Staff Picks by Pete

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Luck in the Shadows: The Nightrunner Series, Book I Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553575422
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spectra - August 1st, 1996

The Nightrunner series has quickly become my new favorite fantasy series.  Flewelling has created a full and interesting fantasy world that brings freshness to many classic tropes of the genre.  Luck in the Shadows shines when it comes to characters.  Flewelling knows how to let a character grow naturally and come to life in her stories.  Any lover of high fantasy age 16 and up should make this a part of their collection. - Pete


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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780763676186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

Speculative science fiction lovers will be clutching the pages of this novel in suspense.  The Knife of Never Letting Go manages to ask important questions about humanity and religion while telling an action-filled story of adventure in a strange place.  This book is perfect for readers 13 and up who enjoy thoughtful science fiction or fantasy like the Golden Compass- Pete


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A Summer Spell #1 (Magic Kitten #1) Cover Image
By Sue Bentley, Angela Swan (Illustrator), Andrew Farley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448449982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2008

This is the best book available from Once Upon a Time. - Pete


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Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter Cover Image
By Richard Platt, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763673611
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 22nd, 2014

Jake’s diary chronicles the story of him setting out on a trading ship that gets attacked by pirates.  After he gets press-ganged into a pirate crew, he learns all sorts of thing about piracy.  This book is chock full of true facts about pirates in the real world.  Curious adventure readers ages 7-9 will love this story. - Pete


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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt) Cover Image
Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
Ask the Dark Cover Image
Minnie and Moo: The Night of the Living Bed (I Can Read Level 3) Cover Image

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Sanctuary had me turning every page and guessing what happened next. With superpowered teens and aliens bent on capturing the prisoners of Sanctuary. Lix crafted a story I wanted to continue reading even after the final chapter. The quick plot and beautiful characters made everything blend perfectly. I would definently say worth reading even if you don't like science-fiction. - Kaitlyn, customer age 13