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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
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545924252
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016

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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
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$7.99
ISBN: 9780142408254
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Published: Puffin Books - June 14th, 2007

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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
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780375870897
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

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'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
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By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

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By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763635008
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

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By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763634995
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2007

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By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763645250
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

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Harry Potter Magical Midnight Release Party

Join us at 10 p.m. Saturday July 30th at Off Square Books for the release of the new Harry Potter book:  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character, there will be games, prizes, activitites, as well as Hogwarts-themed refreshements. Contact Square Books Jr. to reserve your copy now, the book will be distributed at midnight, July 31st.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
Event address: 
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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$29.99
ISBN: 9781338099133
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 31st, 2016

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Kate DiCamillo with RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE - @ The Powerhouse

 

About the Author


Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Description


Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. 
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

 

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Event date: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
413 S 14th St
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681173
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 12th, 2016

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