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September 2019

Special Storytime: The Journey of Emotion Belly Books

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Author Tracy Schlepphorst will guide children on an interactive journey with Emotion Belly Books. She will share author secrets and take children from light bulb moment to finished product. She will stress the importance of listening to your Happy and share tips for making yourHappy grow. Each child will create their own Eden or Henry paper doll to take home. For Ages: 5-10 Cost: $15.00 (includes a copy of the child’s choice Eden and Her Happy, Henry and His Manners,…

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Best Friends by Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham – “Best Friends” – St. Louis County Library HQ

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Author Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham present the vividly honest follow-up to the runaway bestselling graphic memoir “Real Friends”—a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? Or should she follow her heart?…

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September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HOW TO DRAW MINECRAFT with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, SEPT.22 (1-2pm) AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Is your child obsessed with the video game, MINECRAFT? Do you find them drawing characters from the game and then blowing them up because one of them happened to be a Creeper? What is a Creeper, anyway? Well you’re in luck! This class will give step by step instruction so your child can learn two characters from the game. Characters taught…

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Educator Night with Karina Yan Glaser

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Come join us and special guest Karina Yan Glaser (author of the Vanderbeekers) at our always popular Educator Night! Karina’s new book “Vanderbeekers to the Rescue” will be available 09/17/19 – pre-order click HERE. 20% off all merchandise (except consignment items) LOTS of free swag for your classrooms! Come learn how to use school funds for book purchases and how to get great authors to visit your schools. To order any other of Karina’s books before the event click HERE

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An Evening with Seane Corn, author of Revolution of the Soul

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Conference Center, 2039 N Geyer Rd
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

The Novel Neighbor Presents An Evening with Seane Corn,  author of Revolution of the Soul This event is co-sponsored by Blue Sky Yoga, more information at https://www.blueskyyogastl.com/ The event starts at 7pm. Doors Open at 6:30 pm at Mercy Conference Center. Each ticket includes a signed copy of REVOLUTION OF THE SOUL. We are also offering a $5 companion ticket. The $5 may be used as credit towards the purchase of a book at the event. ***Seane Corn will be signing…

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Erin Entrada Kelly – Lalani of the Distant Sea – St. Louis County Library

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is a gorgeous, literary adventure about bravery, friendship, self-reliance, and the choice between accepting fate or forging your own path. Life is difficult on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out. When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in…

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5th Anniversary of Novel Neighbor

Novel Neighbor 5th Anniversary Party!

September 28

Come join with us as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! We’re having a day long celebration with give-aways, a special story time, food & drinks & so much more. More details to come, but we will be partying all day long so make plans now to stop by the store.

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October 2019


October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd WEDNESDAY, OCT.2 to NOV.6 (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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Raina Telgemeier Guts Book tour

Raina Telgemeier – Guts Tour – Keating Center for Performing Arts

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Keating Center for Performing Arts at Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex
Kirkwood, MO 63122

The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to welcome beloved graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier to St. Louis for a very special evening! Raina Telgemeier has been captivating readers young and old for years, and once again she brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — your fears. Telgemeier will give a dynamic presentation and answer audience questions, and ticket holders will then have the opportunity to meet her…

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October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CHARACTER DESIGN* with Mr. Todd THURSDAY, OCT.3 to OCT.17 (6-7pm each week) THREE WEEK COURSE AGES: 9+ – $40 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This class focuses on just drawing characters, whether they are cartoony or realistic is up to the child as the same techniques apply to both! A lot of drawing principles will be taught, including facial expressions and how to draw facial proportions properly, as well as the ‘how many heads high’ scale, height/weight variations, different views…

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