Politics, magic, con artists, and romance collide when  Susan Dennard  and  Kristen Simmons  stop by on the same night! Join the authors of  Bloodwitch  and  The Deceivers  for a conversation about writing, stories, witches, heists, true love, and so much more. Hang out with other YA fans, meet two amazing authors, make a souvenir button, and get your books signed - what could be better?!
MEET THE AUTHOR
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Saturday, Feb. 2, 3:00 pm
H.M. Bouwman, A TEAR IN THE OCEAN launch party !     Details Here
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 am
Bearnard storytime with Deborah Underwood! Details Here
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30 am
Mike Wohnoutka, CROC & TURTLE launch party & storytime.  Details Here
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 am
Stephen Savage, THE BABYSITTER FROM ANOTHER PLANET launch party & storytime! Details Here
Kat Shepherd: The Phantom Hour
Launch Party

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Lake of the Isles
1917 Logan Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Hubbs Children's Literature Conference

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
University of St. Thomas 
Terrence Murphy Hall, Thornton Auditorium
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
PICTURE BOOK
Chicken Talk
By Patricia MacLachlan, Jarrett J. Krosoczka  (Illustrator)

 The chickens aren't only scratching for bugs in the dirt, they are leaving messages! The children on the farm tell us all about the chickens and what they have to say. I especially love that all of the white chickens are called Joyce because Abbey's mother Joyce loves white chickens. This is a sweet story filled with chicken antics sending the message to the kids on the farm that they are loved.  — Julie (RBB Staff)
MIDDLE GRADE
The Lost Girl
By Anne Ursu

Iris has always defined herself by how she's different from her twin sister, Lark. Lark is bursting with imagination, and Iris is the one who anchors her sister back to the real world. But when the two girls are assigned different teachers for the first time, Iris is lost—what's an anchor without the thing it anchors? How can she protect her sister if people won't let them stay together? In a world that seems to be falling to pieces—where things keep disappearing and her bond with her sister might shatter—Iris fights to figure out who she wants to be and who she can count on to fight at her side. Beautifully-written and full of girls supporting one another, this is the kind of book you'll have to hug when you're done reading it.    — Lily (RBB Staff)
YOUNG ADULT
Famous in a Small Town
By Emma Mills

Sophie has never really understood why people hate on towns for being small; she loves her tiny hometown, Acadia. She loves the ice cream flavors at the shop that never change, the movie theater miles and miles away, and the friends that she's known since she was a baby. She even tolerates chatter about Megan Pleasant, the local singer turned major country star. She doesn't ever want Acadia to change, but with college on the horizon, a very cute new boy in town, and a gap in her life where her sister used to be, Sophie begins to feel the city limits closing in. Like all of Emma Mills's stories, Famous in a Small Town perfectly balances romance, friendship, and the occasional mind-blowing plot twist.    — Kelsie (RBB Staff)
ADULT
Finding Dorothy
By Elizabeth Letts

I've never read The Wizard of Oz and I only liked parts of the movie (the tornado and the Wicked Witch of the East were my favorites) but I absolutely loved this book! It's a novelization of a real life story and contains so much of interest...a strong woman, ties to women's suffrage (including Susan B. Anthony), time spent as one of the first women to attend an Ivy League school, taking a risk on love, life on the prairie, fighting for a legacy, not to mention insight into the writing of a wonderful, imaginative novel by an extraordinary man who dreamed and imagined and never let go trying to create his own wonderful world. Highly recommended . — Susan (RBB Staff)
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