DAVID WIESNER SIGNS
FISH GIRL (Clarion Books, hd. 25.00)
The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank.
STAR WARS PARTY
THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 4:30 PM AT OFF SQUARE BOOKS
Trivia, costumes, and a book signing to rock our galaxy! Costume contest starts at 4:30 and then Tricia Barr will be here signing Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (DK Publishing, hd 30.00) at 5 pm with trivia afterward.
by Rebecca Van Slyke (Nancy Paulsen Books, hd. 17.99)
Lexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi--word wrangler, that is. But lately, something seems off at the ranch. First the d goes missing from her bandana, leaving her with a banana to tie around her neck, and soon afterward every S-T-A-R in the sky turns into R-A-T-S. There's no doubt about it--there's a word rustler causing this ruckus, and Lexie plans to track him down . . . even if it means riding her horse through the sticky icing of a desert that's suddenly become a giant dessert.
A problem-solving princess inadvertently becomes known as the Frogkisser! and begins a quest to free the transformed people of her kingdom in this hilarious adventure about believing in yourself. Acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs.
Sam the Lion is actually a priceless dachshund, bred to be a show dog. More important, he is Heidy's best friend, and she needs one like never before. Until the day Sam is framed by the jealous poodle Cassius, and is cast out by Heidy's uncle, alone on the wild streets, where he is roughed up by a world he was not bred for. Sporting a soup ladle for a leg, Sam befriends other abandoned dogs and journeys all the way to the Westminster Dog Show, where his plan for revenge on Cassius takes an unexpected turn when he and Heidy spot each other after years of being apart.