Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                               November 2015
The Bookies Newsletter
Lauren Myracle
A Thanksgiving Myracle!
Lauren Myracle, that is! The beloved children's and young adult writer is visiting the store on Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. We're crazy excited about this event. Lauren's books are witty, insightful - and absolutely adored by so many readers. Come along and make this big event even bigger!

Lauren's Latest!
Lauren has written an incredible number of books, from chapter books to young adult novels.
Upside-Down Magic
Her latest is Upside-Down Magic, a book for middle grade readers that she wrote in collaboration with Sarah Mylnowski and Emily Jenkins. What if you had magical powers that didn't work as they should? For example, if you tried to turn into a kitten - or a dragon - and ended up as a dritten - a combination of the two? Or you tried to make fire, but it turned into ice instead? Or you wound up floating helplessly around the room?  But there is a time when all these wonky magical skills, and the kids who wield them, will become very important...

For more information on Upside-Down Magic, or Lauren's other books, come into the store, or pay a visit to her website. Comment on her blog and let her know how much you're looking forward to meeting her! We're thrilled to have Lauren visit!

Something a Little Different
Did you know that 50% of our customers read our newsletter on their phone or tablet?  We've redesigned our newsletter to work better for that type of screen - and to look a little fresher as well. You'll also notice this newsletter is shorter than usual. That's because instead of sending out a newsletter once a month, we're going to keep you up to date by sending out more frequent communications about books and events.

We'll also be using more video and links, plus we're setting up a brand new blog where we'll post detailed reviews. More information on that soon. We hope you like our updated communications - as we get into our groove over the next few weeks, feel free to let us know what you think - info@thebookies.com

Please note that we'll be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, so our staff can spend time with their families. We'll re-open on Saturday, November 28th, with a huge author event for Small Business Saturday - details in our next update!
Sue Lubeck
Golden Book Calendar
Classic Books: Now in a Calendar!
Parents and grandparents are drooling over this 2016 Little Golden Book calendar, featuring the covers of 12 of their most beloved books. Ask us how we can package the calendar and books together to make a beautiful and unforgettable gift for your children - a gift  you can share for a whole year!
Join us every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime with the exuberant Ryan. He chooses awesome picture books to share with our young readers!

Five Pretzel-Approved Books for Children This Month!

Don't forget - we give you a 15% discount on every purchase made by cash or check! (10% for a credit card)

I Really LIke Slop
I Really Like Slop
Mo Willems
$9.99, Disney Hyperion, Ages 6-8, Available now

Once again, Piggie challenges Gerald - this time to try her delicious slop. But even the smell is too much for him. Will he manage to taste it? The penultimate book from the beloved Elephant and Piggie  :(

Diva and Flea
The Story of Diva and Flea
Mo Willems
$14.99, Disney Hyperion, Ages 6-8, Available now

Now Mo Willems fans can follow his writing as they grow, with his first early reader. A chic Parisian dog and an adventurous cat become unlikely friends in this sweet and humorous story.

The LIttle Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
$35.00, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 10-110, Available now

Stunning pop-up edition of this enduring classic, with the complete original text and Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering.

Class Dismissed
Class Dismissed
Allan Woodrow, Kody Keplinger
$16.99, Scholastic, Ages 8-12, Available now

A class decides they don't need anyone bossing them around - in other words, they don't need a teacher. Their teacher quits without the principal's knowledge, and the class runs itself... into the ground!  This hilarious book has wonderful characters!

The Edge
Roland Smith
$17.99, HMH Books for Young Readers. Ages 12 & up, Available now

Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello and his mother are helicoptered to a remote mountain base camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to film a climbing documentary. When the camp is attacked and his mother taken, Peak has no choice but to track down the perpetrators to try to save her. A gripping, high-stakes sequel to Peak.