Children's Events

Deborah Wiles signs COUNTDOWN

Countdown Deborah Wiles will sign Countdown Monday, August 23 at 4:30P.M.

Countdown features a captivating story interspersed with footage from 1962. Deborah Wiles has created a documentary novel that will put you right alongside Franny as she navigates a dangerous time in both her history and our history. It is an experience you will never forget.

Look for JFK and Khrushchev to leap off the page, along with Sandy Koufax, Pete Seeger, Fannie Lou Hamer, Cassius Marcellus Clay, James Bond, and more. Photographs, song lyrics, advertisements, news clippings, and television snippets populate the pages of this story about the sixteen days when the world came as close as it has ever come to nuclear annihilation.

 

Laurel Snyder signs PENNY DREADFUL

Join us at Square Books, Jr. as we welcome Laurel Snyder to sign Penny Dreadful.

The perfect book for girls and boys who look to find adventure and magic in surprising places!

What if you were really bored with your life? What would you wish for?

Penelope Grey wishes for something—anything!—interesting to happen, and here’s what she gets:

  • Her father quits his job.
  • Her family runs out of money.
  • Her home becomes a pit of despair.

So Penelope makes another wish, and this time the Greys inherit a ramshackle old house in the middle of nowhere. Off they go, leaving the city and their problems behind them. Their new home is full of artists, tiny lions, unusual feasts, and true friends. Almost immediately, their lives are transformed. Penelope’s mother finds an unexpected job, her father discovers a hidden talent, and Penelope changes her name!

Penny Dreadful Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375861994
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2010

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

You've finished your summer reading list, you've gotten all your school supplies, so it means summer is officially over. Right? WRONG! Square Books Junior and the Yoknapatawpha Youth Literacy Council are throwing a back-to-school bash to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year!

Here's what you need to know: The party is at Off Square Books on Friday, August 6th starting at 7pm.

There will be a book drive (benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Oxford) going on at the door so we are encouraging everyone to bring a book (or two!).

Like all good SBJ parties there will be plenty of refreshments and even live entertainment by Oxford's own high school band, The Tape Ghosts!

So put on your dancing shoes, grab a couple books (or some school supplies) to give to a good cause, and put off school starting for one more night!

We'll see you there! And remember, this event is family friendly!

Sarah Campbell "Growing Patterns"

Sarah Campbell will visit Square Books, Jr. to read and sign copies of her latest book, Growing Patterns.

Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590787526
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 1st, 2010

"Besides being eye-catching, the photographs ought to prove invaluable for visual learners (spiral patterns in a pinecone are darkened for visibility). Kids should be left with a clear understanding of the pattern and curious about its remarkable prevalence in nature." --Publishers Weekly


Darren Farrell "Dennis and the Flyaway Fib"

Darren Farrell will sign his picture book Dennis and the Flyaway Fib.

When best friends Doug-Dennis and Ben-Bobby go to the circus, something terrible happens. Doug- Dennis eats all of his friend's popcorn, and then tells a fib (It wasn't me!), which grows and grows (Maybe monsters ate it!), carrying Doug-Dennis away. As the lie gets bigger, Doug-Dennis flies higher, until he's floating in a land of lies--some of them big, some small, and some just downright weird. Doug-Dennis misses his best friend, and realizes there's only one way to come back down: by finally telling the truth.

Darren Farrell, a bright new talent in picture books, has created a cautionary tale that's chock-full of hilarity. This charming sheep is sure to become a favorite. (And that's the truth.)

Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib Cover Image
By Darren Farrell, Darren Farrell (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803734371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - March 4th, 2010

Stephen Messer "Windblowne"

Stephen Messer will be at Off Square Books to read and sign copies of Windblowne

Stephen Messer’s debut novel Windblowne is a delight. Oliver, a sweet and persistent failure at making and flying kites, lives in Windblowne, an archaic flash-frozen countryside absolutely bonkers about kites. He comes from a family of kite-smiths, and every festival season he is yet again stripped of his foolish flying spirit and relegated to a seeming future of manual labor. One fateful day his luck takes a sharp turn, and he is adopted by a rogue kite who leads him into a strange and perilous world. The dialogue between Oliver and the kite rolls out eloquently like Etta James’ melodic conversation with a saxophone, with a twist of Dickens. JM

Windblowne Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375861956
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2010

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