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August 2018

Author Event: Bree Barton & Emily Bain Murphy In Conversation

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The two debut Young Adult novelists will be appearing at our store and discussing their new titles, Heart of Thorns (Barton) and The Disappearances (Bain Murphy). If you are unable to join but would like a personalized copy, please call or drop by our store to arrange.

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Children’s Author Alastair Heim – “The Great Puppy Invasion”

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Drop by to meet bestselling picture book author Alastair Heim! Heim is the author of The Great Puppy Invasion, No Toots At Tea, Love You Too, No Peeking At Presents, and Hello Door. Author presentation and storytime will be followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at event.

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September 2018

Author Event @ SLCL: Sylvia Acevedo “Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist”

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Meet the CEO of The Girl Scouts of America and hear about her inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia’s life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her…

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Children’s Author Mac Barnett: Mac Undercover

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into more than 30 languages. His picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, which also won the E.B White Read-Aloud Award, and Extra Yarn, which won both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Leo: A Ghost Story, illustrated…

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Bus Tour: St. Louis Brewing History w/ Cameron Collins

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’re hitting the road! Spend an afternoon hearing all about St. Louis’ fascinating brewing history as well as stops at historic sites and some of the new breweries popping up around the city! Our guide will be none other than Cameron Collins, author of the popular Distilled History blog, the bestselling Lost Treasures of St. Louis, and co-author of the recently released St. Louis Brews, 3rd edition. Tour will start and end at The Novel Neighbor. We will provide beer…

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Author Event @ Missouri History Museum: Neal Bascomb “The Escape Artists”

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

Join us in welcoming bestselling author Neal Bascomb (Winter Fortress, Sabotage) to The Missouri History Museum to discuss his newest book, “The Escape Artists.” Author presentation will be followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at event.   Book Summary: Summer, 1918: twenty-nine officers crawled into a 16 inch high, 55 metre tunnel dug only with spoons. This was the culmination of 9 months gruelling toil in oxygen-starved darkness. Of the twenty-nine escapees, just ten would make…

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Children’s Author Event @ SLCL: Dav Pilkey

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Dav Pilkey is the sensationally popular author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series. Join us for an epic family fun event featuring a presentation and live drawing by Dav Pilkey followed by a book signing. Enjoy fun activities, exclusive giveaways, and photo opportunities with Dog Man and Captain Underpants! TICKETS: $15 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas” or the new color edition of “Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of…

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Children’s Author/Illustrator Loren Long – “There’s A Hole In The Log At The Bottom Of The Lake”

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Loren’s Little Tree, is a picture book for all ages. His…

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Pierre Alex Jeanty – “HIM”

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come see him in person as he will be conducting a live reading of his new book “HIM,” a Q&A session to answer your questions, and signing books for those that attend the event and purchase the book that day. Doors will open at 2pm and seating will be limited. If you are unable to attend but would like a personalized copy, please call or drop by our store to arrange.

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October 2018

In Conversation: Tillie Walden and Ann Leckie

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Join us for a special evening featuring two bestselling and award winning authors – comic book author Tillie Walden (Spinning) and science fiction author Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice). Ms. Walden will be discussing her newest book, Sunbeam. Doors open at 6pm. About Sunbeam: An epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love. Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the…

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