Local books

Find holiday break reading inspiration with “An Occasionally Happy Family” by Cliff Burke and “All the Impossible Things” by Lindsay Lackey, both books by local authors.

With young readers at home for a long stretch this winter break, new releases and recent hits offer library inspiration or maybe a last-minute gift idea for readers ages 10-12.

Booksellers at Linden Tree Books in downtown Los Altos highlighted notable books from four local authors on shelves now:

• “All the Impossible Things” by Lindsay Lackey

• “An Occasionally Happy Family” by Cliff Burke

• “Parked” by Danielle Svetcov

• “The League of Picky Eaters” by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (signed copies available at Linden Tree)

Other titles targeted to intrigue this age group include:

• “How Do You Live?” by Genzaburo Yoshino, with foreword by Neil Gaiman (a Japanese classic, recently republished in English in the U.S.)

• “Greenglass House” by Kate Milford

“A Mouse Called Mika” by Matt Haig

• “A Boy Called Christmas” by Matt Haig

• “Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster” by Jonathan Auxier

Readers can find a copy or put a book on hold at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, or at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St.

For more information, visit lindentreebooks.com and sccld.org/losaltos.