Square Books, Jr.

Darren Farrell "Dennis and the Flyaway Fib"

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:00am

Darren Farrell will sign his picture book Dennis and the Flyaway Fib.

When best friends Doug-Dennis and Ben-Bobby go to the circus, something terrible happens. Doug- Dennis eats all of his friend's popcorn, and then tells a fib (It wasn't me!), which grows and grows (Maybe monsters ate it!), carrying Doug-Dennis away. As the lie gets bigger, Doug-Dennis flies higher, until he's floating in a land of lies--some of them big, some small, and some just downright weird. Doug-Dennis misses his best friend, and realizes there's only one way to come back down: by finally telling the truth.

Darren Farrell, a bright new talent in picture books, has created a cautionary tale that's chock-full of hilarity. This charming sheep is sure to become a favorite. (And that's the truth.)

Sarah Campbell "Growing Patterns"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 4:30pm

Sarah Campbell will visit Square Books, Jr. to read and sign copies of her latest book, Growing Patterns.

Books: 
Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature By Sarah C. Campbell, Richard P. Campbell (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Sarah C. Campbell, Richard P. Campbell (Photographs by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781590787526
Availability: Backordered -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Astra Young Readers - March 1st, 2010

"Besides being eye-catching, the photographs ought to prove invaluable for visual learners (spiral patterns in a pinecone are darkened for visibility). Kids should be left with a clear understanding of the pattern and curious about its remarkable prevalence in nature." --Publishers Weekly


Stephen Messer "Windblowne"

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

Stephen Messer will be at Off Square Books to read and sign copies of Windblowne

Stephen Messer’s debut novel Windblowne is a delight. Oliver, a sweet and persistent failure at making and flying kites, lives in Windblowne, an archaic flash-frozen countryside absolutely bonkers about kites. He comes from a family of kite-smiths, and every festival season he is yet again stripped of his foolish flying spirit and relegated to a seeming future of manual labor. One fateful day his luck takes a sharp turn, and he is adopted by a rogue kite who leads him into a strange and perilous world. The dialogue between Oliver and the kite rolls out eloquently like Etta James’ melodic conversation with a saxophone, with a twist of Dickens. JM

Hester Bass

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:00am

That's right, Hester Bass is swinging through Oxford to sign some books and will be our guest storytime teller. She will read and perhaps perform from her Orbis Pictus Award winning picture book The Secret World of Walter Anderson. Wednesday, April 21st at 10 a.m.

THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON illustrated by E.B. Lewis from Candlewick Press WINNER of the 2010 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children - 2010 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People - CCBC Choices 2010: Best-of-the-Year List compiled by Cooperative Children's Book Center - Kirkus: Best Children's Books of 2009 and Starred Review - Southern Independent Bookstore Bestseller, SIBA "Okra Pick" and nominee for SIBA Book Award - Represented Mississippi at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

"True art consists of spreading wide the intervals so that imagination may fill the space between the trees." - Walter Inglis Anderson

Event address: 
Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
38655 Oxford
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Books: 
The Secret World of Walter Anderson By Hester Bass, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hester Bass, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780763635831
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2009

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