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KristenKristen loves going to the beach in North Carolina, eating chocolate-covered pretzels and building Legos with her kids.

Kristen recommends:

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Stuck by Oliver Jeffers



The Knife of Never Letting Go (with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763676186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers — and a bonus short story in each book.

“Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing. . . . The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut.” — Booklist (starred review)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756405892
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks

Stuck Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257377
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Philomel Books - November 10th, 2011

From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite!