Since we know how much you all love staff picks, we have decided to feature our monthly picks in a more accessible way for those of you shopping from home! You might remember this display from the very front of the store, the shelves greeting you as you walk in the door–but if you’re staying safe and home and missing the monthly favorite book recommendations from the staff, here we are! Bringing them to you!
Allison’s Pick: Jujutsu Kaisen volume 1, by Gege Akutami
I just shotgunned the entire first season of the anime based on this and it’s a delight. Interesting art style and full of surprises for shonen manga fans (and people a little tired of most shounen like I am) and general comics readers. Also great for adults!
Elliot’s Pick: Rule of Wolves, by Leigh Bardugo
This final installment in the Grisha universe pulls together all the loose threads of Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. Full of familiar faces, and twists and turns, this book manages to make 600 pages fly by in a blink. A gripping closure to a beloved series. Now is the perfect time for a final adventure to Ravka, Fjerda, and Ketterdam just before the new Netflix series premiers.
Megan’s Pick: City of the Plague God, by Sarwat Chadda
Every new Rick Riordan Presents book is my new favorite Rick Riordan Presents book. This one is no exception. Digs into Mesopotamian myth and legend, bringing Ishtar and Gilgamesh to modern New York for poor, wonderful Sik to deal with. Funny and deeply moving in turn, it’s a great new addition to the RRP catalog.
Revati’s Pick: Avocado Asks, by Momoku Abe
It’s a cute avocado that doesn’t know where to fit in. Some may say this has a wonderful message about being who you are but I’m honestly in it for the pictures! And avocado. I love avocados.
Teresa’s Pick: Frog Meets Dog/Rana Conoce Perro, by Janee Trasler
Dog just wants to be friends with the Frogs but Dog can’t quite do what the Frogs do….BUT when a Bear appears will Dog be able to help the Frogs? With English next to Spanish and great rhyming this book is a great place to start for beginners of all ages.
Tara’s Pick: Dinosaurs, by Carmen Saldana
An interactive mix and match dinosaur pop up book. Create a tricera-raptor or a diplo -saurus!
Julie’s Pick: Unspeakable, by Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Readers are presented with a sensitive introduction to an American event that was swept under the rug for too long, the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The breathtaking illustrations help carry the heavy burden of this story.
Danny’s Pick: Probably a Narwhal, by Shelley Moore Thomas, illustrated by Jenn Harney
Beautifully illustrated, very funny—will have you looking for mischievous narwhals around every corner!
Logan’s Pick: DK Climate Emergency Atlas, by Dan Hooke
Every child’s favorite topic! Easy to understand graphics & digestible information about the swiftly approaching climate crisis
Kelvin’s Pick: National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Race for Robots, by Jennifer Swanson
Yeah, robots that dance and fix spacecraft and all sorts of amazing human-like things are pretty cool. Others possibly threaten to take our jobs and eliminate the human species. This book is about the first kind, mostly.