Kids' Specialists


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Hi, I'm Jasmine! As a kid I was always writing and illustrating stories of my own, and books and art are still my most favorite things. I'm convinced that all kids are born storytellers, actually! I love books that inspire creativity, compassion, and the courage to be our true selves.

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Hi, I'm Donna! Reading is my favorite thing ever! I love nothing more than curling up with my two fluffy dogs, a cup of tea, and a Sci-fi/Fantasy novel to help me escape into brand new worlds. Actually, that's not entirely true. What I love most is helping YOU find the perfect book to take home and read!

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Hi! I'm Sonia, and I'm a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School. The kids section of Kepler's has been my happy place since I was in elementary school, and I love helping people find the magic of a new book! These days you can find me with a new YA novel, a pick from the humor section, or a pretty picture book. Come find me giggling at Timmy Failure, excitedly reading the newest in the Pinkalicious series, or talking about the "best book I've ever read" (it changes very often).

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Hi, I'm Kristin! I've spent most of my life with my nose buried in a middle grade or YA novel. I grew up on a steady diet of children's and YA fantasy, adventure, and contemporary realism books, and my tastes haven't changed much. I'd love the chance to enthusiastically share some of my latest favorites (and forever favorites!) with you.

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Hi, I’m Brittany! You can usually find me sitting on the floor. As a kid, I loved historical fiction, Harry Potter, and anything by Judy Blume. Today, I still love all of those - plus picture books, reading aloud, and helping young people find their new favorite book!

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Hi, I’m Joseline, but you can call me Joss. I manage the store’s orders, so I see tons of books, but I especially love to read anything and everything for kids. Middle grade? Yup. Graphic novels? Heck yeah! I also read a ton of YA, especially fantasy books (go, Leigh Bardugo!). I’m Mexican-American, and for me, there’s nothing better than a book that I can see myself reflected in. The next time you’re in the store, come say hi - I’d love to help you find your next favorite book!

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Hi, I’m Marilyn! As a kid I didn't like reading, especially when I could be playing outside, UNTIL I found the right kind of stories! For me, action, adventure, historical fiction were always great books and still are.