Nury Crawford Author Event!
Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Little Shop of Stories! Local author Nury Crawford has written a beautiful bilingual book about her own experiences emigrating to America. Meet her, learn more about the book, and get it signed on Wednesday, October 2! Learn more about Nury and 3585 MILES TO BE AN AMERICAN GIRL below.
This event is free and open to all. Be sure to purchase a copy of 3585 MILES TO BE AN AMERICAN GIRL from us to earn a place in the signing line!
More about Nury Crawford and her book:
Nury Castillo Crawford, mother of three sons, life-long educator for over 20 years, CEO/Founder of 1010 Publishing and a published author. She was born in Peru, South America and emigrated to the United States when she was ten years old. She attended Florida A&M University, where she attained both her B.S. and M.S. degrees.
1010 Publishing specializes in disseminating literary creations in a bilingual format.
She is currently a Director of Academic Support for Gwinnett County Public Schools, where she has broken ground by implementing a Hispanic Mentoring Program, the first of its kind in the school district.
Her first book,”3,585 MILES TO BE AN AMERICAN GIRL “ is a bilingual children’s book inspired by her personal journey to the USA as a ten year old girl. Her second book, available in English and Spanish, “PLANT THE SEEDS WELL… EXPECT WONDERS” focuses on the empowerment of parents by providing them with tips and strategies on how to support their children.
Nury has engaged and connected with readers and educators across the country via various media platforms as well as speaking appearances and was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos of 2019.
You can connect with Nury in all social media platforms , website www.1010Publishing.com and email 1010PublishingUS@gmail.com
Chris Colfer Author Book Signing Event!
Saturday, October 5th at 3 p.m.
Kyle “BlackCatTips”Brooks Storytime!
Sunday, October 6th – 2 pm
We were so excited when we found out that Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks had written a book for kids, and we’re even more excited that he’s coming to do a story time with us! Join us on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 for this fun and free event. Learn more about Kyle and his book, Smile A While below!
This event is free and open to all. Be sure to purchase a copy of Smile A While to earn a place in the signing line!
More about Kyle:
A BlackCatTips is a painter and muralist. A BlackCatTips is a poet and a thinker— a teller of tales. A BlackCatTips is Kyle Brooks, a streetfolk artist from way down in the American South.
In addition to his studio and mural work, Brooks creates street poems and whimsical roadside art installations. With his brush, bright colors and a few found materials, he paints the world happy.
Brooks lives in Arabia Mountain USA, Georgia with his pretty wife and baby boy son. He also likes hot drinks, biscuit houses and growing orchids.
More about Smile A While:
Here’s a new book to make you and your little one SMILE!
Do you like to SMILE? Maybe for just a little while?
Do you see smiling faces all over the places?
Well, this book is for you!
Flip through these pages and bring SMILES to folks of all types and ages.
Jason Reynolds Author Event!
Thururday, October 10th – 7 pm – Location to be determined
Decatur Education Foundation and Little Shop of Stories are partnering to lift up diverse voices through children’s and young adult literature. He will be in conversation with local NYT Bestselling author Nic Stone. Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A and signing. Please read the signing guidelines below, and keep reading to learn more about Jason’s newest book, Look Both Ways!
This event is free to attend, but you must reserve a ticket through Eventbrite. Be sure to purchase a copy of Look Both Ways from Little Shop (books will be sold on site) in order to earn a place in the signing line.
Jason will sign any books purchased at the event.
Jason will sign up to 2 additional books brought from home (no personalization)
Candid photos during the signing are permitted, but posed photos are not allowed.
More about Look Both Ways:
From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they different directions a walk home can take.
This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—
Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
But mostly, too busy walking home.
Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Garth Nix Author Event!
Saturday, October 12th – 4 pm – at the Decatur Library
FANTASY FANS, REJOICE! Garth Nix is on tour for the first book in his newest series, and he’s coming to Decatur! Little Shop is, as always, delighted to partner with Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library to bring this amazing author to town. Join us at the Georgia Center for the Book on Saturday, October 12 at 4:00 for a reading and signing. Learn more about the new book, Angel Mage, below!
Judy Schachner Author Event!
Tuesday, October 15th – 4:30 pm (time subject to change)
YES YES YES! Judy Schachner is one of our forever favorites of all time, and she’s coming to Little Shop on her tour for Stretchy McHandsome! Learn more about this ADORABLE new picture book below, and mark your calendars to come meet Judy on Tuesday, October 15!
This event is free and open to all. Be sure to purchase a copy ofStretchy McHandsome in order to earn a place in the signing line!
More about Stretchy McHandsome:
A handsome and totally fetching street cat with a penchant for trouble stars in the new picture book by Judy Schachner, creator of the inimitable, irrepressible SkippyJon Jones
Stretchy McHandsome is not only good looking with his ginger fur, but he has personality that shines as well. Leaving the safety of the McHandsome clan, he stretches himself away from home and all around town. Out and about, he is spotted by a girl with a kindred spirit, who makes him realize the one thing missing from his life is the warm lap of a loving person. How this gadabout finds his true girl makes for a story that is a little bit wild, but a whole lot wonderful.
Alan Gratz Author Event!
Friday, October 18th – 7 pm – at the Decatur Library
SOUND THE (GOOD) ALARMS! Alan Gratz is coming to town! Join Little Shop and the Georgia Center for the Book at the auditorium located on the bottom floor of the Decatur Library, on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 to hear Alan speak about his newest book, Allies, and stick around for a signing! Learn more about Allies below.
This event is free to attend, but you must have a ticket to gain entry. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person. If you would like to enter the signing line, be sure to purchase a copy of ALLIES from us! We will be selling books on site.
More about Allies:
Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny — and how just one day can change the world.
June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France.
Welcome to D-Day.
Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee — along with his brothers-in-arms — is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.
But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.
In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?
Afra Brown Author Event!
Friday, October 25th – 7 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of the book from us in order to earn a place in the signing line!
More about The New Kid In Mounds: Adventures with Kelly and Layla:
This is a wonderfully written and illustrated book that takes children on a trip to a small town called Mounds. Mounds is a quaint little place but has more opportunity than may be first noticed. Kelly, the Goat and her family are newcomers to Mounds, from the far away town of Plains. Kelly starts school in her new hometown with her new classmates, the lamb girls. The lamb girls quickly take notice of Kelly’s long-flowing straight locks of hair. Kelly takes notice of the lambs’ short curly wool, as well. The girls start to compare each other’s physical features, which causes some agitation. One particular lamb girl named Layla, does not want to participate in the comparisons and wishes to show Kelly and the other lamb girls that they are not defined by their differences. Layla has a plan to teach everyone a valuable lesson dealing with identity, self-esteem, non-conformity, tolerance and self-acceptance. With the help of Kelly, Layla, and the other lamb girls, children will surely learn the real value of respect for themselves and others.
Markus Zusak Author Event!
Saturday, October 26th – 7 pm – at the Decatur Library