Red Balloon is thrilled to invite you to revisit the world of Legend with  Marie Lu  and the  Rebel Tour ! Join the bestselling author along with fellow fans at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul for an evening to remember.

NOTE : This is a ticketed event; reserve your place today!
Saturday, August 3, 3:00 pm
We Found Waldo party!  
Thursday, August 8, 6:30 pm
Mary E. Pearson, VOW OF THIEVES with Johanna Hathaway!  
Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am
Mike Wohnoutka, SO BIG! storytime!  
Sunday, August 11, 1:00 pm
Paws on Grand with Blake Hoena, Jack, and Stubby!
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 pm
Educator Night 2019!  
Thursday, August 15, 10:30 am
Storytime with John Coy and ON YOUR WAY!
PICTURE BOOK
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight
By Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)

Brave knights, evil princesses, and deeply irritated magic mirrors alike will all find something to love about this wonderful story about siblings and playing together. The jokes and pictures are perfect, which makes it another great addition to the storytime lineup.   Angela (RBB Staff)
MIDDLE GRADE
Pie in the Sky
By Remy Lai

Jingwen is having a rough year. His family just moved from China to Australia, he barely knows any English, and he misses his late father terribly. To cope with it, he decides to make all of his father's favorite cakes. The only catch? His mother has forbidden him from using the oven alone. Told partially in illustrations and partially in text, Jingwen's story is one of finding your place when you feel completely lost and learning to forgive yourself and others for their mistakes. A little salty, very sweet, and as comforting as a perfectly made cake.    — Lily (RBB Staff)
YOUNG ADULT
The Merciful Crow
By Margaret Owen

Fie is a Crow—the despised caste responsible for collecting the dead. When the crown prince fakes his death, he draws Fie and her people into a dangerous journey, promising their future protection if they will get him to safety. The fully-imagined magic is original and compelling, and a growing romance helps leaven the grim circumstance, but it was Fie who intrigued me, with her fierce commitment to her honor that drove her to protect her people no matter the cost to herself.    — Joan (RBB Staff)
ADULT
Evvie Drake Starts Over
By Linda Holmes

A charming romance novel about Evvie, a widow freed from a loveless marriage in the worst way possible, and Dean, a pro-baseball player forced to retire because he suddenly can't pitch anymore. After the total collapse of their former lives, Evvie and Dean are both lost, but they find new directions and hope for a new future together. Written by the delightful co-host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. — Lily (RBB Staff)
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Get to know a bookseller | Julie
Bookfair Coordinator & Sidelines Buyer
at RBB since 1989
1.Describe your favorite sub-genre of books in just a few words.
Adult thrillers, cozy English mysteries, and YA fantasy with NO fairies.

2.If you could be an animal, what animal would you like to be?
A bird—I want to fly everywhere and sleep in a nest.

3.Did you have any roles in school plays?
I was kicked out of "Annie Get your Gun" for misbehavior.
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