Staff Picks

Our latest staff picks. Chances that one of these will be perfect for you? 99.99% or better!


Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove By Rati Mehrotra Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250823687
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 18th, 2022

In Rati Mehrotra's YA fantasy novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms in a monster-infested alternate medieval India.

The Islands: Stories By Dionne Irving Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646220663
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Published: Catapult - November 1st, 2022

Powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more

The Islands follows the lives of Jamaican women—immigrants or the

If You Could See the Sun By Ann Liang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335915849
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 11th, 2022

"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written... a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish." --Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend

Partners in Crime: A Novel By Alisha Rai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063119468
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Published: Avon - October 18th, 2022

Indian Matchmaking meets Date Night in this fun, romantic adventure by Alisha Rai -- “One of the very brightest romance writers working right now.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316528948
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello Lighthouse.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish in the d

Calling for a Blanket Dance By Oscar Hokeah Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643751474
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 26th, 2022

"STUNNING." Susan Power, author of The Grass Dancer

A moving and deeply engaging debut novel about a young Native American man finding strength in his familial identity, from a stellar new voice in fiction.

Oscar Hokeah’s electric debut takes us into the life of Ever Geimausaddle, whose family—part Mexican, p

Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story By Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, Alexis Bunten, Garry Meeches, Sr. (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623542900
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Charlesbridge - August 2nd, 2022

In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. 

Exhalation By Ted Chiang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101972083
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories—two published for the very first time—all from the mind of the incomparable author of Stories of Your Life and Others

The Atlas Six (Atlas Series #1) By Olivie Blake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250854544
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Published: Tor Books - September 6th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee

The much-acclaimed viral sensation from Olivie Blake, The Atlas Sixnow newly revised and edited with additional content.

The tag #theatlassix has millions of views on TikTok

Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

An IndieBound Bestseller

Squad is a fast-paced and feminist horror story for every girl who’s ever felt like prey, and asks how far a girl should go to hunt the hunters.”—Laura Ruby, author of National Book Award Finalist Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Her Hidden Genius: A Novel By Marie Benedict Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728260105
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 4th, 2022

"Brings to life Franklin's grit and important contribution to the historical record." —The Washington Post

The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie!

She changed the world with her discovery. Three men took the credit.

Freestyle: A Graphic Novel By Gale Galligan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338045802
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Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

From New York Times bestselling author Gale Galligan, a fun, high-energy graphic novel about friendship, family, and the last hurrahs of middle school.

Cory's dance crew is getting ready for a major competition. It's the last one before they graduate eighth grade and go their separate ways to high schools all over New York City, so they have to make it count!

Undercover Latina (The Factory) By Aya de León Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536223743
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

A Latina teen spy goes undercover as a white girl to stop a white supremacist terrorist plot in a fast-paced middle-grade debut from a seasoned author of contemporary crime fiction.

I Capture the Castle By Dodie Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312201654
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1999

One of the 20th century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle!

“This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

I Cannot Draw a Horse By Charise Mericle Harper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454945949
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Published: Union Square Kids - October 11th, 2022

Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper delivers a fantastically funny picture book about doing the impossible: drawing a horse. A children's metafiction book about creativity and imaginative play centered around an art lesson, Harper cleverly shows readers how drawings are a collection of recognizable shapes put together to create something new.

Sea Serpent's Heir, Book 1 By Mairghread Scott, Pablo Tunica (Artist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534321298
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Published: Image Comics - October 18th, 2022

For teenage Aella, growing up is hard. Even harder when you find out that you're the reincarnation of an ancient sea serpent that's destined to destroy the world, in a graphic novel trilogy from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica.


Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories By Ali Kinsella (Editor), Zenia Tompkins (Editor), Ross Ufberg (Editor) Cover Image
By Ali Kinsella (Editor), Zenia Tompkins (Editor), Ross Ufberg (Editor)
ISBN: 9781646052578
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - September 13th, 2022

Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories aims to bring the riches of contemporary Ukrainian literature--and of contemporary Ukraine, too--to the world.

Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts! By Laurie Keller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316311960
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - September 20th, 2022

An irresistible laugh-out-loud picture book about the importance of asking questions, by bestselling creator Laurie Keller. 

The helpful KNOW-IT-ALL in apartment 2C can answer any question. He's such a wealth of information, and all his neighbors depend on him. But one day he is asked a question that he just doesn't understand.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374159122
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021


"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.