Creative Dance Storytime
Monday, March 27th at 10:30 am
Creative Dance Story Time returns! Creative Dance Story Time is a collaboration between Hooray for Books! and the Local Motion Project, in which children ages 2-6 participate in a fun dance warm-up, enjoy the reading of a new picture book or a well-loved classic, and then create a dance inspired by the story.
This event is free, but space is limited to the first 12 children to sign up, so please call us at 703-548-4092 to reserve your space!
Author Event with Phil Bildner
Sunday, April 2nd 2:00 pm
We welcome author Phil Bildner as he presents four fantastic books. His newest non-fiction picture book, illustrated by Brett Helquist, is Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports, and it traces the friendship and rivalry of two of tennis' greatest stars, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. He will also present his fiction picture book Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, with illustrations by John Parra. Additionally, he will present two chapter books, Rookie of the Year: A Rip and Red Book and A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book. Sports fans and budding historians alike will love this multi-book event!
If you cannot make it to this event but would like to have a signed and personalized copy of any of these books, please order by close of business on Wednesday, March 28th. Call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order! 2 pm.
Author Event with Dan Gutman
Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm
New York Times best-selling author Dan Gutman launches his newest chapter book, Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission. The Flashback Four are Julia, Luke, David, and Isabel, and this time the mysterious billionaire Miss Z is sending them back in time to the Titanic -- the doomed ocean liner that sank in 1912. She wants a photograph of the sinking ship for her rare-photograph collection. Why? The Flashback Four are beginning to wonder, too. And once they're on board the ship, they can't agree what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers, save a rare book, or just make it out of there alive?
Can't make the event but want a signed and personalized book? No problem! Just place your order by close of business on Thursday, March 29th! To order, call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Author Event with Ryan T. Higgins
Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 am
We will host a special Wednesday Picture Book Story Time guest, as author Ryan T. Higgins presents his newest picture book, Be Quiet! Fans of Higgins' book Mother Bruce are sure to love this new story, in which Rupert -- a very particular mouse -- wants to star in an artistic, wordless picture book. Unfortunately, his animal friends just won't stop talking. How can he live his artistic dream with such talkative friends? This very meta book will entertain children and adults alike!
If you can't make this event but want a signed and personalized copy of the book, please place your order by close of business on Monday, April 3rd. Call us at 703-548-4092 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Event with Deborah Diesen
Monday, March 20th at 7:00 pm
Author Deborah Diesen leads our Saturday Wee Ones Story Time and presents her newest picture book in the Pout-Pout Fish series, The Pout-Pout Fish Far, Far from Home. In this original new story, Pout-Pout Fish goes on his very first vacation -- but he forgets his favorite toy at home. Can he still enjoy his adventure, or will he miss his toy too much?
Illustrator Event with Elizabeth Zunon
Monday, April 17th at 6:30 pm
We welcome illustrator Elizabeth Zunon to Hooray for Books! Zunon will present her newest picture book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia, written by Miranda Paul. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bag and went on their way. But one plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then hundreds. This beautiful non-fiction picture book tells the story of Gambian woman Isatou Ceesay, who found a way to recycle the hundreds of plastic bags that littered her community.
To learn more about the book and how YOU can help, please visit oneplasticbag.com.
If you can't make this event but would like Zunon to sign and personalize a copy of this book for you, please place your order by close of business on Wednesday, April 12th. To order, call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Author Event with Julie James
Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm
Julie James is a Chicago lawyer turned New York Times best-selling author. Her newest contemporary romance novel, The Thing About Love, will be released in April. FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past, and they couldn't wait to go their separate ways after graduating from the academy. Now, six years later, they find themselves partners on an undercover sting operation. In order to put the nail in the coffin on a high-profile Florida politician, they'll have to find a way to work together -- a task that becomes even trickier when they have to hole-up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of their cover. Suddenly, the heat behind their sparring makes this job a whole lot more complicated.
Join us for the launch party, also featuring blogger Sarah Wendell, plus complimentary refreshments.
Can't make this event, but still want a signed and personalized copy? Just place your order by close of business on Monday, April 17th! To order call us at 703-548-4092 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
In rural Mississippi in the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas Jones were childhood friends. They came from different worlds: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months, they stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck -- Larry took a girl on a date, and she was never heard from again. Larry never confessed, but all eyes were on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county, and Silas most of all. Twenty years later, Larry works as a mechanic, never able to rise above suspicion. Silas returns to the town as constable. The two have no reason to cross paths -- until another girl disappears without a trace, and Larry is once again at the center of a criminal investigation.
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. Her world is shattered the day she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of the a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. As his death makes national headlines, Khalil is painted as a thug, a drug-dealer. Some cops and the local drug-lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is, what really happened that night? And Starr is the only person alive who can say. But what Starr does -- or does not -- say could upend her community, and even endanger her life.