The books I read as a young child and teen helped shape me into the woman I am today and gave me an appreciation for all different genres. If you need any assistance with classics or are looking for something new and specific I can definitely help you find something great. When I’m not enjoying the nostalgia and happiness that children’s literature brings you can catch me reading fantasy, sci-fi, manga, and anything that will send me on an emotional rollercoaster.
An ethereal fantasy from the editorial team behind the New York Times bestselling series The Ancient Magus’ Bride The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún is an all-new manga series that pulls readers into a magical and enchanting tale about a young girl and her demonic guardian.
"I can't get enough of the Emmie & Friends series. I wish I had books like these when I was in middle school! Surprisingly Sarah has another great set of characters. This graphic novel has friendship and first crushes and all the craziness that comes along with it. Middle school is such a wild ride of new experiences and emotions. Libenson captures it all with every single book. This series will always be faced out on my shelves!"
"Ice, spice, and everything nice. Basically a retelling of The Cutting Edge. Just pure fun to read if you like high spice levels in your romances."
"This book will have you dreaming and patiently waiting for summer. The hot steel city becomes too much when the temperature rises. Can't sit, can't relax, and it is just too hot for anything! Where is the breeze? Sometimes we all need a getaway to a sandy beach paradise and the dog in this book agrees. Oh, how his day turns around when he decides to ditch the city for the oceanside. Beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story."
On a day when absolutely nothing is going right for a young, he chooses to go left. He leaves his worries behind, and then soon he leaves his doubts behind as well. As he keeps going about his day he comes across a scary challenge that he has previously failed, yet he decides to leave his fears and try again. When failure comes again and he is left with frustration, he decides to leave those. At the end of his day the young boy realizes the feelings he left throughout the day felt quieter, calmer, and much lighter as he walked home. We have a choice to not let feelings weigh so heavy on our hearts. When nothing is going right, we can always choose to go left. A great book to remind kids what a positive mindset can do and how strength and perseverance can help us on the worst of days.
If Stephen King wrote mangas. The story draws you in pretty quickly, and Urasawa conveys great character depth, especially in the main antagonist that is a combination of creepy and captivating. A coming-of-age story set in 1969 when the world is on the edge of destruction, a group of young boys singlehandedly save the world and create a symbol. In 1997 we see them as adults and how the end of the world may just come again and the symbol has returned. Funny, a little weird, and packed with action and awesome characters!
"One of the most calming mangas I have ever read. The slow pace of this story works in its favor and can give a reader of any age a warm, cozy sense of happiness. In a future Japan, after environmental catastrophe and as humanity is quickly declining, readers get a thoughtful point of view from a sentient android who runs a scenic seaside café. Alpha and her fellow residents enjoy the smallest beauties of life, even as the end quickly approaches."
"This lovely book will be sure to warm your heart. Through a series of questions and answers between Rat and Bear, Bear assures Rat that no matter what they will always be together, through all of the ups and down and good and bad in life. This story may be between two best friends but can be read in many different ways, the love between parents and children, grandparents and children, siblings, two people in love, and even as a story of reassurance to someone who has lost a loved one. Don't miss this book that will make any adult or child smile and think of the ones they will love forever."
A brutally honest depiction of Zoe's depression and thoughts of suicide. It puts a great spotlight on what it is to be human. Filled with beautiful art and feelings that I have never said out loud, but have certainly thought to myself... Zoe's story is a peek into her soul. The way the story jumps around in time, mixes formats and art styles seamlessly, and navigates complex subject matter makes it a book not to be missed.
A father takes his two children on an unbelieveable, exciting voyage into space. The journey involves taking a look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. I appreciate children's books that provide the reader and the listener a chance to have open discussions and this book does just that. Not only are the illustrations uniquely beautiful but the story gives the reader open opportunities to discuss space, the future and the past. The greatest message of the book - what brings us together matters more than what sets us apart. A fantastic book to have in your library and can be enjoyed by younger and older children.
