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Jane O'Connor signs FANCY NANCY

Jane O'Connor is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series.

Fancy Nancy is a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. She always dresses extravagantly, wearing boas, tutus, ruby slippers, fairy wings, and fuzzy slippers. Nancy loves using big fancy words such as "iridescent", "ecstatic", and "extraordinary" and anything in French. She has redecorated her bedroom with everyday items, such as feather boas, Christmas lights, paper flowers, and hats. Her favorite doll is named Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier.

EVENT WILL BE HELD AT OFF SQUARE BOOKS.

Event date: 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Augusta Scattergood signs GLORY BE

Former librarian and children’s book reviewer Augusta Scattergood has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Her reviews and articles have appeared in THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, DELTA MAGAZINE, the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, and other publications. Additionally, Augusta is an avid blogger. Please visit her blog here. She lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

About the book: A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.

As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she’ll be entering high school. Then there’s her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren’t. Maybe it’s the new girl from the North that’s got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it’s the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.

Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren’t always easy.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:22pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545331807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2012

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Margi Preus signs HEART OF A SAMURAI

Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for
children. She teaches a children’s literature course at the College of
St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the
Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. Visit
her online at www.margipreus.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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$8.95
ISBN: 9781419702006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 1st, 2012

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Theodore Boone & the Thrill of Rights (play)

This event will be held at the Lafayette County Courthouse at 6 p.m. It's free and open to the public. 

We are thrilled to be hosting "Theodore Boone & the Thrill of Rights," an interactive traveling bus tour based on John Grisham's Theodore Boone series. During the show, the audience will learn basic concepts of the American justice system while being introduced to the world and characters of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. The performance will include sound effects, interactive skits and games, and audience members will act as a jury. A poster signing will follow the show.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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$8.99
ISBN: 9780142417225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - May 3rd, 2011

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Eric Litwin & James Dean signs PETE THE CAT: Rocking in My School Shoes

This event will be held at Off Square Books at noon. 

Eric Litwin (Mr. Eric) is a guitar-strumming, song-singing, banjo-picking, tale-telling, harmonica-blowing, national-award-winning, fun and folksy type of guy. He loves to blend song and story together and is inspired by the depth and simplicity of folk songs and folktales. Eric is a popular performer, delighting thousands of children and families every year. He is also a co-founder of The Learning Groove™, a dynamic early music education company. Eric has recorded several award-winning children's music CDs. This is Eric's first picture book.

About the book: Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song . . . because it's all good.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061910241
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTorch - July 26th, 2011

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Ilsa Bick signs ASHES

Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, as well as a film scholar, former Air Force major, and now a full-time author. Her critically acclaimed first YA novel, Draw the Dark, won the 2011 Westchester Fiction Award and was named a Bank Street College 2011 Best Book. Ilsa currently lives with her family and several furry creatures in rural Wisconsin, near a Hebrew cemetery.  One thing she loves about the neighbors: they’re very quiet and only come around for sugar once in a blue moon. You can visit her online at www.ilsajbick.com.

About the book:  An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.
Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.
 
Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Ashes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781606841754
Availability: Backordered
Published: Egmontusa - September 6th, 2011

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