Children's Events

Paper Bag Puppet Party

In honor of the new book, Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids, we will host a paper bag puppet party following Storytime on August 24th at 11 a.m. Children will be able to create their own paper bag puppet.
Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share By Editors of Martha Stewart Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307954749
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Potter Craft - June 18th, 2013

Special Storytime!

Join us Saturday morning, September 7th, for a Special Storytime at Square Book, Jr. featuring SBJ favorite FROG TROUBLE, a cd and illustrated songbook brought to you by Sandra Boynton and featuring an all-star artist roster of musicians. There will be fun, music, crafts and maybe even some frogs.

Stacey Jay Reads and Signs

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.


All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.

Robin Preiss Glasser signs FANCY NANCY: Fanciest Doll in the Universe


Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's picture book Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe, about the love little girls feel for their favorite dolls—and their favorite sisters!

Fancy Nancy's sister, JoJo, can really be a pest sometimes . . . like when she put Easter-egg dye in the kiddie pool and dunked Frenchy in it! But this time she's done something really bad, and Nancy is livid—that's fancy for tres angry and upset. JoJo drew a tattoo on Nancy's precious doll, Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier! Even worse, it's in permanent marker. That means it will never come out! When Mom suggests a fancy doll party to make Nancy feel better, Nancy is excited to accept. But what if the doll drama isn't over?

Fans of Fancy Nancy and fancy parties alike will delight in this story of how younger siblings can get on your nerves sometimes, but it always works out in the end. As always, the central theme of all the Fancy Nancy books shines through, showing how Nancy empowers girls with knowledge through her fascination with do-it-yourself fun!





About the Author

Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser are the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. Jane lives with her family in New York City. Robin lives with her family in Southern California.

Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe By Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061703843
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2013

Junie B. Jones Bus Tour stops by Off Square Books

This summer, Random House Children's Books will launch the 9th JUNIE B. JONES STUPID SMELLY BUS TOUR—a national tour that brings Junie B. Jones, live and in person, across the country to meet her fans. She will ride in the Stupid Smelly Bus to selected cities for fun-filled events. Fans will enjoy Junie B.'s hilarious antics through live theatrical performances based on the bestselling Junie B. Jones series. Events will also include cool Junie B. giveaways and an official book stamping. Barbara Park will not be at these events.

(photo by Marcia Ciriello)

Marissa Meyer signs SCARLET

When I first picked up Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I expected to read a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales, Cinderella. I assumed that the story would have some little twist on it to make it feel new again, but generally follow the normal plot. What greeted me was a completely new story with well-rounded characters, mystery and intrigue. I became so enamored with this book I could not put it down. I was obsessed on how this story could possibly end, all the while forgetting I knew the story of Cinderella. Cinder is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella, with almost a steam punk feel to it. Cinder has all the shimmering beauty we all expect to find in todays' world of "Disneyfied" fairy tales, but also the gritty and dark parts that relate this story back to its origins with the Grimm Brothers, all the while having a tone that is all Marissa Meyer. When I finished with Cinder I would have willingly traded almost anything I own to get my hands on the next book, Scarlet.

I am not a big fan of the story "Little Red Riding Hood" mostly because I am petrified of wolves but also because I feel that Red is too gullible and unwitting to make a proper story heroine. So when I started Scarlet, the second book in the Lunar Chronicles Quartet, I had some trepidation. Well, I had nothing to worry about...the little red riding hood in Scarlet is a Red that the Katniss Everdeen generation can get behind. A heroine with drive, courage, and brains who dives into her adventure with Cinder right by her side. Not to mention by the end of this book I was in love with the Big Bad Wolf.

Androids, cyborgs and all of the fairy tale characters you know and love. Oh my! Meet Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles Quartet and a New York Times-bestselling author. She will be coming to sign at Square Books, Jr. on February 14, 2013. I can't think of a better person to spend Valentines Day with than the person who makes some of the books I love best. JB
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) By Marissa Meyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312642969
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 5th, 2013