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For young fans of things with wings, another oversized visual riot from the creator of Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Following a departing family as it wends its way through a teeming airport, Biggs doesn't just confine himself to winged aircraft--covering instead the entire history of flight from the Wright Brothers on. Topical spreads are filled edge to edge with early airplanes, modern working planes of various designs, helicopters, gliders, blimps and balloons. Knowing just how much visual busyness to pack into each bright cartoon scene without turning it into a confusing jumble, he also offers alternate spreads a-bustle with activity. Passengers wheel luggage through a concourse, undress to various degrees at a security station ("NOPE" flashes the red sign over the gate as a peg-legged pirate tries to pass), board a jetliner (later seen in a cutaway view) and taxi out to the runway for a climactic double-gatefold takeoff. Along with identifying labels, viewers inclined to take closer looks will be rewarded by the sight of five rug rats leading a harried mom on a merry chase, birds with or without jaunty hats, at least one personal cameo of the artist and other diversions. Required reading for both plane-iacs and any first-time flier.
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By Brian Biggs, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061958106
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2012

Caroline Randall Williams signs THE DIARY OF B.B. BRIGHT, POSSIBLE PRINCESS

A lively tale of one young woman's adventure to pass her Official Princess Test, discover a means of escape from her island, and reveal her true destiny.

Thirteen-year-old orphan Black Bee Bright (B. B. for short) is funny, quirky, precocious, and adventurous. But B. B. has a secret. She's captive on an island in "the middle of very tropical nowhere" because she's forced to hide her true identity as a royally born princess from her parents' enemies in Raven World. B. B. must find a way to escape to "the Other World" where there are best friends and cool clothes, but she can't escape the island until she passes her Official Princess Test and undertakes a dangerous journey alone to the East side of the island, where eight princesses must help her discover what it truly means to be a princess.

Caroline Randall Williams is a graduate of Harvard University. She was an instructor with Teach for America for two years and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Mississippi. The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess is her first book.

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ISBN: 9781618580153
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Published: Turner - September 25th, 2012

Obert Skye signs POTTERWOOKIE


The latest creature to emerge from Rob’s closet is a cross between Chewbacca from Star Wars and Harry Potter. Rob names him "Potterwookiee" (“Hairy” for short) and soon Rob finds himself treading water as he tries to figure out how to care for his mixed-up friend. Great laughs and great books help Rob along the way.

About the Author

Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of The Creature from My Closet: Wonkenstein. He has also written the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series for Simon and Schuster, Leven Thumps, and Pillage.

Praise for Potterwookiee…

Praise for Wonkenstein:

“Comfy antics for readers who don’t probably much like reading—which, one thinks, is exactly the point.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . the idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious.” —SLJ

“Highly amusing new series starter. . . . Skye gives Rob a self-deprecating charm and highlights the pleasures of books both subtly and effectively.” —Booklist

“Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won’t be able to keep Wonkenstein to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans.” —Shelf Awareness

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By Obert Skye, Obert Skye (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805094510
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 18th, 2012

Robin Bridges signs THE UNFAILING LIGHT

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

Lush and opulent, romantic and sinister, The Unfailing Light, Volume II in The Katerina Trilogy, reimagines the lives of Russia's aristocracy in a fabulously intoxicating and page-turning fantasy.

About the Author

ROBIN BRIDGES's previous YA novel is The Gathering Storm, Volume I in the Katerina Trilogy.

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ISBN: 9780385740241
Published: Delacorte Press - October 9th, 2012


Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples—cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers’s return, the Hourglass organization is offered an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered—with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him may not be enough. . . .

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science-fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

About the Author

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories. She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best. You can visit her online at

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ISBN: 9781606841457
Published: Egmontusa - June 12th, 2012




“There’s a game out there that doesn’t need batteries-it runs on brain power. It’s called BRAIN QUEST, and it proves that being smart can also be fun.”—Chicago Tribune

“BRAIN QUEST goes beyond simple memorization and encourages kids to use reasoning, listening, and visualization skills, which increases its educational and entertainment value.”—SESAME STREET PARENTS

A Brain Quest Challange is an educational group activity designed for children ages 8 to 12. We will be hosting a Challange at Square Books Jr. Click here to watch a video of kids talking about Brain Quest. 


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