-feral Christianity."--The New York Times Book Review


ABFAS Recommends: New NonFiction 



By Their Story Is Our Story. Associate Editor Trisha Leimer, Editor in Chief Twila Bird .


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Over the course of two years, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, recording the refugees' firsthand accounts of who they are and what made them refugees. 

Spare, haunting, utterly magnificent, and profoundly human, this inspiring collection creates a portrait of the greatest humanitarian crisis of modern history. 

From the pregnant mother in the dusty warehouse-turned-refugee-camp in Greece to the young Afghan refugee with a broken prosthetic leg living under a bridge in Paris; to the woman who fled her village's cult and survived Libyan imprisonment—the people inside this remarkable volume of exquisite photography and stories of resilience will teach you that the surest way to draw humans together begins with the words "I want to tell you my story . . ." 



An Indie Next Pick by Maxwell King, CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation and former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


FC9781419727726“In King’s [The Good Neighbor] … the inimitable Mister Rogers becomes somehow even more enchanting. In addition to elegantly narrating the facts of Rogers’ life… King’s book brims with anecdotes of intimate exchanges that highlight Rogers’ kindness and grace.” — David McCullough

A wonderful biography of an American icon who seemed too good to be true. And yet, believe it or not, he was an even better, more caring man than he portrayed on television. 

If you are a fan of Fred Rogers and want to understand what drove him to create Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, this is an essential read. Learning more about Rogers’ life through the words of his family and friends in this well-researched and comprehensive biography will give you even more reason to admire the man.

“As the extreme importance of our most gifted teachers, and the credit they are due, become ever more evident, Maxwell King has provided a superb, thoughtful biography of the brilliant Fred Rogers... The enormous amount of thought, creative talent, and hard work that Rogers put into every aspect of the show becomes abundantly clear in this book, as do the lessons in empathy and kindness that he took so to heart.” — David McCullough

ABFAS Recommends: NonFiction Now in Paperback



The instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller by Angela Duckworth, MacArthur Fellow and professor of neuroscience and psychology.


FC9781501111112This book shows that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” 

“Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere”--People 

Grit takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. It mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. And it shares ideas from interviews with dozens of high achievers. 

“Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed... lives for the better” --The New York Times Book Review

Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; child-rearing for grit; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. 

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. 

“A fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” --The Wall Street Journal

ABFAS Recommends: Cookbooks



By Jen Hansard, the rawkstar-in-chief of Simple Green Smoothies


FC9781635650099Real Food Makes a Real Difference 

As a bestselling author and co-founder of the widely popular website Simple Green Smoothies, Jen knows the impact food can have on your body, your health and your dreams. 

Before switching to a healthy, plant-powered diet, Jen Hansard felt exhausted, stressed-out and frustrated with her body. She set off on a mission to put foods in her body that would allow her to go after the things that mattered most. Embracing nutrient-dense, nourishing whole foods gave her the vitality to do more than just survive each day – she was able to live out dreams that had been long buried. From creating a backyard family farm, to flying an airplane, to running 100km in a single day, to camping and hiking the U.S. National Parks. 

Through her journey came her mission: to help others “fuel their passion” by embracing delicious plant-powered meals to help them look and feel their best. 

No more restricting calories or fad diet programs. In Simple Green Meals, Hansard branches out to offer quick, tasty, vegetarian meals for the whole family (even meat-eating husbands). 

With tips on meal prep, advice when shopping and 100+ new vegetarian recipes from quinoa corn muffins to veggie enchilada stacks and cauliflower buffalo wings, you’ll gain a new appreciation for fresh, plant-powered meals and what they can do for your body and your mind. 



By Fiona Bird, former BBC Masterchef finalist, author of The Forager's Kitchen and Let Your Kids Go Wild Outside. Illustrated by Roberta Arenson 


FC9781782851950Encourage budding chefs to create tasty meals with 40 laminated recipe cards that feature nutritious vegetarian dishes from around the world. 

Unique recipes ranging from the familiar to the exotic are divided into five color-coded categories to reflect the major food groups. 

Simple step-by-step instructions put kids in control as they learn that cooking is more than an art — it's a science! 

Includes 8-page booklet with information on nutrition, kitchen safety and terminology. This edition has been updated with even tastier recipes.

 For all ages

ABFAS Recommends New Teen Fiction



An Indies Next Pick and recipient of six starred reviews from #1 New York Times bestselling Patrick Ness, author of  ten young adult novels including The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls,. Illustrated by Rovina Cai whose work has received recognition by the Society of Illustrators, Spectrum Fantastic Art, and the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

FC9780062860729Recipient of six starred reviews: from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness and  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

“In his latest, the critically acclaimed and wildly divergent Ness, never one for convention, takes the story of Moby-Dick, pares it down to its basic parts, and quite literally inverts it... Ness’ writing—spare, thought provoking, and already dramatic—is utterly enhanced by Cai’s breathtaking artwork.” — Booklist (starred review)

A richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. 

With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. 

When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... 

As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men. 

With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.




By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, a Nigerian writer and journalist, author of the award-winning novel I Do Not Come to You by Chance. Afterward by Viviana Mazza, winner of the Marco Luchetta Journalist Prize, and author of The Story of Malala and The Baby Nelson Mandela.

Recommended for ages 13 and up

FC9780062696724“Nigerian author Nwaubani [paints] beautiful portraits of the joy, hope, and traditions experienced by this girl, her friends, and family with... masterful strokes... superbly and empathetically tells a heartbreaking tale.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. 

But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. 

Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.

"This important novel will open discussions about human rights and violence against women and girls worldwide.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Young Folks' NonFiction



Written by Anna Wills, illustrated by Nora Tomm, translated from German by Shelley Tanaka.

