Square Books, Jr.

Grinchmas


Join us for this classic Christmas story and a visit from the Grinch himself!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
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129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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By Seuss
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394800790
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 1957

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Jimmy Cajoleas with GOLDELINE

In this gorgeously written middle grade debut reminiscent of the work of David Almond and The Thickety, a young girl embarks on an unforgettable journey through a Southern-infused fairy-tale forest filled with dark and wondrous magic.

In the wild, free woods of the Hinterlands, where magic is as real as stories are, there lives a girl named Goldeline. Goldeline has hair as white as summer snow and gold-flecked eyes, and she travels from camp to camp with Gruff and his bandits, getting by on the things they steal from carriages that pass through the woods.

But someone is after Goldeline. The Preacher—the man who wants to cleanse the Hinterlands of anyone who’s different, the man who turned the Townies against Goldeline’s momma for being a witch—thinks that Goldeline must be a witch, too.

Now Goldeline will have to summon all the courage and magic she got from her momma to escape the Preacher, save her friends, and, maybe, if she’s lucky, find a place to call home.

About the Author
Jimmy Cajoleas grew up in Jackson, MS. He earned his MFA from the University of Mississippi and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. This is his first novel.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
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129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498755
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Published: HarperCollins - November 14th, 2017

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Josh Funk with THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH

There's a stinky stench in the fridge--and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Inspector Croissant begs Sir French Toast and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish in Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring delectable rhymes and wordplay--there's even an actual red herring--and delicious art, this tasty tale is a treat for kids!

About the Author
Josh Funk is author of numerous children's stories, including Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench along with Pirasaurs!Dear DragonIt's Not Jack and the BeanstalkAlbie NewtonLost in the Library: A Story of Patience and Fortitude, and more coming soon. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am
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111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454919605
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 2nd, 2017

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The Cat in the Hat Turns 60 and a half

The Cat in the Hat is Turning 60 and a half and we're throwing him a birthday party! Join us for storytime with a special guest.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
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111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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Teacher's Night at Square Books, Jr.

Learn about our offerings to local schools, including but not limited to discounts on quotes on titles of any quantity, discounts on school purchases, and in-store and off-site book fairs. We’ll have refreshments, a 20% discount for teachers, raffles, and lots of giveaways.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
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111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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Corabel Shofner with ALMOST PARADISE

A quirky and heartfelt middle-grade debut about a spunky girl determined to clear her mother's name.

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life suddenly changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, terrified and very much alone, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is a nun who lives on a peach orchard called Paradise and has turned away from their family long ago. Ruby Clyde believes that she's the only one who can find a way to help heal old wounds to save her mother and bring her family back together again. But in the end, she learns that being in a family means that everyone has to work together to support each other.

About the Author
Corabel Shofner is a wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature and was on Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Review, Word Riot,Habersham Review, Hawai’i Review, Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Xavier Review. Almost Paradise is her first novel.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780374303785
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 25th, 2017

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