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The Magic Tree Bookstore...

...Sparking readers' imaginations since 1984






Longer Summer Hours

Enjoy a casual stroll down the Avenue. Stop for a cone or a malt and have time to visit your independent bookstore.

Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,Thurs./Fri. 10-8. Sat. 9:30-5:30 and Sun. 12-5

Magic Tree serves Oak Park, Chicago, River Forest, Riverside, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, and beyond. Located up the street from the Oak Park Ave. stop on the Green Line. Metered parking on the street or garage parking on North Blvd. with first hour free.



Events






Adventure Expeditions

August 1st through August 10th

Magic Tree is teaming up with Geppetto's Toy Box, Oak Park Records, Oberweis, Green Home Experts, and Red Hen Bread to bring youngsters exciting Adventure Expeditions. There will be hidden animals to spot as well as bad guys (poachers and tomb robbers!) to nab and bring to "jail." Participants can go to any of the above businesses to pick up their free Field Notes Journal.

And then the expeditions begin! Go to Botswana (Oberweis and Geppetto's Toy Box), find the hidden animals, get stickers to place in your Field Notes, learn about the animals and the dangers there. Egypt, a hot sandy adventure to be sure, will be at Oak Park Records and Red Hen Bread. The Great Bear Rain Forest in British Columbia, Canada (the Green Home Experts on South Blvd.) is where you might find the Spirit Bear and more. Can you survive all of the dangers? Participants can show their completed Field Notes Journals, fill out the included entry form for prizes which will be randomly selected on Aug. 10th, and purchase any one of the three Travels With Gannon and Wyatt books for 20% off, at Headquarters (The Magic Tree Bookstore). Anyone bringing in a poacher or tomb robber will receive a reward prize. Participants who have completed their Field Notes Journal are invited to attend a special wrap-up party at The Magic Tree Bookstore on Sunday August 10th at 1 p.m. Click here to read Gannon and Wyatt's blog. Adventure Awaits!



Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest
By Wheeler, Patti
2013-10 - Greenleaf Book Group
9781608325887 - Hardcover
$12.95

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

Gannon and Wyatt can't wait to trek into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the mythical spirit bear, but surviving in this unforgiving wilderness proves more challenging than they could have ever imagined. When members of the expedition go missing, the brothers bravely set out on a search-and-rescue mission.

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Silly Stories Starring You

Tues, and Thurs., July 8th-July 31st

There's still space in this unique and fun "camp"--Call today!

Silly Stories Starring You, led by Katie Noonan, Irving School’s librarian, has Ms. Noonan exploring silly picture books for 5-8 year olds. This year's selections will be I Want My Hat Back, Too Much Glue, A Pet for Fly Guy, and The Pigeon Needs a Bath. This twice a week (Tues. and Thurs 4:30-5:30) series will begin July 8th. One book will be read and then participants will create book trailers, short films about the book, to be posted to Magic Tree’s website and facebook page each week. Participants will also get links to the films.

Registration for all 4 weeks is $45 or $42 for members. Each weekly series is $12 per week or $11 per week for members. Books are not included. Participants who wish to purchase the books Ms. Noonan uses will receive a 10% discount. Call (708) 848-0770 for more details and/or to register.






Wednesdays Storytime @ 10:30 a.m.

Debbie Buckley, mom, retired librarian and delightful Magic Tree Staffer leads preschoolers in stories, movement, song. .Parents and caregivers are invited to bring young people to this fun free storytime.






Coming later this month...

Adventure Expeditions based on the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt books. Watch for more news about these expeditons and no, you won't need to purchase any plane tickets.






Find out about more summer fun at Magic Tree...






Recently Autographed...

Joan Bauer visited schools and our store. We have hardcover as well as paperback editions of your favorite Joan Bauer books. Artist Matthew Cordell was in our area so we had some of his books signed. A great adventure for both boys and girls is Mark of the Dragonfly. What a great autographed book to give your 10 year old friend. Other autographed books are also available.






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Adults Who Love to Read YA Literature

Once a month, adults who enjoy reading YA Lit get together to discuss a current title. In addition to a lively book chat, participants have had the opportunity to sit down with their book's author or Skype with an out-of-town author about their book. Anyone buying a bookclub title in order to join in the discussion receives a 10% discount. Next meeting is July 10th at 7 p.m. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver will be discussed.



Before I Fall
Before I Fall
By Oliver, Lauren
2011-10 - HarperCollins Publishers
0061726818 - Paperback   See Other Formats
$9.99

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

A terrible accident takes Samantha Kingston's life. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she relives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined. ...More

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