Square Books, Jr.

Jimmy Cajoleas with THE RAMBLING

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

From the author of Goldeline, a Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth pick, comes a mesmerizing middle grade fantasy about family and the power of storytelling. Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Thickety.

Buddy Pennington is headed to river country, hoping his luck might change. He’ll be better off with his daddy, a wandering soul and a local legend for his skills at Parsnit, a mysterious card game of magic, chance, and storytelling. But no sooner are Buddy and his pop reunited than some of Pop’s old enemies arrive to take him away. Boss Authority, the magical crime lord who has held the rivers in his grasp for years, is ready to collect on an old debt Buddy’s father owes.

Now Buddy must set out on a dangerous rescue mission, learning to play Parsnit with the best of them as he goes. Because the stars are aligning for one last epic duel—one that will require a sticky-fingered ally, a lucky twist of fate, and the hand of a lifetime. And in this game, you’re only as strong as the story you tell.

About the Author
Jimmy Cajoleas grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He earned his MFA from the University of Mississippi and now lives in Brooklyn. Goldeline is his first novel, followed by The Rambling

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Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Dan Santat with AFTER THE FALL & Sharon Draper with OUT OF MY MIND at Square Books, Jr.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

Dan Santat and Sharon Draper sign at Square Books, Jr. for the Oxford Conference for the Book on Friday, March 29th at 3 pm. Dan will be signing AFTER THE FALL and Sharon will be signing OUT OF MY MIND.

After the Fall by Dan Santat

From the New York Times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

About the Author
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

From multiple award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder.

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

About the Author
Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year.
 

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Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 2012

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By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

Dr. Seuss Storytime

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading THE CAT IN THE HAT with the Cat himself as our special guest. We will also have a BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Dr. Seuss sale. This promotion goes from February 18th through March 10th. A great time to start a new collection or catch up on old classics.

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Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 1957

Leigh Bardugo with KING OF SCARS

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Square Books, Jr. is lucky enough to be one of the hosts!

Exciting news: we’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!

Once Leigh arrives, she’ll host a 30 minute Q&A followed by a book signing where you’re able to get King of Scars personalized and two additional Leigh Bardugo titles signed. You’ll also be able to grab a quick photo with her, so have your cameras ready to go!

Pre-order a copy of King of Scars now for your ticket or call us at 662-236-2207. Some tickets will be available at the door. You must purchase a copy of the book with us for your ticket. 

The Fan Meet-Up starts at The Edison at 5 pm.

The Q&A and signing starts at The Edison at 6 pm.


About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and now, King of Scars—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and coming later this year, Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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The Edison
1415 UNIVERSITY AVE
Oxford, MS 38655
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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250142283
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

Face your demons...or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

 

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.


Lincoln Peirce with MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

A copy of Max &The Midknights must be purchased at the store/event in order to get into the signing line.

Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers--the Midknights--Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

About the Author
When he is not writing or drawing, Lincoln enjoys playing ice hockey, doing crossword puzzles, and hosting a weekly radio show devoted to vintage country music. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children and live in Portland, Maine. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate

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Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$13.99
ISBN: 9781101931080
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

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