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BONUS STORYTIME TAKEOVER: John Patrick Green & Dave Roman for InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:30pm

Square Books Jr. is pleased to welcome John Patrick Green in conversation with Dave Roman for a special BONUS storytime takeover and drawing demo celebrating the release of InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S., the latest chapter in the hilarious sewer-loving secret agent adventure series.

Tune in Tuesday, September 28th at 12:30 pm CT on Facebook Live

Will InvestiGators Mango and RoboBrash be able to solve this latest mystery in the hilarious adventure series perfect for fans of Dog Man?!

With agent Brash trapped in a mysterious coma, the technicians at S.U.I.T. have designed the ultimate replacement: RoboBrash! This high-tech replica has been programmed with all of the original Brash’s crime-fighting skills and knowhow—but it seems he’s got a few bugs in his system! Will Mango and his new partner be enough to stop the giant ants that are on a rampage in the city? Orchestrated by the spaced-out villain, Maestronaut, and Houdino, the dinosaur escape artist, it seems criminals are certainly upping the ANT-y!


About the Author

John Patrick Green is a human with the human job of making books about animals with human jobs, such as HippopotamisterKitten Construction Company, and the New York Times bestselling InvestiGators. John is definitely not just a bunch of animals wearing a human suit pretending to have a human job. He is also the artist and co-creator of the graphic novel series Teen Boat!, with writer Dave Roman. John lives in Brooklyn in an apartment that doesn't allow animals other than the ones living in his head.

About the Host

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis (with John Patrick Green) and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror, Nursery Rhyme Comics and the Flight series. Roman teaches at the School of Visual Arts, is a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine, and is currently the editor for First Second’s Science Comics and History Comics ongoing series of nonfiction graphic novels. He lives in NYC and draws a webcomic called Starbunny, Inc. You can find him online at yaytime.com and @yatime

 

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Published: First Second - September 28th, 2021

YA Virtual Event: Kendare Blake in conversation with Marissa Meyer for ALL THESE BODIES

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:30pm

Pub Day Event · Square Books is thrilled to partner with the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library to celebrate the publication of Kendare Blake's All These Bodies. Join us on Zoom for a conversation between YA authors, Kendare Blake and Marissa Meyer

This is event is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation. In this edge-of-your-seat mystery the truth is as hard to believe as it is to find.

Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood. 

Michael Jensen, an aspiring journalist whose father happens to be the town sheriff, never imagined that the Bloodless Murders would come to his backyard. Not until the night the Carlson family was found murdered in their home. Marie Catherine Hale, a diminutive fifteen-year-old, was discovered at the scene—covered in blood. She is the sole suspect in custody.

Michael didn’t think that he would be part of the investigation, but he is pulled in when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to. As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?


About the Author

Kendare Blake is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series. She holds an MA in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is also the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Awards finalist; Girl of NightmaresAntigoddessMortal Gods; and Ungodly. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Gig Harbor, Washington. Visit her online at www.kendareblake.com.

About the Host

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, the New York Times-bestselling Renegades trilogy, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1 and 2, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

 

Praise for...

"Fantastically disturbing and expertly eerie."
— Stephanie Garber, #1 bestselling author of the Caraval series

“A chilling psychological thriller that effectively pulls from true crimes, folklore, and urban legends.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An insightful look at our morbid curiosity about murderers.”
— Kirkus Reviews

"Through an assured voice and a vividly wrought small-town atmosphere, Blake swiftly draws readers into this tense historical thriller inspired by a real-life murder spree."
— Publishers Weekly

“Reads like true crime. A chilling descent into the human psyche.”
— Booklist

“Timid, polite Michael and bold, headstrong Marie carry the story forward on their own.”
— School Library Journal

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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 21st, 2021

BONUS STORYTIME TAKEOVER: Susan Verde for I AM COURAGE

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10:00am

FRI-YAY! Miss Jill and Square Books Jr. are pleased to welcome Susan Verde for a bonus special storytime takeover in celebration of her her picture book I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience 

Tune in Friday, September 10th at 10:00 am CT on Facebook Live

I move ahead one breath at a time.
I act with bravery.
I am courage.

 

When we picture someone brave, we might think they’re fearless but real courage comes from feeling scared and facing what challenges us anyway. When our minds tell us “I can’t,” we can look inside ourselves and find the strength to say, “Yes, I CAN!”

