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The Cat in the Hat is Turning 60 and a half and we're throwing him a birthday party! Join us for storytime with a special guest.
Learn about our offerings to local schools, including but not limited to discounts on quotes on titles of any quantity, discounts on school purchases, and in-store and off-site book fairs. We’ll have refreshments, a 20% discount for teachers, raffles, and lots of giveaways.
A quirky and heartfelt middle-grade debut about a spunky girl determined to clear her mother's name.
Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life suddenly changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, terrified and very much alone, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is a nun who lives on a peach orchard called Paradise and has turned away from their family long ago. Ruby Clyde believes that she's the only one who can find a way to help heal old wounds to save her mother and bring her family back together again. But in the end, she learns that being in a family means that everyone has to work together to support each other.
About the Author
Corabel Shofner is a wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature and was on Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Review, Word Riot,Habersham Review, Hawai’i Review, Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Xavier Review. Almost Paradise is her first novel.
In this gorgeously written middle grade debut reminiscent of the work of David Almond and The Thickety, a young girl embarks on an unforgettable journey through a Southern-infused fairy-tale forest filled with dark and wondrous magic.
In the wild, free woods of the Hinterlands, where magic is as real as stories are, there lives a girl named Goldeline. Goldeline has hair as white as summer snow and gold-flecked eyes, and she travels from camp to camp with Gruff and his bandits, getting by on the things they steal from carriages that pass through the woods.
But someone is after Goldeline. The Preacher—the man who wants to cleanse the Hinterlands of anyone who’s different, the man who turned the Townies against Goldeline’s momma for being a witch—thinks that Goldeline must be a witch, too.
Now Goldeline will have to summon all the courage and magic she got from her momma to escape the Preacher, save her friends, and, maybe, if she’s lucky, find a place to call home.
About the Author
Jimmy Cajoleas grew up in Jackson, MS. He earned his MFA from the University of Mississippi and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. This is his first novel.
There's a stinky stench in the fridge--and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Inspector Croissant begs Sir French Toast and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish in Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring delectable rhymes and wordplay--there's even an actual red herring--and delicious art, this tasty tale is a treat for kids!
About the Author
Josh Funk is author of numerous children's stories, including Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench along with Pirasaurs!, Dear Dragon, It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, Albie Newton, Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience and Fortitude, and more coming soon.
The culmination of the annual Where's Waldo hide-and-seek game is here again. Throughout the month of July, shop local and help find Waldo on the square. On Monday, July 31st, Square Books, Jr. will host a grand-prize party for contestants. Waldo and Wenda will be visiting us.
On May 13th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, Netflix is partnering with Independent Bookstores around the country to invite moms, daughters and kindred spirits of all sorts to celebrate the launch of Netflix’s series adaptation of ANNE WITH AN E. The celebration will be a gift bag giveaway that will bring the beloved character Anne Shirley and her world to life for book fans old and new. Together we’ll generate buzz and excitement online across social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat) and in local press, driving awareness and foot traffic for your bookstore, while simultaneously promoting the show streaming on Netflix.
As the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, over 650 schools, libraries, and bookstores will host Children's Book Week events between May 1-7 from coast to coast in all 50 states. The theme for the 98th annual Children's Book Week celebration is "One World, Many Stories."
We're hosting a "Make Your Own Little Golden Book" event on Saturday May, 6th as a part of our usual Storytime.
The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.
About the Author
David Wiesner has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Mr. Wuffles. Internationally renowned for his visual storytelling, David has brought his artistry and his fascination with undersea life to a new genre, the graphic novel. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.