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 By Heidi Lang, Kati Bartkowski Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534460485
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 14th, 2021

Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters By Suzanne Kamata, Tracy Nishimura Bishop (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781947159372
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Published: One ELM Books - August 1st, 2021

Fantastic You By Danielle Dufayet, Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle Dufayet, Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781433830280
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.


Snow Day in May: 1 By Christine Evans, Patrick Corrigan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christine Evans, Patrick Corrigan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780807587416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2021

Helen and the Masters: A Portrait of a California Mystic By Lisa Francesca Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9798657247671
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Published: Independently Published - July 9th, 2020

Hicks Road: Jacob's Story By Julian P. Flores Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780998135113
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Published: Silent Eye Productions - April 8th, 2017

When We Were Infinite By Kelly Loy Gilbert Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534468221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

When Words Have Power By Lisa Chong, Kaitlin Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Chong, Kaitlin Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781513134857
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Published: West Margin Press - October 25th, 2022

The Silence that Binds Us By Joanna Ho Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063059344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 14th, 2022

San Jose Scavenger By Cassie Kifer Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781681064031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Reedy Press - October 15th, 2022

How to Wear a Sari By Darshana Khiani, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328635204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - June 22nd, 2021

Darshana Khiani is a second-generation Indian American who grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. Her skills include writing picture books, debugging network routers, and solving jigsaw puzzles. However, wearing a sari is not one of them.


Operation Sock Drawer: The Guide to Building Your Stash of Hand-Knit Socks By Knitmore Girls Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781632506962
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Interweave - 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 By Lindsay Lackey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
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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.


Luck of the Titanic By Stacey Lee Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524741006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Peach and Plum: Here We Come! By Tim McCanna Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316306102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

The Black Hole Debacle By Keri Claiborne Boyle, Deborah Melmon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534111523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2022

Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates By Tim J. Myers, Bonnie Pang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tim J. Myers, Bonnie Pang (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781513261447
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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 By Deborah Hopkinson, Shirley Ng-Benitez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781683642794
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.


Dungeoneer Adventures 1: Lost in the Mushroom Maze By Ben Costa, James Parks, Ben Costa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ben Costa, James Parks, Ben Costa (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781665910699
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - May 31st, 2022

Strange Exit By Parker Peevyhouse Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780765399434
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 2-14 days
Published: Tor Teen - April 27th, 2021

There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) By Katy Rose Pool 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.


The Endless Skies By Shannon Price Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250219435
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Published: Tor Teen - August 23rd, 2022

MapMaker By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063039421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

High Water By Patty Flores Reinhart Cover Image
$16.79
ISBN: 9798585476891
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Published: Independently Published - January 14th, 2021

Patron Saints of Nothing By Randy Ribay Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
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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.


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A Door Between Us By Ehsaneh Sadr Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781665088046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 28th, 2021

In My Life By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Genevieve Santos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781534465855
Published: Little Simon - February 2nd, 2021

With three generations of one family, we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song “In My Life.”

There are places I’ll remember, in my life, though some have changed...

One gift with a bright bow starts a young girl on a path…one her mother follows with her as she explores, grows, and rides off on her own, only to return again with her own daughter in tow. This hauntingly beautiful book shares the small moments of that journey that are meant to be remembered and savored in the lyrics of this classic song.

Genevieve Santos is an illustrator born, raised, and living in San Jose, California, and sole proprietor of a small stationery company, Le Petit Elefant. 

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


Silicon Alleys: Selected Metro Silicon Valley Columns, 2005-2020 By Gary Singh, Rudy Rucker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gary Singh, Rudy Rucker (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781735068800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anti Man about Town Press - November 16th, 2020

Gary Singh knows San Jose. I have been reading him in Metro for many years, sometimes agreeing, occasionally not, yet always entertained—even sometimes amazed. The successes, the mistakes, the dreams that sometimes happened and often failed, are the essence of this book. Each agony here often leads to some ecstasy. It is all on full display here as you go down the illuminated streets and duck into the dark alleys that compose this most amazing city.
TOM McENERY, Mayor of San Jose, 1983-1991


The story of a child learning to nurture positive thoughts and self image by planting the seeds like flowers in a garden. As they watch the flowers grow into a beautiful garden, they build the confidence in themselves to share the seeds with the people around them.


The Peculiar Pig By Joy Steuerwald, Joy Steuerwald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joy Steuerwald, Joy Steuerwald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399548871
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 2-14 days
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.


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The Last Shadow Warrior By Sam Subity Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338636086
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 7th, 2023

 

Percy Jackson meets Thor in a laugh-out-loud, action-packed adventure inspired by Norse mythology.
Twelve-year-old Abby Beckett is proud to come from a long line of elite Viking warriors known as the Aesir. She's spent her entire life training to hunt the horrific creatures known as Grendels-the ancient foe of the Aesir-just like her mother did before she died. But there's just one, small problem: No one has seen a Grendel in centuries, and the Viking Council wants to disband the Aesir . . . forever.


Love & Other Natural Disasters By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062991249
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Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2022

Home Is Wherever I Go By Marian Tiemann, Yawen Chien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marian Tiemann, Yawen Chien (Illustrator)
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781643438306
Published: Beaver's Pond Press - February 22nd, 2021

Join a young child as she collects her simple treasures and, using her imagination, turns moving to a new place into a magical and comforting adventure. This compassionate book captures the essence of what truly makes a home.


Rupert's Big Move By Pamela Tremain 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.


Impostor Syndrome: A Novel By Kathy Wang Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062855299
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Published: Mariner Books - May 24th, 2022

A sharp and prescient novel about women in the workplace, the power of Big Tech, and the looming threat of foreign espionage from Kathy Wang, “a skilled satirist of the northern California dream” (Harper’s Bazaar)

Kathy Wang grew up in Northern California and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

To view more of Kathy Wang's books, click here.


Loveboat Reunion By Abigail Hing Wen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062957306
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Published: HarperTeen - January 25th, 2022

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Dragon Hoops By Gene Luen Yang Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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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.


Shoshi's Shabbat By Caryn Yacowitz, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caryn Yacowitz, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536216547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

Wallace and Grace Take the Case By Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator)
$7.99
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.