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Zaina Arafat - 'You Exist Too Much'

On a hot day in Bethlehem, a 12-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother's response only intensifies a sense of shame: "You exist too much," she tells her daughter.

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You Exist Too Much Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226509
Availability: Coming soon - PRE-ORDER NOW!
Published: Catapult - June 9th, 2020

A "provocative and seductive debut" of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she tries to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)


CANCELED--Special Storytime with Kerry Jones

March is National Nutrition Month and we are celebrating with a special storytime with Kerry Jones! Kerry is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in pediatric and maternal nutrition. These are all books that infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers will enjoy.

Llama Llama Yum Yum Yum!: A Scratch-and-Sniff Book Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780448496382
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 18th, 2016

Get cooking with Llama Llama in this scratch-and-sniff board book! 

Llama Llama and his Mama are in the kitchen whipping up some delicious treats! Join in the fun by reading along with this super-sweet story and scratching and sniffing the fun scents on each spread, like pickles and ice cream sundaes!


Spoon (The Spoon Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423106852
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2009

Meet Spoon.

He's always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn't cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what do they think about Spoon?


We're Going to the Farmers' Market: (Baby Book about Fruits and Vegtables, Board Books on Cooking) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452118345
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 4th, 2014

In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers' market! Featuring Stefan Page's graphic art, this delightful board book is filled with bold splashes of color and unique patterns.


Ginger Zee - 'Chasing Helicity Through the Storm' (postponed)

This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the new date.

Helicity travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival, a spectacle that must be seen to be believed. The excitement builds as Helicity delights in her first ride in a lighter-than-air balloon when disaster strikes. A severe dust storm-a haboob-typical of the area erupts while Helicity is aloft. How will the pilot navigate this threatening and potentially deadly storm? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the Chasing Helicity series.

Chasing Helicity Through the Storm Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368002189
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 21st, 2020

Battered, bruised, but alive, Helicity Dunlap rides out a hurricane in the Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse in Texas. She somehow manages to keep herself safe and to even rescue a lost dog in the process.
After a day in the hospital, she and her mom and Sam make the two-day drive back to Western Michigan.


Pam Muñoz Ryan - 'Mañanaland'

Maximiliano Córdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow.

If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Papá won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret--involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing a neighboring country to safety--he decides to seek answers on his own.

Mañanaland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338157864
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

"Uniquely magical...Timely and timeless." -- New York Times

* "This tightly packed, powerful fantasy contains resonant truths." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller." -- Booklist, starred review


POSTPONED--Samira Ahmed - 'Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know'

Due to health/travel concerns, this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.

In conversation with Kwame Mbalia author of Triston Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616959890
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men.


CANCELED/POSTPONED--Chris Barton - 'Fire Truck vs. Dragon'

It's the wackiest rivalry ever, when the fire-breathing ruler of the skies and the fearless fire truck go head-to-head in an epic battle of fire vs water! Who will win?  Can a Fire Truck and a Dragon be friends? Find out in this new companion to the household favorite Shark vs. Train!

Chris Barton will also talk about  All of a Sudden & Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Fire Truck vs. Dragon Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Shanda McCloskey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522137
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Can a Fire Truck and a Dragon be friends? Find out in this new companion to the household favorite Shark vs. Train!


It's the wackiest rivalry ever, when the fire-breathing ruler of the skies and the fearless fire truck go head to head in an epic battle of fire vs water! Who will win?

But wait, is it actually a competition?


All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Nicole Xu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541526693
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton.


Paper Bag Princess Day

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Paper Bag Princess! We will read the book during our usual morning storytime, and activities will take place afterward. We invite kids to come dressed up like Princess Elizabeth, Prince Ronald, or The Dragon!

The Paper Bag Princess 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator), Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773213439
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Annick Press - February 4th, 2020

An empowerment-focused keepsake edition of one of the world's best-loved picture books

40 years. 7 million copies. 1 kick-ass princess who has inspired generations of readers to stand up for themselves.


Mz Linda's Toddler Storytime

Start the week out right! Join Mz. Linda under our big tree on Monday mornings for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement. This special time is selected for our littlest readers - babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are all welcome! 

Duration: 20-30 minutes 

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

Mz Linda's Toddler Storytime

Start the week out right! Join Mz. Linda under our big tree on Monday mornings for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement. This special time is selected for our littlest readers - babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are all welcome! 

Duration: 20-30 minutes 

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

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