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CANCELED--Under the Tree Storytime

Every Saturday morning, join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. We'll go back in time, visit the future, and celebrate the present through new books and beloved classics. Longer stories than our Monday story time, but fun for all ages! 

Duration: 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!

Stories on Sunday

Every Sunday morning, join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. We'll go back in time, visit the future, and celebrate the present through new books and beloved classics. Longer stories than our Monday story time, but fun for all ages! 

Duration: 30 minutes

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

CANCELED--Special Storytime: Sue Soltis - 'The Stars Just Up the Street'

A grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star-lovers alike. What would it take for her neighbors to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone could see the starlit sky? Ages 4+

Sue Soltis is the author of the picture book Nothing Like a Puffin and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Stars Just Up the Street Cover Image
By Sue Soltis, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763698348
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 1-5 business days
Published: Candlewick - March 17th, 2020

A grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike.


Scott Reintgen - 'Ashlords'

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.

In this year's Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest--a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

Ashlords Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593119174
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 1-5 business days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.


Erin Hunter - 'Bravelands #5: The Spirit-Eaters'

Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a #1 nationally bestselling phenomenon.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands series.

Bravelands #5: The Spirit-Eaters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062642189
Availability: On our shelves
Published: HarperCollins - February 4th, 2020

Heed the call of the wild…discover the fifth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors!


Special Storytime: Tameka Fryer Brown - 'Brown Baby Lullaby'

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.

Brown Baby Lullaby Cover Image
By Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374307523
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

A must-have for every baby's bookshelf.


Gillian McDunn - 'The Queen Bee and Me'

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of middle-school friendship.

Gillian McDunn is the author of Caterpillar Summer. She has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. She currently lives near Raleigh, NC, with her family.

The Queen Bee and Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681197517
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of middle-school friendship.


A Snow White Christmas Storytime

Meet Snow White from Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts' production of "A Very Snow White Christmas!"

The princess will read holiday-themed books followed by a meet-and-greet! Come meet Snow White, take pictures, and get in the holiday spirit! Ages 3+.

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

Andrea Beaty - 'Sofia Valdez, Future Prez'

The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, ArchitectRosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in!

Andrea Beaty is the author of the Questioneers series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. Visit her online and learn more about the Questioneers at Questioneers.com.

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

An instant USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in!

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