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Loren Long signs OTIS AND THE TORNADO

Otis creator and author Loren Long will be signing at Square Books, Jr. on Thursday, September 8. Time for this event is 10:30 a.m.

About the book: Otis and his farm friends are enjoying a summer's day playing their favorite game, follow-the-leader. The bull, however, has no interest in playing and stays in his pen, where he delights in intimidating the other animals.

Suddenly the day turns frightening: the birds stop chirping, the wind picks up, and the sky turns dark and stormy. It's a tornado! Otis rouses a game of follow-the-leader to get all of the farm animals safe and sound in the dried-up riverbanks of Mud Creek. But Otis hears a cry in the distance - it's the bull, still locked in his pen! Quick as his tires will take him, Otis putt puff puttedy chuffs back to the farm to save the day.

This brand-new adventure is a perfect accompaniment to any Otis lover's bookshelf and story time.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:30am
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Otis and the Tornado Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399254772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 6th, 2011

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Alex & Hal Malchow sign THE SWORD OF DARROW

In a magical realm filled with creatures of every possible shape and size, war is brought upon the peaceful kingdom of Sonnencrest by evil goblin King Malmut. Princess Babette, the only surviving member of the royal family, manages to escape and seeks refuge with Asterux, a powerful wizard who agrees to teach Babette magic, and who disguises her as an ugly gypsy girl to protect her from King Malmut’s thugs.

Ten years later, Babette must use the magic she has learned to help aid the kingdom’s only hope at defeating the goblins’ horrible reign: Darrow, a lame boy who can barely pick up a sword but has a great gift for inspiring others. With Babette’s unseen help, Darrow begins a journey to free his country once and for all and bring peace back to Sonnencrest.

Written by a father and his then eight- year-old son who struggled with a learning disability at the time, "The Sword of Darrow" is an enjoyable adventure that shows how even the unlikeliest of heroes can rise up against injustice.
Event date: 
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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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. 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 10:59am
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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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

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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.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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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: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2009

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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. 

Event date: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:00am
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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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

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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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 5:03pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Torment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385739146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - September 28th, 2010

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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.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:00pm
Ninth Ward Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316043076
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2010

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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!

Event date: 
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Love Sucks! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061430992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Teen - July 27th, 2010

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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.

Now a full-fledged Rambler, Ray leads his friends on a mission into the heart of darkness. Vital to their success is tracking down the legendary Wolf Tree, rumored to be a pathway to the spirit world. Only with one of the tree's limbs can the Nine Pound Hammer be repaired and the Gog's terrible machine finally destroyed. The search for the Wolf Tree grows desperate as the Darkness spreads, threatening Ray, his friends, and all of humanity. 

The Wolf Tree is the second fantasy adventure book in John Claude Bemis's series The Clockwork Dark, and adds new layers of myth and magic to Bemis's original take on American tall tales in The Nine Pound Hammer.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 5:00pm
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