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.

A is for Asian American: An Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Alphabet By Virginia Loh-Hagan, Tracy Nishimura Bishop (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781534111370
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 13th, 2022

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Benford Draws a Blank By Danielle Dufayet, Katia Klein (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle Dufayet, Katia Klein (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684464838
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Published: Capstone Editions - January 1st, 2023

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Dear Mr. G By Christine Evans, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christine Evans, Gracey Zhang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454944171
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Published: Union Square Kids - April 4th, 2023

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Hicks Road: Jacob's Story By Julian P. Flores Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780998135113
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Please note: This book is final sale and ineligible for return.
Published: Silent Eye Productions - April 8th, 2017

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Belonging By Jill Fordyce Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9798888451748
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Published: Post Hill Press - January 30th, 2024

“Belonging is a moving and original story of a girl coming of age and learning who she is in a family wracked with tension, set against a California landscape from the seventies to the present, chronicling the history of that time and place as much as its indelible characters.  Jill Fordyce is a sensitive and beautiful writer and a novelist to watch.”
— Malena Watrous, author of If You Follow Me


Everyone Wants to Know By Kelly Loy Gilbert Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665901369
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2023

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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

"When Words Have Power. . . follows a boy as he learns how a word that may seem funny to one person can be hurtful to another."
--Publishers Weekly,


Say My Name By Joanna Ho, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063205338
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Published: HarperCollins - September 26th, 2023

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

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Building a Dream: How the Boys of Koh Panyee Became Champions By Darshana Khiani, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darshana Khiani, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802855473
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

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Operation Sock Drawer: The Guide to Building Your Stash of Hand-Knit Socks By Knitmore Girls Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781632506962
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Published: Krause Craft - 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!


Farther Than the Moon By Lindsay Lackey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250205209
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 19th, 2023

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Rick Riordan Presents: Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies By Stacey Lee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368074803
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - February 7th, 2023

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How Far You'll Go By Tim McCanna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368077750
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Published: Disney Press - April 4th, 2023

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Cheese Fest!: Composing Shapes (Mouse Math) By Lori Haskins Houran, Deborah Melmon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781662670008
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Published: Kane Press - May 2nd, 2023

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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.

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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

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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
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Published: Aladdin - May 31st, 2022

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Strange Exit By Parker Peevyhouse Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765399434
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Published: Tor Teen - April 27th, 2021

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Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam By Thien Pham Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250809728
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Published: First Second - June 20th, 2023

Hicklebee's Book of the Year 2023!

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There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) By Katy Rose Pool Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250619853
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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

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Mattie and the Machine By Lynn Ng Quezon Cover Image
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781595801180
Published: Santa Monica Press - November 8th, 2022

WINNER OF THE GRATEFUL AMERICAN BOOK PRIZE

 

FINALIST FOR THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD

WINNER OF THE GRATEFUL AMERICAN BOOK PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD


The Endless Skies By Shannon Price Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250219435
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Published: Tor Teen - August 23rd, 2022

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MapMaker By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063039438
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 19th, 2023

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Patron Saints of Nothing By Randy Ribay Cover Image
$12.99
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 

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Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend By Holly Anna, Genevieve Santos (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Holly Anna, Genevieve Santos (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781481486309
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Published: Little Simon - April 4th, 2017

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

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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)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781735068800
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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
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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

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The Last Shadow Warrior By Sam Subity Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338636086
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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.


Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593564066
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Published: Labyrinth Road - February 28th, 2023

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Rupert's Big Move By Pamela Tremain Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780692282267
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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.

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Loveboat Forever By Abigail Hing Wen Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063297999
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Published: HarperTeen - November 7th, 2023

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The Books of Clash Volume 1: Legendary Legends of Legendarious Achievery By Gene Luen Yang, Les McClaine (Illustrator), Alison Acton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Les McClaine (Illustrator), Alison Acton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250816269
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Published: First Second - May 30th, 2023

From the creator of American Born Chinese!

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

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Wallace and Grace Take the Case By Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Laura Zarrin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781619639898
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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

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Flowers in My Dreams: Jing Jing's Bilingual Poetry By Jing Jing Yang Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9798985402186
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Published: Chrysanthemum Press - February 16th, 2022

Cupertino Poet Laureate, 2020-2022

The poet presents two handwritten letters by Mao, Zedong and Hua, Guofeng. As a young witness, she watched how Cultural Revolution impacted her family and others before migrating to US. More exceptionally, this collection conveyed a portrait of how a first-generation Asian-American immigrant struggled between two cultures and eventually transformed herself into a Poet Laureate.