Come one, come all to the Red Balloon Winter Wizarding House Cup! 
Aspiring members of the Wizarding World and discreet Muggles of all ages are invited to join us for our mid-term house cup challenges.
Thursday, January 9, 6:30 pm
Amy Spalding, WE USED TO BE FRIENDS.  
Saturday, January 18, 10:30 am
Special Saturday Storytime!
NON-FICTION
Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats
By Kimberlie Hamilton

 Meowgnificent cat facts for fans of felines! Short biographies of thirty pawsome historical cats are interspersed with cat trivia of all kinds—anatomy, behavior, mentions in literature, etc. Pawrticularly purrfect tails include Tama: Japan's Furriest Stationmaster, Beerbohm: Scene-Stealing Theater Cat, Pitoutchi: The Kitty Who Fooled the German Army, and Humphrey: Chief Mouser of the British Isles. This book will whisker you off your feet!  — Lily (RBB Staff)
MIDDLE GRADE
I, Cosmo
By Carlie Sorosiak

At age 13 (82 in dog years) Cosmo knows his life’s purpose is to love and protect the Walker family--especially 12-year-old tender-hearted Max. Now the family is facing challenges. The parents are arguing more and it seems that divorce is coming. Cosmo will do everything he can to make sure he and Max stay together, including learning to dance. Yes, this book has dogs who dance! Cosmo’s narration is completely charming --full of wit, wisdom, and heart. Warning, if you don’t already have a family dog--you will want one after meeting Cosmo! Holly (RBB Staff)
YOUNG ADULT
Dangerous Alliance
By Jennieke Cohen

If Lady Victoria Aston would like to save her family estate, she must marry quickly--whether she wants to or not. Unfortunately for Lady Victoria, Jane Austen's novels are her only guide for how to accomplish this successfully, and mysterious, often dangerous accidents keep cropping up around her. If you're looking for a delightful Regency romance and/or mystery, this is the one! — Angela (RBB Staff)
ADULT
A Queen in Hiding
By Sarah Kozloff

Cérulia, Princess of Weirandale, has been left with a family in the country, and soon realizes that she has the magic that flows through all the women in her family. She must master this magic, and fight her way into becoming the queen she is destined to be. But, of course, this isn't easy, and I can't wait to find out what happens in books 2-4! A great fantasy read for lovers of long, immersive books that pull you into another world. Julie (RBB Staff)
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Happy New Year!
Thanks to all of you, Red Balloon had a terrific 2019. Throughout the year, you came in to buy your books and gifts and joined us for many fun and exciting events. During the holidays, many of you also donated over 300 books to our Be An Angel program.

We are deeply grateful to all of our customers who shop with us and help us help our community. We look forward to sharing more books and more events with you in 2020 !
It's time for another giveaway!
Every once in a while we have a drawing to give away something fun to our readers. We are starting the new year with a  $25 Red Balloon gift card and new Red Balloon Tote Bag   .

To enter this drawing, please send an email to  newsletter@redballoonbookshop.com   with your name and phone number. All emails must be received by the end of the day,    Monday, January 6.  The winner will be notified on  Tuesday, January 7 . Happy New Year!
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