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© 2015 by Shaun Tan and used by permission of Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic.

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Shaun Tan offers a wholly different and stunningly beautiful take on fairy tales in this month's Big Picture, The Singing Bones. Clever and haunting, the book's interpretations of the Grimm brothers' works might inrpire a few Halloween costumes, but if you really want to be the belle of the All Hallow's Eve Ball, you'll want to check out this month's Dozens, a bevy of sweet ideas that go above and beyond ghosts, vampires, or zombies. 

The holidays are over but we're sure you can find more than a few occasions in the upcoming year to use our 2015 Guide Book to Gift Books. This updated and revised edition will help you with all your shopping needs--because who gives anything besides books, right? Over three hundred titles, annotated and organized by age group, will help you select the perfect books for giving (or adding to your own list).

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