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Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

After a whirlwind season of putting on Books Inc. children’s bookfairs, I like nothing better than to unwind at home with an enormous cup of hot chocolate and a good book. This winter break, I’m planning to finish Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend, the much-awaited follow-up to middle grade fantasy debut Nevermoor. In the first book, our hero Morrigan Crow is whisked away from her oppressive family and placed under the patronage of the eccentric Jupiter North. After surviving a series of trails to join the exclusive Wundrous Society, she discovers a unique talent that will make her a central figure in the struggle to save Nevermoor: the power to harness the magical and mysterious energy known as Wunder.

Now, in Wundersmith, Morrigan and her eight peers in the society must begin their training, all while managing the struggles of friendship, belonging, and identity that every 12 year old faces. But when tragedy and terror strikes Nevermoor in the form of mysterious disappearances, Morrigan will have to save the Wondrous Society for good, or take on the blame herself. Townsend’s sophomore novel is written with an ease and confidence that eludes even more experienced novelists, and I will happily join the chorus of readers comparing her favorably to J.K Rowling and her own magically-gifted orphan child. Perfect for children ages 11-15, and clocking in at over 500 pages, Wundersmith is children’s fantasy at its best and most accessible.


About PaulOriginally from Long Beach, Paul has found a home in the beautiful city of Oakland. A graduate of Cal State East Bay (B.A, Creative Writing) Paul has been thrilled to advance his love for reding with Books Inc. as a coordinator for their Book Fair programs. His favorite parts of the job are meeting nother writers and connecting kids to meaningful stories that stimulate ther brains. When he's not zipping around the Bay Area for school events, he likes to write poetry, nerd out on political news, and go for hikes at the East Bay's beautiful parsk and walking trails. 

Perfect for the Holidays: Signed Ada Lace Books + Swag!

Emily Calandrelli

aka @TheSpaceGirl

"Emily is an Emmy-nominated science TV host. She's featured as a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space. She is also a guest science writer and host for Discovery News and covers the space industry as a writer for TechCrunch."

Ada Lace is the perfect series for growing scientists. 

 Ada Lace Adventure series is available in stores now, including the newest in the series Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission.

Books Inc. is happy to announce that not only do we have Ada Lace on our shelves, but we have


*To order your signed copies, just click on the edition you want, then write "SIGNED COPY PLEASE" in the comments.*

***If you'd like it personalized for the mini-scientist in your life, just include the name in the comments as well! We'll ship them out as soon as Emily signs them. ***

Orders placed by January 1, 2019 will include special surprise swag!
Book orders with swag will ship out mid-November and begin to arrive the week of Thanksgiving.

Happy Reading! We hope you enjoy your adventure with Ada Lace!

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

Due to astronomical popular demand, the Ada Lace Adventures Collection has SOLD OUT. 

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

"Ada Lace has a new social studies teacher—who loves group projects. While most of the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper, Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of an historic silver mine. But when Milton reveals that he added his “old Milton touch” on their project right before turning it in, Ada worries that he has sabotaged their work.

In a desperate attempt to save their project, Ada and Nina use their combined creative and technical prowess to perform a heist and break into their teacher’s supply closet after school.

Do the two friends have what it takes to deceive the school’s security system? Or will they get caught trying to pull off this seemingly impossible mission."

Orders placed before January 1 will include a Signed Picture + other small goodies and will ship out the week of November 20.

Paperback Edition

Hardback Edition

"Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace likes nothing more than to tinker with mechanics like her robot, George. Her latest project is to fix up a ham radio, something that she could use to contact people on this planet...and beyond. The only problem is that she just can't get it to work properly.

During a sleepover, Ada's best friend Nina hears something strange coming from the radio in the middle of the night. A distant voice says, "Release the swarm " convincing Nina that aliens are about to invade planet Earth.

Could Ada and Nina have stumbled upon something...extraterrestrial?"

Orders placed before January 1 will include a Signed Picture + other small goodies and will ship out the week of November 20.

Paperback Edition

Hardcover Edition

Ada Lace on the Case by Emily Calandrelli

"Ada Lace--third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire--has discovered something awful: her neighbor's beloved Yorkie has been dognapped!

With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract."

Orders placed before January 1 will include a Signed Picture + other small goodies and will ship out the week of November 20.

Paperback Edition

Hardcover Edition 

Ada Lace Sees Red by Emily Calandrelli

"Ada Lace is building a new robot She's determined to beat Milton in the upcoming robotics competition. But she's distracted--Ada finds her dad's art class impossible, while Nina is the star of the class, basking in the glory of being Mr. Lace's star pupil.

When Mr. Lace suggests that Nina put on an art show, Ada becomes jealous and loses her temper. Now Ada isn't speaking to her dad, she's falling behind in art class, and she still doesn't know how to fix her robot. As the competition looms closer, Ada starts to wonder if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems.

Will Ada make up with her father in time to test her hypothesis? Or will her hurt feelings leave her seeing red and without a medal at the end of the day?"

Orders placed before January 1 will include a Signed Picture + other small goodies and will ship out the week of November 20.

Paperback Edition


Ada Lace and the Suspicious Artist by Emily Calandrelli

Coming February 12, 2019!

Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is on spring break. But it's just a little less relaxing than she'd imagined. Nina is beside herself with excitement about meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. Peebles's coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online portfolio.

When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her confidence is shaken--but not enough to miss the art show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn't the original he claims to be.

Will the friends be able to reveal the artist's true nature, before he fools someone else?

Paperback Edition


Signed copies are only available while supplies last so don't wait!