Junior

Brandi & Kyle McElhaney with FOUNDERS FORCE

Founders Force is a team of American heroes tasked with creating a great country while conquering their own trials. The Winged Warrior, Benji, TJ, and the Champion Duo work together to solve problems in their own awesome ways. In this adventure, join Winged Warrior as he fights to free the colonies from the evil King! These characters traits have been exaggerated but they were just regular Americans like you and me. They simply found their callings and let nothing get in their way. They were everyday heroes, and you can be an everyday hero too!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am
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ISBN: 9781631770692
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Mascot Books - June 2nd, 2015

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Square Books Jr. Advisory Board

 

Square Books, Jr. is looking for some dedicated readers for our Junior Advisory Board.  The children on the Board will be tasked with reading and reviewing books for the store with monthly meetings to talk about the books everyone is most excited about. To apply send in a review to jab@squarebooks.com.  Your review should meet the following specifications:

  • It should be no more than 150 words

  • It should be about a book you have read in the last year

  • It should include the title of the book and the author

  • It should also include your name, age, and an email address where you may be reached

All reviews should be submitted by July 31st. 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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111 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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Kat and Margaret King with THE BACKYARD CAMPOUT

Identical twins, Kathy and Maggie, yearned to camp out in their backyard with their older brother, Billy, one long, hot summer night. Only thing is, it's Billy's tenth birthday and the campout is part of his birthday wish. Kathy grouses until she gets her wish granted-and, as the saying goes, you better watch what you wish for! Let the adventures begin! The twins invite a guest over for the campout and outnumber the boys 3-2. Hoping the odds are in their favor, the girls team up against the boys. The boys have other ideas and have planned a night full of misadventures to try out on the girls. A scavenger hunt involving rabbit poop and live roaches is just the beginning. It's the haunted house across the creek and the ghost story that creep the girls out. But Kathy has plans to fight back and revenge is oh, so sweet! Home is where the heart is rings true for Margaret and Katherine King - in Oxford, Mississippi. Their first three books are nonfiction stories from their childhood-rascals being rascals because, as identical twins, they could get away with everything, and did! Booklovers ages 6 to 106 can enjoy the twins' antics as readers laugh through the crazy tales in Y'all Twins?, Which is Which? and Our Josephine. Follow the twins, Kathy and Maggie, in a Halloween misadventure in Boo!, to be released in August, 2015. And five-year-old identical twins, Kit and Kat, go Kicking and Screaming to get their immunizations, a requirement before going to kindergarten. "Who made up that crazy ol' rule?" Kit wanted to know. And so it goes! Kicking and Screaming will be released in June, 2015. More zany tales to come for Kit and Kat and Maggie and Kathy.  

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
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ISBN: 9781938230981
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Published: Vabella Publishing - April 7th, 2015

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Allison Estes with IZZY & OSCAR

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Have you ever taught an octopus to roll over? It's harder than it looks. Discover why octopuses make the best pets in this charming picture book about friendship and embracing individuality

Izzy has always wanted a pet. So when an adventurous octopus squiggles into town, Izzy decides to keep him. After all, a real pirate captain has to have a mascot. Oscar is not very good at going for walks or playing fetch. (Although he is amazing at hide and seek). And he's definitely not like other pets...
But he is just right for Izzy.

Readers will be tickled by Izzy's attempts to teach Oscar to behave like a dog, a parrot, a pony-and gratified by Izzy's realization that in the end we love others for who they are...eight arms and all

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781492601500
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 7th, 2015

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Augusta Scattergood with THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY

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From the author of the acclaimed GLORY BE, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War.

When Theo gets off a bus in Destiny, Florida, he's left behind the only life he's ever known. Now he's got to live with Uncle Raymond, a Vietnam War vet and a loner who wants nothing to do with this long-lost nephew. Thank goodness for Miss Sister Grandersole's Boarding House and Dance School. The piano that sits in Miss Sister's dance hall calls to Theo. He can't wait to play those ivory keys. When Anabel arrives things get even more enticing. This feisty girl, a baseball fanatic, invites Theo on her quest to uncover the town's connection to old-time ball players rumored to have lived there years before. A mystery, an adventure, and a musical exploration unfold as this town called Destiny lives up to its name.

