One of the dangers of working in a fantastic store like ours is that there's always something cool that I want to buy, and I'm itching to share all those cool things with you cool readers. So here we go, the pilot episode of What Rachel Wants to Buy This Week:
Rabbit Scissors by Decor Craft Inc.
Located in the Art Room and around the Hut
There's nothing better than a practical item disguised as a cute animal, and these scissors are no exception! This bunny is conveniently small, stands up on its own, and has plenty of Bugs-esque attitude. This would be a great addition to the Easter basket of a crafty kid.
Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney
Dell Laurel Leaf (an imprint of Random House), paperback
Located downstairs in the Chapter Book Room
Who could resist a cover like that? Octopus tentacles everywhere, mysterious girl perhaps being eaten by said aquatic monster and a fiery sunset are more than enough impetus for me to pick this book up. Also, I have fond memories of Caroline Cooney's middle-grade and teen thrillers from my youth. This one doesn't sound like a thriller, though--it's about a girl who's been taken from her home to serve a King's daughter, is the sole survivor of a pirate attack, and who finally gets tied up in the Trojan War. It's been starred in Publisher's Weekly and was an ALA Notable Book, which just adds to my instinct that this will be an interesting read!