October is an exciting month of events at Red Balloon, including an evening with John Green and his brother, Hank on October 22. A few tickets are still available, but this event will sell out.
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How can you make a book more special? Come meet the author and have your book signed!
Miranda Paul, Oct 7, 10:30 am
The award-winning author of  One Plastic Bag  is coming to St. Paul to celebrate two new books  The Great Pasta Escape  and  Are We Pears Yet? Join us for a fantastically fun food-themed storytime!   Details here
Dan Santat, Oct. 9, 4 pm
Swing by Red Balloon Bookshop after school to find out what happened after Humpty Dumpty fell from the wall and meet Caldecott medalist Dan Santat. Details here
By K yo Maclear , E s Shapiro (Illustrator)

Yak and Dove are friends. Yak and Dove are opposites. Perhaps, they think, they are not friends? This tale is told in three separate stories. First Yak and Dove think they could be twins, but soon are listing each other's faults. Yak has fur, Dove has feathers, Yak likes quiet, Dove likes noise. Soon, they are not smiling at each other. They are not friends. Yak laments his loss and auditions a new friend. Guess who gets the role?! In the end, Yak and Dove realize that friends don't have to be the same. A fun read-aloud for all ages.  — Julie (RBB Staff)
By Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

Perhaps you didn't know that trees could talk. This story is told from the perspective of Red, an old red oak tree, who has quite the story to tell. For years, humans have been tying wishes to her branches wishes for happiness, love, and friendship. When Samar and her family arrive in the neighborhood and receive a mixed welcome, Red makes it her mission make the young girl's wish come true. Highly recommend for readers of all ages!    — Stacy (RBB Staff)
By Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie follows Vivian, a high school student in a small town in Texas. She is motivated to start a feminist revolution called MOXIE by her mother's involvement in the Riot Grrrl movement of the 90s and sexist boys (and adults!) at her school. Moxie is an inspiring book to read for young people; especially girls. The book battles not only sexism, but racism, and homophobia, too. Moxie truly shows that women are capable of anything when we work together!    — Quinn J. (Teen Book Club)
By Toni Morrison

The Origin of Other s is a cogent and timely assessment of the ways we form our ideas of who is Other and lesser. Morrison draws on her own experience, as well as on history and literature, making this her most personal collection so far. I found this the most interesting when she looks at her own novels, especially Paradise and Beloved , and her analysis of globalization was particularly helpful. A slim volume, packed with things that make me re-consider my own ideas. — Joan (RBB Staff)
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Did you know Red Balloon has a birthday club?
Join the Red Balloon Birthday Club and receive a coupon for  3 Balloon Bucks  to use in your birthday month! Kids and adults can sign up. Learn more here
Win 2 tickets to see John Green!
Click here to enter to win 2 tickets to the event on Oct. 22. In the email, please include your full name and phone number. Email must be received by 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 5. Winners will be notified on Friday, Oct. 6. (This, btw, is your reward for scrolling all the way down this newsletter!)
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