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About The Seashore Book:
A mother's words help a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he has never seen the ocean. This summer classic by two masters has been reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences. Wendell Minor's elegant artwork and Charlotte Zolotow's simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore.

About Ben's Revolution: History comes alive in this gripping account of a young boy caught up in the start of the Revolutionary War. Based on an episode in National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick's New York Times bestseller Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, this engrossing story allows readers to experience history from a child's perspective, and Wendell Minor's stunning paintings will transport readers back to the early days of the Revolutionary War. Read more...

Molly Sampson Shore, a sensitive, tender six-year-old, is suddenly plagued by night visions - figures and muffled voices outside her bedroom window. The visions materialize on a Saturday at the mall when a kidnapper snatches Molly from the "reading circle" the moment Molly's mother, Claire, diverts her attention to sampling fragrances at a nearby perfume counter.
Molly's harrowing journey as a captive unfolds while Claire and her husband desperately search for their only child. At first, Molly connects with her mother through a scattering of telepathic moments until the tenuous psychic melding between mother and daughter fades to a last wisp of thought. Then, suddenly, silence.  Read more...

Where's Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course.  The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is returning to twenty different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From The Hickory Stick Bookshop to Washington Art Association and beyond, Waldo figures will be well hidden in local businesses. Find Waldo Local is a great summer  vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.  If you find him in at least 15 locations, you could win prizes at our Prize Party on July 31st! What are you waiting for? Get your passport at The Hickory Stick Bookshop or any other participating business! Read more...


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