An Unlikely Newsletter
March 30, 2017
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary_ The Next Chapter
Jeff Kinney spent a lot of time last Fall hanging out on a movie set. Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a minivan, learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old, and discover everything that goes into making a feature film. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter is the perfect book for anyone who ever wondered how a movie gets made. But buckle up: you're in for a wild ride!

You can get signed copies of  The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter only at An Unlikely Story beginning on Tuesday, May 9th. Pre-order your copy now; supplies are limited!

In This Newsletter
All the way from Australia, New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths will be here for a joint event with our own Jeff Kinney. Andy will introduce his newest book in the Treehouse series, The 65-Story Treehouse. Following the presentation, both Andy and Jeff will sign their books. The main presentation is sold out, but overflow tickets will be available Thursday, March 30th at 6pm.

Paul Clerici
Thursday, April 6th at 7pm
Come meet award-winning local author Paul C. Clerici as he discusses his popular book, Boston Marathon: History by the Mile. Hear all the great stories about the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham, the Scream Tunnel of women at Wellesley College, the Johnny Kelley statue in Newton, and much, much more. Paul is a very entertaining speaker, and there's no better way to get fired up for Marathon Monday! Register here for this free event!

Janet Tashjian
Wednesday, April 12th at 6pm
Fabulously entertaining author Janet Tashjian will be here for the release of the 6th book in her "My Life As a..." series, My Life as a Ninja! Reluctant reader Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. Can he be the hero that saves the day for once? Register here for this free event!

Saturday, April 15th from 2pm-4pm
An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café will be partnering with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to present "An April Shower of Books," a special event featuring ten authors and illustrators of children's books. Young readers and their parents, as well as aspiring writers and illustrators, are invited to meet authors and artists who represent a range of genres from fiction to nonfiction, picture books to young-adult novels. The event will include a scavenger hunt for young readers. Authors' books will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.

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Storytelling Series
Storytelling Series
Saturdays, April 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th
The Plainville Public Library, through a grant from Mass Humanities, is thrilled to offer the Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) series of storytelling events that bring children ages 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books. Each 90-minute FAIR session includes an engaging, active reading of a book, followed by discussions and a healthy snack. Click here for additional information and registration. **Attendees must attend all 4 events.** We still have 5 spots available, so register now!
On the Second Story Cafe
As a group and individually, children will explore their imaginations and strengths by creating a drawing that represents themselves with awesome superpowers.

Tuesday, April 11th from 4:00-5:30pm
Step right up and learn the secrets to drawing characters and scenes straight out of the Big Top! Stilt-walkers, acrobats and clowns will all make an appearance.

Thursday, April 13th from 6:30-8:30pm
Join Kristen & Erin as they guide you through a 60-minute Vinyasa sampler yoga session, followed by an hour of essential oil education that will be perfect for transitioning into from winter into spring.
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Colleen recommends:
My Not So Perfect Life
My Not So Perfect Life
by Sophie Kinsella

Katie Brenner is living the perfect life in London, with a perfect job and the perfect apartment...on her Instagram, that is. The truth is that she's a junior employee who's boss asks her to touch up their roots and can barely make rent for her tiny apartment. But it's her dream to live large in the city and not go back to the farm where she grew up. Can she make her social media life become a reality?

Kym recommends:
Girl in Disguise
Girl in Disguise
by Greer McAllister

This nineteenth-century novel is inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton agent. Kate is fiercely independent and is one of the best characters I've come across! Not giving an inch to her male counterparts, she has a brilliant mind, a knack for manipulation, and the ability to disappear into disguise, swapping identities like dresses. You're in for a real treat with this newest from the author of The Magician's Lie

Caitlin recommends:
Strange the Dreamer
Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

Complex and fantastical! Laini Taylor's universe is complete-- with a half-dystopian, half-fantasy background, and a "New World" sense of discovery. The world here is vast, as the characters themselves are realizing, and there is plenty to still see. Taylor sets up the next installment nicely. While the pacing is a little erratic, the intensity never lets up. (Ages 13+)

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
Buy a Bunny, get a FREE Basket!
Stop in to see all our wonderful bunnies, Easter books, and Spring goodies for all ages! Buy any four-legged hare and have fun filling your free burlap basket chock-full of special Spring treats!  Pick from Crazy Aaron's Easter Putty, Peeps Bubbles, Fruit Scented Markers, Stikbots and StikPets, Glow Lamps, Widget Fidgets, Notepals, spinners, erasers,  socks, bookmarks and more.  Free baskets available while supplies last!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
In This Grave Hour
Mississippi Blood
New York 2140
A Colony in a Nation
Jacqueline Winspear
Greg Iles
New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
A Colony in a Nation
Chris Hayes
New in Paperback
Vinegar Girl
Two If by Sea
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Rightful Heritage
Cork Dork
Annie Tyler
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Sara Baume
Douglas Brinkley
Bianca Bosker
New in Childrens
We_re All Wonders
Bad News
The Lotterys Plus One
Just Fly Away
R. J. Palacio
Pseudonymous Bosch
Emma Donoghue
Andrew McCarthy

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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