Book Scouts: Fiction Addiction's Children's Newsletter
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September 2014


I hope the school year is off to a good start for your family. This is the first Book Scouts children's email newsletter. The newsletter will let you know what is going on with our upcoming Book Scouts children's event program and will include any other kid and teen-related information and events you may be interested in.

I recently finished serving on an American Bookseller Association's reading committee to discover debut middle-grade books and I fell in love with so many of the books I read that I decided to create a free Book Scouts event program specifically designed for children ages 8-12 (younger and elder siblings are welcome to attend as well, but books selected will be on a middle grade reading level).

We will be holding the kickoff party on the 5th anniversary of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day: Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 1pm at the store so save the date! 

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Upcoming Children's Events
If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

Books Under Fire
Banned Books Week Event with Pat Scales: Thursday, September 25th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Pat Scales, Greenville author and former school librarian, at the book launch for her new book, Books Under Fire (ALA Editions, paperback, $47.00). Pat will speak for 20 minutes, take Q&A from the audience, and sign books. This book was developed for teachers and librarians, but parents are also encouraged to attend the talk and discuss their concerns about what their kids may be asked to read for school. This event is free and open to the public.


Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day Party: Saturday, October 11th, 12-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

If your kids (or the kid in you) are Star Wars fans, come celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at Fiction Addictionon Saturday, October 11th, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. We will have Star Wars story time, a costume contest and other activities. We will be serving Star Wars-themed refreshments. In the past we've had imperial storm troopers, imperial biker scouts, and a jawa visit us at the store.


Compelling Reads YA Event
November 5th
Martina BooneKimberley Griffiths LittleS.E. GreenClaudia Gray
Martina Boone
Kimberley Griffiths Little
S.E. Green
Claudia Gray
Beth RevisMeagan SpoonerDelilah S. Dawson
Beth Revis
Meagan Spooner
Delilah S. Dawson
Compelling Reads YA Talk & Signing,
5pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)
We are also looking for a Greenville high school who would like to host a subset of these authors earlier in the day. If you know an interested school, have them contact me. There would be no cost to the school.

*Additional ticket options available for select events. See event details for more information.

Children's Storytime
Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during September:

September 4th
September 11th
September 18th
September 25th
When a Grandpa Says 'I Love You'
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, and Grandma
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $15.99
Hardcover - $16.99

Do You Have Your Kobo Yet?
Kobo Arc
Kobo Aura HD
Kobo Glo

Or select one of the following options to install the Kobo app on your desktop or mobile device, and support Fiction Addiction in the process!

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Windows 8
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September New Releases
Regional Interest
Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour?
Sin is very much like an unruly weed which creeps into a healthy garden. Its presence is initially unnoticed, but soon the damage becomes evident, its distortion unmistakable. Girls today have to watch out for the "weeds" which will surely entangle their testimony and affect their fruit -- the outgrowth that is seen from a commitment made to follow Christ. Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour? is a 12-week topical Bible study, which shows young women how to recognize and address these problem areas, while encouraging them to maintain a Christ-centered and God-honoring testimony.
Precept Publishing - Release Date: 3/28/12 - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99

Children's & Young Adult
The Heaven of Animals
The heaven of animals is a magical place. Angels know every dog's favorite game; cats bask in their own rays of sunshine; horses thunder across the sky. The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. But in the heaven of animals, the love you have for your animal friends lives on. National-bestselling author Nancy Tillman's message of comfort will help readers of all ages through the process of grieving and healing.

Feiwel & Friends - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Julia's House for Lost Creatures
When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

First Second - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts, woke up with a terrible bellyache, and his mom found the empty box and told him that there are going to be consequences. That somebody is Alexander, and Alexander really hates consequences. So from now on, he is going to try his best to be the Best Boy Ever. For the complete and entire rest of his life. Starting right this very minute. But there are all sorts of things that you can't do when you're being the Best Boy Ever. Fun things. Very important things. Things that Alexander might -- just might -- like a little bit more than he hates consequences.
Read it before you see it: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases in theaters October 10th!
Atheneum - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning... Just when you thought it was safe to flush... The Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite...for revenge! Join Captain Underpants for another epic showdown of Wedgie Power vs. Potty Power as our tighty-whitey-wearing superhero goes to eleven!
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $9.99

Yoda's Secret Missions
These three original stories star the greatest heroes and villains of LEGO Star Wars! Yoda, the ultimate Jedi Master, has 900 years' worth of stories to tell! This humorous and action-packed book features all our favorite heroes and villains in three original stories! What happens when Obi-Wan, Yoda, and a new class of Padawans must battle Sith Lords in Podraces, fight bounty hunters in the Jedi Temple, and defeat stormtroopers in the swamps of Dagobah? Hilarious adventures will ensue!
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $4.99

