Visit Red Balloon the first week of January
and find a great selection of books and gifts on sale!
Eliot Schrefer
Saturday, Jan. 6, 5:00 pm
Stop by Red Balloon Bookshop to celebrate the release of  The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic , the first in a new series from bestselling author  Eliot Schrefer . Whether you're looking for a new middle grade series, or you're interested in getting to know a new member of Hamline University's MFAC faculty, you won't want to miss this evening full of books, authors, snacks, and fun.   Details here
Magical Creature Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am
Run, jump, crawl, and fly down to Red Balloon for a special  Magical Creature Storytime . We'll read books, sing songs and say rhymes that have to do with the wondrous, monstrous, magical, and strange. Following storytime you can make your own monster mask or unicorn horn to take home with you. All are welcome, especially little monsters ages 1-5! Details here
By Ellie Sandall

A delightful new counting adventure starring fox and the bunnies from Everybunny Play! The critters enjoy a lovely woodland hide and seek game that helps little readers count up to 10. The bright, high-contrast illustrations and tight rhyming narration make this a great readaloud with ample story extension opportunities.  — Angela (RBB Staff)
By Lindsey Stoddard

Robinson is the kind of girl we all applaud--strong, and unafraid to stand up to a bully. But the adults around her don't think it's so cool when that means punching said bully in the nose. She would resist teachers' efforts to teach her anger control, except her grandfather, who is her legal guardian, is beginning to have trouble remembering things. What will happen when he injures himself, and she's barely able to keep him from wandering off into the wood? Characters you really care about, and a satisfactory resolution, even though we, as adult readers, know that other changes in Robison's life are inevitable.    — Joan (RBB Staff)
By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Amelia and Jules are very different when they find their paths cross on an earth like planet searching for alien artifacts. They join together in an unstable partnership and end up uncovering disturbing information that could threaten the human race. This book is the definition of "nail biting", "heart reaching", "page turning", and "on the edge of your seat". You will enjoy this if you've enjoyed other books by Amie Kaufman or if you are a sci-fi fan.   — Amy L. (Teen Book Club)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon & Ibi Zoboi

If you like to believe that love comes in all shapes, sizes, and situations then you will love this collection of short stories. Meet Cute has a similar feel to My True Love Gave To Me with a collection from your favorite authors. A great read to start the new year.   — Stacy (RBB Staff)
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Happy New Year!
Thanks to you, Red Balloon had a very festive and successful holiday season. And, thanks to many of our customers for making donations to the Be An Angel Book Drive . Together we are donating over 400 books to SPPS Project Reach.

All of us at Red Balloon look forward to sharing many more great books and experiences with you in 2018!
Our Gift to You...
Each month in The Well Re(a)d Balloon we have a drawing to give away something fun to our readers. This month, we are giving away a $25 Red Balloon gift card . One lucky person can add to their reading selections for these cold January days.

To enter this drawing, please send an email to with your name and phone number. All emails must be received by the end of the day, Monday, January 8. The winner will be notified on Tuesday, January 9 . Happy New year!
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