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Author Reading: Kimberley Griffiths Little and Circle of Secrets

Join author Kimberley Griffiths Little as she reads from her new book, Circle of Secrets.

9780545165617_lg[1] Saturday, October 1st at 6 p.m.
Deseret Bookstore     
8100 Wyoming Boulevard
Albuquerque    NM    87113   
(505) 888-2634

Thursday, October 15th at 10:30 a.m.   
4022 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest   
Albuquerque    NM    87107   
(505) 344-8139

Saturday, November 5th at 2 p.m.   
Alamosa Books    
8810 Holly Ave NE   
Albuquerque    NM    87122   
(505) 797-7101

About the book:

Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship and family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Louisiana bayou.

After her mother walked out on Shelby Jayne and her dad, Shelby thought she'd never speak to her mamma again. But with her dad leaving the country for work, it turns out she doesn't have a choice: Shelby has to move back into her mamma's house, deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayou.

Her new classmates tease and torment her, so Shelby's relieved to finally find a friend in Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone on the bayou. But Shelby can't help wondering if Gwen has something to do with the puzzling messages she finds hidden in the blue bottle tree behind her house. The only person who might be able to explain is her mamma — but Shelby's not ready to ask. Not yet. It may take a brush with something from the beyond to help Shelby see that the power to put her own ghosts to rest is within her reach.

Kimberley Griffiths Little's haunting and powerful tale brings one girl's attempt to grapple with family, friendship, and forgiveness to beautiful, vivid life.

Author Tour: Brian Selznick (new dates added)

Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Brian Selznick at on his tour for his brand-new book, Wonderstruck!

9780545027892_lg[1] star “A gift for the eye, mind, and heart.”
Booklist, starred review

star “Visually stunning, completely compelling.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

star “Innovative…has the makings of a classic.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

star “A thing of wonder to behold…an emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own.”
School Library Journal starred review


Sunday, October 2nd at 2 p.m.
Tivoli Theater   
5021 Highland Avenue   
Downers Grove, IL 60515   

Tuesday, October 4th at 7 p.m.
Unity Temple   
875 Lake Street   
Oak Park, IL 60301   

Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m.   
Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch    
4801 Main Street   
Kansas City, MO    64112   

Friday, October 7th at 5:30 p.m.   
Sheridan Opera House   
110 North Oak Street   
Telluride, CO 81435   
Saturday, October 8th at 1 p.m.
Between the Covers Bookstore   
224 W Colorado Avenue   
Telluride, CO 81435   

Monday, October 17th at 6 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
2100 North Snelling Avenue   
Roseville, MN 55113   

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Open Eye Figure Theater   
506 East 24th Street   
Minneapolis, MN    55404   

Wednesday, October 19th at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble   
3rd Street Promenade, 1201 3rd Street   
Santa Monica, CA 90401   

Thursday, October 20th
Norman P. Murray Center   
24932 Veterans Way   
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-2740   

Thursday, October 20th
*Reservation required through Children's Book World
Crossroads Elementary School    
1715 Olympic Blvd.   
Santa Monica, CA 90405   

Sunday, October 23rd at 3 p.m.   
Contemporary Jewish Museum   
736 Mission Street   
San Francisco, CA 94103   

Wednesday, October 26th at 6 p.m.
Alameda Theater & Complex   
2317 Central Ave.   
Alameda, CA 94501

Thursday, October 27th at 7 p.m.
Menlo Park Council Chambers   
701 Laurel Street   
Menlo Park, CA    94025   

Friday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum   
1788 El Prado Balboa Park   
San Diego, CA    92101   

Author Event: Cynthia Lord at the Burlington Book Festival

Join author Cynthia Lord as she reads from her picture book, Happy Birthday Hamster, at the Burlington Book Festival this weekend.

9780545255226_lg[1] About the book:

Pink cake, blue cake, chocolate through-and-through cake.

Short cake, tall cake, cannot-eat-it-all cake.


Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson return with a tale chock-full of fun rhymes and hilarious artwork about Hamster's favorite day: his birthday! But is it possible that Dog and his friends have forgotten all about it? Not a chance. Join them as they plan the best surprise birthday party ever!

Sunday, September 25th      
Burlington Book Festival   
Burlington, VT       

Author Tour: Gordon Korman and The 39 Clues

Join author Gordon Korman as he reads from the first book in the brand-new installment of the bestselling The 39 Clues series: Cahills vs. Vespers.

9780545298391_lg[1] About the Book:

Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.

Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.

One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues...the world will be their next hostage.

Author Tour:

Saturday, September 24th
National Book Festival   
National Mall   
Washington, DC       

Sunday, September 25th at 1:30 p.m.
Baltimore Book Festival
Mount Vernon Place
600 Block North Charles Street   
Baltimore, MD 21201   

Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.    
Kathryn Linnemann Library    
2323 Elm Street    
St. Charles, MO    63301   

Monday, November 7th at 7 p.m.
B&N #2888       
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway   
Lynnwood, WA 98036   

Author Event: H.N. Kowitt and The Loser List

Join author H.N. Kowitt as she reads from The Loser List!

9780545240048_sm[1] About This Book

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" watch out: Danny Shine and the other kids of Thorn Underwood Middle School aren't bestsellers yet, but they're on their way!

When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "geek" list in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly, until they discover that Danny can draw. He enjoys his new "bad boy" status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he's unknowingly drawn into a theft. Turns out the bullies took a comic book from Danny's favorite store. Can he steal it back before they get caught — and break off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?

Saturday, September 24th from 12-2 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


Author Event: Sarah Weeks and Coe Booth at Books of Wonder

Join authors Sarah Weeks (Pie) and Coe Booth (Bronxwood) at a launch party for their new books at Books of Wonder in New York City!

9780545270113_lg[1] 9780439925341_lg[1] Thursday, September 15th at 6 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY

Author Tour: Patrick Carman

Join author Patrick Carman as he tours in support of his new books, Floors and 3:15 Season One: Things That Go Bump in the Night!

9780545255196_lg[1] 51IGXKn9vSL._SL500_AA300_[1] Praise for Floors:

“Carman (the Skeleton Creek series) delivers a madcap mystery reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Ellen Raskin, complete with bizarre inventions, a mystery involving a missing billionaire and his fortune, and even a crazy elevator or two." --Publishers Weekly

“Carman has not only created a beguiling building but populated it with a sympathetic company of oddfellows, plus a few nefarious creatures (except the ducks, because, as readers are told, ‘Always bring a duck.’ Words to live by.) Readers will come to feel totally invested in the hotel, just as they will come to love Leo, the maintenance man’s 10-year-old son, in whose hands the fate of the rickety old joint rests when four strange boxes arrive… The author is a fine storyteller; he rides the mystery right up to the edge invests his characters with quirks that aren’t merely cute but essential to the person’s identity." --Kirkus Reviews


Tuesday, September 13th at 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble       
4144 North College Avenue   
Fayetteville, AR 72703   

Wednesday, September 14th at 7 p.m.   
Pudd'n Head Books   
37 South Old Orchard Avenue   
St. Louis, MO 63119   

Thursday, September 15th at 7 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
1600 Clarkson Road   
Chesterfield, MO 63017   

Saturday, September 17th at 1 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
8625 Norwest Prairie View Rd   
Kansas City, MO    64153   

Monday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m.
Harleysville Books   
674 Main Street, Salford Square   
Harleysville, PA 29438   

Thursday, September 22nd at 4:30 p.m.   
The Book Stall   
811 Elm Street   
Winnetka, IL 60093   

Sunday, September 25th at 1 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
95 N. Moorland Road   
Brookfield, WI       

Monday, September 26th    
Books & Company   
1039 Summit Avenue   
Oconomowoc, WI 53066   

Tuesday, September 27th at 4 p.m.   
Boswell Books
Greenfield Public Library
5310 W Layton Ave   
Greenfield, WI 53220   

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