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We love the book Big Rabbit's Bad Mood. It's one of the best stand-by storytime books on the market right now. Simple enough for the younger set to follow, with a sense of humor that appeals to older kids, as well. So we were tickled pink when Chronicle Books editor Melissa Manlove came out to read Big Rabbit's Mood in English for our Books Inc.+Chronicle Books fundraiser for Room to Read last Thursday. But when her mother came out to read the same book... IN FRENCH we nearly lost our minds from excitement! Below are two videos: one in English, one in French.

... like author and master teacher, Hillary Homzie, giving a workshop for young writers (ages 8-13) at the Laurel Village store!

Leslie McGuirk is coming to Books Inc!

And you can watch the trailer for her newest book, If Rocks Could Sing, right here!

And come to Oh My Gosh! Stories on Saturday, June 25th to meet her.

 
Libba gave the Beauty Queens book jacket a serious makeover at our This is Teen LIVE event last night! Don't worry, we've got a gazillion videos and pics, so if you missed last night, you can still bask in the awesomeness online. 
Upcoming Meetings:
A discussion and workshop with Kathy Shepler on Sunday, June 12 at 1pm upstairs at Books Inc. Laurel Village. We'll be making hand-made booklets and get to here lots of intimate details of what it's like to be on the Newbery Committee.
 
A creative writing workshop with author Hilary Homzie on Sunday, July 17 at 1pm.
This workshop will foster creativity and self-expression in a supportive environment. Author and master teacher Hilary Homzie will help young writers to discover and develop their unique voice. 
Cage fighting. Romance. A stunning, post-apocalyptic landscape. Revolution. What more could you ask for? Blood Red Road, the debut dystopian novel from Moira Young is something like a Hunger Games, True Grit mash-up featuring one of the butt-kickingest females around. Which moves Not Your Mother's Book Club to wonder, if put in a cage fight, who would win: Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (who may struggle since her best asset is a bow and arrow, not great for cage fights), Trice from Divergent (we all know she can throw a good punch), or the new dystopian combat queen, Saba from Blood Red Road. Though Blood Red Road may be to dark for some people's taste, Not Your Mother's Book Club is thrilled to recommend it to all our friends. Though it may take some readers a chapter or so to habituate to the dialect, it's well worth the push.What follows is one of the most kinetic, exciting and memorable debuts of the year, great for the older teens who love some action with their summer reading.

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