Kali's Picks


 

The Lorax (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394823379
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1971

This should be required reading for all humans.


Three Tales of My Father's Dragon By Ruth Stiles Gannett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679889113
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 25th, 1997

I’ve been in love with dragons ever since.


The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real By Margery Williams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448190839
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - January 26th, 1987

Beautiful, heartbreaking, classic.


The Talking Eggs By Robert D. San Souci, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803706194
Published: Dial Books - September 29th, 1989

A magical retelling of a quirky creole folktale.


Flotsam By David Wiesner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618194575
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2006

A wordless whirlwind of worlds within worlds.


Library Mouse By Daniel Kirk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810993464
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2007

A mouse secretly writes books, what more could you want?


Elmer By David Mckee, David Mckee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Mckee, David Mckee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780688091712
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Published: HarperCollins - September 18th, 1989

A colorful elephant learns the importance of being himself.


Fairy Tales By E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage (Editor), Meilo So (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage (Editor), Meilo So (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780871406583
Published: Liveright - November 17th, 2004

These are as wonderful as they are strange, and for everyone.


There's a Wocket in my Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R)) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394829203
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1974

I’m partial to the nureau in my bureau.


Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics) By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Karen Karbiener (Introduction by), Karen Karbiener (Notes by) Cover Image
By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Karen Karbiener (Introduction by), Karen Karbiener (Notes by)
$7.95
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ISBN: 9781593081157
Published: Barnes & Noble Classics - January 30th, 2005

This is my all-time favorite, I’m rereading it for the 7th time now for school. It still amazes me how such a young person wrote so hauntingly prolific. If you have any concern for the godlike powers of modern science, have ever felt like a monster, or just want a really really beautifully written book, check this out. It’s a classic for a reason guys.


The Last Man By Mary Shelley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781502339232
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 11th, 2014

This one rivals Frankenstein for all-time favorite, though I’ve only read it one time through so far. In an apocalyptic plague, autobiographically based characters fight to find and forge meaning for the few left alive. Check out the Staff Picks section at Pegasus Downtown for my full-length, full-enthusiasm version of this blurb.


Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement By Sylvia Plath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060732608
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 6th, 2018

This is a deeply moving collection of poetry, no poetry collection is complete without it. It is full of potential favorites, but I’d say “Lady Lazarus” would have to be mine. For bonus points reread the collection after reading Janet Malcom’s The Silent Woman.


Four Quartets By T. S. Eliot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156332255
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Published: Ecco -

When folks ask me about what I look for in good poetry, I say it has to make me swoon. This is the most swoonful poem I can think of, it just gets me every time, straight to the heart. A good read for feelings, sonority, and simply beautiful wordplayings.


Siddhartha: A Novel By Hermann Hesse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553208849
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981

This is one those books I keep extra copies of so I can gift them and sometimes forcibly lend them to friends and family. You’ll never look at rivers the same.


The Stranger (Vintage International) By Albert Camus Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720201
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

Some good old fashioned French existentialism for ya, tons of sensational imagery, and a sweetly dark ending. “Lay [your] heart open to the benign indifference of the universe”


Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau, W. S. Merwin (Introduction by), William Howarth (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Henry David Thoreau, W. S. Merwin (Introduction by), William Howarth (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451532169
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Published: Signet - July 3rd, 2012

Everybody will be a little better off after reading this. It was assigned to me in high school, when I was in immediate need of the lessons therein, but it is still an inherent part of my day to life and decision making.


Girl, Interrupted By Susanna Kaysen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679746041
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Published: Vintage - April 19th, 1994

For a lot of my adolescence I only wanted to read memoirs about mental hospitals. Unfortunately they are not all nearly as wonderful as this one. A must read for anybody who feels a little off sometimes, and consequentially interrupted by it.


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Oxford Paperbacks) By William Blake, Geoffrey Keynes (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780192811677
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 30th, 1975

I am a huge Blake fan, and as much as I love it all, this collection really takes the cake for me. His harsh criticisms and stark juxtopositionings give goose bumps and leave you with a smug grin. Brilliantly diabolical.