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Livestream Reading: William Ritter

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author William Ritter for a livestream reading from his brand new Middle Grade novel, The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest, Darkest. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-Ggqj0jE913IUP-_K5CjtjH6-8XY0um About The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest, Darkest: The third adventure in the beloved fantasy series full of folklore and mayhem, from the creator of Jackaby. Brothers Cole and Tinn—one human, one a goblin changeling—are determined to solve a mystery almost as old as they are: What happened to their long-missing father? Joseph Burton vanished without a trace, leaving the baby boys’ mother to raise them alone. Some say he abandoned his family, others that he met foul play looking for a way to get rid of the changeling imposter. Cole is determined to finally push through the rumors and…

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Livestream Launch: Cindy Baldwin with Jamie Pacton

Annie Bloom’s Books welcomes back Portland author Cindy Baldwin for the livestream launch of her new Middle Grade novel, The Stars of Whistling Ridge. Cindy will be in conversation with Jamie Pacton, whose new MG novel is Lucky Girl. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduitqjorH9ISUvnW3LZ7OCxcDq0wvrQB About The Stars of Whistling Ridge: Ivy Mae Bloom is almost thirteen years old, her name is almost a complete sentence, and her family’s RV is almost a home. That’s one too many “almosts” for Ivy. She desperately wants a place to put down roots, but it’s her mama’s job as a fallen star to tend the magic underpinning the world—a job that’s kept Ivy’s family living on the road since before Ivy was born. After Ivy steals Mama’s entire supply of wish…

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Show:Tell Middle Grades Print Camp

This summer we’re partnering with Alder Commons on after school camps that will take place rain or shine in their ample and dynamic outside spaces! Check out the offerings and dates for camp below. Sliding scale and no-cost spots available. Reach out to showtell@iprc.org to inquire. Safety Considerations: We’ll be limiting enrollment to 10 campers per session, and doing all of our learning and making in outside spaces, and we will be practicing social distancing. We ask that campers bring masks. For more information about IPRC Youth Summer Camps, please email Alley Pezanoski-Browne at showtell@iprc.org. Middle Grades Print Tuesday, June 1st – Thursday June 3rd 3 – 5:30pm Registration form here Get ready to print the world in this exploratory print-making workshop with printmakers and visual artists Marissa Perez and Daniela…

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Livestream Reading: Waka T. Brown

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Waka T. Brown for a livestream reading from her debut book, Middle Grade memoir While I Was Away. Waka will be joined in conversation by Rebecca Petruck, author of Boy Bites Bug. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudOCtpjMtGNegY2Ij-Y2w5BqXMPfMQDir About While I Was Away: When twelve-year-old Waka’s parents suspect she can’t understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to her friends and what would have been her summer vacation, Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime. In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing…

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Rosanne Parry Book Signing: A Whale of the Wild

Best-selling author and Annie Bloom’s bookseller Rosanne Parry will be signing copies of her brand new Middle Grade novel, A Whale of the Wild. The signing will take place outside, in front of the store, between 4pm and 6pm on Thursday, September 3. Books will be available to purchase at the door, or you may prepay here online. (To make sure your online order is processed before the signing, please place your order prior to end-of-day on Wednesday 9/2.) Rosanne will also be on AM Northwest on Thursday 9/3, sometime between 9am and 10am. Tune in! About the book: In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited…

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Annie Bloom’s Books: Independent Bookstore Day 2020

Independent Bookstore Day is going online for 2020. Check out this amazing schedule of livestream events! GOLDFISH GHOST drawing class with LISA BROWN Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown. Her books include GOLDFISH GHOST, THE AIRPORT BOOK, THE PHANTOM TWIN, MUMMY CAT, LONG STORY SHORT and others. Join here at 10am on 8/29: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83926414626?pwd=UjFrenFzREVRS0ZlOVZMcURMald0Zz09 Middle Grade Fun with RENEE WATSON and illustrator NINA MATA with moderator ISAAC FITZGERALD Join RENEE WATSON (WAYS TO MAKE SUNSHINE), illustrator NINA MATA (I PROMISE), and moderator ISAAC FITZGERALD (HOW TO BE A PIRATE). Join here at 11am on 8/29: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88670459576?pwd=R1A5cEQwZU81UUNGMndQNXBLWCtKdz09 World-Building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction Join bestselling YA fantasy authors KAT CHO (WICKED FOX and VICIOUS SPIRITS), RENA BARRON…

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Book Club: Witch Boy

THIS MEET-UP WILL BE ONLINE. Follow this event for a Google Hangouts Link! Named a Fall 2017 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and winner of the Best Mainstream Comic Prism Award, the Cybils Award, and the EBSCO SEE-IT Award, THE WITCH BOY is Molly Ostertag’s debut middle grade graphic novel. Even magic has rules . . . Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions. But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is…

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Book Club: Witch Boy

Named a Fall 2017 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and winner of the Best Mainstream Comic Prism Award, the Cybils Award, and the EBSCO SEE-IT Award, THE WITCH BOY is Molly Ostertag’s debut middle grade graphic novel. Even magic has rules . . . Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions. But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is Charlie, a girl from the non-magical side of town. Then, during a night…

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Green Bean Books Presents Author Thomas Lennon at T.C. O’Leary’s

Green Bean Books is thrilled to host actor and author Thomas Lennon as he reads from his latest middle grade novel, Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death, at T.C. O’Leary’s during spring break on Friday, March 27th at 4pm. Best known for his hilarious role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Reno 911!, Tom has also written laugh-out-loud books for kids including Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. His New York Times bestselling series set in Ireland and featuring lots of adventure and intrigue continues with Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death. This off-site event will be held at the delightful family pub T.C. O’Leary’s located at 2926 NE Alberta St. They’ll be offering free potato skin chips and lemonade for…

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The Book Burger Reading

On August 10th, a group of local authors across multiple genres invite you to spend the evening with them. It’s an invite unlike many you’ll come across, wherein we want you to meet us for a bite to eat at Nick’s Famous Coney Island to celebrate the last day of Burger Week before a reading at Belmont Books. After each author reads for about ten minutes, we’ll head over to Rendez Vous down the block for a cocktail or tea. What we want is a community of readers who get to know the authors, find new ones, and branch outside their favorite genre–if not just to tell a friend. Belmont Books is a lovely, if not smaller bookstore. That means you we may be at…

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