Recommended for ages 7 to 12


FC9781771473330Words and extensive illustrations describe the beliefs, practices and customs of the followers of five major world religions. 

From the perspective of an effort to understand one another, the text delves into Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. 

For each religion, a summary describes the major tenets of faith, the sources of the faith’s teachings, and some major lifestyle practices and rules. A full double-page spread of colorful illustrations offers scenes from daily life for followers of that faith, including rituals such as weddings, worship, and funerals. 

The elaborate illustrations are reminiscent of seek-and-find books and provide much content for young eyes to pore over. 

"The focus on the actual practices of the faithful makes this volume a valuable key to understanding our world. A rich and inviting celebration of the human search for meaning."--Kirkus Review



By Eric David Dawson, CEO and co-founder of Peace First. He got his professional start directing a summer camp in Boston's public housing complexes and doing organizing around disability awareness. He is an Ashoka, Echoing Green, and Pop!Tech Fellow.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

FC9781101997338Young people are hungry to change the world. This book empowers them to make change happen. 

When he was just eighteen, Eric David Dawson co-founded the non-profit Peace First based on the idea that young people can change the world for the better--not someday, but right now. Twenty-five years later, Peace First has reached millions worldwide, teaching young people how to become peacemakers and create real change. 

Now, Dawson has written Putting Peace First, the handbook every aspiring peacemaker needs. Using the inspiring stories of real life peacemakers, each chapter highlights a different aspect of peacemaking, from Opening Your Heart to Taking a Stand. With clear, step-by-step explanations of how each peacemaker achieved their goals, this book is a guide for anyone who wants to make a difference.

"A great title for budding changemakers" -School Library Journal 

"A masterfully inspirational call to arms, the book is solidly anchored in reality, providing concrete, manageable actions and resources, as well as practical advice for navigating and persisting in the face of the certainty of encountering challenges, roadblocks, and resistance." -Voya

ABFAS Recommends: For Middle Grades



Dubbed "a must read"  and recipient of five starred reviews. By Meg Medina, recipient of a  Pura Belpré and an Ezra Jack Keats Award, author of award-winning young adult novels (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass) as well as award-winning picture books (Mango, Abuela, and Me).


FC9780763690496"Medina’s breathtaking coming-of-age story features a strong, deeply honest protagonist whose insights will make readers laugh...gets to the heart of middle school experiences in this engrossing story of a kid growing into herself. A must read."—Booklist (starred review)

Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately — forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. 

In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.

"Medina writes about the joys of multigenerational home life with a touching, humorous authenticity. Merci's relationship with Lolo...will strike readers who can relate to the close, chaotic, and complicated bonds of live-in grandparents... [a] stellar and deeply moving story. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

"Readers will relate as [Merci] discovers that change can be hard, but it’s the ride that matters. Pura Belpré–winning author Medina cruises into readers’ hearts with this luminous middle grade novel." —School Library Journal (starred review)

"A book packed with truth, love, and questions. Meg Medina shows us how small, real-life moments can add up in powerful ways. Merci Suárez has my heart." —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me



By Ecuadorian author Edna Iturralde, often considered Latin America's most important figure in children and young adult's literature in Latin America, with nearly sixty published books. Now published in English for the first time, Green Was My Forest was selected as one of the ten best children's books written in Latin America during the 20th Century. Iturralde's books are used in the school curriculum of Houston and Los Angeles.Three of her books have won the Skipping Stones International Book Prize, and five of her books won the International Latino Book Award. Translated by Jessica Powell and illustrated by Mauricio Maggiorini.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

FC9781942134602An illustrated collection of twelve short stories about each of Ecuador's six remaining Amazonia indigenous groups, told from the point-of-view of the indigenous children themselves. 

In simple, beautiful language, the stories explore the culture, customs and ancestral wisdom of the indigenous groups living in the Ecuadorian Amazon, highlighting their collective love, respect and custodianship of the natural world. 

These stories offer a rare perspective on these indigenous peoples whose culture and way of life are continuously being threatened by outsiders and the forces of modernization.



Compiled, edited, and illustrated by highly acclaimed Swedish artist John Bauer.

Recommended for ages 7 through 12.

FC9780863154577John Bauer's original, evocative illustrations bring these classic Swedish folk tales to life. 

This collection comprises 29 stories, including Elsa Beskow's When Mother Troll Took in the King's Washing; The Magician's Cape by Anna Wahlenberg; The Seven Wishes by Alfred Smedberg; The Ring by Helena Nyblom; Stalo and Kauras by P. A. Lindholm; The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds by Harald Ostenson.


ABFAS Recommends: for the Younger Crowd


Jackie's Pick: Because my own son was always one step ahead of me, too.

Chosen as a Notable Book for a Global Society, and Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Written By Richard Chamberlin and Mary Chamberlin and Illustrated By Julia Cairns.

Recommended for ages 4 through 8.

FC9781905236640On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? 

This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.






Author Meritxell Marti and award-winning illustrator  Xavier Salomó have collaborated on over a dozen lovely board books for the youngest readers.

Recommended for ages 2 and up.


FC9781423650270Fun, bilingual, slide-the-tab board books!

With cheerful and colorful illustrations by renowned Xavier Salomó. Little ones will be captivated by pulling tabs while learning new concepts and words. 

Cleverly introduce basic ideas about what happens in the morning when you wake up, including a rooster crowing, an alarm clock ringing, Dad shaving, and neighbors making coffee.

Little fingers can easily move the slides up and down to put everyone to sleep or to wake everybody up.

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Offers a number of gentle good night wishes for baby at bedtime -- as baby, the cat, the trees outside, and even baby's house all close their eyes and fall asleep. 

The tabs add fun and unexpected movement, opening and closing the eyes of Xavier Salom 's engaging illustrations.




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