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October 2014

 

To coincide with our new Book Scouts children's program kicking off in December, we have started a new Book Scouts children's newsletter! From now on, most things relevent to children and young adults will be moved to this newsletter, which will be sent out monthly along with our regular newsletter. We're sending this first one to everyone on our email list so you all know about it, but in the future, we will only be sending it to customers on our Book Scouts newsletter list. If you would like to receive our monthly Book Scouts children's newsletter and stay apprised of all of the great children's and young adult books and events we're excited to tell you about, please either email us or click here to update your subscription preferences.

Also, we will be closing at 5:00 on Friday, October 31st. Happy Halloween!

-Jill

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Upcoming 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 info@fiction-addiction.com or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

The Infinite Sea
Book Talk & Signing with Rick Yancey: Friday, October 17th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / 20.13*

Celebrate Teen Read Week with New York Times bestselling young adult author Rick Yancey! He will be discussing his latest book, The Infinite Sea (Putnam, hardcover, $18.99), the riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave. *Note: $20.13 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes one copy of the featured book. $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Compelling Reads YA Talk & Signing
Compelling Reads YA Talk & Signing: Wednesday, November 5th, 5pm @ Fiction Addiction, $15*

Love reading? Considered becoming a writer? Ever wonder, "How did the author come up with THAT?!" Come talk about your favorite bestselling YA novels and build a story with six YA authors in an interactive audience-participation event. Authors include: Martina Boone (author of Compulsion), Kimberley Griffiths Little (author of Forbidden), S.E. Green (author of Killer Instinct), Claudia Gray (author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series), Beth Revis (author of The Body Electric and the Across the Universe series), and Meagan Spooner (author of Lark Ascending, the final book in the Skylark trilogy, and co-author of the Starbound trilogy). *Note: Ticket includes a $15 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540. Ask about our $50 VIP tickets!

 


Book Signing with Frederick Baus
Book Signing with Frederick Baus: Saturday, November 8th, 12-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville children's author Frederick Baus will be signing copies of his debut children's picture book, Oh, Those Holiday Lights! (paperback, $12.95), an imaginative account of the inspiration for the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, a Greenville, SC, holiday tradition. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Ticketed Events
October 17th
Rick Yancey
Book Talk & Signing with Rick Yancey, 6pm, $20.13*

November 5th
Martina BooneKimberley Griffiths LittleS.E. Green
Martina Boone
Kimberley Griffiths Little
S.E. Green
Claudia GrayBeth RevisMeagan Spooner
Claudia Gray
Beth Revis
Meagan Spooner
Compelling Reads YA Talk & Signing, 5pm, $15*

December 1st
Alan Gratz
Book Talk & Signing with Alan Gratz, 4pm, $10*
(More info coming soon)

*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 October:

October 2nd
October 9th
October 16th
October 23rd
October 30th
Corduroy
Mix It Up!
Bear Sees Colors
This Book Just Ate My Dog!
The Monsterator
Paperback - $6.99
Hardcover - $15.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99

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Star Wars Reads Day

Our recent Star Wars Reads Day was a blast! We read Star Wars stories, had Yoda and Darth Vader cupcakes, Star Wars activities, and some adorable little Star Wars characters. If you missed the fun, you can make any day Star Wars Reads Day at home with Star Wars books. We hope to see you at the store for next year's Star Wars Reads Day!


Signed Books for Children and Teens
Clariel
Skink--No Surrender
Egg & Spoon
Otis and the Scarecrow
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99

New Product
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Litograph
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Litograph
Walden Litograph

Every Litograph design emerges from the text of a book. Just as the words on the pages of your favorite novel come alive in your imagination, Litographs products are designed to illustrate the memorable characters and scenes rooted in text and imitated on stage. They work closely with professional artists to create a new visual experience for classic and contemporary works alike. From a distance, the artwork illustrates a theme, character, or setting from each book's descriptive pages. Move closer and the text becomes fully legible. We are now carrying 12" x 16" prints and 18" x 24" posters of popular Litographs. These are great decorations for book lovers!