The Iron Trial
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst -- and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come... From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Heir of Fire
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life -- and her future -- forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
Bloomsbury - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

The Winter People
For eleven years, Salome Montgomery has avoided the winter woods, the frozen pond she fell through as a child, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property. Salome discovers she's a key player in a world she's tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who takes Salome's life in a new direction. Salome will have to decide between her longtime crush; or Nevin, who, along with an appointed bodyguard, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop.
Entangled - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99

Otis and the Scarecrow
Egg & Spoon
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed copies available!
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed copies available!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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Fall 2014 Kids' Indie Next List

I'll Give You the Sun
The Witch's Boy
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $19.99
Hardcover - $16.95
Hardcover - $16.95

2014-15 SC Book Award Nominees
If your child is participating in The Battle of the Books, let us know. We have the list of included titles, many of which are current SC Book Award nominees.

Volunteer Picks
Positive There are 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, but for Paige it feels like she is the only one. Paige Rawl is just a typical sixth grader, an A-student, athletic, friendly, and excited to start middle school. The only thing that makes Paige different from the other kids is that she was born with HIV. When this fact becomes common knowledge, Paige will be faced with unbelievable animosity that will threaten to destroy her. Through the pages of Positive, Paige shows us the darkness and tragic consequence of bullying, as well as the strength and determination it takes to let your light shine when darkness tries to prevail. Positive is an unfeigned memoir that you do not just read -- you experience it.

HarperCollins - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

El Deafo In this fun-filled graphic novel, the reader gets to meet Cece, an average little girl with an amazing ability: the ability to hear. To the rest of us, this seems like an everyday thing, but to Cece, who is deaf, it is the greatest ability of all. Thanks to her clunky hearing aid, Cece can hear everything! Yet after the first couple of days at school, Cece discovers that her hearing aid does more than just give her the ability to hear the people around her. It also gives her the ability to hear her teacher where ever she is in the school! Suddenly, Cece feels empowered! She is a superhero just like her favorite TV show! She is El Deafo, the superhearing superhero. Now nothing can stand in her way.

Amulet - Release Date: 9/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.95

Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
Magic Marks the Spot
Gretchen's pick - $6.99

Staff Picks
Sisters' Fate Sisters' Fate by Jessica Spotswood
Cate and Maura's sibling rivalry has reached an all-time high after Maura did the unforgivable and used her mind magic on Cate's fiancee, Finn. And their personal feud projects to the one brewing among the entirety of the Sisterhood -- Inez and her ideas of vengeance and power over the Brotherhood are being challenged by Cate and her desire for a peaceful, cooperative, and inclusive government. Secrets come to light in this thrilling conclusion to the Cahill Witch Chronicles, forcing the Cahill sisters to face the prophecy that has been looming over them since birth. Fans of the series won't be able to put this book down.

Putnam - Release Date: 8/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

The Fourteenth Goldfish The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Ellie doesn't like how things have changed in her eleven years of life, the most recent change being that her best friend doesn't seem to be her best friend any more. Then her scientist grandfather shows up under very strange circumstances and shows Ellie a glimpse into the world of science -- Salk, Oppenheimer, Galileo, Newton -- and Ellie has to decide what changes she wants to make and which might not be worth the risk. A great introduction to science for interested kids, and Ellie will make it even more appealing for girls.

Random House - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99

Now in Paperback...
What I Came to Tell You
All Our Yesterdays
All the Truth That's in Me
Jumped In
Jill's pick - $8.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99

Dates to Remember
September 7th
September 11th
September 20th
Tea with Grandpa
America Is Under Attack
Curious George Goes to the Bookstore

September 22nd
September 29th
The Hobbit
A Star for Mrs. Blake

September 21st-27th
Captain Underpants
The Bluest Eye
The Hunger Games
Looking for Alaska

At The Movies
Dolphin Tale 2
The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls

Store & Community News
Fiction Addiction is Open on Sundays!
To help meet your book-buying needs in 2014, we have decided to open the store on Sundays from Noon-4:00pm. Stop by and say hi to Cynthia and grab a book, perfect for passing time on those lazy Sunday afternoons!

Two Ways to Earn FREE Books!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a free "advance reading copy" from our selection!

Or volunteer and help us at the store! Our volunteers receive a free "advance reading copy" for every three hours worked, and a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at or call 864-675-0540.

Thanks for your continued patronage!




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Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
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