We love hearing from our local author friends here at Books Inc. They always have incredible book recommendations, for gifts, story times, and classrooms. This Holiday Season we've decided to share the inside scoop with you!
If you're looking for the perfect gift for a young reader in your life, you will find incredible recommendations for every kind of kiddo below, all brought to you by our favorite Bay Area writers!
Katryn Bury is the author of the critically acclaimed Drew Leclair mysteries. A lifelong true crime nerd, she holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/criminology. Katryn works with middle grade readers as a library technician by day and writes mysterious coming-of-age stories for those same readers by night. She lives in California with her family, along with a vast collection of pop-culture knickknacks and Nancy Drew books.
If you're a Nancy Drew fan like me, but can't get your kids into the original series, definitely give the Nancy Drew Diaries a try! It's the best new Nancy Drew series I've seen, with a fresh twist of diary entries, and an updated look at our favorite crime solving trio.
The first book in a fantastic series is the perfect book for kids who are just getting ready for chapter books. It has three short, manageable chapters, along with tons of informative backmatter such as recipes and words in Urdu.
The Wayside School series has long been a favorite, but did you know there's a new story out? This edition is Sachar's best Wayside School story yet, and has a few twists you won't believe!
This is my very pointed gift for every kid who loves graphic novels but their parents and teachers claim it's not "real reading." Not only is it phenomenal, relatable (and hilarious!), it's the first graphic novel to win a Newbery Award. Hard to argue with that!
This latest book by Becky Albertalli is her most personal and arguably her best. It's a book that reminds kids and teens that they are the reigning authority on who they are--no matter what anyone else says. It also has Albertalli's usual brand of sharp, unforgettable humor that feels truly authentic to the teen experience.