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Angela's Picks


Angela has a fun side, no doubt about it. She's also very in touch with her inner child, and is THE best at selecting children's books. When she's not working her day job as "Miss Angela" beloved pre-K teacher in Decatur, she is a Charis co-owner, managing consignments, sidelines, art and videos. 



Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061132223
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 3rd, 2007

Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading cards and wears plaid like it's a job. No matter how hard Annie and her family try to understand one another, they often come up hilariously short.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152024888
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2005

A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy.

“Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

Little Humans Cover Image
By Brandon Stanton, Brandon Stanton (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780374374563
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 7th, 2014

Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York.

Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica Cover Image
By Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor)
ISBN: 9781627781251
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Published: Cleis Press - April 14th, 2015

In the latest collection from award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, sex toys bring couples, singles, and strangers to new heights of pleasure. The stories range from two couples who happen to share the same remote controlled device to some very hot rocks, a perfectly icy bed, a Superman dildo, and a day in the life of a very lucky vibrator.

Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica Cover Image
By Sinclair Sexsmith (Editor)
ISBN: 9781573447850
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cleis Press - April 17th, 2012

Sinclair Sexsmith presents a cornucopia of lesbian kink -- tantalizing tales rich in variety and saucy details of girls put in their place -- and held there firmly. A girly-girl reaps a sweet punishment for refusing to mess up her oh-so-pink lipstick and a well-equipped top takes charge.

A Hand in the Bush: The Fine Art of Vaginal Fisting Cover Image
ISBN: 9781890159023
Availability: Backordered
Published: Greenery Press (CA) - July 28th, 1997

Vaginal fisting - the intimate, potent sexual act of gradually inserting the entire hand into the vagina is an increasingly popular form of sexplay among lesbians, bisexuals and heterosexuals alike. Now, for the first time, an experienced fister and fistee explains in detail how to fist with the greatest possible safety and pleasure.

What Looks LIke Crazy On an Ordinary Day (Idlewild #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061710384
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 27th, 2009

After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning.

We All Sing with the Same Voice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060274757
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2000

A lyrical and joyful celebration of inclusion and respect

Cop Town: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345547507
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Published: Dell - January 27th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Karin Slaughter, author of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is widely acclaimed as “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post).

The Pigeon Needs a Bath! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423190875
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2014

The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

When She Woke: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616201937
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 18th, 2012

Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan’s provocative new novel, When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed—their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their

Where They Found Her: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062225467
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Published: Harper - April 14th, 2015

“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

Big Little Lies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399167065
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Published: Berkley - July 29th, 2014


The Girl on the Train: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives, from the author of Into the Water.

How to Read a Story: (Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452112336
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015

Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)
Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)
Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)
Now: Begin.