Children's Events

Kate DiCamillo EVENT at Off Square Books

We're excited to announce that Newberry award-winning author, Kate
DiCamillo will be coming to Square Books, Jr. in May. DiCamillo is the
author of some of our favorite children's books including The Magician's Elephant, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Great Joy, the Mercy Watson series and many, many more. You don't want to miss this event with one of today's best children's authors. 

The Magician's Elephant Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763644109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2009

Alex Beard signs MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW

Artist Alex Beard, author of the The Jungle Grapevine, brings his love of exploration and painting to life with his signature animals in this charming tale about creativity and overcoming fears.

The monkeys that live at the foot of the Mbuno Hills in Africa love to play games. One day while playing Elephant in the Middle with their large friend, their ball, a nut from an ancient baobab tree, rolls into a cave where the troop of monkeys never go. It is dark inside and possibly filled with horrible beasts! When they venture in, they discover instead that the walls are covered with paintings of animals. Elephant shows the monkeys how they too can create artwork using their hands and feet as “stamps” and mud as their medium. But things are never quite as easy as they seem.

Monkey See, Monkey Draw Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780810989702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2011

The Jungle Grapevine Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780810980013
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2009

John Bemelmans Marciano signs MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE at Square Books, Jr.

The time for this event is 11 a.m. 

Readers will see Washington, D.C., as never before, when Madeline takes a midnight sightseeing tour on a magic carpet of cherry blossoms. Invited to the White House by Candle, the presidentÕs lonely only daughter, for the annual Easter Egg hunt and roll, Madeline and the other little girls have a rollicking good time, and introduce Candle to the joys of occasionally breaking the rules. With a bouncy read-aloud text and gorgeous watercolor pictures, Madeline at the White House is in the best tradition of the beloved Madeline books.

Please note that John will not be signing any of his grandfather's books. 

Madeline at the White House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2011

Lauren Kate signs TORMENT

The time for this event is TBA.

Torment is the second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York. She is the author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and now lives in Los Angeles.

Torment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385739146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - September 28th, 2010

Jewell Parker Rhodes signs NINTH WARD

Jewell Parker Rhodes signs Ninth Ward.

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. She doesn’t have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya’s visions show a powerful hurricane—Katrina—fast approaching, it’s up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm.

Ninth Ward Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316043076
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2010

Melissa Francis signs LOVE SUCKS

Melissa Francis will be at Square Books, Jr. on Tuesday, September 14 to sign copies of Love Sucks at 5 p.m.

AJ Ashe may have gotten rid of her vampire stalker and her evil ex-teacher, but things are hardly back to normal. For one thing, she still has to maintain a strict look-but-don't-touch policy with Ryan, her hot ex-boyfriend-turned-stepbrother. For another, she has to learn to control her vampire superpowers-which means more than a few dates with Lex, mind-reading professional vampire trainer and too-sexy-for-his-own-good bad boy. And as if that's not enough, she happens to be the key to her father's plans to take over the world . . . and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. All this and she's still got to plan the prom. Being a teenager is tough, but being a teenage vampire just flat out sucks!

Love Sucks! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061430992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Teen - July 27th, 2010

John Claude Bemis signs THE WOLF TREE at Square Books, Jr.

Wolf TreeJohn Claude Bemis will be signing the sequel to his book The Nine Pound Hammer, The Wolf Tree, at Square Books, Jr. on Tuesday, September 7 at 5 p.m.

Look no further for the perfect book for boys and girls who love fantasy, adventure, and white-knuckle action!

"Can you imagine eternal Darkness, sir?"

So asks the sickly stranger who staggers into Peg Leg Nel's birthday party. Before the man dies, he tells Ray and his friends of a Darkness spreading like wildfire across Kansas, turning good people bad and poisoning anyone who tries to escape. It's clear that though the evil Gog is dead, his devilish machine has survived and is growing stronger.

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