The Most Exciting Books of 2016


We polled the staff at Fireside Books to see what everyone is most excited about in the coming year. It's a diverse list to be sure -- with children's books and adult books of all sorts. Eowyn Ivey's second novel -- To the Bright Edge of the World tops the list. So does Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's Alaskan young adult novel, "The Smell of Other People's Houses." You'll also see  Joe Hill, Cassandra Clare, Allie Brosh, Laure R. King in the list below!

$16.99
ISBN: 9780545685443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 29th, 2015

1/5/2016

The latest book in the Wing of Fire series.


$18.99
ISBN: 9780062391995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Teen - January 26th, 2016

1/26/2016

A new stand-alone novel from the author of the Selection series.


$17.99
ISBN: 9781250091840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 2nd, 2016

2/2/16

A collection of stories from the Lunar Chronicles universe.


By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 2nd, 2016

2/2/16

A young reader story about a fox, featuring illustrations from Jon Klassen -- one of our favorite illustrators at Fireside Books!
 


$16.99
ISBN: 9780399172038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 2nd, 2016

A young reader novel about the Mat-Su Colony!


$17.99
ISBN: 9780553497786
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - February 23rd, 2016

3/8/16

We are in love with this young adult novel with its full, round portraits presented with poetry, grace, and insight.
 

 


$24.99
ISBN: 9781442468351
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 8th, 2016

3/8/16

The first book in a new series by the author of the Mortal Instruments young adult series!


$19.99
ISBN: 9781501103285
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Touchstone Books - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16More wit and insight from the creater of "Hyperbole and a Half."
 


$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081650
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador USA - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

Now out in paperback -- Stuart Archer Cohen's sharp and intriguing tale takes us from Alaska to China with some California for good measure.


$28.00
ISBN: 9780804177900
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bantam - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

Laurie R. King s bestselling Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature s most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all?


$27.99
ISBN: 9780062375186
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Wave - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

 


$28.99
ISBN: 9780062200631
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016

4/26/15

Reserve your copy now! We'll have a limited number of autographed copies available!


$26.00
ISBN: 9780316242851
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

Eowyn Ivey's signature style and rich characterization are here in her second novel -- but with an added dimension of history, and even more adventure.
 


Cure Xenophobia; Read a Book

$16.00
ISBN: 9780316322423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

By G. Willow Wilson, G. Willow Wison (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jacob Wyatt (Illustrator)
$34.99
ISBN: 9780785198284
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Published: Marvel Comics - August 25th, 2015

$15.00
ISBN: 9780316183307
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 4th, 2012

$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

$16.00
ISBN: 9780812978308
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Published: Random House Trade - April 6th, 2010

$17.55
ISBN: 9780393326123
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2004

$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

$17.55
ISBN: 9780393309249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 17th, 1992

$16.00
ISBN: 9780812971064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - December 30th, 2003

$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121226
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Published: Grove Press - April 2nd, 2013

$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015

$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - September 9th, 2014

$17.00
ISBN: 9780316311199
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

$16.00
ISBN: 9780316041201
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 14th, 2011

$18.00
ISBN: 9780316283939
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2015

$13.99
ISBN: 9780316065771
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 2008

The Bomb in the Back Yard

EMERGENCY RATIONS: HOW ONE YOUNG TAIL GUNNER SURVIVED

WORLD WAR TWO

NEW EBOOK ADDRESSES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS AND A FATHER’S LOVE

Doesn’t every kid with a military parent wake up to a bomb in the backyard? In the 1950s, Post Traumatic Stress was a term yet to be invented. Most veterans rarely spoke of World War Two.

$0.99
ISBN: 9781311076502
Availability: Available Now
Published: Smashwords Edition - August 28th, 2015

n 1943, Robert Stewart Goodrich tries to enlist in the Air Force to fight the Nazi onslaught. Rejected due to an irregular heartbeat, he gets his father, an Air Force Colonel, to pull some strings and get him in anyway. Bob, a tail gunner, has the second most dangerous position in the B-17 Flying Fortress. He can expect to live through perhaps only a dozen missions.

Bob survives 35 missions, and after the war, shares what he learned with his family. Included for the first time in eBook are Dad’s famous Rules of War.


Read Alaska Rewards Book Club

$25.00

 

As booksellers, we see the resurgence of great Alaskan writing every day, and we want to encourage you to take part in it. So we've created this reward club just for you, the adventurous reader of books either by or about Alaskans. For your $25.00 membership in the Read Alaska Rewards club, you receive at least $40.00 in value. You get:

 

  • $15.00 gift certificate when you buy 10 Alaskana books within one year.
  • $25.00 voucher, good for one ticket to an author dinner within one year.
  • Drawings for give-aways of Alaskana books

 

 

Price: $25.00

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Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.

They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.

In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.

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