Hana's Picks

Hana is a Bellingham native and spent her childhood in the Children's section of Village Books. She graduated WWU with a degree in Classical Studies, focused in particular on mythology, and will tell you without hesitation that Athena is the best of all the gods. She is a reader, a knitter, a candlemaker (ask about her candles in Paper Dreams), and loves everything to do with winter, Harry Potter, and Beauty and the Beast.

Hana is the store's Children's Book Buyer and loves nothing better than putting wonderful books into young hands. Her taste ranges but she has a special love for a good retelling and a well-built fantasy world. Such books are affectionately known as "Hana-bait".

Where the Red Fern Grows Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440412670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling Books - September 17th, 1996

This is my favorite book in the entire world. Ask me about my traveling copy.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 7th, 1999

These are my other favorite books in the entire world. You can never go wrong with a trip to Hogwarts.


Wolf by Wolf: One Girl's Mission to Win a Race and Kill Hitler Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316405089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Ryan Graudin is a wonder of a storyteller. My favorite of all her stories, Wolf by Wolf is set in an alternate world where the Axis powers have won World War II and tells of Yael, a girl with a secret that may just be the key to bringing down Adolf Hitler.


Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316341684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

Prepare your jaw to drop.


Six of Crows Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627792127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 29th, 2015

Prepare your jaw to drop. Again.


Furthermore Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - November 14th, 2017

Referred to as a "love letter to my favorite books as a child" by the author herself, Furthermore reads as exactly that. It is nonstop gorgeous the entire way through.


The Color of Magic Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062225672
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - January 29th, 2013

Terry Pratchett's work is a treasure trove of humor. Pick up anything by him, but The Color of Magic marks the first foray into Discworld, a realm you will never want to leave once you begin.


The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375823459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2002

His Dark Materials trilogy is so unique, so special, so above and beyond. It deserves to be on all the reading lists.


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I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

Ask almost anyone on staff and they will tell you to READ THIS BOOK. Its gorgeousness knows no bounds.


The Glass Sentence Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142423660
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Published: Puffin Books - June 16th, 2015

The Great Disruption, a natural disaster that split the land, made new borders and thrust each place into a different time period. How on earth does this work? S.E. Grove has all the answers.


Airborn Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060531829
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Published: HarperCollins - May 24th, 2005

Kenneth Oppel has long been one of my favorite authors. Airborn is the beginning of a thrilling high seas adventure. In the sky.


American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062472106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - August 16th, 2016

The gods of old take on the new in this mythology-packed tale.


The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to the Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345339683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey Books - July 12th, 1986

Because everyone has to read The Hobbit at least once.


Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375826696
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2005

The beginning of the wondrous Inheritance CycleEragon tells of a farm boy with a great destiny, one which starts with the discovery of a rare dragon's egg.