Events For Kids & Teens

Yes, you can find information on all our events on our store calendar.  But we want to make sure our younger patrons (and their parents) don't miss out on something special.  Here, you'll find a list of events especially geared to kids of all ages.  Feel free to print out our flyer attached below (two pages).  Note that the flyer will change as events occur or are added.  

Upcoming Events

Keep checking!  Authors are most often on tour in the spring and fall.


WEDNESDAY, April 16 @ 7 p.m. – JENNY HAN & JENNY HUBBARD
It's the night of the Jennys (or is that Jennies?) when two strong authors of realistic teen fiction join us on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  Jenny Han shares To All the Boys I've Loved Before - what if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?  Jenny Hubbard brings us And We Stay, a gentle, smart and powerful book about a suicide's aftermath told in wonderful verse and prose.  For ages 12+.

 

SUNDAY, April 20 @ 3 p.m. – TAD HILLS
Yes, it's Easter, and we have a special holiday program! Author and illustrator Tad Hills returns with Duck and Goose Go to the Beach. Aren't cute ducks part of Easter tradition, too? The lovable feathered duo also have an Easter board book, Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny. You may also know Tad as the creator of the wonderful Rocket picture books – you have to love a puppy who's learning to read! Ages 3+.

 

WEDNESDAY, April 23 @ 7 p.m. – KATHERINE APPLEGATE
"I am Ivan. I am a gorilla.... It's not as easy as it looks." Katherine Applegate not only received the 2013 Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan, she created a beloved modern children's classic.  We're thrilled to welcome her on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. with Ivan.  This brave, moving story is perfect for anyone who loves animals and has ever wondered what they think about their lives inside a cage.  Ages 9+.   (Did you know she used to live in North Carolina?)

 

THURSDAY, April 24 @ 7 p.m. – MARCUS SEDGWICK
He's the 2014 Printz Award recipient (Midwinterblood).  Now Marcus Sedgwick brings us his new novel, She Is Not Invisible, on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. In this thriller that challenges readers' understanding of the universe,  a blind girl leads the way on a transatlantic adventure. Obsession, family ties, and mystery weave to create a taut mystery.  Ages 12+.  

 

SATURDAY, April 26 @ 1 p.m. – SHELIA MOSES - RESCHEDULED
**RESCHEDULED** S
helia Moses (The Legend of Buddy Bush; Joseph's Grace) returns Saturday, April 26,  at 1 p.m. with The Sittin' Up.  When his adopted grandfather, the last slave man around, dies in 1940, Bean is hurt, but excited to be included in his first sittin' up--a wake for the dead. Bean and his best friend face an unforgettable week, laced with humor.  Ages 10+.  

 

WEDNESDAY, April 30 @ 7 p.m. – MIDDLE GRADE MANIA with FOUR AUTHORS
Mystery, sports, and fable; prose and poetry - these authors have every interest covered!  We welcome four talented authors on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with their novels for ages 9+:

 


And We Stay (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780385740579
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press, 1/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781442426702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 4/2014

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780375872808
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Schwartz & Wade, 1/2012
Duck and Goose want to catch the Easter Bunny in the act! But will they? Ages 1+.

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385372350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade, 4/2014
Do you know someone who's not SURE how to feel about the mighty ocean?

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780061992254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins, 1/2012
The beloved 2013 Newbery Medal winner - you'll never think of animals in the same way again.

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781596438019
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press, 4/2014
She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.

The Sittin' Up (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780399257230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Juvenile, 1/2014
Shelia Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

The Crossover (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780544107717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hmh Books for Young Readers, 3/2014

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780547978994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books, 3/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780544252080
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books, 3/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780544238336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hmh Books for Young Readers, 4/2014

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