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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.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781618580153
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Published: Turner - September 25th, 2012

Obert Skye signs POTTERWOOKIE

Description


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

Event date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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By Obert Skye, Obert Skye (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780805094510
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 18th, 2012

BRAIN QUEST CHALLENGE

 

 

“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. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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Brian Biggs signs EVERYTHING GOES IN THE AIR

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.
Event date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 4:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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By Brian Biggs, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061958106
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2012

FIERCE READS TOUR


SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
THE SHADOW SOCIETY by Marie Rutkoski 
PROMISED by Caragh O'Brien
CREWEL by Gennifer Albin 

Square Books, Jr. welcomes to Oxford four authors of young adult and teen fiction who are making their way around the country on MacMillan's Children's Publishing group multi-city Fierce Reads tour.
Event date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5:35pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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SNOOZAPALOOZA

Event date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:00am
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160 Courthouse Sq
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Dan Gutman signs THE GENIUS FILES: YOU ONLY DIE TWICE

The most dangerous road trip in history continues for thirteen-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald.

Just when they thought they were safe, the twins will be chased by an evil Elvis impersonator, trapped in a pool of flesh-eating soda pop, nearly pulverized in a giant shredder, and crushed in a turbo-charged carnival ride. Worst of all, no one believes them!

Will they make it out alive? Will they ever find out who’s really after them? All bets are off in this explosive third book in the Genius Files series!

About the Author


Dan Gutman is the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than one and a half million copies, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 5.5 million copies!

Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, he has received fifteen state book awards and thirty-eight state book award nominations. Dan Gutman lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina, and their two children, Sam and Emma.

Event date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061827709
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Published: HarperCollins - January 22nd, 2013

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
Event date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
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$19.99
ISBN: 9780312642969
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 5th, 2013

Cory Doctorow signs HOMELAND

In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.

A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his onetime girlfriend Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.

Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want.

Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.

Event date: 
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
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160 Courthouse Sq
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780765333698
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Published: Tor Books - February 5th, 2013

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