Emotions come alive in this unique and charming picture book. Curiosity climbs to the highest branch of a tree, joy bounces on a trampoline. Sadness covers itself with a blanket, gratitude warms you like a woolly jumper...A stunning and brilliantly inventive story about the feelings that live inside us, sure to provoke many fascinating conversations with any child and adult. Feelings we all must learn to deal with and embrace throughout life. This book feels like a warm hug.
Currently my FAVORITE children's story! Sylvie (our small, but mighty protagonist) hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape. If she stays carefully out of sight, she can watch over her people in the apartment building above. Lately though, her people seem to be missing…something. Sylvie wants to help, but she’s always stayed out of view. After all, not everyone appreciates a spider who calls attention to herself. We all can relate to having to muster up the courage and put ourselves out there, despite our anxieties, in order to help our friends and improve our own self-esteem.
"More than 100 "GUTSY" women are featured in this volume. From a 17th century nun to climate activist Great Thunberg, there are many well known women and some you may have never heard of. Throughout history women have been pioneers in education, sport, defending Earth/social injustices, exploring, inventing, healing, and by telling their stories that impact the world. At a time when women's rights are being challenged it is fantastic to read a book that shows how women fought against the odds for what they wanted and believed was right, whether that was 400 years ago or yesterday."
This entrancing classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. An international bestseller, this much-loved book is the source for the Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.
A New York Times Bestseller!
Axie Oh's The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale "The Tale of Shim Cheong," perfect for fans of Wintersong, Uprooted, and Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.
The definitive edition of the graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read”
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising, and Carrie Soto Is Back
One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.
Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape.
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2022
The Little Prince meets Journey in this gorgeous, reassuring picture book fable about loss, perseverance, and finding what matters most.
What happens to a boy who has nothing but a hat?
The perfect gift for dog lovers!
Bark, George meets Wemberly Worried in this new classic picture book from David Ezra Stein, Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Interrupting Chicken and Leaves. The ideal read for back-to-school anxiety and soothing nerves all year long.
A New York Times Notable Book of 2022!
The New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick!
"I LOVED this book! ...Funny, breathtaking, hopeful, and dreamy.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
One of the most influential books of the twentieth century gets the graphic treatment in this first-ever adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.
War is Peace * Freedom is Slavery * Ignorance is Strength
In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and th
"Brilliant. . . . This rip-roaring graphic retelling of the Aldous Huxley classic brings to mind Fritz Lang, Spielberg and vintage comics. . . . This is a book that will keep your bedside light burning long into the night." — The Guardian
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The epic account of the storm on the summit of Mt. Everest that claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer's—in guilt-ridden disarray.
"A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. • Now an acclaimed FX limited series streaming on HULU.
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's cousin, Benjamin Bunny, has been a very popular character since this book's first publication in 1904. In this tale we hear all about his and Peter's adventures in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden, and what happens to them when they meet a cat!
Based on the masterpiece film from Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata.
Why did she choose to come to earth?
Why did she long for this world?
An old bamboo cutter and his wife find a tiny girl inside a bamboo shoot and raise her.
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The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven.
Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!
Now a major motion picture starring Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, and Eva Longoria!
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison.
An enchanting fantasy adventure about the importance of bravery, resourcefulness, and following your heart from a debut celebrity author.
The most important rule to follow when you hunt for hat ingredients is this: keep wildness in your wits and magic in your fingertips.
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours.
The man who became Father Time.
For fans of Be Kind, Come With Me, and Waiting, Jonathan D. Voss’s stunning new picture book, The Wishing Balloons, is a timeless story of the struggle, wonder, and power of making a new friend.
A PRINTZ MEDAL WINNER!
A MORRIS AWARD WINNER!
AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARD YA HONOR BOOK!
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler!
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
Essays on life that will resonate deeply as readers discover how universal insights can be found in ordinary events.
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.
Now streaming on Netflix!
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning.
A revelatory primer on what it means to be human and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence, by “perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West" (Los Angeles Times).
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION AND BOOK LOVERS!
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.
What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful?
A triumphant memoir by the former editor-in-chief of French Elle that reveals an indomitable spirit and celebrates the liberating power of consciousness.
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain's mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition
A new translation from the French by Marion Wiesel. Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!