LOCAL AUTHORS

We talk a lot about shopping local, but we think it is equally important to read local. Here in the South Bay, we are blessed with amazing local authors, and we'd love to share their books with you. Here are just a few of the new releases of the authors in our neighborhood.

Whispering Pines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534460478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 1st, 2020

An unearthly, eyeball-stealing cosmic horror stalks kids...Perfect for reading under a blanket with a flashlight. — Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2020

To view more of Kati Bartkowski's books, click here.


Remembering Ethan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433831133
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - April 7th, 2020

With beautiful art by local illustrator Tracy Nishimura Bishop, Remembering Ethan offers a tender tribute to a lost family member in this touching story that can help families start to heal.

To view more of Tracy Nishimura Bishop's books, click here.


Fantastic You Cover Image
By Danielle Dufayet, Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - September 3rd, 2019

Fantastic You shows readers how to develop and nurture a loving and positive relationship with themselves. Kids will learn that self-care includes positive self-talk and self-compassion for a happy, self-empowered life.

To view more of Danielle Dufayet's books, click here.


Emily's Idea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683644163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - March 10th, 2020

How can a simple creative act spreads a message of love and acceptance around the world?

Emily’s idea started small. Many beautiful ideas do.
She folded, doodled, and snipped.
But also, like many ideas, Emily’s small idea grew
.

To view more of Christine Evans' books, click here.


Happy Paws: A Branches Book (Layla and the Bots #1) Cover Image
By Vicky Fang, Christine Nishiyama (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338582895
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

"This transitional chapter book is ideal for emergent or early fluency readers. It includes charming illustrations to assist with decoding, and interesting STEM themes... this bright, inventive title would make a nice addition to a library's early chapter book collection." -- School Library Journal

To view more of Vicky Fang's books, click here.


Picture Us In the Light Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484734117
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

Winner of the California Book Award and Stonewall Honor!

"Picture me madly in love with this moving, tender, unapologetically honest book."
-Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

To view more of Kelly Loy Gilbert's books, click here.


Tiny Acts of Kindness Cover Image
By Thuy Ha, Thuy Ha (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781643439501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beaver's Pond Press - April 30th, 2019

From a simple smile to a soft wave hello, tiny acts of kindness can fly to faraway places . . . then flutter right back into your arms. In Tiny Acts of Kindness, author-illustrator Thuy Ha weaves a heartwarming rhythmic tale about the magical powers of kindness. 

With charming illustrations and poetic verses, this book will warm the hearts of grown-ups everywhere as they snuggle up with their little ones for a bedtime read. An enchanting gift for baby showers, birthdays, and graduations, Tiny Acts of Kindness celebrates the small acts of love that light up the world.


Your Own Worst Enemy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062399427
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: HarperTeen - November 13th, 2018

“Discerning readers will appreciate the timely and astute exploration of both the gravity and levity of identity politics and the critique of neoliberal ideals. Sharply observed-but so sharp it may be missed by less woke readers-this is satire at its best.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

To view more of Gordon Jack's books, click here.


The Storm Crow Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728206974
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2020

"Clashing kingdoms, thrilling action, and an imperfect heroine make this book a must-read."--ADRIENNE YOUNG, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back

Eragon meets And I Darken in this thrilling new fantasy debut that follows a fallen princess as she ignites a rebellion to bring back the magical elemental crows that were taken from her people.

To view more of Kalyn Josephson's books, click here.


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Operation Sock Drawer: The Guide to Building Your Stash of Hand-Knit Socks Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781632506962
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Interweave Press - October 20th, 2020

THE KNITMORE GIRLS, Gigi and Jasmin Knitmore, have over 80 years of shared knitting experience. They currently podcast together, and live across the street from each other in sunny San Jose, CA. Any reason is a good reason to knit socks, and eat cake!


All the Impossible Things Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019

A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey's extraordinary middle-grade novel about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs.

"Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.” —Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree

To view more of Lindsay Lackey's books, click here.


The Downstairs Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

"Holds a mirror to our present issues while giving us a detailed and vibrant picture of life in the past." --The New York Times

To view more of Stacey Lee's books, click here.


Gemini Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481456784
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 25th, 2017

"This debut novel is fascinating. . . . Gemini will satisfy curiosity about conjoined humans but goes far beyond that to explore issues of identity and relationships important to all teens."
— VOYA, Starred Review

To view more of Sonya Mukherjee's books, click here.


Dinosong Cover Image
By Tim McCanna, Richard Smythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 4th, 2020

“A rousingly rumbly ramble.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Land Before Time meets Eric Carle in this delightful read-aloud featuring “melodious and spare” (USA TODAY) language by master storyteller Tim McCanna.

To view more of Tim McCanna's books, click here.


Letters from My Tooth Fairy Cover Image
By Brooke Hecker, Deborah Melmon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2020

In Letters From My Tooth Fairy, Natalie and her devoted tooth fairy exchange letters, asking and answering questions about some of childhood's most important moments. 

To view more of Deborah Melmon's books, click here.


Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates Cover Image
By Tim J. Myers, Bonnie Pang (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781513261447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Margin Press - April 9th, 2019

2020 Storytelling World Resource Award Honoree

Inspired by the 1863 Egg War and the mad rush for murre eggs on the Farallon Islands near San Francisco, Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates is a high-seas adventure story celebrating the courage and history of Chinese immigrants in America through a fascinating yet little-known event during the California Gold Rush era.

