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Dear Fellow Booklovers,
Summer is almost here! We have SO much happening at the store. Family Book Club, Our Write It! Zine, Waldo is turning 25, and of course books, books, books.
We always like to throw in other fun workshops and music nights, so make sure to continually check out our website, or to make your life even easier, just "LIKE" us on Facebook.....or just pop in the store. Nothing makes us happier than talking to our friends (that's you).
Thanks for your continued support,
Nicole, Carolyn, Marisela, Margot, Marina, and Liane
Happy 25th Birthday Waldo
but....Where IS Waldo?
He's headed to Montclair on July 1st for a month long scavenger hunt. Will you be able to find him in 20 watchung plaza businesses?
Waldo's Birthday Party
July 31st, 4-6pmgames, cool prizes, and surprises
| Family Book Club|
What could be more fun than sharing not only our love of reading with our kids or grand kids but to share our favorite books from when we were kids too.
This month we have chosen two of our favorites.
For ages 6-9 we will have fun with My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. For ages 10-13 we will have fun with A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
Don't worry about dinner that night. We will be serving pizza. So, join us for pizza, animated discussion, and a fun family activity.
Families with kids 6-9yrs
Wednesday July 11@6:30
Families with kids 10-13yrs
Wednesday July 18 @6:30
The watchung booksellers 'Zine is back, and ready to receive your best summer writing.
- Who can enter? All kids, grade 4 through 12.
- What kind of writing? Story, Essay, or Poem. Please send only one piece per category per person.
- How long? Up to 1000 words, or about two pages.
- How do I submit? Send your work by email to email@example.com, with "Zine" in the subject line.
- Any more rules? Please use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced. Include your name, age, address, school, email and telephone number on the last page.
- How much time do I have? The deadline is Tuesday, September 4.
- Is this a contest? No. If we accept your work, we may ask you to read your piece at the Meet Our Young Writers celebration in October.
- So what do I get? The fun of sharing your words and ideas with others, and a chance to see them in print. Oh, and a copy of the finished 'Zine!
So find a quiet spot, catch your best idea, ride your imagination, and let the writing begin.
We can't wait to hear from you!
Middle Readers Rule!
by Natalie Babbitt
Joe Casimir needed help with the choice he had to make. But how do you choose the person who will help you choose? Mr. Boulderwall, the millionaire, knew exactly what he wanted Joe to choose. And millionaires are experts at making choices. Well, aren't they? But Vinnie, the number-two man down at Sope Electric, didn't much approve of millionaires. He said to Joe, "Listen, kid, all of 'em act like they're the only ones with a ticket to the show!" But he didn't have any real advice to offer. Joe's Gran didn't either, as it turned out, and neither did Aunt Myra.
The good advice was there, though. Right across the street. Just waiting right across the street. There are a lot of good things just waiting. You'll see. (ages 10 & up)
Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, The Only One Who Didn't Run Away
by Wendy Mass
When you're stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you - like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have none of these things? What if all you like to do is read books and search for odd objects that other people drop? Oh, and you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you.
And when you're a prince, you're supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if you are none of those things? What if all you like to do is play the bagpipes (badly), study the stars, and try to figure out how to make worms live forever? Oh, and you also have a perfect older brother who is a lot more princely than you'll ever be.
But when Beauty's life turns completely upside down and she is forced to head out into the world, she has to figure out just who she wants to be. And when Prince Riley suddenly grows fur, and nails as sharp as sticks, he has to learn that appearances can be deceiving. Before Beauty and Riley can save each other, they have to save themselves.
So journey back to the time when fairy tales were real, and discover the story of Beauty and the Beast like you've never heard it before. (ages 8 & up)
A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action
It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.
Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.
But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect.
Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff.
Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.
Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.
(ages 8 & up)
One of A Kind
by Ariel S. Winter
All the kids in Lysander Singleton's class are either twins or triplets, which means Lysander Singleton is the only "only child" at Twin Oaks Elementary. He tries to do what he can to fit in-making photocopies of himself, or attempting to play games with the other kids-though his efforts are usually met with unfortunate results.
But when it comes time for the schoolwide Twindividuation competition, a series of events meant to encourage individuality, Lysander quickly realizes that being the only"only child" does have its advantages-and that being unique isn't such a bad thing after all.
by Eva Katzler
Meet Florentine and Pig and get ready to explore a world of friendship, play, and food. Florentine is a little girl who loves keeping busy making crafts, inventing games, and coming up with delicious snacks. So when she and Pig plan a picnic, it's bound to be fun-unless, of course, one very special ingredient is stuck at the top of a tree...(ages 3-6)
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig's CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we've confused you, just take a look at the book-4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. We are sure you will get it ins10tly! (ages 4-6)
YA Picks Edited by Sarah Moon & James Lecesne
Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors.
If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?
That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing?
In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself. (ages 12 & up)
by Dayna Lorentz
A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.
These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.
This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.
And not always for the better.
(ages 13 & up)
by Andrew Lane
Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England-and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the Atlantic, to the center of a deadly web-where a friend is in peril and a defeated army threatens to rise again.
Andrew Lane's exciting second case for the teenage Sherlock leads the young detective to America, straight into the heart of a shocking conspiracy. (ages 12 & up)
kid stuff june 2012
Discount applies to the following titles only: One of a Kind, Florentine and Pig, Wumbers, Moon Over High Street, Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, Chronicles of Egg #1: Deadweather and Sunrise, The Letter Q, No Safety in Numbers and Rebel Fire.
All other titles in-store and online receive our customary 10% off.
|Offer Expires: June 16, 2012|