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    February 2020

    Tween Book Club selection "Frazzled Everyday Disaster and impending Doom" by Booki Vivat

    February Tween Book Club – “Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom” by Booki Vivat

    February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Every month we invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! The Novel Neighbor Tween Book club is held the second Friday of each month at 4:30 pm and no registration is required! All are welcome. The next book club will be held on February 14th and the selection is “Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom” by Booki Vivat. Pick up a copy in the store or order online HERE   Book Summary Meet…

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    How to Draw Captain Underpants with Todd Tevlin

    HOW TO DRAW “CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS” with Mr. Todd

    February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    HOW TO DRAW “CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS” with Mr. Todd SATURDAY, FEB 15 (1-2 pm) AGES: 6-9 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Does your child obsess with drawing egg shaped characters who also happen to be superheroes? If so, then this class is for you! Mr. Todd will teach step by step instruction in how to draw two characters from the CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS series! Characters Taught: TBD Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 1/13/20 REGISTER NOW (external site) NOTE:…

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    How to draw cartoon monster class with Todd Tevlin

    HOW TO DRAW “CARTOON MONSTERS” with Mr. Todd

    February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    HOW TO DRAW “CARTOON MONSTERS” with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, FEB 16 (1-2 pm) AGES: 6-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This class teaches children how to draw cartoon style monsters (nothing scary) and will work on the basics of building a character out of shapes, using different kinds of body parts, and different different ways to texture their creations. We will also take inspiration from real life animal examples and how the kids can apply that to their…

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    The Noble Neighbor presents: KidLit Trivia Tournament

    February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave
    Richmond Heights, MO 63117 United States

    Join us for a fun filled afternoon of KID LIT TRIVIA as adults and kids match wits and raise money for The Noble Neighbor! Kids and adults will work together in this unique twist on trivia night. Categories are all family-friendly and will focus on everything from your favorite picture books to beloved classics!  Trivia content aimed at ages 7-13. All proceed benefits The Noble Neighbor, the non-profit wing of The Novel Neighbor. The Noble Neighbor is a 501(c)3 organization…

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    Phil Bildner - A High Five for Glenn Burke

    Author Event – Phil Bildner – “A High Five for Glenn Burke” – St. Louis County Library

    February 29 @ 4:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Popular middle-grade author Phil Bildner presents a heartfelt novel weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke–the first professional baseball player to come out as gay–into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself. When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on Burke, it’s more than just a report about the irrepressible inventor of the high five. For Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward revealing a truth…

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    March 2020

    Junior Kids Comic Workshop with Todd Tevlin

    JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd

    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, MAR 1 to MAR 15 (1-2 pm each week) THREE WEEK COURSE AGES: 6-7 – $30 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Do you want your child to focus their creativity into something more than scribbling on your furniture? This THREE WEEK workshop for 6-7 year olds teaches the basics of comic creation. Facial expressions, speech bubbles, character creation, one panel comics and finally they get to make their own mini comic book!…

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    Ally Carter author event

    Author Event – Ally Carter – “Winterborne Home For Vengeance & Valor” – St. Louis County Library

    March 1 @ 4:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Bestselling YA author Ally Cater presents her debut novel for middle grader readers—a story of five extraordinary orphans and one incredible mystery. April had absolutely no intention of becoming the only person who knows that Gabriel Winterborne, the missing-and-presumed-dead billionaire, is actually living in the basement of her orphanage, Winterborne House. Now it’s up to April to keep him alive. But there’s only so much a twelve-year-old girl can do, so April must turn to the other orphans for help.…

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    Peter Reynolds' book tour for "Be You!"

    Author Event – Peter H Reynolds – “Be You!” – St. Louis County Library

    March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    Beloved picture book creator of “The Dot,” Peter Reynolds presents a joyful celebration of individuality and staying true to Y-O-U! In this joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, Reynolds tells readers to “be your own work of art.” Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “Be You!” now HERE About the Book Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy…

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    How to draw Dogman class with Todd Tevlin

    HOW TO DRAW “DOGMAN” with Mr. Todd

    March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    HOW TO DRAW “DOGMAN” with Mr. Todd SATURDAY, MAR.7 (1-2 pm) AGES: 6-9 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A crime fighter with the head of a dog and the body of a human? What sort of weirdo came up with this, and what sort of weirdo would teach how to draw it to kids?! I mean really.. Oh wait… Mr. Todd teaches step by step instruction in how to draw two characters from the DOGMAN series! Characters Taught:…

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    Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park's book "Prairie Lotus"

    Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park – “Prairie Lotus” – St. Louis County Library

    March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    From Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park, “Prairie Lotus” is a powerful multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams. Set in 1880, Hanna’s family moves to a small rural town where they are the only Asians and must face the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice. Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “Prairie Lotus now HERE About the…

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