Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip - Rolling Children's Book Festival Comes to Quail Ridge!

Thanks, Scholastic!  The publisher sends a family reading festival on wheels our way on Saturday, May 13, from noon - 2 pm. You’ll love the bus, but all events are in our store. Crafts & activities, costume characters (!) , photo ops, promotional giveaways, and author signings  for ages 0-12.  We know Alan Gratz, Audrey Penn, and Lindsay Eyre join us, as will Geronimo Stilton and Clifford the Big Red Dog (costume characters)!

Alan Gratz is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including Prisoner B-3087, which was named to YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick; Projekt 1065; and The Brooklyn Nine.  We can't wait  for his upcoming book, Refugee, to be published in August. For ages 9+.

Audrey Penn is the author of the beloved picture book, The Kissing Hand, and follow-up adventures featuring Chester the Raccoon.  Her latest book is Kai to the Rescue, about a fearless little pumper truck trying to fit in with the big red fire trucks at his new station.  Audrey celebrates how our differences make us stronger.  Ages 3+.

Lindsay Eyre is another NC author, whose Sylvie Scruggs series charmed us from the start.  The first three books of the series are already out, including the most recent, The Spelling Bee Scuffle.  For ages 6+.


Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Kai to the Rescue! Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Mike Yamada (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545816366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - August 30th, 2016

Kai is a small green-and-white pumper truck who moves into Firehouse #10. Firehouse #10 has some of the biggest, reddest fire trucks around. So how can Kai fit in with the other fire trucks?
When a big fire breaks out, it's Kai who saves the day

The Kissing Hand [With Stickers] Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781933718002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tanglewood - October 15th, 1993

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

The Kissing Hand [With CD] Cover Image
By Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781933718101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tanglewood - August 15th, 2007

The Kissing Hand, used by millions of parents and children starting school or facing separation, is now brought to life in audio form. Package includes a paperback book and a reading of the story on CD, with and without page-turn signals. Also included on the CD, on a separate track, is the new, original "Chester's Song" with lyrics by Audrey Penn and set to beautiful music.

Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545459013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It's something no one could imagine surviving.
But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.

Code of Honor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545695190
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Kamran Smith has it all. He's the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can't wait to join the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran's family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted. And then everything implodes. Darius is accused of being a terrorist.

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880169
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage.
World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth.
But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies.

The Spelling Bee Scuffle (Sylvie Scruggs #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545620321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 26th, 2016

Cherry Hill Elementary has always had two baseball fields, one for Sylvie Scruggs's fourth-grade-and-under friends, and one for Jamie Redmond's fifth-grade crew. When Jamie's field is demolished for a kindergarten playground, the fifth graders want to take over the fourth-grade space. Finally, Sylvie and Jamie make a bet: Whoever wins the school spelling bee wins the baseball diamond too.

The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545620284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 31st, 2015

Sylvie Scruggs doesn't like Georgie Diaz. He always calls her Scruggs. He always beats her in baseball. He didn't invite her to his party. Plus, he's a boy.

The Mean Girl Meltdown (Sylvie Scruggs #2) Cover Image
By Lindsay Eyre, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545620307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - August 25th, 2015

Sylvie Scruggs is finally in fourth grade, and that means she's old enough to join her town's junior ice-hockey team. Sylvie is thrilled to discover her years of skating pay off, as she quickly becomes one of the best players on the squad. But someone else is still better: Jamie Redmond, a fifth-grader who notoriously doesn't like fourth-graders.