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

Hello, readers!!

So many amazing books came out this month, we cannot wait to tell you about them! We also have tons of great books for Black History Month and Youth Leadership Month, both of which are celebrated in February! So scroll down and see what's in store for you! 

Happy Reading!
The Hickory Stick Bookshop 

For the Little Ones... 
Lane Smith is sure to improve your day with this new book based on a true story that happened in his own back yard. If any of you have a bird feeder, you may see where this one is going... It is a great story and the illustrations are, of course, amazing! Plus, we have autographed copies!
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Florence and Wendell Minor, the husband-and-wife team behind If You Were a Penguin, If You Were a Panda Bear, and many others, have created a picture book treasure featuring a cast of adorable bunnies, and boy oh boy is it cute! If you love adorable things and books, this book is the book for your library. Oh, and you can meet Wendell & Florence, too! They'll be here to sign copies of How to Be a Bigger Bunny on March 18th at 2pm in our store!
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Ah!! This book!!! It is already on our list of "Favorite Books from 2017" and someone is going to seriously need to blow our minds to change that. We are so glad that we finally get to introduce you all to Kelp, the adorable little... narwhal? Or is he? Come in and pick this book up now and then buy it and love it forever. You really just don't have a choice here.
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  Click here to see more books for this age group!   

For the In-Betweens...
Did you read Counting by 7s? Did you love it? Because Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a new book and it's so good! It's all about Julia, who 'is very short for her age, but don't worry, by the end of the summer production of Wizard of Oz, she'll realize how big she is inside, where it counts.' This book is funny, it's touching, and it is just all the good things. Read it!
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Also Available as a Digital Audiobook! 
An old brass key that unlocks a gate attached to an invisible wall? Check.
Rose gardens, hedge mazes, and a castle? Check.
An eerie warning from a fortune teller? Check.
Yeah, this book has everything.  
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If you're looking for some great nonfiction, look no further. The Heart of Everything That Is is the 'untold story one of the most powerful Sioux warriors of all time, Red Cloud--now adapted for a younger audience.'
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For the Teens... 
We're suckers for a good circus or carnival story, and Caraval does not disappoint. If you liked The Night Circus, you need this book in your life right now.
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Being described as Judy Blume for boys, Spurt is funny, and gross, and all the things being a teenager can be, but it's also touching, full of heart, and everything a teenage boy might need.
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We here at The Hickory Stick Bookshop believe that girls can do anything, and this book is proof of that. Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls' education. It inspired a film and now this book and if you have a daughter, this is required reading. Because she can do anything and everything.
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Click here to see more books for this age group!

Books to Read for Black History Month! 
And these are just a small sampling of all the amazing books we have in our display! Make sure you stop in to check it out and browse through them all!     
Great Books Inspire Great Leaders 
February is Youth Leadership Month and we have several books on display for tomorrow's leaders. Stop in and take a look at our display! 
Introducing Libro.fm Audiobooks!


We have partnered with Libro.fm to provide you the best digital audiobooks for adults and children alike. You'll find not only bestsellers but great books hand-picked by the Hickory Stick and other independent bookstores. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all our books are DRM-free. Click here to start exploring! 
The Hickory Stick's Not-So-Secret Reading Society 
The Hickory Stick's Not-So-Secret Reading Society is a book club for 8-12-year-olds. On Friday, March 3rd at 5pm, we will discuss The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson 
Our book club is open to all (suggested age: 8-12) and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and participate in the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525. If you would like to be added to our book club email list, please click here to sign up! 
Kid's Programs at The Hickory Stick Bookshop