The Great Red Balloon Read Aloud
Monday, April 30, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018 | 4:30 pm
Join us at 4:30pm every weekday afternoon during  Children's Book Week  while we read aloud from  The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin .   Details here
Star Wars Party
 Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:30 pm
May the Fourth Be With you! Jedi, Sith, Rebels, Stormtroopers, diplomats, and other noncombatants are all are invited to our (semi) annual  Star Wars Party  as part of  Children's Book Week !   Details here
Storytime with Spot
Saturday, May 5, 10:30 am
Spot the dog is coming to storytime at Red Balloon! In honor of  Children's Book Week , join Angela for a dog-themed Saturday Storytime complete with a visit from Spot . Details here
Jessica Day George, The Rose Legacy
Saturday, May 12, 2:00 pm
Calling all horse fans! New York Times bestselling author  Jessica Day George is coming to celebrate her new book,  The Rose Legacy . Meet Jessica, make your own horse bookmark, and get your books signed! Details here
Summer Reading Sale | Today - May 27!
Get ready for summer reading! Stock up on books with 
Red Balloon's Summer Reading Sale.
Receive  40% off select titles!  
Justina Ireland at St. Kate's
Friday, May 4, 6:00 pm
Red Balloon will be selling books at St. Kate's! Come listen to Justina Ireland talk about her new YA novel DREAD NATION .

Alma and How She Got Her Name
By Juana Martinez-Neal

This is a wonderful picture book that will appeal to any child. Everybody wants to know how they got the name they were given. Sometimes it's family history, sometime it's parental preference. But the reasons behind a name provide meaning and context, which can be quite helpful if a child is not quite so keen on her name. In this story Alma's father lovingly explains the reason each of her six names was selected just for her. Endearing — Susan (RBB Staff)
Charlie and Frog
By Karen Kane

A really fun mystery adventure story! Charlie has been left with his disinterested grandparents while his parents venture off to save yet another endangered creature instead of staying home with him. One day, at the library, a worried lady tells him something about a secret...and then vanishes. Charlie consults with ASL expert and amateur detective, Frog Castle, and the two set off to solve the mystery. A little bit Roald Dahl, a little bit Mr. Lemoncello, and a whole lot of fun. — Lily (RBB Staff)
Dread Nation
By Justina Ireland

What if, during the Civil War, the dead hadn't stayed dead? Into this world bursts Jane McKeene--forced into training to protect white Southerners from the encroaching shambler hoards. All Jane wants is to get back home to her mother, but there's something rotten in Baltimore County--something that might change Jane's entire future. So much more than a zombie story, this book is bold and brilliant and has a kind heart hidden beneath a hard exterior, just like its main character. Required reading for the times we're living in (and for anyone who likes a good story).     — Lily (RBB Staff)
Educated : A Memoir
By Tara Westover

EDUCATED is a powerful story. Raised in rural Idaho, Tara never attended a day of public school. Despite all odds, she took the ACT and even attended Harvard. A fascinating read about hard work, persistence, family, and embracing life's choices. — Emily (RBB Staff)
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Red Balloon Summer Camps
Space is still available in Red Balloon Bookshop's  summer camps ! We invite young readers to join us for book-related adventures, crafts, and games. Learn more  here
Win an Independent Bookstore Day shirt!
Congrats to Joan and Chelsea, the winners of last month's giveaway! This month, two people will win an Independent Bookstore Day t shirt ! To enter , send your name, phone number, and email address  here by the end of the day Friday, May 4. Winners will be notified by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 8.
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