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Deborah Wiles signs COUNTDOWN

Countdown Deborah Wiles will sign Countdown Monday, August 23 at 4:30P.M.

Countdown features a captivating story interspersed with footage from 1962. Deborah Wiles has created a documentary novel that will put you right alongside Franny as she navigates a dangerous time in both her history and our history. It is an experience you will never forget.

Look for JFK and Khrushchev to leap off the page, along with Sandy Koufax, Pete Seeger, Fannie Lou Hamer, Cassius Marcellus Clay, James Bond, and more. Photographs, song lyrics, advertisements, news clippings, and television snippets populate the pages of this story about the sixteen days when the world came as close as it has ever come to nuclear annihilation.

 

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 4:30pm
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Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

You've finished your summer reading list, you've gotten all your school supplies, so it means summer is officially over. Right? WRONG! Square Books Junior and the Yoknapatawpha Youth Literacy Council are throwing a back-to-school bash to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year!

Here's what you need to know: The party is at Off Square Books on Friday, August 6th starting at 7pm.

There will be a book drive (benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Oxford) going on at the door so we are encouraging everyone to bring a book (or two!).

Like all good SBJ parties there will be plenty of refreshments and even live entertainment by Oxford's own high school band, The Tape Ghosts!

So put on your dancing shoes, grab a couple books (or some school supplies) to give to a good cause, and put off school starting for one more night!

We'll see you there! And remember, this event is family friendly!

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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
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WIMPY KID ICE CREAM TRUCK at Square Books, Jr.

The Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck will be pulling in the parking lot at Square Books, Jr. at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23.

Be sure to check out The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, including the latest The Ugly Truth

Event date: 
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Darren Farrell "Dennis and the Flyaway Fib"

Darren Farrell will sign his picture book Dennis and the Flyaway Fib.

When best friends Doug-Dennis and Ben-Bobby go to the circus, something terrible happens. Doug- Dennis eats all of his friend's popcorn, and then tells a fib (It wasn't me!), which grows and grows (Maybe monsters ate it!), carrying Doug-Dennis away. As the lie gets bigger, Doug-Dennis flies higher, until he's floating in a land of lies--some of them big, some small, and some just downright weird. Doug-Dennis misses his best friend, and realizes there's only one way to come back down: by finally telling the truth.

Darren Farrell, a bright new talent in picture books, has created a cautionary tale that's chock-full of hilarity. This charming sheep is sure to become a favorite. (And that's the truth.)

Event date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:00am
Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib Cover Image
By Darren Farrell, Darren Farrell (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803734371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - March 4th, 2010

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Sarah Campbell "Growing Patterns"

Sarah Campbell will visit Square Books, Jr. to read and sign copies of her latest book, Growing Patterns.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 4:30pm
Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590787526
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 1st, 2010

"Besides being eye-catching, the photographs ought to prove invaluable for visual learners (spiral patterns in a pinecone are darkened for visibility). Kids should be left with a clear understanding of the pattern and curious about its remarkable prevalence in nature." --Publishers Weekly


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