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Dear Fellow Booklovers,
It's March Madness! and there is no shortage of events. Just look below. You also may have been reading about us regarding a certain book. Check us out on Good Morning America. Also, starting in April we hope to see all the mom's with our............
MOMMY AND ME STORYTIME
starting in April
In the Great Children's Room at the back of the store moms and their little ones meet for some fun galore.
From mama mamas and baby lamas to hungry caterpillars and bus driving pigeons you are sure to create an awesome tradition.
With a story, simple craft, and lots of 'Mom Talk' you will have a great time that surely will rock.
Moms and their little darlings, 2yrs and younger, come join us on Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 for a Mommy and Me Storytime.
Thanks for your continued support,
Nicole, Carolyn, Marisela, Margot, Marina, and Liane
March 17th, 10:30am
March 25th, 3pm
March 27th, 4pm
March 31st, 1pm
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit
by Chris Van Dusen
Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. He tries . . . but whiffs every time. Then, one night, Randy sees something shocking through his Space Boy telescope: it's a fireball, and it's headed right for his town! Randy does the math, summons all of his science smarts, and devises a plan that will save the day in a spectacular way. (ages 4-7)
by Taeeun Yoo
With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it's relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured. (ages 3-5)
Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth
by Jon Chad
An intrepid explorer climbs down, down, down the page as he voyages through the center of the earth in this unusually inventive comic adventure. Intrepid explorer Leo Geo is heading off on a mission into the unknown. With science as his sidekick, he intends to tunnel his way to the center of the earth. Of course, things never turn out quite the way you expect when you're burrowing your way through the earth's layers. Before long, Leo is forced to leave his tunneling machine behind, and he climbs, crawls, and falls to his destination while dodging giant centipedes, man-eating quadclops, and an evil army of subterranean malvisors bent on invading the surface. Kids will be drawn in by the unusual format of this inventive comic, following Leo as he climbs deeper and deeper into a very long and skinny book-and they may just learn a few things about geology as they go. (ages 6 & up)
Middle Readers Rule!
by R.J. Palacio
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school-until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? (ages 8-12)
Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups
by Monte Montgomery
Let's face it: Being a kid isn't easy. Compared to adults, kids are inexperienced, powerless, and short. Just as it would be irresponsible to send travelers to a strange city without a map, it would be wrong to let defenseless kids navigate a world inhabited by parents, teachers, and other adults without an in-depth guide to how the older (although not necessarily smarter) half lives. Kid Confidential explores the strangest and most mysterious facets of adult life, such as: What do teachers really talk about in the teacher's lounge? And how can adults stand to drink a beverage as disgusting as coffee? With funny black-and-white illustrations, tongue-in-cheek sidebars, and tips for some good-natured trickery throughout, this fully loaded guide will be a "must have" for every kid. (ages 8-12)
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Detectives Extraordinaire!
by Polly Horvath
In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of quirky and unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. (ages 8-12)
|YA Picks |
by Kevin C. Pyle In 1977 suburban Chicago, Kyle runs wild with his friends and learns to shoplift from the local convenience store. In 1941 Berkeley, the Himitsu family is forced to leave their home for a Japanese-American internment camp, and their teenage son must decide how to deal with his new life. But though these boys are growing up in wildly different places and times, their lives intersect in more ways than one, as they discover compassion, learn loyalty, and find renewal in the most surprising of places. (ages 12 & up)
by Michael Grant
Time is running out for the good guys. But what happens when you don't know who the good guys really are?
Noah and Sadie: newly initiated into an underground cell so covert they don't even know each other's real names. Trained for combat on the nano level, they are thrust into a war they can barely grasp.
Vincent: feels nothing and cares for no one. Fighting a personal battle with Bug Man, the greatest nano warrior alive.
The Armstrong Twins: wealthy, privileged, fanatical. Are they the saviors of humanity or authors of the darkest conspiracy in history?
On one side: Charles and Benjamin Armstrong's Nexus Humanus. On the other: a group of teen hackers who call themselves BZRK.
Twenty-first-century warfare that takes place on the macro and nano level for the highest stakes: humanity's free will.
It's time to choose sides.
(ages 14 & up)
by Nina LaCour
Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall.
But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next? (ages 14 & up)
by Grace Barnett
by Lissa Price
The Spore Wars have just come to an end, leaving Callie with nothing. Her parents were killed, her brother is sick, and her home was taken away. Her few possessions were destroyed when the abandoned apartment she and her brother, Tyler, had been living caught fire. Callie is given a second chance, however, when she discovers Prime Destinations. At Prime, she is enticed by the seemingly easy agreement: Give them her body to rent out, and she can have a home. Easy as falling asleep. Everything goes fine until her microchip malfunctions and she wakes up to find that her renter's plan wasn't to use her body to enjoy being young and beautiful a while longer, but to murder the senator. Now Callie is caught in the middle of a deadly battle, and there's no going back.
Callie's story was thrilling! It throws you right into the middle of the story and never slows down. Surprising plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat but Price somehow manages to throw in romance and a little bit of family drama, as well. All these different factors combine to make one of the best books I've ever read! I couldn't put it down.
(ages 12 & up)
kid stuff march 2012
Discount applies to the following titles only: Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, You Are A Lion, Leo Geo, Wonder, Kid Confidential, Mr. & Mrs. Bunny, Take What You Can Carry, BZRK, the Disenchantments, and Starters.
All other titles in-store and online receive our customary 10% off.
|Offer Expires: February 18, 2012|