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April is National Poetry Month!
Catherine Brady & Lysley Tenorio - Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM
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April is National Poetry Month!

Bring a friend or family member and check out our poetry sections — for adults and for children — and save 20% on any poetry book purchase throughout the month of April.

Did you know that we now have the latest in the Mysterious Benedict Society series, and it's 20% off?

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart, a prequel to the bestselling series, is a Buyer's Pick. Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict, a precocious orphan afflicted with both an unfortunate nose and narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances - and a mystery that could change his life forever.

"Gives readers a reason to fall in love with the series all over again...[with] adventures, danger, cleverness, dry wit, and good-hearted characters at the center of the action." - Booklist, starred review

Have you checked out these other bookstore favorites for young readers?

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
by John Flanagan

In the tenth and final volume in the New York Times bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series, months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. His friends, having received no communication from him, fear the worst. Unwilling to wait any longer, Alyss, Evanlyn and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

Halt's Peril Halt's Peril
by John Flanagan

In Book #9 in the Ranger's Apprentice series, the renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing Halt's only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit - and it will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive.

Chomp Chomp
by Carl Hiaasen

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

"Humorous adventure tales just don't get any more wacked...or fun to read than this." - Kirkus Reviews

Seeds of Rebellion Seeds of Rebellion
by Brandon Mull

The second book in the Beyonders series picks up after the incredible cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes. Jason is back in our world. Yet after all his efforts to return home, he finds himself itching to cross over to Lyrian.

Next Week:

Curled in the Bed of Love CATHERINE BRADY and LYSLEY TENORIO
Curled in the Bed of Love and Monstress
Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM

Brady will read from her Flannery O'Connor award-winning story collection, Curled in the Bed of Love - called "an achingly lovely collection about the ache of love" by Robert Olen Butler (author of A Small Hotel). Brady's stories are set in the Bay Area, featuring characters as resolute in evading middle-class conformity as they are in clinging to their illusions about love. What lies in the bed of love are failed dreams, reproofs, ambitions, and stubborn beliefs.

MonstressTenorio, winner of a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writer's Award, will read from Monstress, his collection of heartbreaking, vivid stories set amongst the Filipino-American communities of California and the Philippines. His stories have been called "poignant, imaginative, somehow sad and funny all at once. Tenorio's characters walk tightropes between the Philippines and America, between illusions and reality, between family ties and the need to strike out alone. Monstress is a wonderful read." - Anthony Doerr, author of Memory Wall.

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