Kristin R.'s Picks

Kristin is an artist who lives in a house that is part library, part weird and eccentric art collection. She is an eclectic reader, often stealing her husband's current book (to the point where he's started leaving bookmarks in things he thinks she might enjoy!) Some of her favorite authors include Jonathan Stroud, Garth Nix, Nicola Yoon and Kiese Laymon. When not at the bookshop, she is usually working on art or...you guessed it, reading. If you find yourself in our Burlington store, check out her mural, right above the children's section.

Reviewed by: 
Kristin R.
The Screaming Staircase Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423186922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 26th, 2014

Lucy Carlisle's London is similar to ours, except for "The Problem." Visitors from the other side aren't just making people uncomfortable, they're causing harm and sometimes death.
Lucy's special talent is hearing Visitors, and her power grows stronger the more chances she takes.
She's recently joined up with Lockwood & Co., a small agency that bends the rules in more ways than one.
In our household (two adults, no kids), we wait with great anticipation for the next book in the series.


Lockwood & Co., Book Two the Whispering Skull Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423194620
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 15th, 2015

Lockwood & Co. Book Three the Hollow Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484711897
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 16th, 2016

The Creeping Shadow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484709672
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 13th, 2016

Reviewed by: 
Kristin R.
You're Welcome, Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399551413
Availability: Backordered
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Julia is aiming to be recognized in the NYC graffiti scene, so her artwork needs careful planning, stealth and speed. Being deaf makes it even riskier when your art is seen as illegal.
A grand artistic gesture in support of her best friend puts her on the wrong foot with her moms, her friends, and her school(s). I loved this book for its spot-on illustrations (check out the clever chapter headers!) and its smart portrayal of a teen in the d/Deaf community.