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Lincoln Peirce signs BIG NATE ON A ROLL

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Big Nate is on a roll!

Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.

Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?

 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Big Nate on a Roll Cover Image
By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780061944383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - August 16th, 2011

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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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Tom Angleberger signs DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK: An Origami Yoda Book

Time for this event is 4 p.m.

Tom Angleberger’s Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of Horton Halfpott. His website is OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

About the book: The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!

It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a “troublemaker.” Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight’s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as “Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,” “Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,” and “Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.” But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent . . .

With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller.

 


 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419700279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 23rd, 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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