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April 2019

Author Event @ TNN: Ali Benjamin “The Next Great Paulie Fink”

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Join us in welcoming Ali Benjamin, NY Times bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist (The Thing About Jellyfish) to The Novel Neighbor! In this highly anticipated second novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn’t easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a classroom prankster like Paulie Fink. Author presentation followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order.…

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Launch and Reading with Poets Laureate: “Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice”

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating the recent release of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, a poetry collection featuring Aliki Barnstone, Carson Borbely, and Andrea Scarpino. Discussion and reading followed by book signing and reception. Books will be available for purchase at event or may be purchased beforehand at novelneighbor.com/books or in store. Doors open at 6pm Wine and light refreshments will be served. About the poets: Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual…

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An Evening with Jason Reynolds @ U-City High School Auditorium

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University City High School Auditorium, 7401 Balson Ave
University City, MO 63130 United States

**Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 6th at 10:00am** The Novel Neighbor, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio and University City Schools, is incredibly proud to announce an evening with award-winning middle-grade and young adult author Jason Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds will be joined in conversation with Kameel Stanley, host of St. Louis Public Radio’s award-winning podcast, We Live Here. Join us for this free presentation at the University City High School Auditorium on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.…

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April Local Author Showcase: Argentina Parra and Brenda Maly

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This month’s Local Author Showcase features two women with incredible personal stories and books to share! Brenda Maly – “Was She Even Dead in October” Unbeknownst to Brenda Maly when she was recruited as Director of Operations at Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, that 15 years later she would be thrust into the sites of an underworld she never imagined or thought possible. With the go ahead from the Attorney General’s office, Brenda tells an astonishing story of how…

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Journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson – “The Feather Thief” @ St. Louis County Library Hdqtrs

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Acclaimed journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson presents a rollicking true-crime adventure about the theft of nearly 300 bird skins from a natural history museum in England. It’s a story that leads readers through 19th century scientific expeditions into the jungles of Malaysia, the “feather fever” of the turn-of-the century fashion world and the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying and its fanatic, often underground modern-day practitioners. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice,…

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May 2019

OMG Bookfest: Author Meet & Mingle with Educators

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westin St. Louis, 811 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States

Librarians, teachers, and school administrators, please join the OMG BookFest authors for a fun educator-only evening to kick off OMGMO! The authors are excited to meet the people who are so essential in the mission of connecting the children to books in St. Louis. OMG BookFest is a celebration of books aimed at the early to middle grade reader (ages 7-12), bringing popular and award-winning authors and their fans together for an exciting interactive experience of games, activities, and book…

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OMG Bookfest: A Middle Grade Book Festival!

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ladue 5th Grade Center, 10900 Ladue Rd
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 United States

The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to announce that the OMG (Oh, Middle Grade!) Book Festival is headed to St Louis! OMG BookFest is a celebration of books aimed at the early to middle grade reader (ages 7-12), bringing popular and award-winning authors together for an exciting interactive experience of games, activities, and reading. OMG is a traveling circus of books and authors that moves from city to city offering kids a chance to meet new and favorite authors in an…

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Children’s Author Nidhi Chanani – “I Will Be Fierce”

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Illustrated by the award-winning artist and creator of the hit graphic novel “Pashmina,” “I Will Be Fierce” is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments. It’s a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and…

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Children’s Illustrator Loren Long – “If I Was The Sunshine”

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brentwood School District Conference Center, 1201 Hanley Industrial Court
St. Louis, MO 63144 United States

Join us in welcoming the award-winning and bestselling author/illustrator of the beloved “Otis” books! Loren Long will be visiting to share his newest book with author Julie Fogliano, “If I Was The Sunshine.” Author presentation followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order. You may place your pre-order ONLINE or you may call or drop by our store. Your book(s) will be on hold for you at the event. If you are…

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An Evening with Katherine Applegate @ The College School

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The College School, 7825 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63119 United States

The College School and The Novel Neighbor invite you to join us for a special evening with Newbery Award Winner Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan)! Registration is $20 and includes admission for up to four family members and a copy of her new middle-grade book, Endling #2: The First. Additional family members $5. Author presentation will be following by the opportunity to meet the author and have books signed. Additional copies of Applegate’s titles will be available for…

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