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Dog Days of Summer


Wiggens
Wiggens Learns His Manners 
at the Four Seasons
by Leslie McGuirk & Alex von Bidder
Ages 5-9

With hot weather settled in, I thought this would be a good time to feature a dog-themed book and Wiggens fits that bill. This Labrador pup is in need of some manners and he heads to the Four Seasons for training. 

Wiggens and his friends retain their puppy enthusiasm as they're taught about social graces. The quirky speech bubbles are sure to keep kids entertained while the 10 lessons on manners are served up in a unique style.  Bon appetit!

Activity: Generate a list of manners with your students and write them on paper plates. Create a restaurant-themed bulletin board display and post the plates for all to see.

Author Event: Terry Golson, Tillie Lays an Egg

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Terry Golson, author of Tillie Lays an Egg is making a live author appearance on September 22, 2009.

Barnes & Noble at 10:30a.m. ET
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA

Call for details: 508-628-5567


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Author Events: Maggie Stiefvater Adds Midwest Dates

37291081 Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will appear at:

College of William & Mary Bookstore in Williamsburg, VA
August 7, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET
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Anderson's Bookshop in Downer's Grove, IL
Sept. 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. CT
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Barnes & Noble in Richmond, VA
Nov. 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET
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Barnes & Noble in Kennewick, WA
August 11, 2009 at 6 p.m. PST
Call for details: 509-736-3116

Barnes & Noble in Boise, ID
August 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. MT
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A Children’s Place in Portland, OR
August 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. PST
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Powell's Bookstore in Beaverton, OR
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. PST
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Borders, Inc. in Richmond, WA
August 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. PST
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Mapworld_lg Lisa Ann Sandell, author of A Map of the Known World, will be appearing at:

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE
August 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. ET
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Forget_lg Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of Forget Me Not: From the Life of Willa Havisham, will be appearing at: 

Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich, MA
Sept. 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. ET
Call for details: 508-888-2331




DogsdontbrushtheirteethDiane deGroat and Shelly Rotner creators of Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth will be appearing at:

Barnes & Noble on Warren Street in New York, NY
August 4, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Call for details: (212) 587-5389

Barnes & Noble in Holyoke, MA
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. ET
Call for details: (413) 532-3200

Riley's Reads in Vineyard Haven, MA
August 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
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40932018 Sharon Robinson, author of Testing the Ice will be appearing at:

Books, Bytes & Beyond in Glen Rock, NJ
October 14, at TBD
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38472827 Liza Cohen, illustrator of The Sound of Kwanzaa will be appearing at:

Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA
December 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. CT
Call for details: 504-899-7323

Author Events: Patrick Carman, Sharon Robinson, & More

39clues5_smPatrick Carman, author of 39 Clues #5: The Black Circle will be making appearances at:

Barnes & Noble in Kennewick, WA
August 11, 2009 at 6 p.m. PST
Call for details: 509-736-3116

Barnes & Noble in Boise, ID
August 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. MT
Call for details: 208-375-4454

A Children’s Place in Portland, OR
August 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. PST
Call for details: 503-284-8294

Powell's Bookstore in Beaverton, OR
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. PST
Call for details: 503-228-4651 x5889

Borders, Inc. in Richmond, WA
August 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. PST
Call for details: 425-869-1907

Mapworld_lg Lisa Ann Sandell, author of A Map of the Known World, will be appearing at:

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE
August 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. ET
Get details.





Forget_lg Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of Forget Me Not: From the Life of Willa Havisham, will be appearing at: 

Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich, MA
Sept. 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. ET
Call for details: 508-888-2331




DogsdontbrushtheirteethDiane deGroat and Shelly Rotner creators of Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth will be appearing at:

Barnes & Noble on Warren Street in New York, NY
August 4, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Call for details: (212) 587-5389

Barnes & Noble in Holyoke, MA
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. ET
Call for details: (413) 532-3200

Riley's Reads in Vineyard Haven, MA
August 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Get details.


9780545123266_sm Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will be appearing at:

College of William & Mary Bookstore in Williamsburg, VA
August 7, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET
Get details.




Sharon Robinson, author of Testing the Ice will be appearing at:

Books, Bytes & Beyond in Glen Rock, NJ
October 14, at TBD
Get details.

38472827 Liza Cohen, illustrator of The Sound of Kwanzaa will be appearing at:

Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA
December 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. CT
Call for details: 504-899-7323

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