da Shop: A Reader's Blog

Sharks in the Time of Saviors Cover, Kawai Strong Washburn Photo
da Shop Talk with Kawai Strong Washburn, Bestselling Author

By da Shop Staff on Nov 05, 2020

A da Shop bestseller and staff favorite, Sharks in the Time of Saviors, is set on the Hamakua coast of Hawai‘i Island, where author Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised.  The novel chronicles the saga ...

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da Shop Talk with Mika Song, Children's Author and Illustrator
da Shop Talk with Mika Song, Children's Author and Illustrator

By da Shop Staff on Oct 14, 2020

Mika Song is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books and young graphic novels.  We love her energetic, expressive illustration style and her dedication to telling stories about "sweetly...

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da Shop Talk with Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly
da Shop Talk with Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly

By da Shop Staff on May 02, 2020

Erin Entrada Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author whose Middle Grade novels explore the challenges of growing up with humor, understanding, and hope. Often celebrating her own Filipino heritage, Erin’s stories champion the quiet voices, the outsiders, and give strength to sensitivity and compassion through characters navigating complex family and friendship issues. We’re excited to continue our da Shop Talk series with Middle Grade author Erin Entrada Kelly to discuss writing, reading, and her newest book, We Dream of Space.

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da Shop Talk with Eric Fan, Bestselling Author and Illustrator
da Shop Talk with Eric Fan, Bestselling Author and Illustrator

By da Shop Staff on Apr 10, 2020

The Fan Brothers, Eric and Terry, have enchanted readers across the globe with their whimsical illustrations and fantastical stories. Their bestselling picture books are both customer and staff favorites, so we’re thrilled to kick off our da Shop Talk series with the extraordinarily talented Eric Fan to discuss his craft, creative influences, and memories of Hawai‘i.

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