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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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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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Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us as we take part in this national celebration of everything that makes an independent bookstore a vital part of our community! We will also be taking part in a new passport program encouraging people to visit all of our local independent bookstores! Each participating store will feature special swag! More details coming soon! Over 450 independent bookstores across the country will be featuring special events and exclusive items only available on this special day!!! We will announce these…

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May 2019

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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Tween Book Club – “The Matchstick Castle” by Kier Graff

May 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Every month we invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! Book club is held the second Friday of each month at 4:30 pm and no registration is required! The next book club will be held on May 10th and the book selection is “The Matchstick Castle” by Kier Graff. The book can be ordered online for store pickup HERE.

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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 Newberry Award Winner Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan)! Registration is $20 and includes admission for two and a copy of her new middle-grade book, Endling #2: The First. 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 purchase at event. If you are unable to…

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June 2019

Summer Camp: Little Camp On The Prairie

June 3 - June 7

Description: Hitch up the wagons and let’s go! Discover the excitement of pioneer days as we discuss and learn about life on the American frontier through the experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We’ll make crafts, like cornhusk dolls, clove apples, and button necklaces; we’ll churn butter and picnic on the prairie. We’ll play games like Kick the Can or Hide the Thimble. Come have fun while learning about an exciting part of American history! Ages 7-12 Dates: June 3rd –…

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Summer Camp: The Camp Who Shall Not Be Named

June 17 - June 21

Description: Welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! First Years, this way! This camp is perfect for Harry Potter fans, whether you’re new to the series or know them all by heart! As first year students, all young wizards will gather supplies in Diagon Alley, try on the Sorting Hat to find their houses, participate in classes to earn points for their teams, and play Quidditch. Throughout the week we will make crafts and play games inspired by the…

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