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August 2016


As you get ready for the school year to start, we wanted to let you know about some exciting opportunities at Fiction Addiction, including upcoming events with Eric Litwin and Trenton Lee Stewart and our first Elementary Educators Night!

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Join us for our first Elementary Educators Night!
Elementary Educators Night: Thursday, August 25th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

We will be serving wine and cheese, handing out gift bags with free children's books, and discussing the topic of author visits -- how to get them at a discount and how to make the visits successful! Speakers will include Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction owner; Malinda Edmonston, Media Specialist at Pelham Road Elementary; and Jane Robertson, retired Northwood Middle Media Specialist. Attendees will receive a 20% discount on any merchandise purchased that day. Teachers can also earn professional development credit by submitting your attendance at this event to Candice Moore (cvmoore@greenville.k12.sc.us). Please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend so we know how many gift bags to make up!


Free Children's Events that You and Your Students Can Attend!
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.

Eric Litwin
Eric Litwin Performance and Book Signing: Friday, September 23rd, 6:30 @ Holland Park Church, FREE*

Get read to sing, dance, and fall in love with reading! Fiction Addiction is bringing Eric Litwin to the upstate for a FREE performance featuring his new book, Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 8/30/16), at Holland Park Church in Simpsonville. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line.


Trenton Lee Stewart

Join us for mystery, riddles, and excitement at this FREE event celebrating the launch of the new children's novel, The Secret Keepers (Little, Brown & Co., hardcover, $18.99, on sale 9/27/16), by Trenton Lee Stewart, bestselling author of the Mysterious Benedict Society series, at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville. Trenton Lee Stewart will be visiting from his home in Arkansas to share the secret of how he comes up with the riddles, puzzles, and narrow escapes in his books. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of The Secret Keepers from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Stewart will sign his other books as long as they are accompanied by at least one copy of the new book.


Book Talk: The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, the first book in a quartet, received multiple starred reviews and was a 2009-10 SC Children's Book Award nominee, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and an ALA Notable Children's Book. The story follows four very special children who pass a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests and are then given a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. Themes of the book include teamwork, friendship, overcoming challenges, and self-discipline. The children succeed, not because of out-of-this-world superpowers, but through their own wits and intelligence. Since tests are a fact of life in school, every child can relate, and the class could also use the book to discuss test-taking techniques. Click here for an educator's guide. Math and Science teachers could use the companion book, The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums to teach logic and problem solving. Extra credit could be given to students who attend Trenton Lee Stewart's free public event at the library.

Host Trenton Lee Stewart at Your School!
The Secret Keepers We are looking for a school to host Trenton Lee Stewart on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 27th. This event will cost $807.00 plus any applicable sales tax. The cost includes 50 copies of the author's new book, The Secret Keepers, with a 15% discount, which you can give away or resell to students. If you're interested, please email info@fiction-addiction.com.

SC Book Awards/Battle of the Books
SC Book Award We have the 2016-17 SC Children's Book Award nominees stocked and would love to make it easy for your students to participate. Let us know if you are interested in purchasing books for your library, would like to have stock available to sell to students, or would like us to come out to your PTA night and sell books there.

Fabulous Author Presenters
Peggy Eddleman Author Peggy Eddleman visited West Pelzer Elementary and Monarch Elementary last May to discuss her SC Children's Book Nominee, Sky Jumpers, and its sequel, Forbidden Flats. Media Specialists Beth and Carla thought she gave a fabulous presentation: "4th and 5th graders at West Pelzer Elementary enjoyed hearing Peggy share about the process of writing/publishing and how she came up with her ideas for Sky Jumpers. Her visit really helped students see that authors are real people, too, and they can become one as well" (Carla Nash). Peggy is interested in returning to Greenville for more visits in 2016-17. She can be contacted at peggyeddleman@gmail.com.

Regional Authors Who May Be Available for School Visits
Alan GratzProjekt 1065
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II
On sale 10/11/16
Scholastic, Hardcover, $16.99
Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6
Snakes & Stones
Snakes and Stones
On sale 11/1/16
Sky Pony Press, Hardcover, $15.99
Ages 8-12, Grades 2-7

New Releases
Picture Books
Nobody Likes a Goblin
Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands
Lion Lessons
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Signed Copies Available!

The Tale of Beatrix Potter
Paperback - $3.99
Middle Grade
Serafina and the Black Cloak
Serafina and the Twisted Staff
The Dragon Lantern
Paperback - $7.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Paperback - $9.99

The Monster War
Towers Falling
A New Class
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Signed Copies Available!
Hardcover - $12.99

Hogwarts Classics
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hardcover Boxed Set - $19.99
Hardcover - $29.99

Store Picks
Superhero Instruction Manual
Hardcover - $16.99

Let Me Finish!
When Friendship Followed Me Home
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.95

The War that Saved My Life
Paperback - $8.99

Store & Community News
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!




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