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U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
Saturday, April 5 2p
LIZ GARTON SCANLON
The Good-Pie Party
Join us for a good old fashioned pie party to celebrate the new book from Austin author and Caldecott Honoree Liz Garton Scanlon, The Good-Pie Party! When Posty has to move away, only one thing can comfort her and her best friends: baking pie! Bring the kids down today as we celebrate good friends, good memories and, of course, PIE!
Tuesday, April 8 7p
One of our favorite authors, Brandon Mull, returnswith a brand new series, Sky Raiders! We love his Beyonders and Fablehaven books and Sky Raiders promises even more fun adventure. Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween, but when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.
Thursday, April 10 6:30p
TOM ANGLEBERGER & JONATHAN AUXIER
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue
The Night Gardener
Tom Angleberger, author of the bestselling (and BookKids favorite) Origami Yoga series is teaming up for an evening of fun with Jon Auxier, author of Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes! Angleberger will be here to share his latest book, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue. Auxier will talk to us about his new novel for young readers, The Night Gardner. Join us!
Friday, April 11 7p
Warp: The Reluctant Assassin
Artemis Fowl fans, today is a big day! Eoin Colfer is returning to BookPeople to present the first book in his brand new series, Warp: The Reluctant Assassin. Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who uses his conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. When an intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. He must return to Victorian London to save the world!
N E W & N O T E W O R T H Y
Firefly July and Other Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Recommended for Ages 6 and Up
Short and sweet, these collected poems chart a succinct path through the seasons, evoking brightly sensory bursts of meaning and memory as they swirl together into an dazzling montage of the brief yet special moments that illuminate a year.
West of the Moon by Margi Preus
Recommended for Ages 10 and Up
Inspired by a passage in the author’s great-great-grandmother’s diary kept as she migrated from Norway, this bewitchingly beautiful story dipped in fable and myth tells of a girl of grit and fortitude who faces off against hard-hearted foes, the terrible realities of poverty, and her own fears to save her little sister and fly east of the sun, west of the moon, and all the way to America.
YOUNG ADULT BUZZ BOOK!!!
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
by Leslye Walton
“This book caught my eye for one particular reason, the title. Anything strange, beautiful, and full of sorrow I am all for. What really makes me excited for this book though is the main character. Ava Lavender, a normal girl in all ways, except one. Ava has wings! A YA book about a girl with wings (that isn’t a fairy), I think YES! I am telling you guys, this read is a good one!” – Kendall, BookPeople Teen Press Corps
M I D D L E G R A D E S P O T L I G H T
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
Reviewed by Xander
“I love mysteries, and books that have characters following clues to find something they desire. Stuart is a really small ten year old who is trying to find something that is related to his family. He is very ambitious looking for the workshop; there are adults who are spying on him, he is getting into trouble but he still does his best to follow through. The dad is a crack-up with his stupendous use of really long and confusing words, as are the next-door twins, April, May and June, with their newspaper. I can not wait to read the sequel.”