January 2021 Shelf Squad

Popular | January 5, 2022

Meet the January


Every month, Shelf Stuff spotlights a group of awesome authors and their books. Meet the January Shelf Squad below!


Katrina Moore

About Katrina

Katrina Moore is the author of the picture books One Hug, Grandpa Grumps, Sometimes Love, and more. She grew up in the suburbs of Maryland with her big Chinese American family. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, huge pup, teeny dog, and two young children, where she writes, teaches, and goes on all sorts of magical adventures.

Photo by Dustin Keith Moore




Teeny Houdini #1: The Disappearing Act

On Sale January 4, 2022

Bessie Lee might be the teeniest in her first-grade class, but with the tap-tap-tap of her wand, some glitter, and a little magic . . . she’s going to dazzle the crowds to win the school talent show.

But when a trick goes disastrously wrong, Rufus, the class hamster, disappears!

Can Bessie find a way to bring him back in time? Or is Rufus truly gone forever?



Also check out Teeny Houdini #2: The Super-Secret Valentine – also on sale January 4, 2022!










Ryan Graudin

About Ryan

Ryan Graudin is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, including the Carnegie nominated Wolf By Wolf duology, Invictus, and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, daughter and wolf-dog.

Photo by David Strauss




The World Between Blinks

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Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary.

With the whole family reuniting for one last summer vacation at Nana’s home, the cousins are prepared for an extraordinary trip of their own. Following a map Nana left behind, Jake and Marisol sneak out to a nearby lighthouse—then accidentally slip into another world!

The World Between Blinks is a magical place, where all sorts of lost things and people wind up. Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history and a few they thought were just myths, from pilot Amelia Earhart to the fabled city of Atlantis.

But the man who holds the key to Jake and Marisol’s journey home doesn’t want to be found . . . and if the cousins don’t catch him fast, they could end up lost in this world forever.

Also check out The World Between Blinks #2: Rebellion of the Lost – on sale January 4, 2022!










Corey Ann Haydu

About Corey

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of Eventown and other acclaimed novels for children and young adults. She grew up in the Boston area, earned her MFA at the New School, and now lives in New York with her husband and her new daughter, who will certainly grow up loving New England lakes, her abuelita’s empanadas, and stoop sales.

Photo by Jessie Weinberg



Hand-Me-Down Magic #1: Stoop Sale Treasure

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DEL loves LOTS of things! The Curious Cousins Secondhand Shoppe. Ginormous family dinners. And of course, her best-friend-cousin, Alma.

ALMA loves her abuelita’s tasty empanadas. Her old home by the lake. And soon, she’ll love living in the same place as her best-friend-cousin, Del. 

Yet despite having Del by her side, Alma isn’t quite sure she fits in with their family at 86 ½ Twenty-Third Avenue. It’s a new life and it’s all so different. When Del finds a special item at a neighbor’s stoop sale, she gets so excited by the magic luck it brings—but doesn’t see that it’s driving the two best friends apart. Will family, friendship, and maybe a little everyday magic be enough to make things right again?

Also on sale Hand-Me-Down Magic #2: Crystal Ball Fortunes, Hand-Me-Down Magic #3: Perfect Patchwork Purse, and Hand-Me-Down Magic #4: Mysterious Tea Set (January 11, 2022)!


Dominique Valente

About Dominique

Dominique Valente lives in the Sussex, England, countryside with her husband and their English bulldog, Fudge. She writes bestselling fiction under her pseudonym, Lily Graham, and is a former journalist.





Starfell #1: Willow Moss & the Lost Day

On Sale Now!

Willow Moss’s small magic has always seemed unremarkable. But when the most feared witch in the land of Starfell appears on the Moss family’s doorstep looking for help, it’s not Willow’s talented sisters she seeks, it’s Willow. Because Willow is a finder of lost things—and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone missing.

Willow and Moreg set out on a perilous journey across the wilds of Starfell, looking for what they’ve lost. If they don’t discover what happened to the missing day, the repercussions could be devastating for the entire kingdom.

Can Willow find the day, to save the day?


Also check out Starfell #2: Willow Moss & the Forgotten Tale (on sale now) & Starfell #3: Willow Moss & the Vanished Kingdom – on sale January 11, 2022!

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