Wildcard

By Marie Lu. The thrilling sequel to Warcross by the #1 New York Timesbest-selling author finds Emika Chen learning the truth about Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm and banding together with the Phoenix Riders to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, only to find herself caught in a web of betrayal that forces her to turn to Zero and his ruthless crew, the Blackcoats, to take down the man she loves.

Finding Langston

By Lesa Cline-Ransome. Langston’s mother has just died when he and his father leave rural Alabama to make a new home in Chicago’s South Side of the 1940s. It’s lonely in the small apartment with just his father and at school he’s bullied.

But Langston’s new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the Chicago Public Library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.

A moving story of one boy’s experiences during the Great Migration.

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

By David Ezra Stein. A follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken finds the plucky little red chicken concluding that an “”elephant of surprise”” is needed for any good story, until his Papa recommends classic tales that are surprising without elephants

Making Comics in Antarctica with Karen Romano Young

Please join us Wednesday September 12th at 7:00pm at Byrd’s Books for a very special evening with Karen Romano Young as she shows us slides of her Arctic Log and shares her journey with us to the ends of the Earth.

About the author:

Read more about Karen from her websiteTwitter, Instagram.

Please note: this will be held at our new address at 178 Greenwood Ave.

To save a spot click HERE.
Light refreshments. Karen’s website.

Harry Potter Party at our new location!

Join us in our new location for a 20th Anniversary celebration of the launch of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Friday September 14th from 5-7:00pm. We will have activities, crafts with the The Toy Room, door prizes, give-aways and light refreshments. Shhh, we have a signed poster of the new covers to give away, so don’t miss it!
Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) has created all new covers for the series in celebration of the anniversary and we will have them on hand. Never fear- the original illustrations are still inside the book, these are just the new covers.
So, come in costume and have some wizarding fun with us! To pre-order the new covers, and have them waiting for you, click HERE.

Leave No Trace

By Mindy Mejia. Maya Stark. a language therapist at a psychiatric facility, is challenged when a boy missing for ten years refuses to speak about his father, the ransacked campsite they both disappeared from, or what has transpired over the last decade.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

By Maxwell King. Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.

Free the Tipple: Kickass Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Women

By Jennifer Croll.

Celebrating women? Cheers to that! These cocktail recipes are inspired by some of the world’s most amazing ladies.

Sixty of the world’s coolest and most influential women are the inspiration for this refreshing and fun collection of drink recipes that are sure to bring extra zest to your cocktail shaker. Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dietrich, Zadie Smith, and more. Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake’s personality, style, legacy, or what she liked to drink herself. This ranges from The Gloria Steinem, which uses a complex liquor with a radical twist, to The Beyoncé, made, of course, with lemonade. The cocktails are simple to make, kitchen-tested, and incorporate easy-to find ingredients. Snappy, informative biographies, illustrated with newly-commissioned portraits, offer revealing insights into the women’s lives. This highly original guide to delicious beverages is a perfect gift for those in your life who encourage and inspire you.

French Exit

By Patrick DeWitt. Bankrupted by her infamous litigator husband’s tabloid death, a scandal-fearing widow flees New York for Paris, where her deadbeat son and she navigate near-comic self-destructive choices. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Sisters Brothers.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By Grace Lin (signed edition). Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama’s request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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