Staff Picks

The staff here at Sundance Books and Music shares a common passion for reading, listening and discovering. One of the best things about being a member of the Sundance staff is the conversations we get to have with our amazing, diverse customers every day. We love hearing about the books and music that you're excited about, and getting to offer some recommendations of our own too.

Be sure to check back regularly to find out about the books that our staff can't wait to share with you. For first glance at monthly recommendations, sign up for our newsletter.

Children's Book Recommendations

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen
Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan
Rectangle Time by Pamela Paul
The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken by Jennifer Frank
Brave as a Mouse by Nicolo Carozzi
Little Fox by Edward van de Vendel
Bear and the Moon by Matthew Burgess
Bye, Penguin! by Seou Lee
The Wind and the Trees by Todd Stewart
Watercress by Andrea Wang
Bear Island by Matthew Cordell

May New Releases


Rooted by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
The Magic Years by Jonathan Taplin
The Hummingbirds' Gift by Sy Montgomery
Albert and the Whale by Philip Hoare
Stranger Care by Sarah Sentilles
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann
The Premonition by Michael Lewis
The Secret History of Home Economics by Danielle Dreilinger
Living Nations Living Words ed. Joy Harjo
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal
Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
Girl in the Walls by AJ Gnuse
Into the Deep by Robert D. Ballard
Angel & Hannah by Ishle Yi Park
Buchanan-Smith's Axe Handbook by Peter Buchanan-Smith
Noise by Daniel Kahneman
Freedom by Sebastian Junger
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Revival Season by Monica West
Juneteenth: A Novel by Ralph Ellison
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
The Last Man Takes LSD by Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora
Ravenous by Sam Apple