Haley's Picks

Reading has always been a big part of Haley's life, coming from a family of avid readers, and so it makes sense that she has worked in several independent bookstores. Haley loves curling up with a good book, or any book, and reading anything and everything from general fiction to sci-fi/fantasy and some mystery too. Ask her what she's reading and she will be more than happy to tell you about her latest great read!

Paper Bag Princess 40th Anniversary Edition By Robert Munsch

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By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator), Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773213439
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Published: Annick Press - February 4th, 2020

The Paper Bag Princess is about a princess who takes control of her own life and destiny when a dragon burns down the castle and steals her prince away. Empowering as it is funny!


Belly Up By Stuart Gibbs

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$8.99
ISBN: 9781416987321
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2011

When zoo star, Henry the hippopotamus, is found murdered, twelve-year-old Teddy investigates who would want Henry gone. Teddy soon finds that the suspect list isn’t as small as he first thought. Such a fun read!


The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

If you like adventure and close encounters but don’t want to experience it yourself, this book will take care of that. Hannah writes so eloquently about the Alaskan frontier and the hardships one family must endure, that you won’t want to put it down! This will forever be one of my favorite books.


The Tail of Emily Windsnap By Liz Kessler

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By Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763660208
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

Emily Windsnap discovers she is half mermaid after a disastrous swimming lesson and soon is introduced to a glorious undersea world. This is a fast-paced and enchanting story about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the power of love with more plot twists than a mermaid’s flipping tale.


The Great Night By Chris Adrian

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250007384
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Published: Picador - May 8th, 2012

Chris Adrian writes a haunting modern retelling of a Midsummer Night’s Dream set in Buena Vista Park, San Francisco. He explores the tragic backstories of each character, bringing them to life in a way that has never been done. I read this book in two days; it was THAT good. Brilliantly done and unforgettable.


Clementine By Sara Pennypacker

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By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838837
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2008

Clementine is a funny, independent third-grader who is having a DISASTROUS week. Clementine is a quirky and funny individual whom you will grow to love immediately. A great book for fans of Judy Moody and great for that transition into bigger books!


How to Train Your Dragon By Cressida Cowell

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ISBN: 9780316085274
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

You’ve seen the movie, but have you read the book? In How to Train your Dragon, Hiccup attempts to prove himself to his Viking tribe by capturing and training a dragon. Full of slap-stick humor and fun illustrations, you won’t want to put this book down!


Beautiful Ruins By Jess Walter

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061928178
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters is such an extraordinary read. The story begins on the sun-soaked Italian coast where a young Italian innkeeper falls madly in love with an American starlet. From there, the story flashes forward from the 60s to the present where our innkeeper is trying to find his long-lost love. Walter is a brilliant writer and this is the most beautiful book ever. Truly warms your heart. Perfect vacation read!


White Teeth By Zadie Smith

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ISBN: 9780375703867
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2001

Zadie Smith’s "White Teeth" is a wonderful story delving into issues of racism, sexism, ageism, and cultural differences as two war friends journey through the next stages of their lives while still living in the past. Smith really brings forward issues that were not only relevant in the 1970s England, but also today. A well written and prevalent novel.


Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts By Kate Racculia

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780358410768
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2020

When an eccentric billionaire, obsessed with oddities of the world, passes away, he leaves a treasure hunt for the world to solve. Tuesday Mooney is the best person for the job. Well written story that captivates you from the first page.


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