What’s Happening in BookKids?

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S U S A N   C O O P E R
Ghost Hawk

We’re thrilled to welcome Susan Cooper to BookPeople on Friday, September 13 at 7pm to talk about her new book. Set in 17th century Massachusetts, Ghost Hawk tells the compelling story of two boys: one Purian, one Wampanoag. Shockingly tragic and beautifully crafted, Cooper’s epic story of friendship and bravery vividly illuminates the terrible devastation the colonists’ arrival brought to the area’s Native American people.

I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved and enthralled – and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven’t read anything better for a long time.” – Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass

And if you haven’t read Cooper’s The Dark is Rising books, we highly recommend taking this opportunity to read these modern classics. Steeped in the epic history and lore of the British Isles, Cooper’s richly developed series about the ancient battle between the Dark and the Light for the fate of the world are truly not to be missed.


N E W   &   N O T E W O R T H Y

Frog Trouble…And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs
by Sandra Boynton
Recommended for all ages

Recommended for ages “one to older than dirt”, this rollicking celebration of all the down home fun that country music can offer will have the whole family tipping their hats and tapping their boots in unison. We flat out dare you not to join in! This illustrated songbook comes with a CD recorded in Nashville featuring such musicians as Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Ryan Adams, Fountains of Wayne and many more performing Sandra Boynton’s delightful songs!

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
by Peter Brown
Recommended for ages 3 and up

Peter Brown’s new picture book about a perfectly proper metropolitan tiger’s descent into wildness (egads!) is beautiful, whimsical, and wildly entertaining. We simply can’t get enough of Mr. Tiger’s wild wild ways.

by Kendar Blake

Recommended for ages 3 and up

We fell in love with Kendar Blake’s writing a few years ago with the spectacular Anna Dressed in Blood. And now she had done it again with Antigoddess, a suspenseful mythological thriller centering around mortal psychic Cassandra and a fractious community of once powerful Greek gods imperiled by a mysterious threat.


U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

Wednesday, September 11 at 7pm
Recipe for Adventure

We’re very excited to welcome Giada De Laurentiis to the store with her brand new series of books for young readers, Recipe for Adventure! Aimed at readers ages 7-11, the series features brother and sister Alfie and Emilia Bertolizzi, and their magical and mysterious aunt Zia Donatella who transports them to famous food cities around the world. This event is a signing only. Tickets are required to attend and are available in-store and via bookpeople.com.

Friday, September 13 at 7pm
Ghost Hawk

We’re honored to host Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper with her latest book, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler.


F O R T U N A T E L Y,   T H E   M I L K

New from Neil Gaiman, a book that explores the BIG questions, such as what happens when you open the door to the space-time continuum….

Fortunately, the Milk is available on our shelves September 17.

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