Beth's Picks

Beth is the frontlist book buyer and IT director for Phoenix Books and has been in bookselling for over a decade. As an omnivorous reader, no genre is off limits, though she harbors a not-so-secret love for young adult fiction. When not reading, Beth can often be found baking something chocolatey, knitting lace, or steadfastly ignoring the weeds in her vegetable garden. She lives in a super-secret Franklin County location with her spouse and their very opinionated rabbits, the Property Destruction Brothers.

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250073808
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 12th, 2015

Want to read a book with humor, depth, and a Harry Potter-like fandom? Look no further. <3 this book!  --Beth

I read this book in one night, without once glancing up from the page.  Fangirl is a witty, insightful, well-told story.  --Kristen


Eden West, by Pete Hautman

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$17.99
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ISBN: 9780763674182
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Nodd is the new Garden of Eden, where the Grace await the end times assured of their salvation. Or so Jacob’s been told. Protected his nearly eighteen years from the wicked temptations of the World, Jacob is shaken when he encounters outsiders for the first time, threatening his commitment to his faith and his community. Pete Hautman perfectly captures the confusion and hope of budding love in this haunting novel .


Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

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ISBN: 9780763667917
Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Breakfast
Served Anytime celebrates the seemingly ordinary moments—a mysterious
letter, a car ride, a butterfly on the wrist—that can change the course
of an entire life. A summer at Geek Camp with other gifted teens exposes
Gloria to a world much larger than she had dreamed of in her native
Louisville. Beautifully written, this novel is meant to be savored,
like the “night before the museum” feeling that Gloria lives for.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 13th, 2014

"Brilliant. This genuinely is one of those books where about all you can say is "You must read this.'" —Kristen

"WOW. I don't want to give anything away, so just WOW. Completely unexpected and wonderful." —Beth


Firefly July

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By Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763648428
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2014

A beautiful collection of short poems that celebrates the rhythm of the
seasons. Paul Janeczko chooses poems not often seen in other children's
collections. Melissa Sweet's artwork is impeccable as always--the color
palate shifts as the seasons change, yet relates to what has come
before. Simply lovely!


Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done by Stephan Pastis

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By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763660512
Availability: Not in Stock. Backordered at the Warehouse.
Published: Candlewick - February 25th, 2014

Not willing to rest upon his laurels as the CEO of the world's best
detective agency, Timmy Failure is back and ready to tackle his biggest
mystery yet. But shenanigans from his arch-nemesis threaten his status
as the foremost supersleuth. Timmy must (reluctantly) team up with old
friends Total and Rollo, and new friend Great-Aunt Colander, to defeat
the WEDGIE once and for all. Now Look What You've Done is an unlikely
combination of cluelessness and hope, which results in a book both
hilarious and poignant. A sequel full of GREATNESS


Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones

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ISBN: 9780763662523
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2013

Keenly-observant Wild Boy believes he’s destined to be a freak show
attraction for the rest of his life. Framed for murder, he reluctantly
joins forces with his sworn enemy to find the real killer. This
Victorian mystery, peppered with sly humor, leaves readers cheering
for Wild Boy as he discovers that there’s much more to him than his
outward appearance.


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