Books by Local Authors
Seven Days to Goodbye
This is a must-read treasure. I'm almost to the end of the book and wish it would go on forever. Three cheers for new author Sheri Levy and her poignant account of a young girl and her dog and how you say goodbye to someone you love. If you've ever wondered how puppies are trained to become service dogs, this wonderful story will tell you everything you want to know. The themes of friendship and first love also resonate throughout, but it's Sydney, an Australian shepherd, who steals the show and claims our hearts.
 
Recommended by Hillary D.
 
Barking Rain Press - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $13.95


October New Releases
Regional Interest
Hostie
Colorful illustrations illuminate the story of Hostie, a Holstein cow, and her young owner as they grow together. Sally, a 4-H Club member, prepares Hostie and shows her at the fair. Over the course of several years Hostie competes in many fairs and wins prize after prize -- even a trip to Chicago for Sally. Find out how Hostie fell into a ditch and the unique way she was coaxed to get herself out. Follow Hostie and Sally as the family finally has to sell Hostie to help pay for Sally to go to college. Watch as Sally visits Hostie and her friends at the Happy Cow Farm.
 
Signed copies are on the way!
 
Warbranch Press - Release Date: 10/1/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $11.95


Nonfiction
Neighborhood Sharks
A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while people dine on steaks, salads, and sandwiches, the great white sharks return to California's Farallon Islands to dine on their favorite meal: the seals that live on the island's rocky coasts. Massive, fast, and perfectly adapted to hunting after 11 million years of evolution, the great whites are among the planet's most fearsome, fascinating, and least understood animals.

David Macauley Studio - Release Date: 9/30/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Board Books
Llama Llama Trick or Treat
Have a Happy Halloween with Llama Llama! Time to find the perfect costume, pick out a pumpkin for a jack-o'-lantern, and then go trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends! This board book, with short and simple rhyming text and a smaller format, is just right for introducing Llama Llama to the youngest of listeners!

Viking - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Board Book - Price: $5.99


Picture Books
Once Upon an Alphabet
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pore over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.

Philomel - Release Date: 10/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Little Boo
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn't scare anyone...not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can! The wind tells him to be patient -- he'll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary? This simple story is more than a fun Halloween read -- it is a heartwarming tale perfect for any child who can't wait to grow up.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 8/12/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


The Storm Whale
Every day, in a house by the sea, a little boy watches his father leave for a long day's work. One night, a great storm washes a small whale onto the beach. The boy discovers the whale is a good listener. The father discovers the boy is lonely. Together, they return the whale to the sea. And from that day on, the boy learns that the father can be a good listener too, in Benji Davies's heartwarming tale, The Storm Whale.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 9/30/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


This Book Just Ate My Dog!
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun!


Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99


A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack
You might think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but you might want to think again. In this fairy tale with a twist, it hasn't rained in days and the king has dictated that something must be done -- his royal pinky is getting stinky! With a little magic from a wizard, young Jack, paired with his pea pod pal, will find a GIANT reason as to why there's no water left in the kingdom...and prove that size doesn't prevent anyone from doing something BIG. A fractured fairy tale from the author of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and the Guardians of Childhood series.

Atheneum - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Middle Grade
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 - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $9.99


The Blood of Olympus
Pennyroyal Academy
Hardcover - $19.99
Hardcover - $16.99

Graphic Novels
In Real Life
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.

First Second - Release Date: 10/14/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.99


Young Adult
Altered
Life. Possibility. Choice. All taken from Adelice by the Guild -- until she took them back. But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that's far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn't. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.

