Sarah Frances Hardy signs PAINT ME!

05/10/2014 10:00 am

Description


Red, blue, and yellow are just the tip of the iceberg when you have a good imagination. In this colorfully illustrated story, a young girl makes her way through the day--first painting a portrait of her dog, and then painting anything and everything she can find. With a simple, affectionate plot that teaches colors and embraces the "creative process" for many kids, Paint Me offers a message of love and discovery.

Featuring a heartwarming story and simple yet striking illustrations from author and illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy, Paint Me encourages children to explore their creativity and express themselves while learning their primary and secondary colors. For parents who remember reading Harold and the Purple Crayon when they were young, or for those who love more recent books about art such as Beautiful Oops, this is one sweet story you won't want to have missing from your library.

Paint Me! (Hardcover)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781628738131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony Press, 5/2014

Location: 
Street:
160 Courthouse Sq
City:
Oxford
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Province:
Mississippi
Postal Code:
38655-3914
Country:
United States

Lori Nichols signs MAPLE

05/03/2014 10:00 am

Description


Lori Nichols’ enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open.

When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesn’t always make an ideal playmate, it doesn’t mind when Maple is in the mood to be loud—which is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.

About the Author


Lori Nichols spent her childhood in northwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by maple trees. As she grew, so did her love of trees and nature. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three free-spirited daughters. Many days you can find Lori and her family under their maple tree, eating lunch, playing kickball or just being loud. Maple is her first picture book.

Maple (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780399160851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2/2014

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Street:
160 Courthouse Sq
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Oxford
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Province:
Mississippi
Postal Code:
38655-3914
Country:
United States

Jane Nickerson signs THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR

04/05/2014 11:00 am

Description


A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest. All collide at night’s darkest hour.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother.
When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion.
Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.
From the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold comes a haunting love story and suspenseful thriller based on the ancient fairy tale of “Tam Lin.”

About the Author


For many years, JANE NICKERSON and her family lived in a big old house in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where she worked as the children's librarian at the local public library. She has always loved the South, "the olden days," gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. Her first novel was Strands of Bronze and Gold, a retelling of the Bluebeard fairy tale. Jane and her husband now make their home in Ontario, Canada.

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780385752862
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 3/2014

Location: 
Street:
160 Courthouse Sq
City:
Oxford
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Province:
Mississippi
Postal Code:
38655-3914
Country:
United States

School Colors


Photo by Bruce Newman

Lafayette Elementary students dress as crayons as they parade outside the school. Lafayette Elementary and Bramlett Elementary students are reading Drew Daywalt's book "The Day the Crayons Quit." Daywalt will make an appearance at Oxford Conference for the Book, March 26-28.

                                                  

Special Seussian Storytime

03/01/2014 10:00 am
Location: 
Street:
160 Courthouse Sq
City:
Oxford
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Province:
Mississippi
Postal Code:
38655-3914
Country:
United States

Andy Griffiths signs THE-26 STORY TREEHOUSE

04/23/2014 4:00 pm

Description


Andy and Terry live in a 26-story treehouse. (It used to be 13 stories, but they've expanded.) It has a bumper car rink, a skate ramp, an antigravity chamber, an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors, and the Maze of Doom—a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway.

This time, the two friends have a whole week to finish their next book, and Andy even knows what it should be about—the story of how he and Terry first met. But, life is NEVER boring in the treehouse, and emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads are just the beginning….

About the Author


New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths, who wrote The 13-Story Treehouse, What Body Part Is That?, Killer Koalas From Outer Space, The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow, The Cat on the Mat Is Flat, and The Day My Butt Went Psycho! is at his best in these wild storytelling adventures, perfect for readers of all ages, which hit #1 on the Australian bestseller list. 

Terry Denton has worked with Andy on many books, including The 13-Story Treehouse series, and Killer Koalas From Outer Space. He lives in Australia with his wife and three kids.

$13.99
ISBN-13: 9781250026910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends, 4/2014

Location: 
Street:
160 Courthouse Sq
City:
Oxford
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Province:
Mississippi
Postal Code:
38655-3914
Country:
United States