An Unlikely Newsletter
August 9, 2017
Summer's not nearly over, but it's never too early to start getting your little ones ready for their first day of school. We've put together a great selection of books like The Kissing Hand, First Day Jitters, School's First Day of School, and lots more. We also have notebooks, pens & pencils, funky erasers and other fun school supplies for their backpack.  Okay, now get back outside and enjoy the sun! 
In This Newsletter
Sunday, August 13th at 4pm
Joseph Robertia and his wife, Cole, will visit all the way from Alaska to discuss Joseph's new book, Life with Forty Dogs: Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees, and Rescues in an event for dog lovers, husky owners, animal rescuers, fans of Alaska TV shows, and those who follow the Iditarod. At their events, Joseph shares a fascinating slide show; Cole, an Iditarod and Yukon Quest veteran, talks about life with dogs and being a woman in racing. Register now for this free event.

We've long wished to welcome author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen to An Unlikely Story, and we are thrilled to welcome him this summer! Chris will introduce his new picture book, Hattie and Hudson, a charming tale about a little girl and her colossal friend that teaches a monster-size lesson about prejudging others. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a coupon towards Hattie and Hudson or any of Chris' books. Get your tickets now!  

Dav Pilkey
Friday, September 15th at 5pm
Tra-la-laa! An Unlikely Story presents Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Captain Underpants and Dog Man series. Join us for an epic evening of family fun with a presentation and live drawing by Dav Pilkey, followed by a book signing. Enjoy activities, giveaways, and photo opportunities with Dog Man and Captain Underpants! Tickets are $10.61 (the cost of Dog Man 3, including tax), include a copy of Dog Man 3, and admit two. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 15th at 5:00pm. Please visit our event page for more event information.

On the Second Story OldSchool
Monday, August 14th at 2pm
Lizards, lizards everywhere - you will be amazed by these fascinating reptiles! Learn about the smallest and largest lizards in the world along with everything in between. Discover why Science thinks snakes came from lizards millions of years ago and many other interesting facts about these living dinosaurs. Tickets are $7, and all attendees (parents included) over the age of 3 will require a ticket. For tickets and more information, click here.
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Colleen recommends:
Startup by Doree Shafrir
This book introduced me to a world that I was so unfamiliar with: startup tech companies. We follow Mack McAllister, the young founder and CEO of TakeOff, and Katya Pasternack, a writer for TechScene who is in desperate need of a groundbreaking story. With aspects of women struggling to compete in a male-dominated world, and middle-aged workers struggling to adapt to the new and  overpowering millennial culture, Shafrir's debut novel is one that everyone can enjoy and will not be able to put down.

Kym recommends:
Truly Madly Guilty
Truly Madly Guilty   by Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty has a brilliant way of taking the most ordinary of events, in this case a neighbor's barbecue, and twisting them in a completely unexpected direction. You can imagine yourself in the same situation, and she will make you wonder how you would react to the same set of circumstances. Her novels are not only spot-on observations about contemporary women's lives, they're very funny, and page-turningly suspenseful. Save this one for an uninterrupted weekend; you won't be able to put it down!

Bonnie recommends:
Wildman   by J. C. Geiger
Meet Lance Hendricks -- teenager extraordinaire -- everything but a "wildman" until his car breaks down far from home and he finds a side of himself he never imagined existed.  Experience living on the edge with a motley crew of teenagers and young adults as Lance breaks from his expected life path and bravely forges forward -- in love, friendship and destiny... "wildly!"  Ages 14+

More staff picks  »
Cards & Gifts Gifts
Get hydrated with a S'well insulated water bottle! It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours or  hot for 12, while giving back to those in need. Plus, they're so cool looking, you'll be carrying a unique accessory. S'well started with the mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles. They believe that if they make a crave-worthy bottle that combines fashion with function, people will stop buying disposable bottles, and they will reduce single-use plastic consumption worldwide. 
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Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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