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!

Event date: 
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
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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)
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
ISBN: 9781590787526
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 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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Stephen Messer "Windblowne"

Stephen Messer will be at Off Square Books to read and sign copies of Windblowne

Stephen Messer’s debut novel Windblowne is a delight. Oliver, a sweet and persistent failure at making and flying kites, lives in Windblowne, an archaic flash-frozen countryside absolutely bonkers about kites. He comes from a family of kite-smiths, and every festival season he is yet again stripped of his foolish flying spirit and relegated to a seeming future of manual labor. One fateful day his luck takes a sharp turn, and he is adopted by a rogue kite who leads him into a strange and perilous world. The dialogue between Oliver and the kite rolls out eloquently like Etta James’ melodic conversation with a saxophone, with a twist of Dickens. JM

Event date: 
Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:00pm
Windblowne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375861956
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2010