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New From Favorite Authors

New From Favorite Authors

Covers of new books: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, Becoming by Michele Obama, and King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

We’ve got loads of new books in the library, and a bunch are sequels or new books by authors you love! Come check them out!

New from Favorite Authors

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. A continuation of her Grishaverse books, picking up after Crooked Kingdom

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Becoming by Michelle Obama

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers, a new book in the His Fair Assassin universe

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Shout: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sequels

The Wicked King by Holly Black, sequel to The Cruel Prince

The Copper Kingdom by S.A. Chakraborty, sequel to The City of Brass

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, sequel to Truly Devious

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 6: Save Our School by Brandon Montclare

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, conclusion to The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy

Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 by Sayantani DasGupta.

Giant Days Vol. 9 by John Allison

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis

 

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Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

An image advertising Palo Alto Weekly's short story contest. Shows a drawing of a girl in a pink striped shirt sitting at a a table, working on a laptop. The background is blue.

It’s time again for Palo Alto Weekly’s short story contest!

The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto. Stories should be 2,500 words or less, and entrants need to provide five hard copies for judging. The deadline is March 29th.

Categories:
Adult, 18+
Young Adult, 15-17
Teen, 12-14
There is a $20 entry fee for adult contestants, and a $10 entry fee for writers under 18.

More information can be found on the Palo Alto Weekly’s website here.

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March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with Tricia Levenseller, author of the Viking-inspired Warrior of the Wild and Caitlin Sangster, sharing her sequel to Last Star Burning, Shatter the Suns.
Monday, March 4 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
More information here

 

Beloved author Katherine Applegate presents her new book, Endling: The Last.
Tuesday, March 5 – 6:30pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

 

NYMBC Presents Jennifer E. Smith, Sarah Enni & Nina LaCour At Opera Plaza
Friday, March 8 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

 

Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Wednesday, March 13 – 5:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600, Campbell
More information here

 

Graphic Novel Book Club @ Mitchell Park Library
Thursday, March 14 – 7:00
3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto
More information here 

 

Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

Lisa Moore Ramee in conversation with Sabaa Tahir about Ramee’s debut middle grade novel A Good Kind of  Trouble
Saturday, March 16 – 3:00 PM
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

 

Soman Chainani  with the fifth book in The School for Good and Evil series, A Crystal of Time.
Sunday, March 17 – 2:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
More information here

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Recaptains: A New Reading Resource

Are you excited for Leigh Bardugo’s next Grishaverse book? Counting the days for the sequel to Children of Blood and BoneMaybe you just learned there’s a third book in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. But if you’re anything like us, there is just one problem: you cannot quite remember where the last book left off. What had the main character just discovered about her magic? Who was left dead; who had just arisen from the dead? Who was dating whom?

the logo for the Recaptains websiteFortunately, we have discovered Recaptains, if you need “a refresher before the sequel is released, this is where you need to be.” Beyond a short synopsis and a longer, bullet-pointed step-by-step review of the plot, the “How did it end” section of each entry reviews the major plot details of the last few chapters–leaving you ready to pick the story up once more.

A lot the entries are user submitted, so beyond finding the information you need without rereading the whole series, you can also submit summaries of books that you love and hope to share with other readers. Check out their website or follow them on twitter!

 

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