A return to the thrills, the excitement, the anticipation... A return to the games. I'm on the edge of my seat! Recommended by Rob
These are poems about history and heroism, love and loss, humanity, and war. These are the lives of sailors at Pearl Harbor and civilians at Hiroshima during the events that changed the world. Beautifully Heartbreaking and Amazing Uplifting. Recommended by Rob
Magic! Pirates! Dragons! Afternoon tea! This is my favorite new adventure story. Great for fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter. Recommended by Molly
When a dear friend is in trouble, Alex's grandfather knows exactly who to ask for help. The two travel the world together fighting evil robots and shadowy super-villains and learning along the way that grandfathers and grandsons make the best heroic teams. A perfect book for curious children with thirst for adventure! Recommended by Rob
Amazing art! An amazing trip through time! Jenkins and Baker-Smith will thrill and excite not just kids, but readers of all ages. Recommended by Rob
White Bird is beautifully written and beautifully illustrated and profoundly moving. A story of courage and kindness that reaches across time to remind us that even one person can make a difference. A story that has touched me like no other. Vive l'humanite! Recommended by Jane
CatStronauts, you are needed!
This is the most original, mythical-magical, undead story I have ever read. I mean, there's a dead goat -- and you'regoing to fall in love with her. The feisty, axe-swinging gravedigger's daughter found a place in my heart, too. Recommended by Alena
Bone Houses is like Zombies in Tolkien-Land, except our hero is a fearless young woman who just wants to do her job, provide for her family, and protect her village. Her companion is a courageous young mapmaker with a mystery of his own. Mythical & thrilling with surprises that will make you gasp! This is a not a book to pick up if you plan on sleeping! Recommended by Jane
Sweet Pea is the best! Julie Murphy is a jolly, wise, loving master storyteller. Her characters are some of my best friends. Enjoy! (Great book to read as a family, too.) Recommended by Alena
Fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror blend together perfectly in this atmospheric adventure. If you've ever wished you could visit Hogwarts Library (and its restricted section!) this is the book for you. Recommended by Molly
This set of interconnected short stories ask the question "What makes us human?" and explores how far we can push our boundaries before we become something else entirely. Recommended by Molly
Take one foul-mouthed girl with her thieving ways and one reluctant prince with his magical incantations -- mix them with disasters -- and you have a recipe for a book you'll quickly devour. Recommended by Jeanette
This book says it all! I only regret it wasn't available when I was a young adult. Recommended by Jeanette
This is a near-perfect, magical fable that should be a new classic. I loved it! Recommended by Christie.
This sharp, feminist fantasy novel follows Milla as she struggles with the limitations of her family and her yearnings to see more of the world. But there are dark demons out there and when they steal away her only friend, Milla's fears and desires are put to the test. I was swept away by this marvelous story of conformity, sisterhood, betrayal and forgiveness. Recommended by Molly
This one is an anxious, fast-paced thriller about Romy, a teen surviving alone on a spaceship after a terrible accident kills the crew. When her long-distance therapist on Earth tells her that another is coming to join her, Romy is thrilled. But soon she starts receiving messages from an alarming new government on Earth, all of Romy's skills -- and fears -- will be put to the test! Recommended by Molly
This book promises to give you one heck of a good ride (and a fun read too.) Recommended by Jeanette
Byx is the best!!! She's a young dairne -- looks like a dog, but stands upright, talks, has opposable thumbs and knows if someone is lying. She's the last of her kind ... or perhaps not. Her quest is for all endangered species the ruling humans want to wipe out. I love this 1st book in a new series! Recommended by Alena
Julie Murphy is my hero!!! She writes books I love to read that are intelligent, fun, and and full of current issues for real people. Her books are uplifting without being stupid. Puddin' is her latest and it is FANTASTIC!!! Recommended by Alena
Two new friends, an eccentric teacher, and a mysterious creature in the woods -- what's not to like? A fun fast-paced, smart and humorous read, great for anyone who likes nature, adventure, magical creatures, and secret societies. Recommended by Molly
I loved this story! A magical family, new friendships, learning to be yourself, and a sneaky tricky dragon! Do yourself a favor: read it! Recommended by Molly
For everyone whoever loved a tree. Recommended by Alena.
In a future without horses or blue skies, a girl named Serendipity and a boy named Tab escape from their walled city. In a world where storytellers lead rebellions, Serendipity adventures toward her dream of seeing the last horses and finds freedom. Skin-Tingly written! (Check out the author bio -- what a life!) Recommended by Alena
All of us here at Gallery Bookshop love Illusive!! And (this is the best part), since it is the first of a series, there will be more to come. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait long for the sequel. You won't want to miss this series; perfect summer read, perfect in the fog by the fire read, perfect read!