An Unlikely Newsletter
October 14, 2016
Jeff Kinney
We have inked the date, F riday, November 11th at 10am, on our Unlikely Events calendar with Jeff Kinney for the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 11: Double Down! Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 28th at 10am, but in the meantime, at our Cece Bell event on Saturday, October 15th at 4pm, two lucky attendees can win a pair of tickets.

Pre-order your copy of Double Down on our website now to receive a signed copy of the book, plus an exclusive give-away only from An Unlikely Story!
In This Newsletter
Saturday, October 15th at 4pm
Meet Cece Bell, Newbery Honor winning author of El Deafo, as she speaks about it and introduces her new chapter-book series. Written by her husband, Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, Inspector Flytrap is the first book in a funny and clever illustrated 3-volume chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a perfect for beginning readers. You can sign up HERE .  As an added bonus, we will give away two pairs of tickets to our Jeff Kinney event on Friday, November 11th at 10am

Nick Bruel
Join us in welcoming Nick Bruel, the author/illustrator of the wildly popular Bad Kitty series! What's scarier than Bad Kitty in a bad mood? Bad Kitty in a bad mood...on Halloween! In this Halloween-themed book, Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat, stick with Kitty, who goes through the alphabet four times before she realizes that Halloween might not be so scary after all. Sign up for this free event here!

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30pm
Bestselling author and sports radio talk show host Michael Holley will be here to talk about his new book, Belichick and Brady, the epic, inside story of the rise and dominance of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots. Featuring interviews from Patriots players and coaches, Holley presents a fascinating portrait of the partnership between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Chockful of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information exploring how they have strategized and weathered controversies, culminating in four Superbowl rings (so far!), this is required reading for Patriots fans and students of the game. Register for this free event here!

Chris Grabenstein
Monday, October 24th at 5pm
We can't wait to welcome Chris Grabenstein to An Unlikely Story! Winner of all sorts of awards, Chris writes fast-paced and fun page-turners for children and adults. Chris wrote the New York Times bestselling books, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and The Island of Dr. Libris. Now he brings us Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel, the first book in a hilarious illustrated series about the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel. Register now for this free event!

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Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm
Exceptionally talented husband and wife collaborators Bob and Zoë Alley will be sharing their stories, demonstrating some drawing techniques, and signing their books. Bob and Zoë are so entertaining and fun to be around, you won't want to miss this event! Register your kids here!
Friday, October 14th at 7pm
Are you a fan of "Deadliest Catch"? If so, don't miss the opportunity to meet Nick "Sunshine" Tokman from the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" here on the Second Story!  Nick will give a speech about his story, conduct an open Q&A, sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Purchase your tickets HERE!

Friday, October 21st at 5pm
For the first time, we will celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day with a visit from Rainforest Reptile Shows! The show will feature toads, lizards, snakes, a tortoise and even an alligator! Children (and parents!) will have the opportunity to touch and hold some of the animals featured in the show. Admission for kids 3 years-old and under is free, all others purchase tickets here. For questions about this event, please contact the Second Story Programs Director:  
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Alisa recommends:
What do you do when you are visiting a pen pal, you are a tourist in an almost ghost town, on a two month visa, and you arrive during your pen pal's funeral? Open a bookstore! This novel is loads of fun and enjoyable, with a guaranteed happy ending.

Lynda recommends:
The Wonder
The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue

Lib Wright, trained as a nurse by Florence Nightingale herself, is hired to observe Anna O'Donnell, an 11 year old Irish girl who has not eaten in four months. The girl must be getting some form of nutrition, but how? And more importantly, why does she refuse to eat? As Lib watches, Anna begin to slowly waste away, and Lib becomes more and more attached to the girl and determined to find the answers. Beautifully written. 

Caitlin recommends:
by Juliet Marillier

Neryn has been able to see fey creatures forever. In a dangerous kingdon that outlaws magic, all she can do is hide. However, one night someone starts hunting her and everything changes. A great intro to YA fantasy with lots of Celtic lore.

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Kym Havens
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