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Publisher's Rep, Jim Hankey Loves....

Dear Readers,
One of the first questions people ask me when they learn I’m a Children’s Book Buyer is do you really read all of the books you buy? Sadly the answer is NO. It’s impossible but I’m excited to introduce you to a group of people who give me a first look at everything being published each season, our publisher sales reps! I rely on them to help me discover debut gems, identify new trends and tell me what I should put on top of my never ending need to read pile. Each month a publisher rep will share one of their personal favorites with us. Happy Reading!
Books Inc. Co-Owner &
Senior Children’s Buyer

Jim Hankey Portrait

JIM HANKEY has been lucky enough to figure out a way to be surrounded by books for a living. He’s been working for Harper-Collins for 40 years, and for all of that time he’s been in the bookloving Bay Area!


Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

SHAKING THINGS UP is a brilliantly illustrated picture book about 14 young female trailblazers whose lives are inspirations for all of us! Thoughtful poetry by Susan Hood introduces each one—from America’s first female firefighter Molly Williams to teenage cancer researcher Angela Zhang--matched with awesome artwork from some of today’s best children’s illustrators, including Bay Area favorites Lisa Brown and LeUyen Pham. Beautifully diverse
in subject and artwork, with a timeline and resources for further reading, this is a book young readers will enjoy again and again! (Ages 5+) Available Now

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