To view more of Tim J. Myers' books, click here.


Mindful Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683642794
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Sounds True - January 7th, 2020

"Rather than instructing mindfulness to readers...[Mindful Day] exemplifies how a day may be experienced when mindfulness is organically embedded within it." —Kirkus Reviews

To view more of Shirley Ng-Benitez's books, click here.


Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399556142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

“There is lots of intertextual cleverness going on that results in this book being both an homage to and spoof of the traditional fantasy hero’s quest, both in the illustrations and in the narration.” —Bulletin, Starred Review

“Dazzling, inventive and fun. Ben Costa and James Parks manage to both spoof and pay homage to the fantasy tradition, while creating characters we care about. A tour de force.” —Jason Shiga, author of Meanwhile and Demon

To view more of James Parks' and Ben Costa's books, click here.


Strange Exit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765399427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - January 14th, 2020

"Strange Exit is an exciting entrée into science-fiction, a beautifully-written story sure to please the Trekkie, the X-Phile, or the most ardent of realists. Peevyhouse has invented a new genre: the VR space-romp. And I am very much here for it." —David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

To view more of Parker Peevyhouse's titles, click here.


There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250619853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - September 1st, 2020

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! 
A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! 
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year!
A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! 
"One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen

To view Katy Rose Pool's other books, click here.


A Thousand Fires Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250301994
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Tor Teen - November 5th, 2019

"A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch." --Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

To view more of Shannon Price's books, click here.


Something to Say Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - July 14th, 2020

“A timely, entertaining, unforgettable story about family, friendship, and finding your voice.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This is a compelling story about friendship, fighting for what you believe in, and finding your voice. A first purchase for middle grade collections.” 
— School Library Journal (starred review)

To view more of Lisa Moore Ramée's books, click here.


Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist 
An NPR Best Book of the Year
An NBC News Best Asian American Young Adult Book of the Year
A Paste Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Top 10 Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A USA Today Best Book of the Year So Far
A Raleigh News & Observer Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild audio selection 
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Freeman Book Award Winner 
An L.A. Times Book Award Nominee 

To view more of Randy Ribay's books, click here.


A Door Between Us Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982618186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 1st, 2020

"A deeply compelling story about the struggle for democracy in Iran. The broken dreams of a generation poised for change are brought vividly to life in this powerful and haunting tale."
-Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of Among the Ruins

 


I Yoga You Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534454897
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Little Simon - December 10th, 2019

Parents and children learn how to say “I love you” through yoga as they move through their day together in a perfectly mindful way.

To view more of Genevieve Santos' books, click here.


Serious Fun Ballet: A DanceKidsFun book Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781734157109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Standalone Press LLC - October 17th, 2019

Dancekidsfun is an interactive, fun, educational and inspiring ballet book that your child will love. Miss Leslie will encourage and teach her students in a positive and fun way! The perfect ballet book to introduce your child to basic positions and steps in ballet. 


Indi-Alphabet Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781684015832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mascot Books - February 6th, 2018

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan takes readers on a fun journey from Ahmedabad to Zirakpur. We'll sample yummy biryani, search for wild orange tigers in animal reserves, learn about bejeweled Maharajas, and encounter the mighty Mughals. With whimsical verses and vibrant images, Indi-Alphabet brings to life an India both familiar and unfamiliar. All aboard.


The Peculiar Pig Cover Image
By Joy Steuerwald, Joy Steuerwald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 18th, 2019

* “Steuerwald’s debut as both author and illustrator is an excellent, gently told addition to anti-bullying, adoption, and individuality storytimes. The adorable piglets (and dachshund pup) . . . are expressive and distinct, with a look that strikes the right balance between cartoon and realism. The bullying never rises beyond giggles at Penny’s differences, making this a good conversation starter even for the youngest audiences. Look forward to more from Steuerwald; Penny the puppy piglet is perfection.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

To view more of Joy Steurwald's books, click here.


This Time Will Be Different Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book * A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history.

To view more of Misa Sugiura's books, click here.


An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595148049
Availability: Backordered
Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

Instant New York Times bestseller
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir
Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015
People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy
Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015

To view more of Sabaa Tahir's books, click here.


Rupert's Big Move Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780692282267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Louree Publishing - April 27th, 2016

When writing her children’s stories, Pamela Tremain describes her creative process as getting the puzzle pieces in her head out and onto paper. “Rupert’s Big Move” is the first book in the Rupert the Little Green Frog series; he has many more adventures to share with his readers.


Loveboat, Taipei Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062957276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

Praised as “an intense rush of rebellion and romance” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is “a roller-coaster ride of romance and self-discovery.” (Kirkus)

To view more of Abigail Hing Wen's books, click here.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

While the action on the court is absolutely transfixing (with page layouts often using trapezoid-shaped panels whose diagonal lines amp up the dynamism), the story shines just as brightly off the court when Yang’s focus shifts to his own dilemmas and profound insights regarding art and storytelling. ...here [Dragon Hoops] is a perfect entryway into this form [single-season reportage] for teen readers."—Horn Book, starred review

To view more of Gene Luen Yang's books, click here.


Wallace and Grace Take the Case Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781619639898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 6th, 2018

“Zarrin's cozy color artwork and Alexander's chirpy narrative energize a story that highlights the rewards of mutual respect, collaboration, and friendship.” —Publishers Weekly

To view more of Laura Zarrin's books, click here.