Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                          April 2017 Issue 1
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Books and Gifts for Easter and Passover!
Our Basket O' Bunnies is looking over a table of Easter gifts and goodies, including three adorable new books.

We're Going On an Egg Hunt
We_re Going on an Egg Hunt

Laura Hughes
Help the bunny family find their eggs by lifting the flaps in this picture book! Charming illustrations and text based on 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors
The Very Hungry Caterpillar_s Easter Colors

Eric Carle
Join the caterpillar and his friends as they discover the colors of Easter in this bright board book.
Kevin Henkes
Our cuddly new Jellycat toy (what kind of a bird is that anyway?) is showing off Kevin Henkes' brand new book Egg, a graphic novel for preschoolers. Three colorful eggs hatch into baby birds, but nothing happens to the fourth egg. Will the green egg ever hatch? And what could be in it? A wonderful book that will enchant preschoolers and early readers by telling the story in a blend of short text, wordless pictures and graphic panels.
Our Passover display also has lots of gift suggestions and new books to share! 
Matzo_ 35 Recipes
Matzo: 35 Recipes for Passover and All Year Long
Michele Streit Heilbrun
How to make delicious recipes with Matzo, not only for Passover, but the rest of the year.
For This We Left Egypt_
For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them
Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, Adam Mansbach
Definitely a book for the irreverent. A witty parody Haggadah.
Passover Scavenger Hunt
Passover Scavenger Hunt
Shanna Silva
Fed up with the obvious hiding places for the afikomen, the youngest girl in a family sets up a challenging Seder scavenger hunt.
Dancing Eggs
Or, how about celebrating with a fun family game? 
Playing Dancing Eggs guarantees a get-together packed with hilarious action as you compete to collect eggs and points. Don't let your egg drop, whatever you're told to do! Can you hold it under your arm, behind your knee or run around the table, calling out cock-a-doodle do?! Suitable for ages five and up, this is a fun way for the family to play together. 
Sale in teachers
Sale in the Teacher Section!
We know teachers' budgets are often tight, so we're delighted to introduce a brand-new Sale section, just for you.

We'll be refreshing the section regularly, but look out for books, both for classroom activities and continuing education, games and workbooks for your students, posters, folders and more!

Find out more about what we do for schools and teachers on our website.

Independent Bookstore Day Book Signing!
Join us on Saturday, April 29th, to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, a nationwide party for independent bookstores! We've invited several writers to join us, sign books, and chat with you about their own favorites.

Our authors write in a range of genres, from children's picture books to adult non-fiction, so there will be someone for everyone! Writers confirmed so far include Dan Eberhart, author of A Pact with the Living, a Vietnam war novel, Betsy Dornbusch, author of the Seven Eyes fantasy trilogy, which has just concluded with the newly-released Enemy, and the Scheideler sisters, who write and illustrate the fun Chicken Pot Turtle travel series for children.

More information coming in our next newsletter, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.!

Photo by Naypong at freedigitalphotos.net
Something different...
Winter is making a comeback, but it can't stop us from thinking about summer! We're putting together our summer reading suggestions for 2017 and we can't wait to share them with you! If you are putting together a reading list for your school and would like a preview, or to discuss ideas with us, please drop by the store, or email your lists and questions to info@thebookies.com

in the next issue, we'll be celebrating National Poetry Month--if you have any poetry or books you would like to see included, send your suggestions to marketing@thebookies.com!