Square Fish - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.99


Unraveled
Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry, and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world, and now Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a terrible price. As the Guild manipulates the citizens of Arras, Adelice discovers that she's not alone, and she must let go of her past to fight for mankind's future. She will have to choose between an unimaginable alliance and a deadly war that could destroy everyone she loves.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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2014-15 SC Book Award Nominees

2014 ABC Best Books for Children

Little Elliot, Big City
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
The Glass Sentence
Afterworlds
Picture Books
Early Readers
Middle Grade
Teen


Our Penguin Rep's Fall Favorites
Here Comes Santa Cat
Belzhar
The Book with No Pictures
Brown Girl Dreaming
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99

Volunteer Picks
All Four Stars 12-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves to cook, but her fast-food loving parents want her to act more like a kid. So she must practice her cooking experiments in secret, until she accidentally catches the curtains on fire, right at the moment her parents get home. Gladys is forbidden to even set foot into the kitchen, let alone cook anything, ever again. Her cooking prodigy prospects look grim, until her new teacher assigns the class an essay about what they want to be when they grow up. Gladys decides to write her essay about becoming a food critic for The New York Standard. When her paper is submitted to The New York Standard as the winning essay, it is mistaken as a job application for a food critic position. Her first assignment is to review New York City's newest restaurant Classy Cakes. Now Gladys must find a way to get to New York City without her parents finding out.

Putnam - Release Date: 7/10/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99



The Red Pencil This is the story of a young Sudanese girl named Amira, who happily lives among her family. But instead of attending school like she dreams of doing, she is to learn how to care for her family and be a good wife. Life is simple, until the day the peace of her village is shattered by violence, and Amira and her family must flee into the desert. When they finally arrive at a relocation camp, Amira has lost everything. Yet when a woman from Sudan Relief comes to visit the children, Amira receives a very special gift, a red pencil. With this pencil, Amira finds a way to heal her broken spirit and release her silenced voice, as well as rekindle her long lost dream of attending school. A gripping tale filled with the horrors of war, the resilience of the human spirit, and the determination to follow your dreams.


Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 9/16/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.00



Faces of the Dead Marie-Therese-Charlotte was born to be a princess. Ernestine is her servant, as well as her best friend and companion. It is often said that if the girls are standing side-by-side, you could not tell them apart. So they disguise themselves so they can experience each other's lives. And when revolution finally envelops the country, the similarity between the girls might be the only chance for Marie-Therese-Charlotte. But when Marie-Therese-Charlotte's rescuers do not come as planned, she finds herself alone and starving. Her only refuge is in a young man named Henri. Together, they keep themselves alive at any cost. Even if it mean by collecting the heads of those killed on the guillotine as prizes for the leaders of the Revolution. In a world filled with death and hatred, the young princess will have to find the strength to keep going, and a reason to stay alive.

Scholastic - Release Date: 8/26/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Staff Picks
Sway Sway by Kat Spears
Jesse doesn't have to try to be cool -- he just is. He has sway. If someone wants something, Jesse's the one to get it. Jock and bully Ken wants to date nice-girl Bridget, so Jesse makes it happen. But Jesse doesn't expect to fall in love himself. Before he knows it, he's making friends with Bridget's disabled younger brother and hanging out with a belligerent senior at a nursing home, without expectation of payment, when he never lets emotions play a role in anything he does. The characters make this book what it is, a funny and poignant story that is as much about self-discovery as it is a love story.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 9/16/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99



The Witch's Boy Since Ned and his brother fell into the river as children and only Ned survived, the people of his village have been convinced that the wrong boy lived. Then bandits show up from the enchanted forest that borders the village, and the Bandit King wants nothing so much as he wants the magic Ned's mother, Sister Witch, has contained and protected for her whole life. When Ned meets Aine, the Bandit King's daughter, the two must learn to trust each other in order to get rid of the magic causing so many problems. An extraordinary middle-grade novel about magic and friendship that will enchant readers of all ages. The lyrical storytelling reminds me of Lauren Oliver, with fantasy and adventure that will pull you in and make you stay until you're done. An amazing book.


