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Many customers know Betsy, either from her time as a local teacher or from her 15 years at The Book Stall. Though Betsy spends much of her time in our kids section and on our personalized children’s book club, she loves fiction, especially mystery and historical fiction, and nonfiction history. Betsy has 5 grandchildren (3 locally) that keep her busy!

Staff Books: 

The Wolf's Curse By Jessica Vitalis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063067417
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 21st, 2021

“I am obsessed with this story!”—Erin Entrada Kelly, author of the Newbery Honor Book We Dream of Space


The Best Liars in Riverview By Lin Thompson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316276726
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

In the woods of a small Kentucky town, Aubrey sets off on a journey about growing up, self-discovery, and acceptance while searching for their missing best friend—perfect for fans of King and the Dragonflies and Three Times Lucky.

Aubrey and Joel are like two tomato vines that grew along the same crooked fence: weird, yet the same kind of weird.


Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593485859
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - May 3rd, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The addictive prequel to the TikTok phenomenon We Were Liars: the story of another summer, another generation—and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
 
"I anticipated that at some point a shocking twist would come. And, wow, does it ever." —The New York Times
 


The Ogress and the Orphans By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643750743
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

A National Book Award finalist and instant fantasy classic about the power of community, generosity, books, and baked goods, from the author of the beloved Newbery Medal winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times.


Map of Flames (The Forgotten Five, Book 1) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325407
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

X-Men meets Spy Kids in this instant New York Times bestseller! Here’s the first book in a new middle-grade fantasy/adventure series from the author of The Unwanteds.


Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs By Pam Munoz Ryan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484728352
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Hyperion - February 15th, 2022

Fire Becomes Her By Rosiee Thor Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338679113
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2022

In Rosiee Thor's lavish fantasy novel with a Jazz Age spark, a politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes.

Flare is power.

With only a drop of flare, one can light the night sky with fireworks . . .


Anatomy: A Love Story (The Anatomy Duology #1) By Dana Schwartz Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250774156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Wednesday Books - January 18th, 2022

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*

*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
*A REESE'S YA BOOK CLUB PICK*


Escape from Atlantis By Kate O'Hearn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534456914
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - December 14th, 2021

From the author of the Pegasus series comes a spellbinding first book in a new fantasy series for fans of Rick Riordan and Shannon Messenger following two cousins whose summer vacation gets swept away by a storm that lands them on the lost island of Atlantis.

The last way that Riley Evans wanted to spend spring break was studying whales on the family sailboat in the middle of the Ber


Pony By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Perfection.” –The Wall Street Journal


An Emotional Menagerie: Feelings from A to Z By The School of Life, Alain De Botton (Editor), Rachael Saunders (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781912891245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: School of Life - April 6th, 2021

An imaginative and engaging exploration of childhood emotions through poetry and evocative illustration.


Emotions are like animals:

No two are quite the same.

Some are quiet; some are fierce;

And all are hard to tame.