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Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell | PIRATE STEW virtual launch

Join author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell for an event celebrating their new picture book PIRATE STEW

Purchase a copy of PIRATE STEW on Eventbrite and receive an exclusive Crowdcast link to a virtual event on December 1 with Neil and Chris. The first 100 attendees to purchase from Quail Ridge Books will receive a signed bookplate with their purchase.

Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK ... and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.

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By Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062934574
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 1st, 2020

Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.


A conversation between Cat Warren and Maria Goodavage

Calling all dog lovers!

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781524743062
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Published: Dutton - November 17th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage takes us on a thrilling, delightful, globe-trotting journey to discover the heartwarming and fascinating new world of doctor dogs.
 


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781451667325
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Published: Touchstone - March 10th, 2015

A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which The New York Times calls “a fascinating, deeply reported journey into the


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By Cat Warren, Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534428157
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

“Fun and engaging.” —School Library Connection
“A fast, fascinating read that captures the strong bond between dog and owner.” —School Library Journal

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it come


Duff Goldman | 'Super Good Baking for Kids'

With moderator Kristin Salaky of Delish.com.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780062349811
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Published: HarperCollins - September 29th, 2020

Super Good Baking for Kids, from New York Times bestselling celebrity chef and host of Ace of Cakes and Kids Baking Championship Duff Goldman, teaches budding bakers how to make dozens of crazy delicious concoctions—from confetti snickerdoodles to unicorn cupcakes to amazing dessert pi


Nita Tyndall | 'Who I Was With Her'

This event is being hosted by the LGBT Center Library. Register here.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062978387
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HarperTeen - September 15th, 2020

"A beautiful, poised, and thought-provoking debut about love, loss, coming out, and discovering living life on your own terms." —New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Glasgow


Kwame Mbalia | 'Tristan Strong Destroys the World'

Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

"The ending is nothing short of earth-shattering, promising a fascinating next entry. Well-paced--just like the previous installment--this sequel focuses on themes such as the meaning of diaspora and the effects of trauma, making for a more nuanced and stronger story than the first. The human characters are Black with varying shades of brown skin. Packs a punch". —Kirkus Reviews

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.
"Mbalia's universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and--let's be honest--the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby."--Booklist


Tracy Deonn | 'Legendborn' (online)

This event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic


SAMIRA AHMED—'Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know' (online)

This is a virtual event.

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

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, this novel 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. Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

For ages 13+

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781616959890
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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.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.
"Mbalia's universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and--let's be honest--the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby."--Booklist


Kati Gardner - 'Finding Balance' (online)

Join us for the virtual launch event for Raleigh native and author of Brave Enough, Kati Gardner! Kati will be in conversation with Riley Watkins, a pediatric cancer survivor and 2020 graduate from Raleigh Charter HS.

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781635830521
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Published: Flux - September 29th, 2020

Jase Ellison doesn't remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year: once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and one when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his "real" life knows about his past, especially his friends at Atlanta West Prep.


Deborah Wiles - 'Kent State' (online)

Note: This is a virtual event.

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356281
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.

May 4, 1970.Kent State University.As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in.


Zaina Arafat - 'You Exist Too Much' (virtual event)

This event will be held virtually! Click here to register.

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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$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226509
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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 endeavors to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)


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