Kari Recommends

Meet Kari, our children’s buyer for the last 6 years! Besides curating our children’s section, Kari loves to explore all that genre fiction has to offer, from sci fi to romance to comics. When not shouting excitedly about books, she is often to be found baking cookies, making cocktails, or trying to convince friends to go to karaoke with her.

Staff Books: 

Tidesong By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062955791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Quill Tree Books - November 16th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli and The Tea Dragon Society, this is a magically heartwarming graphic novel about self-acceptance and friendship.


Garlic and the Vampire By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

An enchanting, farm-fresh debut graphic novel starring an unusual heroine who is braver than she realizes, for middle grade readers looking for a cozy, adventuresome read in the vein of Witch Boy or Be Prepared.


A Shelter for Sadness By Anne Booth, David Litchfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Booth, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682633397
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree - September 7th, 2021

This poignant and heartwarming story explores the many faces of sadness and addresses the importance of mental health in a child-friendly way.


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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


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Spoiler Alert: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063005549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

National Bestseller

Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. 


The Duke Who Didn't By Courtney Milan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9798685689276
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Independently Published - September 21st, 2020

Miss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night.Except now he's back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with the hope of wooing Chloe.


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Cosmoknights (Book One) By Hannah Templer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094542
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - October 22nd, 2019

For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.


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Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey By Ngozi Ukazu Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all?