An Unlikely Newsletter
April 14, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came to An Unlikely Story for our event with Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes, Scott Magoon, and of course, Rescue, to celebrate the release of Rescue & Jessica. It was an incredible event, and they were all so happy to meet everyone, including the several rescue dogs in training. We do have a limited number of signed copies (including Rescue's paw print)!

We want to wish a couple of friends the best of luck running the Boston Marathon on Monday: illustrator Scott Magoon, and our very own Storytime Sarah (Nixon) who's running her 23rd consecutive marathon! Go, Sarah and Scott, go!!!
In This Newsletter
Master storyteller Blue Balliett,the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer, will be at An Unlikely Story to introduce her new middle grade novel, Out of the Wild Night, an unforgettable story about an island haunted by the past . . . and the ghosts who must help with the present. Nantucket is full of ghosts, and they are determined to protect the island for the future with the help of the local kids. Blue will discuss all things writing, her books, and best of all, ghosts in her presentation followed by a book signing.   Register here for this free event!

We cannot wait to welcome Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Aaron Becker to An Unlikely Story to introduce his new book A Stone for Sasha, another amazing, wordless picture book epic. Join us for the discussion about the new book, followed by a signing. Register here for this free event!

Wednesday, May 16th from 7pm-9pm
Join us on the Second Story, and bring your creativity and friends along with you! We are looking for artists to sing or play music appropriate for all ages. We'll be serving beer and wine, and light snacks. For complete details and registration info, please visit the event page on our website! 
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Join us for a Stories & Art Workshop during vacation week, featuring the newest Rainbow Magic series, Farm Animal Fairies. We will be reading excerpts from the first title in the series, Debbie the Duckling Fairy. Following our reading we will be creating watercolor and tissue paper fairy wings and decorating fairy door hangers with colored pencils. Perfect for school-age children (5 and up).   Click here for tickets!

Hello!...Hello!...Hello!...Hello Lighthouse! Today we are celebrating one of our favorite new picture books, Hello Lighthouse by Caldecott medalist, Sophie Blackall.  We will begin by reading the story to children followed by making paper cup lighthouses with a REAL (battery operated) light!  Recommended for children 5 and up.  Click here for tickets!
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Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends:
The good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
by Alexander McCall Smith

Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she dognaps him and brings him to Mike. Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. This was such a sweet and wonderful novel, and is the perfect book to share with everyone!

Lynda recommends:
Rise _ Shine Benedict Stone
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone
by Phaedra Patrick

From the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, this is the story of a man stuck in quiet, unchanging ordinariness. Benedict lives in the same small town, the same house that he grew up in, and continues to run the jewelry business his parents started many years ago. He and his wife, Estelle, have not been blessed with a child, which in his mind would complete their family. Estelle moves out, Arthur's estranged brother's daughter, Gemma, arrives and life begins to blossom again in delightful ways. 

Sandra recommends:
I Am Enough
by Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (illus.)
I was drawn to this book by the cover, and with it's beautiful illustrations. As a parent, I feel it is extremely important to teach our children to love who they are, and to know that they are enough, no matter how different they may look. Grace Byers is an amazing actress and the message she sends in "I am Enough" is one that I hope everyone gets a chance to hear. (Ages 4-8)

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
These Natural Life Trinket Dishes are seriously the perfect gift ever! The fun shapes match the sweet sentiment, and they even come in a pretty packaged box, making them ready to give to family and friends! Sayings include "don't happy" on the sloth dish, and our favorite, the elephant, "Enjoy the little things...". We are particularly fond of elephants at An Unlikely Story.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
After Anna
The Fallen
The Restless Wave
Madeline Miller
Lisa Scottoline
David Baldacci
The Restless Wave
John McCain
Madeleine Albright
New in Paperback
The Fifth Letter
Rise _ Shine Benedict Stone
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O
City of Light_ City of Poison
The American Spirit
Nicola Moriarty
Phaedra Patrick
Neal Stephenson
Nicole Galland
Holly Tucker
David McCullough
New in Childrens
Hello Lighthouse
Team Players
The Summer of Broken Things
Sophie Blackall
Jason Reynolds
Mike Lupica
Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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