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April 2019

April Novel Neighbor Book Club

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

This month’s book club title is Lovely War by Julie Berry.               Summary Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called “easily one of the best novels I have read all year!” A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British…

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Advanced Kids Comic Workshop with Mr. Todd

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd WEDNESDAY, APR.10 to MAY.15 (6-7pm each week) AGES: 12+ -or- have taken Beginner KCW 6 week course SIX WEEK CLASS $80 PER CHILD – ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This Advanced Comic Workshop is aimed for older kids and goes even deeper in the comic making process. They will learn in depth character design, script writing, drawing techniques, shading, professional level speech bubbles, shot composition, panel layout and flow, thumbnailing, and a six page comic…

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STEM Picture Book Night!

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special evening – all about STEM Picture Books! Meet the authors of several popular and award-winning books, learn about curriculum tie-ins, get your favorite books signed, and more! A great evening for families and educators! Featured Authors (list will be updated as more authors are added) Jody Jensen Shaffer (Prudence the Part-Time Cow) Heidi Stemple (Counting Birds) Carlyn Lesser (Great Polar Bear) Books will be available for purchase at event or may be purchased ONLINE…

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Tween Book Club – “Arlo Finch in The Valley of Fire” by John August

April 12 @ 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 April 12th and the book selection is Arlo Finch in The Valley Of Fire by John August. The book can be ordered online for store pickup HERE.

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YA Author Event: Julie Berry “The Lovely War”

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

Julie Berry is the author of the 2017 Printz Honor and Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlisted novel The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That’s in Me, and many other acclaimed middle grade novels and picture books. She will be visiting us with her newest novel, The Lovely War, a sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands.…

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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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May 2019

Author Roshani Choksi – “Aru Shah and the Song of Death”

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Roshani Chokshi presents the second installment in her internationally bestselling Pandava quartet based on Hindu mythology, the first series in the new Rick Riordan Presents imprint from Disney Publishing. In “Aru Shah and the Song of Death,” Aru is only just getting used to her role as a Pandava, a reincarnated son of a god, when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love’s bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn’t playing Cupid. Instead,…

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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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