Staff Picks: Children & Young Adult

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Make Way for Ducklings By Robert McCloskey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670451494
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Every time I help a friend with bedtime duties, I turn to this favorite classic. The story endures, and is as loved today as it was when I was a child.

-Amanda Chestnut, Marketing Manager


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The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$9.34
ISBN: 9780060530945
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

Recommended by Chris Fanning, Deputy Director


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The Perfect Sushi By Emily Satoko Seo, Mique Moriuchi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Satoko Seo, Mique Moriuchi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781646868377
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - April 4th, 2023

This heart-touching picture book is the story I needed as a perfectionist kid (and even now, as an adult, unlearning my perfectionism!) to teach me that the heart I put into my projects and endeavors so often matters more than technical precision. Seo's story, punctuated with Moriuchi's charming and textured illustrations, shines through with tender warmth and compassion.

-Clara O'Connor, Youth Education and Executive Associate


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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) By Diana Wynne Jones Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9780061478789
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

Recommended by Clara O'Connor, Youth Education and Executive Associate


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We Are in a Book!-An Elephant and Piggie Book By Mo Willems Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9781423133087
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 14th, 2010

Recommended by Lily Brunner, Bookstore & Visitor Services Coordinator


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The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536223361
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - July 11th, 2023

A 112 page picture book that you can get through in 10 minutes. There’s adventure, spooky vibes, dry humor, and a girl who carries a skull around. This is one of the most bizarre books I've read in a while, and I mean that in all the best ways

-Lily Brunner, Bookstore & Visitor Services Coordinator


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With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780062662842
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

Will leave you feeling as warm and satisfied, as if you just had a huge steaming bowl of your favorite home-cooked meal.

-Clara O'Connor, Youth Education and Executive Associate


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Wilder Girls By Rory Power Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9780525645610
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Published: Ember - June 2nd, 2020

Haunting. (G)ripping. Tender. Propulsive. Queer romance, Body horror, dark academia. Touching & strong platonic love. A nightmare/dream come to life, it is so magical & real & bizarre.

-Clara O'Connor, Youth Education and Executive Associate


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The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (A Graphic Novel) By Deya Muniz Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316538725
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Published: Little, Brown Ink - May 9th, 2023

This graphic novel was hilarious. One of the most funny, ridiculous, and delightful books I've read. Filled with crossdressing, sapphic love, and a dog named Gouda, this is a perfect lighthearted and fun graphic novel. :)

-Lily Brunner, Bookstore & Visitor Services Coordinator


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If Tomorrow Doesn't Come By Jen St. Jude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547611362
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 9th, 2023

Recommended by Lily Brunner, Bookstore & Visitor Services Coordinator


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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$16.96
ISBN: 9781953861283
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - July 5th, 2022

This book is so sweet and so much fun. It talks about all of the different emotions that everybody can feel with some of the cutest and sweetest metaphors and illustrations I’ve ever seen.

-Lily Brunner, Bookstore & Visitor Services Coordinator