Acclaimed author Augusta Scattergood has delivered a straight-to-the-heart story with unforgettable characters, humor, and hard questions about loss, family, and belonging.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
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111 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545538244
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 6th, 2015

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J&P Voelkel with THE LOST CITY: JAGUAR STONES BOOK 4

About the Author


Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia, all the while dreaming of a boring life in suburbia. Eventually, having survived monkey stew, an attack by giant rats, and a plane crash in the jungle, he rolled up his hammock and decamped to Europe.

Meanwhile, growing up in a sedate seaside town in northern England, Pamela Craik Voelkel was dreaming of travel and adventure. The pair met in London, where they both worked in advertising. They went on to help found an award-winning agency, for which Jon was named one of the fifty most creative minds in Britain by the Financial Times. The authors' first book in the Jaguar Stones series, Middleworld, was an Al Roker Book Club pick.

The Voelkels now live in Vermont with their three children. You can visit them online at www.jaguarstones.com.

 

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The epic conclusion to the exciting Jaguar Stones series and a rip-roaring adventure into the heart of America!

With his parents in jail and the Maya Death Lords in possession of all five Jaguar Stones, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is pretty sure that he'll never get to leave the rainforest.

But the Lords of Death have a problem--a new king calling himself Great Sun claims to have the Jaguar Stones, too. And they want Max to prove the guy's a fraud. Or else.

Now, Max, and Lola, the mysterious girl who befriends him, are off on another wild adventure that will take them from Central America to New Orleans and up the Mississippi to the lost city at the heart of America's past.

But one thing Max should have learned after all of this dealings with the Death Lords -- they never keep their promises.

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:22am
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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ISBN: 9781606843765
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Published: Egmontusa - February 10th, 2015

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Chris Van Allsburg with THE MISADVENTURES OF SWEETIE PIE and Catherine Lacey with NOBODY IS EVER MISSING

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From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster's struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn't much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he'll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg's expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster's-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.

*Chris Van Allsburg will also join us on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.
Her risky and often surreal encounters with the people and wildlife of New Zealand propel Elyria deeper into her deteriorating mind. Haunted by her sister’s death and consumed by an inner violence, her growing rage remains so expertly concealed that those who meet her sense nothing unwell. This discord between her inner and outer reality leads her to another obsession: If her truest self is invisible and unknowable to others, is she even alive?
The risks Elyria takes on her journey are paralleled by the risks Catherine Lacey takes on the page. In urgent, spiraling prose she whittles away at the rage within Elyria and exposes the very real, very knowable anxiety of the human condition. And yet somehow Lacey manages to poke fun at her unrelenting self-consciousness, her high-stakes search for the dark heart of the self. In the spirit of Haruki Murakami and Amelia Gray, Nobody Is Ever Missing is full of mordant humor and uncanny insights, as Elyria waffles between obsession and numbness in the face of love, loss, danger, and self-knowledge.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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ISBN: 9780547315829
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - November 4th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780374534493
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - July 8th, 2014

Special Storytime with Andrea Lea - GOODNIGHT OLE MISS

 
 

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In true southern style, Goodnight Ole Miss introduces readers of all ages to this historic University, which opened its doors to students in 1848. Colorful illustrations and rhymes give a glimpse of the intangible spirit and love of tradition at Ole Miss. Notable alumni include William Faulkner, Archie and Eli Manning and Michael Oher of The Blind Side.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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$18.95
ISBN: 9781467545259
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - February 14th, 2014

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Deborah Wiles signs REVOLUTION

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It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They're calling it Freedom Summer.

Meanwhile, Sunny can't help but feel like her house is being invaded, too. She has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new sister crowding her life, giving her little room to breathe. And things get even trickier when Sunny and her brother are caught sneaking into the local swimming pool -- where they bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs.

As she did in her groundbreaking documentary novel COUNTDOWN award-winning author Deborah Wiles uses stories and images to tell the riveting story of a certain time and place -- and of kids who, in a world where everyone is choosing sides, must figure out how to stand up for themselves and fight for what's right.

Deborah Wiles was born in Alabama and grew up in an Air Force family, moving many times but digging deep roots into the Mississippi soil of her extended family. She still travels "down South" today from her longtime home in Frederick, Maryland, where she lives with her family and works as a freelance writer. She also teaches writing and oral history workshops--sharing with children how all history is really biography, and how every person's story is important. Freedom Summer is her first book.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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ISBN: 9780545106078
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 27th, 2014

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