FIELD GUIDE FOR HEARTBREAKERS:
Best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Europe with wildly
different plans. Dessy hopes to heal her newly broken heart by diving
into the creative writing workshop that brought the girls to Prague.
Veronica's plan, meanwhile, is to conquer as many hot-dudes as
possible in one month and help Dessy recycle her heart in the
At first, Veronica's plan is working so well that Dessy thinks
she might be a love genius. But soon it's clear that Operation
Maneater has a few holes. Like its failure to anticipate crazy mixed
signals...and worse, its mysterious tendency to plague a friendship
with secrets and lies.
Well, no one ever said breaking hearts was a simple craft!
KRISTEN TRACY is a prolific children's book author and poet who makes her home in San Francisco with a very demanding cat. She also "moonlights" with a job on ALCATRAZ! Which is super cool. She is hilarious. Read her books!!
Best Friends Forever... Sarah promised Marjorie when they were five years old that they would be best friends forever.
But that was before seventh grade, when everything changed—everything
except Marjorie. While Sarah wants to meet new people and try new
things, Marjorie still likes doing the same things they always did. It
seems the more time the two girls spend together, the more time Sarah
wants to spend apart. How did a promise that was so easy to make become so hard to keep?
beautifully drawn characters and vivid details, this incisive novel
portrays middle school in all its complexity—both the promise of what
is to come and the pain of what must be left behind.
by staying true to her promise while trying to figure out what she
wants for herself, Sarah suffers through a series of uncomfortable
situations that pit her budding desires to sing and make new friends
against loyalty to her fading friendship with Marjorie. Willner-Pardo
captures Sarah's torment well...Scenes with Sarah's practical mom and
salty Grandpa offer some comic relief, as do those showcasing
Marjorie's fierce individualism. -- Kirkus
THE HARD KIND OF PROMISE by Gina Willner-Pardo is brand new. If you like middle grade stories about real kids and
their friendships, with all the drama, sometimes-cruelty and
sometimes-hilarity that go with... this is a book for you. PROMISE will
be a hit with fans of authors like Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Kate
Gina has written 15+ books for children and lives in the SF Bay Area.
MEET MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Sat 7/24@ 4:00 pm
$20 includes price of book, entry to event, dessert + special prizes
Book can be picked up the release date of July 20 or at the event!Not Your Mother's Book Club's fave werewolf book, SHIVER, finally has the sequel we've been waiting for. Come celebrate the release of the amazing LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater.It's a deliciously cool private party at Blush in Burlingame
Cost of the ticket will get you a copy of LINGER, a cool treat, and access to lots of special prizes. This event is for ticket-holders only and IS NOT open to the public, so please reserve your spot today (650)685-4911 Tickets will be mailed or available for pick-up at Books Inc. in Burlingame Only. Need more info? Email Jenn: NYMBC at booksinc.net
SEA by Heidi R. Kling: SEA is about a girl who goes to Indonesia to help tsunami victims, and how one
boy changes her life. I read this a year ago and this is what I said
then: "Heartbreaking but always hopeful; achingly romantic but never sappy-- SEA is simply luminous. What a remarkable debut!"
SEA is out this week, and Heidi's launch party is at Books Inc. Palo Alto at 6:30 on Saturday! Join us in celebrating this wonderful local author and her fantastic book.
The entire month of May, at any of our stores, you can buy any four Magic Tree House books and be eligible to win some fantastic prizes. You could win a family membership to the California Academy of sciences - or even a school visit from MTH author Mary Pop Osborne herself. Awesome!
May 1 is a Celebration for Writers & Readers!
Come celebrate the San Francisco Bay Area's richchildren's book community with your local independent bookstore on May1 from 1 - 3pm. Three Books Inc. locations will be participating!
Join more than 50 children's book authors
and illustratorsas they gather at their local independent bookstores to sign books,talk about their writing, and share their art. Hosted by the NorthernCalifornia Children's Bookseller's Association (NCCBA), Kids
Read Day is a not-to-be-missed event for children's booklovers of all ages.
Author appearances will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, May 1.
Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut St.
Books Inc. in Berkeley
1760 4th St
Books Inc. Palo Alto - Books for Teens -
855 El Camino
Unfortunately our Wordplay Writing Workshop: Writing for Children had to be cancelled, but we will reschedule it. Our apologies.Check back in with our WordPlay page, though, or get on our mailing list, because the Summer 2010 workshop lineup will be announced soon! http://www.booksinc.net/wordplayNow we suggest you step away from your computer and go enjoy reading a book in the park... that's what we're gonna do!
Who needs a night out more than teachers; you brave souls who confront
bureaucracy, budget cuts and metal detectors to mold the minds of future
generations? Forget the lesson plan, let the papers correct themselves and
let Books Inc. show our appreciation for all that you do!
Join us for wine and
cheese, 25% off the entire store, plenty of giveaways and a special spring
preview of books from our Children's Book Buyers.
Tuesday, March 9, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Books Inc. in Mountain View Wednesday, March 10, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Books Inc. in BurlingameThursday, March 11, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Books Inc. in BerkeleyRSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- or call 415-643-3400 Ext 14
From now until March 14, we're celebrating Dr. Seuss's b-day with a special promotion. Buy any two Dr. Seuss books, get one free, plus a supercute Horton plush while supplies last!