Algonquin - Release Date: 9/16/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.95



Illusions of Fate Jessamin misses the warmth and colors of her island country Melei while she's in the dreary, gray land of Albion, where her dark skin makes her stand out and where she's seen as just another island rat. Until she meets Finn, who seems quite stricken by her, and who introduces her to the magic that all of the Alben nobility possess. But with the world of magic comes Lord Downpike, who seeks to use that power for his own evil plans and is willing to use anything -- even Jessamin, especially Jessamin -- to get Finn to give up his secrets. Readers will be drawn in to Jessamin's world and will cheer for her as she uses just her smarts to go head-to-head against evil magic in order to save the boy she loves.

HarperTeen - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



I'll Give You the Sun Noah and Jude are twins who were very close growing up, two halves of a whole. At 13, Noah is obsessed with his art and falling in love with the boy next door, while Jude acts out to capture their mom's attention. At 16, their mom is dead, and Noah and Jude are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a new sculpting mentor and his model who seem to be just as broken as her own family and might just hold the key to healing all of them. Told in the alternating voices of 13-year-old Noah and 16-year-old Jude, this is a gripping, emotional novel that will appeal to fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Have tissues handy.


Dial - Release Date: 9/16/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



The Jewel In Violet's world, the royalty can't bear children, so they purchase surrogates to do it for them -- surrogates like Violet. Violet knows this is coming, ever since she tested positive for a special talent required in surrogates, but that doesn't lessen the shock of being auctioned off to the highest bidder. And when she reaches the Jewel, the hub of the city where the royalty live, she learns about all the secrets hiding beneath the surface -- and adds a few secrets of her own. Recommended for fans of The Selection.

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



Falling into Place Liz Emerson is the queen bee at her high school. She goes to parties, gets drunk, makes out with boys, indignantly bullies other kids who have somehow insulted her friends. But nobody sees how broken she is. Nobody understands the scope of the havoc she's wreaked in a world she feels she doesn't deserve to live in. A different and unexpected narrator tells this story of cause and effect and what makes life worth living in a compulsively readable voice that will grab you and force you to finish in one sitting.


Greenwillow - Release Date: 9/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99



Pack of Dorks Lucy and her best friend Becky are the most popular girls in fourth grade. But after missing a day of school when her baby sister is born, Lucy returns to find that she's now the most hated girl in fourth grade, and even Becky seems to have switched sides. After learning about wolves for a school project, Lucy's new-found dorkdom and her baby sister with Down syndrome inspire her to create her own Pack of Dorks. Lucy's story will in turn inspire middle-grade dorks everywhere to learn to stand up for themselves and their friends and families.

Sky Pony - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $15.95



Random Tori is counting down the hours until her trial, when she will be judged for her part in cyberbullying another student who recently committed suicide. She can't sleep anyway, so when her phone rings, she answers, assuming it's another crank call to barrage her with insults. Instead, the caller claims to have dialed her number at random and asks her for one thing -- to give him one reason why he shouldn't kill himself. Tori isn't convinced it's not a joke, but can she live with herself if it's real? This novel will keep readers up all night with Tori as she tries to talk a stranger out of a life-or-death decision.

Simon Pulse - Release Date: 8/12/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate
Ivan, a baby gorilla that was taken by poachers from his homeland and family, lived among humans and ended up as a display in a shopping mall for 27 years. This beautifully illustrated book provides a great opportunity for parents to teach their children why every creature should live among their own kind and how the power of a small group of people determined to do the right thing can bring about change. I was thrilled to see this picture book come out after having read and loved Applegate's Newbery Medal-winning middle grade book, The One and Only Ivan.

Clarion - Release Date: 10/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Store Picks Now in Paperback...
The Girl from Felony Bay
Counting by 7s
The Burning Sky
Jill's pick - $6.99
Jill's pick - $8.99
Jill's pick - $9.99



Fortunately, the Milk
Steelheart
Melissa's pick - $5.99
Melissa's pick - $9.99

Dates to Remember
On TV
On YouTube

Star Wars Rebels
Lemony Snicket's YOU CHOOSE THE MYSTERY
Star Wars Rebels
Mondays
@ 9pm
on DisneyXD
starting October 13th
Lemony Snicket's You Choose the Mystery

At The Movies
The Book of Life
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


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 info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540
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