Wrecking Ball Release Party!
Tuesday, November 5th – 4 pm
Jeff Kinney has written another DIARY OF A WIMPY KID book, and Little Shop of Stories can’t wait to celebrate with an official Wrecking Ball Release Party! There will be activities, snacks, and even a PIÑATA. Want to join us? Read below for details!
Preorder your copy of Wrecking Ball on Eventbrite to earn a place for you and your family at the release party. THE FIRST 20 PREORDERS WILL BE SIGNED. You will claim your book when you come to the party. Space is limited, so preorder your book and claim your spot at the party TODAY!
More about Wrecking Ball:
In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move?
Mechal Renee Roe Special Storytime Event!
Sunday, November 10th – 2 pm
Little Shop is so, so, SO excited to welcome author/illustrator Mechal Renee Roe to storytime on Sunday, November 10! Mechal’s picture book, Happy Hair, is an absolute joy, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Learn more about this important and adorable book below!
This event is free and open to all. Be sure to purchase a copy of Happy Hair from us to earn a place in the signing line!
More about Happy Hair:
African American girls and their beautiful hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book’s chorus: “I love being me!”
Full ‘fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me!
African American girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating the diversity of beautiful black hair. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a call-and-response affirmation that will make girls cheer. It’s a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know “You are made beautiful!”
Andrea Beaty Event!
Tuesday, November 12th – 6:30 pm
Andrea was last here three years ago for Ada Twist, Scientist. She lead the Decatur Book Festival’s Sunday parade that year and we all had a great time with her and are SUPER EXCITED to have her back!
Learn more about this wonderful addition to the series below! We will also have some opportunities to learn from local kids making a difference and some other activities and crafts. Mark your calendars and join us for an amazing night of reading and citizenship!
This event is free and open to all. Be sure to purchase a copy of Sofía Valdez, Future Prez from us to earn a place in the signing line.
More about Sofía Valdez, Future Prez:
The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in!
Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea—the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall—only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do.
Shannon Messenger Author Event!
Tuesday, November 19th – 7 pm – Decatur Library Auditorium
Join us for a special evening with NYT bestselling author SHANNON MESSENGER in conversation with Roshani Chokshi! We are huge fans of her Keeper of the Lost Cities series, and we couldn’t be more excited host her on tour for the latest installment, Legacy. Learn more about the book below. This event will take place at the Georgia Center for the Book, located at the Decatur Libary just down the road from the shop! The event is free and open to all, but you must purchase a copy of Legacy from us to enter the signing line. Books will be available to purchase at the event, but you can also preorder your book and secure your place in the signing line now by purchasing a Legacy Preorder ticket!
More about Legacy:
Illusions shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.
And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.
Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.