QuailKids #628 April 18, 2019
"Teach your children poetry;  
it opens the mind,
lends grace to wisdom and  
makes heroic virtues hereditary."  
- Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet

 April is National Poetry Month!
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YA Author Panel!
Brenda Rufener & Jaye Robin Brown with Amber Smith
Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm  
Ages 14+

Join three YA authors for a panel discussion! Brenda Rufener's latest book is Since We Last Spoke, and Jaye Robin Brown's is The Meaning of Birds. Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be.  
Nyxia Triad Series Finale!
Scott Reintgen
Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm  
Ages 12+

Come meet the author of this teen fantasy series! In the highly anticipated Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they're ever to make it home alive.
Book Launch Party!
Ali Standish
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm  
Ages 8+

Meet the author and celebrate the release of her second middle grade book! From critically acclaimed author Ali Standish ( The Ethan I Was Before) comes the story of one girl's journey to a magical seaside town, where she uncovers her family's long hidden secrets and ultimately finds truth and redemption. A modern classic in the making!
Independent Bookstore Day!
Saturday, April 27, All Day  
All Ages

All day-Crafts and coloring for kids
All day-Free cookies!
9am-12pm-Purr Cup Cat Cafe
Enjoy a cuppa and pet some kitties! There will be a (contained) area of the store where people are welcome to pet the cats, while an in-store café cart will have coffee and tea available for a donation.

10am-8pm-Drawings for gift bags every hour on the hour (one for adults and one for kids)
10:30am-Under the Tree Story Time with special guest Cat in the Hat


12:30pm- Cat in the Hat comes back for more photo opportunities and some face painting
2pm-4pm-Poetry Fox    
6:30pm-Literary Trivia! Signup individually or by team by e-mailing jason@quailridgebooks.com.
Bestselling Photographer!
Kate T. Parker
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm  
All Ages
Meet Kate T. Parker, celebrated author and photographer of Strong Is the New Pretty . Her newest book, The Heart of a Boy , explores the lives of boys today, and spreads a heartfelt, uplifting message of openness, self-confidence, and warmth. We will give away 10 totes and one copy of the book to audience members at the event!
North Carolina YA Author!
Amber Smith
Friday, June 21, 7:00 pm  
Ages 14+

For fans of Love, Simon and Eleanor & Park, a romantic and sweet novel about a transgender boy who falls in love for the first time-and how first love changes us all. Amber Smith is the NY Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. An advocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue surrounding these issues. She now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
New Middle Grade Novel!
Stacy McAnulty
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm  
Ages 8+

From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl: Eleanor Dross knows a thing or two about the end of the world, thanks to a survivalist grandfather. So when she reads about a Harvard scientist's prediction that an asteroid will strike Earth in April, Eleanor knows her family will be prepared. Her classmates? They're on their own! 
But it's hard to keep quiet about a life-destroying asteroid--especially at a crowded lunch table--and soon Eleanor is the president of the (secret) End of the World Club. It turns out that prepping for TEOTWAWKI (the End of the World as We Know It) is actually kind of fun. But you can't really prepare for everything life drops on you. And one way or another, Eleanor's world is about to change.

Kids/Teen Events!
Toddler time (ages 0-4) - Mondays 10:30 am
Under the Tree (ages 4+) - Saturdays 10:30 am    
NEW! Stories on Sunday (all ages) - Sundays 10:30 am 

April 19, 7:00 pm        YA Author Panel with Brenda Rufener,  
                                           Jaye Robin Brown & Amber Smith 
April 22, 7:00 pm        Scott Reintgen Nyxia Uprising  
April 23, 7:00 pm        Ali Standish August Isle  
April 27, All Day          Independent Bookstore Day 
April 30, 7:00 pm        Kate T. Parker The Heart of a Boy 
May 2, 6:00 pm           Adam Rubin High Five
May 18, 6:00 pm        Mason Deaver I Wish You All the Best   
June 21, 7:00 pm        Amber Smith Something Like Gravity
Sept. 17, 7:00 pm      Stacy McAnulty The World Ends in April 

Can't attend an event? For most events, you can still reserve a signed copy of the author's book. Call us 919-828-1588 , stop by, or order online . (Autographed books make great gifts!)

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