Know Your Bookseller! Reviews by Andy at the Berkeley store

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The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

Ages 9-12

 

This playful, ingenious, one-of-a-kind, kind-of fairytale begs to be read aloud, if only to yourself. It’s also probably the best book in this store.

 

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The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

 Ages 8-12

Children and adults both will love this moving story. You may have seen the movie, but did you see the fearsome space monster?

 

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

 Ages 12 and up

Think Harry Potter set in West Africa. This is an inventive, rich, energetic fantasy novel from a great new writer.

 

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The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

 Ages 8-12

Love love love this book! Fantasy adventure in the best tradition, I can’t wait until the next in the series!

 

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When Zachary Beaver Came To Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

National Book Award winner

Ages 10 and Up

A life-changing summer is in store for Toby and his best friend Cal when the fattest boy in the world comes to town. A wonderful story of boyhood.

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