junior

Linda Williams Jackson with MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON

It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.

Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.

Linda Jackson’s moving debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American family and factual events from a famous trial that provoked change in race relations in the United States.

About the Author
Linda Williams Jackson was born in a small town in Mississippi and likes to write about unassuming, everyday characters in small-town settings. She still lives in Mississippi with her husband and children.

Event date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Midnight Without a Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544785106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 3rd, 2017

Event Type Terms: 

Nick Bruel with BAD KITTY TAKES THE TEST

Nick Bruel

It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is no different. In this new edition of the beloved, bestselling Bad Kitty series, Bad Kitty faces . . . a test!

Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat. With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is the instructor at Cat School, and Uncle Murray, who thinks he's just there to renew his driver's license, Kitty learns all about being a cat and a little about herself.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Bad Kitty Takes the Test Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626725898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 3rd, 2017

Event Type Terms: 

Augusta Scattergood with MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG

Augusta Scattergood

Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to care for Grandmother Clark. Paris Junction is nothing like her Texas hometown. And now she's been thrown together with troubled Willis DeLoach, gossipy Melinda Bowman, and Billy Wong, a Chinese American boy who has his own troubles. Billy's parents own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long, and folks aren't always friendly. Inspired by the true stories of Chinese immigrants who came to the American South during the Civil Rights Era, this poignant story reminds us all that home is where our hearts reside, and that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways. This brilliantly nuanced novel is delivering a unique literary format. The story is told from two points of view: Billy Wong is rendered in clipped verse narratives that are interspersed with Azalea's emotionally expressive prose. 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Making Friends with Billy Wong Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545924252
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016

Event Type Terms: 

Chris Van Dusen with IF I BUILT A CAR

If I built a car, it'd be totally new. Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise. There's a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar. After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the Robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever.

Event date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
If I Built a Car Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142408254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 14th, 2007

Event Type Terms: 

Chris Grabenstein with ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Can twelve 12-year-olds escape from the most ridiculously brilliant library ever created?

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library plunks a dozen sixth-graders into the middle of a futuristic library for a night of nonstop fun and adventure. 

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.

Event date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375870897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

Event Type Terms: 

'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
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

Where's Waldo? Now Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

Where's Waldo?: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645250
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

Event Type Terms: 

Pages