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Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Blog Hop Time!: Back to the Books Giveaway Hop

As part of the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop, we are giving away some great back to school reads for you and the children in your lives! If you've never done a giveaway hop before, simply enter our giveaway and then "hop" to the next blog on the lists. All participating blogs are linked at the end of this post.

Start the year off right with The Fourth Stall series by Chris Rylander, aka The Godfather in middle school...(and Part III doesn't even hit stores until February 2013, but two lucky winners will get to read it months beforehand!).

Middle school just got a lot more criminal. Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. It's what he does. He and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law, or at least the school code of conduct, but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you pay him, Mac is on your side. His office is located in the East Wing boy's bathroom. And business is booming.

Two complete sets available (including advance reader copy of Part III):

Sports more up your alley? Then why not start your back-to-schooler off with a brand new edition of Guys Read: The Sports Pages! In this new edition in the Guys Read series, find ten stories guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home place from the following perennial all-stars: Jacqueline Woodson, Gordon Korman, Anne Ursu, Dan Gutman, Chris Crutcher, Joseph Bruchac, James Brown, Tim Green, Chris Rylander, and Stanley Cup winner Dustin Brown!

One shiny new hardcover available:

None of those suit your fancy? Will aliens do? Introducing Kevin Emerson's brand new title The Fellowship for Alien Detection. Picture the town of Juliette, Arizona, a seemingly normal town until all of sudden, BLAM! it disappears. Enter Haley and Dodger: two kids from opposite sides of the country who both have set out to prove that extraterrestrial life really does exist. Can they figure out what happened to Juliette? Can they prove that the people whispering "alien abduction" maybe aren't crazy after all? And, most importantly, can they stop what's happening before it's too late...because they are being hunted themselves, and, at any moment, they might disappear too...

The Fellowship for Alien Detection doesn't hit stores until February - be among the first to read it! One advance reader copy available:

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The First Ever Children's Bookstore Cash Mob!

Live in the Boston area? Join us at the World's Only Curious George Store in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA on Saturday, August 25th at 10am for the first ever Children's Bookstore Cash Mob! Bring friends and family, and support this integral part of Harvard Square!

What's a cash mob? It’s when a group of people come together at the same time and place to support an independent retailer. All participants then “mob” the retailer with their cash, pledging to spend at least $15 on the store’s books or merchandise.

But wait! Everyone who participates in the mob is eligible to enter multiple raffle giveaways including a set of 15 Walden books and DVDs! Curious George will be on hand for photos!
Store Information:
The World's Only Curious George Store
Harvard Square
One JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone number: 617.547.4500

Tweet @WaldenPondPress with any questions! Hope to see all you Boston-ites there!