Square Books, Jr.

Where's Waldo 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 Monday, July 31st, Square Books, Jr. will host a grand-prize party for contestants.  Waldo and Wenda will be visiting us.

Event date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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Amy Young with A NEW FRIEND FOR SPARKLE

More Sparkle to love! Here's a new picture book starring Sparkle and Lucy about what happens when your best friend makes a new pal.

In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

About the Author

Amy Young was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and though she trained and practiced as a lawyer, she has always wanted to be an artist. She is the author and illustrator of several picture books including A Unicorn Named Sparkle. She lives in Spring Lake, Michigan, with her husband.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
A New Friend for Sparkle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374305536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - June 27th, 2017

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Anne of Green Gables giveaway

On May 13th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, Netflix is partnering with Independent Bookstores around the country to invite moms, daughters and kindred spirits of all sorts to celebrate the launch of Netflix’s series adaptation of ANNE WITH AN E. The celebration will be a gift bag giveaway that will bring the beloved character Anne Shirley and her world to life for book fans old and new. Together we’ll generate buzz and excitement online across social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat) and in local press, driving awareness and foot traffic for your bookstore, while simultaneously promoting the show streaming on Netflix.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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Children's Book Week: Make Your Own Little Golden Book

As the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, over 650 schools, libraries, and bookstores will host Children's Book Week events between May 1-7 from coast to coast in all 50 states. The theme for the 98th annual Children's Book Week celebration is "One World, Many Stories."

We're hosting a "Make Your Own Little Golden Book" event on Saturday May, 6th as a part of our usual Storytime.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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David Wiesner with FISH GIRL

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.

 

About the Author

David Wiesner has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for TuesdayThe Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Mr. Wuffles. Internationally renowned for his visual storytelling, David has brought his artistry and his fascination with undersea life to a new genre, the graphic novel. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Fish Girl Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544815124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2017

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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

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