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'Where's Waldo' Grand Prize Party

The culmination of the annual Where's Waldo hide-and-seek game is here again. Throughout the month of July, shop local and help find Waldo on the square. On Saturday, July 30th, Square Books, Jr. will host a grand-prize party for contestants. Square Books, Jr. will have a tent set up on the courthouse lawn. This will be a part of the Oxford Square Alliance's Summer Fest which will be taking place on the Square from 9am-2pm. Waldo and Wenda will be visiting us and don't forget our Harry Potter release party that same night at 10pm.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Courthouse Lawn
Oxford, MS
Where's Waldo? Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

Where's Waldo? the Fantastic Journey Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635008
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

Where's Waldo? Now Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634995
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645250
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

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Harry Potter Magical Midnight Release Party

Join us at 10 p.m. Saturday July 30th at Off Square Books for the release of the new Harry Potter book:  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character, there will be games, prizes, activitites, as well as Hogwarts-themed refreshements. Contact Square Books Jr. to reserve your copy now, the book will be distributed at midnight, July 31st.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781338099133
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 31st, 2016

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Kate DiCamillo with RAYMIE NIGHTENGALE - @ The Powerhouse

 

About the Author


Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Description


Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. 
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
413 S 14th St
Oxford, MS 38655
Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681173
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 12th, 2016

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Special Storytime with FROGGY GOES TO THE LIBRARY

About the Author


Jonathan London has written more than one hundred picture books for children, many of them about wildlife. He has sold more than 1.5 million books and is known in particular for his Froggy series. He lives with his wife in northern California. www.jonathan-london.net

Frank Remkiewicz illustrated the MathStart Books Rabbit's Pajama Party and Just Enough Carrots. He lives in Sarasota, FL. In His Own Words...

"I was the kind of kid who was always reading or drawing. Since I was drawing well before I started school, I always considered art to have seniority over the likes of long division and medieval history. This attitude got me into difficulties more than once. My favorite subjects were horses, cartoons, wildlife, and contraptions that rolled, floated, tooted, or flew. My heroes of the day were illustrators like Bill Peet, Robert Lawson, and Kurt Weiss. They provided me with a screenful of imagery that I'll never forget.

"Winter in kindergarten found us all painting Santas at our tables. Mine came out so good that I was asked to do it over again on a huge piece of brown paper that covered the chalkboard. Santa would be bigger than me. I was excused from the regular stuff, given larger brushes, more paint-and sure enough, here came Santa. This was only the beginning. Other teachers, seeing the mural-sized figure, 'borrowed' me to do the same for first- and second-grade classrooms. Flattered but somewhat embarrassed, I took heart, since these gigs were getting me out of a lot of tedious activities like nap time, scissors, yarn, and flash cards. 'All I ever needed to know, I learned in kindergarten' may be true. Twenty years later I found myself on Madison Avenue at Norcross Greeting Cards-yes, drawing Santa Claus.

"I've always been drawn to the field of humor. Since I'm writing and illustrating my own stories now, I try to make them funny in an outrageous or off-the-wall way. During classroom presentations, I again find myself by the chalkboard in front of the kids. Now we are seeking ways to write and draw those ideas that squeeze their way through the everyday chores of our minds. It's a thrill to watch my own book being read by a group of children, and I like it when they smile. But I love it when they laugh."

Event date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Froggy Goes to the Library Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670015733
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2016

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Holly Goldberg Sloan with COUNTING BY 7'S in Partnership with The Oxford Conference for the Book

Description


In the tradition of "Out of My Mind," "Wonder, "and "Mockingbird, " this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. 
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. 
Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is "not" a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.


* Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. School Library Journalstarred review 
* A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet but never cloying lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss. Bookliststarred review 
* What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a person of color; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant. The Horn Bookstarred review 
"In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory."Counting by 7s"is a triumph." Maria Semple, author of"Where d You Go, Bernadette.

About the Author


Holly Goldberg Sloan, the acclaimed author of I'll Be There, has worked as an advertising copywriter and a writer and director of feature films. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Praise For…


Praise for Counting by 7s:

* “A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet—but never cloying—lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss.”—Booklist starred review
 
* “What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a “person of color”; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant.”—The Horn Book starred review
 
* “Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page.”— School Library Journal starred review
 
“In a beautifully written story, Sloane weaves a tale of unexpected family and belonging that will change anyone's opinion of what it means to be a part of something.” —Children's Literature

Accolades for Holly Goldberg Sloan:
  Best Books for Young Adults Three starred reviews (Horn Book, SLJ, VOYA) Children's Literature Council of Southern California Award for best YA Fiction Los Angeles Library Best Book For Teens
Milwaukee County Teen Book Finalist
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Field Family Teen Author Pick (Free Public Library Philadelphia)
South Dakota Young Adult Reading Program Masterlist
-Horn Book, School Library Journal, VOYA

Event date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Counting by 7s Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - September 16th, 2014

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