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...Sparking readers' imaginations since 1984


Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Th./Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,

Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun. noon - 4 p.m.

We will be closed on Sunday, January 25th for our Annual Inventory.


Meet Mac Barnett and Jory John

Friday, January 30th at 3:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to welcome authors Mac Barnett and Jory John to the shop. They will be talking about and signing their latest collaboration called The Terrible Two, a humorous book for the elementary school age, especially those who love pranks.

Mac is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels. He was born in 1982 to non-farmers in a California farming community. Now he lives in Berkeley.

Jory John's recent picture book is Goodnight Already! He has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, BuzzFeed, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus, among many other publications. His comic panel, "Open Letters," appears in a dozen weekly newspapers across the country.

The Terrible Two
The Terrible Two
By John, Jory
2015-01 - Amulet Books
9781419714917 - Hardcover

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

The Terrible Two starts off a deviously funny new series about fitting in, making your mark, and finding a friend where you least expect one.  Oh, and cows.


Meet Marissa Moss & other authors

Sunday, Feb. 1st at 3:30 p.m.

We are delighted to welcome Marissa Moss, author of the five million-copy bestselling Amelia’s Notebook series along with other authors, to the shop on Sunday, Feb. 1st at 3:30 p.m. Ms. Moss announced the next book in the smash-hit collection just in time for its 20th anniversary, Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook, scheduled for release in May. Marissa and the other accompanying authors will have stuff to raffle off on Sunday too.

The next Amelia book launches from Moss’ new children’s press, Creston Books. Long before there was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Dork Diaries, or The Popularity Papers, there was Amelia’s Notebook, the original handwritten diary with a mix of words and pictures on every page, the forerunner of the graphic novel for kids. Promotions for the 20th anniversary include outreach to the tens of thousands of Amelia fans, a writing contest, and a downloadable Amelia’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Party Event kit for stores to use. Written in Moss’ signature charming, relatable style with engaging illustrations, it’s the perfect graduation gift for middle-schoolers.

Marissa Moss launched the independent children’s press, Creston Books, in Fall 2013, to provide a space for diverse, beautifully produced, and well-crafted stories for children in order to inspire curiosity and imaginative thinking. And now young people in Oak Park can get a jump on some of the books coming out later this year and meet some of the authors of these books. Robin Newman will be introducing The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake, her upcoming humorous mystery about two hardboiled policemice trying to solve a crime -- most delicious. It encourages problem-solving and logic skills. Children will discover a friendly twist on classic mystery and detective stories as they follow the clues through pages filled with engaging illustrations and an entertaining, interactive story. The illustrator of many great books, Deborah Zemke will be on hand as well.

Marcia Goldman The author of the loveable Lola series is releasing her next picture book about “telling” vs. “tattling,” *Lola and Tattletale Zeke in June 2015. Lola, an adorable Yorkie, introduces little brother Zeke in this gentle story about sibling dynamics and the problem of tattletales. Lola will also be at the event.

Wednesdays Storytime @ 10:30 a.m.

Tanya Calif, mom, writer, 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.

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

Recently Autographed...

We have a few signed copies of a wonderful new YA novel called Blind. Meg Wolitzer signed copies of her new young adult novel Belzhar. Amy Krause Rosenthal signed her latest picture book, Uni the Unicorn as well as some of her other books. Jim Aylesworth signed his latest book My Grandfather's Coat as well as The Mitten. We have autographed copies of Ally Condie's latest, Atlantia. Always new autographed books available at Magic Tree.


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 Jan. 8th at 7 p.m. There will be no bookclub in December. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson will be discussed in January.

By Anderson, Laurie Halse
2010-02 - Speak
9780142415573 - Paperback   See Other Formats

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

Six years after Cassie and Lia resolved to become the skinniest girls in their school, Cassie dies. Unable to bear the sadness and guilt following Cassie's death, Lia spirals deeper into her own eating disorder. ...More

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