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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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$19.99
ISBN: 9780545106078
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 27th, 2014

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR

Scieszka (the Spaceheadz series) pulls in an array of scientific, cultural, and historical allusions and references Einstein and Frankenstein, sure, but also James Bond, Edison vs. Tesla, the CERN particle collider, and more in this first book in the Frank Einstein series, loosely based around the subject of matter. Not unlike Shelley's Frankenstein, science whiz Frank is trying to animate a robot he's built in his garage lab. Frank doesn't succeed, but in one of the happy accidents that pepper scientific history (ahem, penicillin), Frank inadvertently lays the groundwork for the creation of two "self-assembled artificial-life" entities named Klink and Klank, fashioned from Shop-Vacs, Casio keyboards, and other mechanical detritus. The antimatter motor Frank whips up next for the science fair leads to a confrontation with his nemesis. Biggs's (the Everything Goes books) two-color cartoons and diagrams run the gamut from silly to scientific, and the same holds true of Scieszka's story. In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful. Ages 8 12.

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called "Guys Read" that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children's literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
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By Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419712180
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Published: Amulet Books - August 19th, 2014

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Photos from the first annual Waldo party

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Katie Clark signs RIVER ROYALS: MASTER THE MISSISSIPPI

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Splash into River Royals: Master the Mississippi with Eliza Jane and Henry as they take a wild ride down the Mississippi River in hopes of being crowned King and Queen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Filled with local culture, geography and history of the Mississippi River Basin, this imaginative journey takes children through ten states where they meet colorful new friends who also want crowns. The travelers soon discover that in these great states, you don't need a crown to shine. The strength of the United States lies in the hearts and dreams of its people. Citizens "from Lake Itasca to shining sea" work together to make America shine. With the charm of Eloise and the audacity of Huckleberry Finn, River Royals: Master the Mississippi "enchants and educates children ages five to eight as it introduces the vibrant communities along America's largest river system. Join this happy caravan as they explore the Mighty Mississippi and discover the wonders of America at every bend in the river.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Journalism and Minor in English, Katie enjoyed a career in pharmaceutical sales. She now uses her energy and passion for writing as a children's book author. Her desire to celebrate America from "rivers to shining seas" combined with her family's history of military service inspire her love of this country as reflected in the series. Katie, her husband and three daughters live in Houston.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 10:30am
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781939055712
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Published: Bright Sky Press - April 14th, 2014

Richelle Putnam signs THE INSPIRING LIFE OF EUDORA WELTY

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Eudora Alice Welty led an exciting and surprising life. Before she won a Pulitzer Prize, as a little girl she made her own books and won national poetry prizes. As a young woman during the Great Depression, she was a photographer and took pictures all over the South. These and other stories pack the life of one of Mississippi's most famous authors. With author and teacher Richelle Putnam, learn about the remarkable life of one of Mississippi's literary treasures, complete with vivid illustrations by John Aycock that are as colorful as Eudora's stories.

About the Author


Richelle Putnam is a Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Roster Artist/Teaching Artist and a Mississippi Humanities Speaker. She is the Special Features Director for Southern Writers Magazine and a former editor for MuseItUp Publishing, a Canadian ebook publisher and LEGENDS, The Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Review. She is a regular contributor to Portico, Well-Being Magazine, Parents & Kids Magazine, and a staff writer for Town and Gown Magazine. A Founder and Past President of Mississippi Writers Guild, a statewide non-profit organization, she also serves on several statewide boards, including Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center. With diplomas from The Institute of Children’s Literature, Open College for the Arts Advanced Writing Program, and other accredited writing institutions, she teaches Creative Writing at Meridian Community College and through libraries, schools and online. Her writing awards include Writers Digest and Writers Journal and she has been published in Common Ties, Mississippi Weddings Magazine, The Copperfield Review, Birmingham Arts Journal and two bestselling series: A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters and A Cup of Comfort for Christmas Prayer and A Cup of Comfort Twelve Days of Christmas. Her work was also chosen for The Copperfield Review’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Anthology. History Press commissioned her to write Lauderdale County, Mississippi; a Brief History, which was released in November 2011. Her book Legendary Locals of Meridian, co-authored with June Davidson, was released 2013. Her middle-grade biography, The Inspiring life of Eudora Welty, published by The History Press, will be released April 2014.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
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By Richelle Putnam, John Aycock (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626190009
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Published: History Press (SC) - April 8th, 2014

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Anne Zachry signs RETRO BABY

Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development with More Than 100 Time-Tested Activities

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Bouncers, carriers, electronic toys, and educational videos are intended to make our children smarter, but the concern today is about overuse. Retro Baby: Cut Back on Infant Gear, Media and Smart Toys, and Boost Your Baby's Development with Time-Tested Activities helps caregivers understand the importance of one-on-one playtime, and provides over 100 enjoyable interactive ideas to explore with your child.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:30am
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781581108118
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Published: American Academy of Pediatrics - October 22nd, 2013

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