Kids and Teen Books
11 year old December has bee in foster care when she is placed with a woman who rehabilitates injured birds. December helps her prepare an injured red-tailed hawk to go back into the wild. An orphan story filled with hope and kindness. So-o good! -Robin
When your grandfather chooses to have his death announced by a singing clown telegram, you know the funeral is going to be something else, but a scavanger hunt for the deceased's ashes? Rion's family may be odd, but there's lots of love there as well in this offbeat, heartwarming book.
He's a gian cockroach with mostly human features, living a quiet life until a human girl and her little brother try to hide in his house. Non-stop action; dark and twisty but not too scary with a great ending.
Five cousins - members of a far-flung estranged, and highly disfunctional family - make their way together (sometimes without knowing it) for a momentous Easter dinner. But there's more to it than that: issues of race and class are the forefront of this excellent novel. Recommended for ages 16+. -Stephen
Louisiana and her granny are off on an adventure, until Louisiana is left alone, trying to find her own way home. Instead she finds new friends who take care of her and help her make new choices, choices that she never expected to have. With lots of adventure, humor, and heart, DiCamillo has written another lovely children's book that kids and adults will love! -Beth
This book was about two inventors who invented a chip which gives cats infinity lives and robots no more recharges. Two twins named Max and Min are
both competing- in a game competition and a bottle of the bots. When their mom and dad leave for China, the trouble begins. Pounce De Leon is going to earth to get the chip for the feline empire. Sir Beeps A Lot is after the chip too, for the robot federation. I liked the book because it involved robots and cats. I think someone would want to buy it to read because it is interesting and awesome! -Guest Reader Persephone, age 8
There are four dogs on a ship to a planet named steppingstone. When they go into hibernation, the humans have to abandon the dogs. So the dogs have to do what they can to survive. A good story; I read it without stopping! -Guest Reader Will, age 10
Part adventure, action, and a bit of magic thrown in. Bicycle rides from Washinton D.C. to San Francisco (without permission) to meet her hero, the famouse cyclist, Zbig. A ghost, pigs, fried pies, a racehorse, a Cookie Lady, a chicken man, and a scientist are just a few of the fascinating characters she meets along the way. Loved it!!!! -Robin
Alex is a writer, but unsure of his talent, but when he is kidnapped by a witch, he must tell her one of his scary stories every night to stay alive. He discovers he is not her only prisoner and the two plan their escape. You'll be on the edge of your seat with excitement! The author of the Thickety series has written another winner! -Robin
Byx is a dairnes (looks like a dog, but talks and walks on hind legs), the last of his kind, an endling, but is on a dangerous journey to find more dairnes, traveling with species he can’t trust, humans in particular. Exciting first installment of a series by the Newbery Award winner who wrote, The One and Only Ivan.
(Coming Dec 23 in paperback) What if you could meet a teenage Charlotte Bronte? Who attends boarding school with Jane Eyre (who can see and speak to ghosts)? And they team up with a spiritualist detective to solve a mystery? Well in this fantastic historical fiction/retelling of Jane Eyre, you can, and more! This is an imaginative, funny, gothic novel with a modern feel. I loved it! -Beth
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We're happy to see you again in the store, largely thanks to your ongoing support of donations, book orders, and words of encourangement and love during the shut down❤️! There are some new conditions and store hours in place; please read over before you visit...
⭐️Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of three except for Poppy.
⭐️Staff will be wearing face shields.
⭐️ An acrylic counter shield is in place with hand sanitizer on counter. Charge card transactions are contact-free with no need to sign. As always, we take Apple Pay.
⭐️ We are still offering contact-free pick up in our entryway. Call the store for ordering or order online and choose in-store pick up. Please choose "pay at store" instead of credit card pay if you would like your purchase to go towards your Forever Friends rewards account. You can then pay at pick up or over phone.
⭐️Regrettably, our chairs have been removed except for one for persons with special needs. The children's play table and chairs have also been removed.
⭐️ At this time, our restroom is not open to the public.
⭐️The front of the store is opened up and fixtures have been moved. While the store is more open, allowing for better socially distant traffic flow, our inventory level is normal for this time of year. We have been stocking new releases all along, so come see what's new. If you don't see it on our shelves, shipments are arriving in 2-5 days, depending on the book. More non-book items are arriving daily.
⭐️ For now, our hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-6
We look forward to seeing you all soon!