The Hickory Twig
The Hickory Stick Bookshop's Newsletter for Children, Teens, and In-Betweens

Hello, readers!!

We know Spring Break just happened for most of you, but can we please get another vacation to read all of the amazing books that just came out this month? Between the adorable story books, the new Stuart Gibbs, and an Alexander Hamilton love story, we kind of can't handle this excitement. Oh, and we're having a Open Mic Night for National Poetry Month and we would love it if you would sign up! Details below! 

Happy Reading!
The Hickory Stick Bookshop

For the Little Ones... 
Major cute alert!!
Escargot is a delightful little french snail who only wants two things in life: To be your favorite animal and to get to the yummy salad at the end of this book. Except when he finally gets to the salad, he discovers that there is a carrot in it. Escargot hates carrots. Can you help him out?  
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Ice Boy knows he should be perfectly happy living the life of an ice cube. He knows that he should be honored should he ever be chosen to cool someone's drink... but... Ice Boy wants more. So in spite of his parents and doctor's warnings... Ice Boy decides to head to the beach. What could possibly go wrong?
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Pandora lives alone and never gets any visitors... until one day something falls from the sky... a bird with a broken wing! Little by little, Pandora nurses the bird back to health, and in return the bird starts to make Pandora feel a little less lonely. This book is full of sweet and lovely things and everyone should read it. Right now. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
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For the In-Betweens...
Honorine is a maid and her life is incredibly boring. At least that's the case before she catches two sailors ransacking her employer's office and then follows a girl with wings out into the night. All of this leads to Honorine discovering that the stars in the sky have come to life to fight a war and she's stuck in the middle of everything. So... maybe be careful what you wish for, Honorine...
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Your eyes are not deceiving you - Stuart Gibbs has released a new FunJungle book and... do we even need to say anything else here? 
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This series is like Agatha Christie for middle grade readers and we love it. In First Class Murder, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells take a vacation across Europe on the world-famous Orient Express - because nothing bad has ever happened on the Orient Express, right?
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For the Teens... 
Hamilton Fans: STOP EVERYTHING. Melissa De La Cruz (the woman who brought The Descendents series into our lives) has written the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Turn your soundtrack up to eleven and get ready to swoon.
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Eden is lucky, all things considered, because she actually woke up from her coma, but she still can't shake this feeling that she might have brought something back with her...
Joe visits the hospital every day waiting for his best friend Jaz to wake up. Even though Eden knows it sounds crazy, she tells Joe that she thinks there's a way to reach Jaz. What happens next is mysterious, scary, beautiful, and bright.
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Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything--including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel.
He's a machine.
Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination.
Aaaand... we have chills.
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Our kid's book club, The Not-So-Secret Reading Society (ages 8-12) is meeting on May 5th at 5pm to discuss The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick and, you guessed it, we're asking mothers to join us!
Our book club is open to all and we loving meeting new members! If you have any questions, stop in or give us a call at 860-868-0525. 
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Hickory Stick Bookshop is thrilled to host a Youth Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday, April 28th from 5-7pm with a special guest appearance by Washington's Poet Laureate, Davyne Verstandig, who will MC the evening. Refreshments will be served. Please call 860-868-0525 right away to sign up if you are interested in reading! 
More details here 
Kid's Programs at The Hickory Stick Bookshop