Elisabeth's Favorites for All Ages

By Little Joe’s Coffee and Books

By Little Joe’s Coffee and Books

Our lovely bookseller highlights her favorite choices for recommending in the store. 

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

$27.00 $24.30

Elisabeth: This debut novel is the perfect study of 21st century marriage, parenthood, and family, and the irrefutable influences parents can have on their children—regardless of age. It examines how expectations—of ourselves and of others—can delight as well as so grievously disappoint. Expertly crafted with searing wit on a beautifully surprising pathway—compelled by a hefty dose of mystery—from start to finish. A spot-on contemporary New York City tale.

The Kingdom of Back

Marie Lu

$18.99 $17.47

Young Adult pick

Animalia

Graeme Base

$13.95 $12.83

In the Night Kitchen (Anniversary)

Maurice Sendak

$18.95 $17.43

Unicorn Day

Diana Murray and Luke Flowers

$17.99 $16.55

The Kissing Hand [With Stickers]

Audrey Penn, Nancy M Leak, et al.

$17.98 $16.54

The Odyssey

Gareth Hinds and Gareth Hinds

$16.99 $15.63

Favorite graphic novel option!

How to Draw Cute Stuff, Volume 1: Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever!

Angela Nguyen

$12.95 $11.91

Best gift go-to for any age!

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat and Wendy Macnaughton

$37.50 $33.75

The Story of Rock

Editors of Caterpillar Books and Lindsey Sagar

$8.99 $8.27

Matilda

Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

$7.99 $7.35

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” Roald Dahl’s profound words and a kick-ass female protagonist? Pure magic. A terrific read for all ages!

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

$17.00 $15.64

Ah, this exquisite classic…the perfect escape into the New York of the Jazz Age.

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov

$15.00 $13.80

Written between1928 and 1940 during Stalin’s regime but not published until1967, Mikhail Bulgakov’s rich and engrossing work is the brilliant marriage of parable, fantasy, satirical dark comedy, and sheer absurdity. When the Devil himself arrives in Soviet Moscow—complete with an entourage that includes a giant, vodka-guzzling tomcat and a beautiful, redheaded succubus—a tempest of chaos ensues. Beautifully intertwined is the tale of the lovely Margarita and her true love, a tormented author referred to only a the Master—as well as the story of Jesus and Pontius Pilate, from the voice of someone who was there. First read in my early twenties, this continues to be my favorite novel of all time. “A rich, funny, moving and bitter novel . . .Vast and boisterous entertainment.” — The New York Times