From the New York Times bestselling team behind the I Am series comes a triumphant celebration of everyday courage: believing in ourselves, speaking out, trying new things, asking for help, and getting back up no matter how many times we may fall. Grounded in mindfulness and awareness, I Am Courage is an empowering reminder that we can conquer anything.
Inside, you'll also find exercises to inspire confidence.

"A vivid array of vibrant backgrounds evoke the range of moods experienced by the children, who themselves are drawn as distinct individuals with expressive faces. . .For young readers who need help believing in themselves and for those with friends who do the same." 
— Kirkus Reviews


About the Author

Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am YogaI Am Peace, I Am OneThe MuseumYou and MeMy Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula.
 

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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 7th, 2021

STORYTIME TAKEOVER: Dan Yaccarino for THE LONGEST STORM

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:00am

Miss Jill and Square Books Jr. are pleased to welcome author-illustrator Don Yaccarino for a special storytime takeover celebrating his picture book The Longest Storm  a heartwarming family story that will resonate for everyone who's experienced the Covid-19 quarantine -- or other kinds of hardship and loss.

Tune in Wednesday, September 8th at 10:00 am CT on Facebook Live. **scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to access the worksheets for the drawing activity Don will be presenting.

This classic in the making will lift hearts with its optimistic vision of a family figuring out how to love and support one another -- even when their everyday world is shrunk beyond recognition.

★"At once timely and timeless...." -- School Library Journal, STARRED

★A new classic. -- Booklist, STARRED

 

★Splendid.... ....Resonant and reassuring." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
 

★An emotionally nuanced, authentic picture book that simultaneously hints at and avoids mention of recent events. Conveying instantly recognizable sadness and stresses, it clearly shows how connection and resilience can prevail in the face of any storm." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED


About the Author

Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his children's books, Parent's Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr), Emmy-winning Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo), and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. In addition to his own stories, Dan's bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such distinguished authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, and Kevin Henkes. Dan's internationally recognized art style has earned him a large following in Japan, exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Bologna, and a visit to the White House. He is also a contributing children's book reviewer for the New York Times.Dan's books have been translated into many languages and have inspired animated series, toys, ebooks, children's musicals, and video adaptations. People all over the world enjoy Oswald, Dan's animated series about the wonderfully whimsical world of a lovable octopus, which Time magazine chose as one of the top 6 shows to watch on cable.Animation Magazine hails him as an American original. Dan's work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents Choice Award. Over 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date.

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Published: Mineditionus - August 31st, 2021

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STORYTIME TAKEOVER: Shelli R. Johannes and Mike Moran for THEO THESAURUS

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:00am

Miss Jill and Square Books Jr. are pleased to welcome author and illustrator team Shelli R. Johannes and Mike Moran for a special storytime takeover celebrating their picture book Theo TheSaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words.

Tune in Wednesday June 16th at 10:00 am CT on Facebook Live.
 


When a big vocabulary leads to big confusion, Theo TheSaurus learns that there are some things you can say without any words at all! 

Theo TheSaurus is a little dino who loves words--the bigger the better! And he's determined to share that love with his new classmates in his new school, no matter that they don't understand him at first. But when a trip to the athenaeum (also known as the library) becomes a visit to the auditorium instead, and a suggestion to play conceal-and-search (or hide-and-seek) only earns him looks of confusion, Theo realizes that misinterpretations can actually just be plain confusing! It's only when his newfound friends find a way to show they care that Theo learns that sometimes, there are things more important than words.

In this sweet and funny book filled with bright art, a brand-new dino character, and a full glossary of big words at the end, readers have tons of fun--and learn some new words along the way! It's FANCY NANCY for the dino-loving set!


About the Author

Shelli R. Johannes (srjohannes.com) is the author of the Cece Loves Science series. An animal lover, she can often be found volunteering with animal conservation groups or rescuing strays off the side of the highway. Shelli lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and a whole bunch of pets. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @srjohannes.

About the Illustrator

Mike Moran (mikemoran.net) is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, animation, children's books, toy packaging, apps, and trade show convention tents to greeting cards. A huge baseball and Beatles fan, he lives with his wife and two sons in Florham Park, New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mikemoran_illo.

 

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Published: Philomel Books - June 15th, 2021

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