Protect the First Amendment - Read Banned Books!
Are older people often telling you how different today is from when they were younger? That's because today's kids and teens are part of the first generation to grown up never knowing a day without the internet or cell phones, where connecting with the world and information is possible with just one click.

One thing that is not different is that stories have been banned since, well, forever. Now that it is easier to connect with others, it is more important than ever that we make our voices heard; that, as Americans and book lovers, we practice the First Amendment every day by reading and speaking out about the books that others would try to silence.

Banned Books Week begins on September 23, but Eagle Harbor Books will be featuring these silenced stories all month long.
- Jenna
September 12, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl Month Storytime
The Enormous Crocodile
Calling brave kids of all ages, we'd like to celebrate the hilarious Roald Dahl with you by gobbling* up a good book. Come hear Roald Dahl's new picture book, The Enormous Crocodile, do fun activities and make a crocodile of your own! The reading will begin on September 12 at 3:30 p.m. with activities to follow immediately after. It makes for a perfect after-school activity for kids and their families to enjoy together.

* No children will be gobbled up during the reading of this book. We promise.

September 20, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Educator Night
at Eagle Harbor Books

Eagle Harbor Book Company will celebrate a night out with educators on Thursday, Sept., 20, starting at 6pm. We want to welcome teachers, administrators, home-schoolers, and friends for a get together to share ways we hope to help the school community on Bainbridge.

We'll have food and drink as we talk about our offerings for schools: educator discounts, author visits, help in finding books for curriculum, in-store book fairs, and more. We will introduce our new manager of the Children's and Young Adult sections, Jenna DeTrapani, who is ready to partner with you for innovative programs. We'll have some swag for the classroom, and tell you about the programs we have for kids during the school year and beyond.

We will be here to answer any questions you might have on how we can partner with you!

September 27, 2018
5:00 p.m.
The Divided Earth
with Faith Erin Hicks

Young fans of graphic novels won't want to miss meeting Canadian author/illustrator  Faith Erin Hicks  when she visits Eagle Harbor Books on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. She will talk about The Divided Earth,  the final book in the Nameless City trilogy. Hicks does both middle reader and young adult graphic novels; this series is geared to kids 9 - 13.


From the internationally bestselling children's book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes the story of a hungry little alligator who gulps his way from one to ten. Ten touchable textures, a sturdy chomping pull tab, and a grand finale pop-up are sure to engage the youngest readers.

When Lisa takes Corduroy to the theater for the very first time, it's so magnificent and exciting that he just can't help heading out on his own to explore. From the orchestra pit to the prop table to the dressing rooms, Corduroy sees it all. Could there be a place for Corduroy on stage, too?

Dreamers is a celebration of what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes. It's a story about family. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam.


We have signed copies while they last! When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

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Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.

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Smoke has come to the Cirque Magnifique. And Sasha Brown is sure it is her fault. Smoke and Mirrors is a beautifully written fantasy novel about a girl who must face her fears in order to right a terrible wrong, confront what it means to be different, and discover her own power.

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A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles.

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A bold and ghostly stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck, with all the moodiness of Sleepy Hollow and all the romance her fans love.

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity--but persisted.

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All month long at Eagle Harbor Books you can go on a "blind date" with a banned book. That's where you purchase a book without knowing the title. All you're given is a reason the book was banned and the age appropriate reading level of the book. You pay the retail price and get ready to read a new book that may be out of your comfort zone - and, at some point, challenged or banned!

Stop by throughout the month of September! You never know what banned book is in store for you.
BANNED: I Am Malala
BANNED: Where the Sidewalk Ends


Eagle Harbor Book Co. offers many services geared towards kids and their parents or educators. Below is just a small sample of the extra stuff that you might not have known we did!

We are thrilled to give students the opportunity to read upcoming YA titles before they are on the shelf, plus talk to the booksellers at our store about what books YOU like to read! Meeting only once a month at Eagle Harbor Books, TAB members talk to each other about their latest reads, check out books (free!) and share reviews.

Eagle Harbor Book Co. wants to support readers at your school or non-profit organization AND provide you with much-needed dollars through our In-Store Book Fair Program.

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island's independent bookstore!