Sarah T's picks

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

In this book McGuire elegantly captures the awe and wonder of the fantasy world and how we all secretly yearn to have an adventure in one.


The Arrival Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780439895293
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2007

Shaun Tan is an amazing artist and master storyteller.  In his graphic novel "The Arrival",  Tan wordlessly depicts the emotional journey his main character goes through when immigrating to a strange new land in hopes of building a better life for himself and his family.


I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011

A Humorous tale of a bear looking for his missing hat. This is the first book in Klassen's Hat Trilogy.


Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101965337
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Published: Del Rey - June 28th, 2016

If you are looking for a good high-fantasy series to read, look no further! Age of Myth, the first in the "Legend of the First Empire" series, is an incredibly magical and fast paced read.  The world, Sullivan creates is vast and the characters unique. Once you pick up this title, you won't be able to put it down.


Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780765390905
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Published: Tor.com - April 4th, 2017

Are you a fan of cosmic horror, Lovecraftian tales and Cold War thrillers? If so, then make sure you don't miss this creative and fantastically bizarre story by Ruthanna Emrys.  In this story we follow Aphra Marsh, a former native of Insmouth, and her life in the aftermath of Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Insmouth". 


Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

A Team of four women, a biologist, anthropologist, surveyor and psychiatrist, are sent to explore Area X (a bizarre expanse of land quarantined by the military and kept secret from the public).  Their mission is to explore and document the anomalies of Area X and report back their findings.

 This book, while not downright horror, plays on the edge of the birzarre and uncanny.  It will unnerve you and leave you wondering what Area X really is. 


Real Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727854
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Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

This graphic novel is a MUST HAVE for any young child navigating difficult friendships and learning how to be confident in who they are as a person.  I wish I had had a chance to read this when I was a young girl. 


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

If you enjoyed the animated series Avatar: The Last Air Bender  then you will enjoy this book!  The plot is fast paced, wild, adventurous and even violent.  Adeyemi makes her characters and their choices relatable and keeps you on the edge of your seat! 


Out from Boneville (BONE #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439706407
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2005

I love the unique characters and the epic plot! 


Virginia Wolf Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554536498
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2012

A beautifully written and illustrated story that warms the heart.  I recommend this picture book to anyone who has experienced depression themselves or has a loved one dealing with depression.


Bird Box: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062259660
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Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

A gripping horror story that makes you want to turn all the lights on and board the windows. It's fast paced and the characters are relatable.  I couldn't put it down!


Tales from the Inner City Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338298406
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018

Dive in this anthology of quirky stories and enchanting illustrations.  These tales encourage you to stop and notice the small things in life and to enjoy them while they last.  


The Hazel Wood: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147905
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

When a dark fairytale haunts you and dogs your every step, make sure you are prepared for anything.


Something from the Nightside (A Nightside Book #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780441010653
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Published: Ace - May 27th, 2003

Something from the Nightside introduces you to a certain part of the world where anything can happen and creatures of all kinds pass eachother on the sidewalk.  Simon R. Green is a genius when combining dark, spooky, and comedic elements.  If you're looking for a scifi/fantasy/horror series, then give this a try!


So You Want to Be a Wizard: The First Book in the Young Wizards Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152162504
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2001

What happens when a book bites, scratches or even stings you?  What do you do when you find out that the book is actually a spell book trying to get your attention?  This is a wonderful series for middle grade and up!  I personally love the mathematical and scientific approach the main characters take when casting spells.


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