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November 2014

 

It's so much fun to look at the holiday season through the eyes of a child. Their enthusiasm and excitement are heartwarming. We ourselves are excited about the great kids events we have coming up that we hope you and yours can attend! 

To help you pick the perfect book for all the children on your holiday shopping list we have two catalogs you can pick up the next time you're at the store: Our 2014 Holiday Catalog and the 2014 ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Catalog. Or email us a little about each kid (age, sex, interests) and we're happy to pull some titles we think would work. We also offer free holiday wrapping.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you on Small Business Saturday!

-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.

Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday Author Signings: Saturday, November 29th, 10am-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

On Small Business Saturday, November 29th, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Self-published and small press authors will be signing books throughout the day, including children's authors Frederick Baus, Karen Finn, Jeffrey Lefko, and Beth Smith The schedule is posted online. We're proud to be a small business, and we are proud to support our community. When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let's strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small initiative all year. This event is free and open to the public.

 


The League of Seven
Book Talk & Signing with Alan Gratz: Monday, December 1st, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

North Carolina children's author Alan Gratz will be discussing his latest middle-grade book, The League of Seven (Starscape, hardcover, $16.99), the first book in an action-packed steampunk series. *Note: Tickets are $10 each for adults. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the author's books prior to or at the event. Children ages 15 and under are free, but please RSVP. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Book Scouts
Book Scouts Kickoff Event: Saturday, December 6th, 1pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and attend our Book Scouts kickoff event! We will explain how our new Book Scouts program will work, have copies of the upcoming middle-grade books to be discussed, take questions, and serve refreshments. The Book Scouts will meet monthly, usually the first Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. The program is designed for children ages 8 to 12. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that children have earned. This event is free and open to the public.

 


First, You Explore
Book Signing with Rachel Haynie: Thursday, December 11th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina children's author Rachel Haynie will be signing copies of her new children's book, First, You Explore (USC Press, paperback, $15.95), an inspirational biography of Dr. Charles Townes, from growing up in Greenville to inventing the laser and winning a Nobel Prize. Ms. Haynie will be giving a short talk at 5:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 


HostieThe Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina

South Carolina picture book author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer will be signing copies of her new picture book, Hostie (Warbranch, paperback, $11.95), along with Greenville picture book author Melinda Long, who will be signing copies of her Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95). This event is free and open to the public.

 


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

November 20th
November 27th
December 4th
December 11th
December 18th
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann
Happy Thanksgiving!
Angelina Ballerina
Star Bright
The Night Before Christmas
Paperback - $6.99
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Hardcover - $14.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $18.95

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Signed Books for Children and Teens
Skippyjon Jones Snow What
The Day the Crayons Quit
Atlantia
Clariel
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $18.99

November New Releases
Board Books
Llama Llama Jingle Bells
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they're ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It's a very merry holiday indeed!

Viking - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Board Book - Price: $5.99


Picture Books
Edible Colors
Discover how to eat your colors in this bold, artful concept book about the world of unusual fruits and vegetables! With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidescope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.

Roaring Brook Press - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $12.99


The Animals' Santa
When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals' Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he's a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him. On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa when a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa.

Putnam - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Here Comes Santa Cat
Skippyjon Jones Snow What
The Day the Crayons Quit
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed Copies Available!



The Dragon & the Knight
Audrey (Cow)
Hardcover - $29.99
Hardcover - $19.99
Illustrated by SC artist Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Early Chapter Books
Alien Dude!: Mr. Evil Potato Man and the Food Fight
When the villain Mr. Evil Potato Man puts a spell on the school food, students start turning into food and a huge food fight erupts. Alien Dude morphs into a peeler and peels, then fries the giant potato. Once the fries are eaten, the spell is broken. This is the second title in an early-reader adventure series for reluctant boy (and girl) readers features chapters and multiple plots alongside hilarious cartoon illustrations and gross-out humor.

Zip Line Publishing - Release Date: 9/27/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $4.99


Middle Grade
The Long Haul
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun...unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig -- not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure -- and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

Amulet Books - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $13.95


Young Adult
The Ice Dragon
Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child -- and the ice dragon who loved her -- could save her world from utter destruction. This new edition of The Ice Dragon is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit Game of Thrones.

Tor Books - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $14.99


Anomaly
Josie is having a bad day. A really bad day. But then weird things start happening... Like she makes something materialize just by thinking about it. When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Who Josie is. Her family. What really happened to her brother. Existence. She is Oculi, and she has the ability to change reality with her thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting Josie as she begins learning how to bend reality. And he's the only thing standing between Josie and the secret organization that wants her dead...

Entangled Publishing - Release Date: 11/25/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)
In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and featuring an exclusive interview with Zamperini, Unbroken will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.

A Winter 2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

Delacorte Press - Release Date: 11/11/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $19.99


Atlantia
Clariel
Hardcover - $18.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $18.99
Signed First Editions Available!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
Would you like to learn about even more great books and book-related news? Shelf Awareness sends out a twice-weekly email newsletter filled with book reviews, book lists, author interviews, and more. If you're interested in subscribing to the Shelf Awareness email list, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com.

2014 SIBA Holiday Catalog

Once Upon an Alphabet
The Night Before Christmas
Brown Girl Dreaming
Bad Magic
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.00


Volunteer Picks
Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
The 13th Sign The 13th Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
Desperately seeking to find a connection to her own zodiac sign, Sagittarius, Jalen Jones unwittingly unleashes the 13th sign, Ophiuchus. Jalen's world is suddenly turned upside down as chaos is created across the globe. Now she must race to find Ophiuchus and return her to the heavens before it's too late. Trials await around every corner as Jalen battles the other characters of the zodiac, star-gazing secret agents, and her own fears and doubts. This whirlwind of an adventure will leave readers guessing till the very end.

Recommended in hardcover by Gretchen.

Square Fish - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99


Staff Picks
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori
I loved this surprisingly moving story that works for any reader who loves dragons, but that also has a wonderful message for adopted children or any child who feels different from their peers.

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



Snow Like Ashes Teenage Meira is passionately devoted to restoring her home kingdom of Winter, which was invaded by neighbor Spring when she was just a baby. But Sir, the leader of their small band of 8 rebels, refuses to let her go on missions. When he finally relents, it sets in train a series of events that she could never have forseen. A YA fantasy debut with a strong heroine recommended for fans of Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, and Rae Carson.

Balzer+Bray - Release Date: 10/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


The Walled City The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
The Walled City of Hak Nam exists apart from the rest of Seng Ngai, as a lawless entity unto itself. It is populated by criminals and vagrants. Jin is lying low and posing as a boy until she can find her sister, Mei Yee, who was sold to a brothel owned by Longwai, drug lord and leader of the Brotherhood, the most ruthless gang in Hak Nam. And Dai is posing as a vagrant, biding his time until he can bring the whole thing down. The three teens form bonds that defy all of their rules of survival and must rely on each other in a race against time with escape as the prize. This contemporary YA novel based on a real walled city has a dystopian feel to it that will make it appeal to readers of both types of fiction.

A Winter 2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 11/4/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.00


Dates to Remember
November 11th
November 27th
December 6th
Star Wars Origami
Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper
Mr. Lemoncello's Library

At The Movies
Big Hero 6
Mockingjay


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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