Kevin P. Staff Picks


 

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Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

A story with such heart and beautiful artwork! It captures exactly what it's like to make friends that may be different than you and embracing those differences. The strong visual storytelling drives home the importance of the bonds of friendship and family and just how important saying "I'm sorry" to those people could be.


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Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain Cover Image
By Zac Gorman, Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062495686
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Published: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2019

What do you get when you put a spoiled princess, a kidnapped prince, and a girl with a giant backpack stuffed with monster cheat sheets in a mountain FILLED with monsters? The answer is: An adventure you'll never want to end.


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A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609456078
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Published: Europa Editions - May 12th, 2020

Ophelia is quiet and sassy. Thorn is cold and cruel. If you think you know where the story goes from here, you're dead wrong! This book had me guessing from beginning to end!


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The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250238924
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2021

A buff orc assassin lady? A giant ancient serpent city? Seedy wizards? CULTS?!? This book is an action/adventure that wastes no time and plays out so cinematically. I can't wait for the rest of this series!


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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316043915
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Published: Orbit - February 25th, 2010

This book is such a wild introduction into a series, that takes a seemingly "classic" fantasy storyline and bends it into something completely new. It's an instant favorite. If you've read any of her work before, you already know and if you haven't, you're about to read a master world-builder in her element.


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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062891495
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

A book that balances a magnificent high-fantasy adventure with complex and nuanced social commentary. Strongly recommend for anyone struggling or who has struggled with anxiety or loss. Powerful and fun, it was such a good read!