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Happy Birthday to Us!

Well, it’s official: Our Time in Juvie has been alive and kicking for exactly two years! We’re pretty excited to have shared the last two years with some wonderful books, authors, publishers, and readers. It’s been a great run so far, and we’re looking forward to another two (plus infinity) years of sharing our love of kids’ and YA books.

As always, there are more reviews and interviews to come, so we’ll see you soon. Happy reading!

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February Events!

There are some great events in our area this month, especially with young-adult authors! We hope to see you around town. As always, happy reading!

Saturday, February 2nd @ 11 a.m. University Bookstore Mill Creek

  • Teen Book Brunch with Kristin Halbrook, Nobody But Us

Tuesday, February 5th @ 6:30 p.m. Secret Garden Books

  • Cory Doctorow, Homeland (sequel to Little Brother)

Tuesday, February 5th @ 7 p.m. Seattle Public Library Central Branch

  • Cory Doctorow, Homeland (sequel to Little Brother)

Saturday, February 9th @ 2 p.m. Fairwood Library

  • Young Adult Book Authors Discussion and Signing:
  • Jennifer Shaw Wolf, Breaking Beautiful
  • Helen Landalf, Flyaway
  • Carole Estby Dagg, The Year We Were Famous
  • Jillian Anderson Coats, The Wicked and the Just
  • Kimberly Derting, The Essence (sequel to The Pledge)
  • Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen

Wednesday, February 13th @ 7 p.m. University Bookstore

  • Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell (Book 3 Bloodlines)

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Wolf Won't Bite by Emily Gravett

No Matter What, “Wolf Won’t Bite!”

Wolf Won’t Bite! written and illustrated by Emily Gravett

In a seeming role reversal from the original fairy tale, three little pigs capture a big, toothy wolf and put him on display in their very own circus where, no matter what they do, “wolf won’t bite!”

Sure of their safety despite their antics, the three little pigs (dressed in a strongman leotard, ringmaster suit, and frilly tutu) continue to up the ante in their circus acts, rejoicing in the knowledge that they are safe no matter what. Kids will delight in going from one page to the next as the pigs lift Wolf in the air, make him jump through hoops, and even shoot him from a cannon. While the pigs twirl in excitement, safe and sound, wolf looks confused at his predicament, and kids will laugh at the ridiculous pictures and, in a twist from the original story, perhaps even feel sorry for the poor wolf as he’s dressed up and put on display. In the end, predictably, wolf is tested to his limit and the three little pigs… Well, let’s just say things don’t go according to plan! (more…)

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January Events!

Wednesday, January 16th @7pm Seattle Public Library Central Branch

  • Kadir Nelson, I Have a Dream

Thursday, January 17th @10am Barnes & Noble Alderwood

  • Kadir Nelson (illustrator), I Have a Dream - Nelson will be presenting his new book on Martin Luther King, Jr., aimed at elementary and middle school students. He will be reading and signing at Meadowdale Middle School in Lynnwood.

Thursday, January 17th @7pm Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

  • Kadir Nelson, I Have a Dream

Friday, January 18th @6:30pm Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

  • Melissa de la Cruz, Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods 9)

Saturday, January 26th @2pm Seattle Public Library Northgate Branch

  • Clare Vanderpool, Navigating Early; Moon Over Manifest (more…)
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Happy Holidays!!

Once Was a Shining Christmas Tree

There once was a shining Christmas tree

Standing out where all could see.

Its brilliance captured every eye

And seemed to cheer each passer by.

Happy Holidays from Our Time in Juvie! Have a wonderful rest of the year and we’ll see you back here in 2013!

Poem from http://bit.ly/Tn1As0

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December Events!!

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already! As you can see there aren’t many author events for this month. I guess everyone has something else to do :o) I hope everyone has a great December and happy reading!

Monday, December 17th @7pm Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

  • Lish McBride, Hold Me Close, Necromancer, Necromancing the Stone

Storytimes…

Tuesday, December 4th @10am Barnes & Noble Northgate

  • Special Guest Celebrity Reader Karen Robbins! – Be sure to join us as we welcome local children’s author Karen Robbins, author of Care of Our World and Shoe Print Art. This will be a fun “active” storytime.  

Friday, December 7th @7pm Barnes & Noble Downtown; Bellevue; South Center; Woodinville

  • Polar Express Storytime

Saturday, December 8th @10am Barnes & Noble Northgate

  • Polar Express Storytime – Come in your PJs! Treats and activities will be included.

Saturday, December 8th @11am Barnes & Noble Alderwood Mall

  • The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition – Chanda Bell will read and sign new Elf on the Shelf books and gift boxes. (more…)
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November Author Events!!

Tuesday, November 6th @6:30pm Barnes and Noble Northgate

  • Obert Skye, Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder (Book 5 Leven Thumps Series)

Thursday, November 8th @7pm Barnes and Noble Alderwood

  • Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island

Friday, November 9th @4:30pm Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch (hosted by University Bookstore)

  • Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island

Saturday, November 17th @1pm Barnes and Noble Bellevue

  • Jack Prelutsky Sings! Recites! Reads! and Signs Books! – Meet America’s first Children’s Poet Laureate! Author of over 70 books of poetry!

Saturday, November 24th @10am Barnes and Noble Northgate

  • Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen
  • Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares (Books 1 & 2 Anna Series)
  • Carole Estby Dagg, The Year We Were Famous
  • Gwen Hayes, Falling Under, Dreaming Awake
  • Helen Landalf, Flyaway
  • Daniel Marks, Velveteen (more…)
Halloween Reading

October Author Events (Part 2)!

As promised, here is part two of this epically long list of October events! We probably missed a few here and there due to the overwhelming number (woohoo!), so if you happen to know one we missed, be sure to e-mail so we can spread the news. Again, be sure to check with each hosting location to verify times and learn if ticket prices or limited seating may apply. Cheers, and have a great October!

Tuesday, October 16th @ 3:30 – 5 PM Burien Library

“IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY” TEEN AUTHOR PANEL

  • Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood
  • Megan Bostick, Never Eighteen
  • Chelsea Campbell, The Rise of Renegade X
  • Helen Landalf, Flyaway

Tuesday, October 16th @ 7 PM Secret Garden Books

  • Joe & Wendy Wahman, Snowboy 1,2,3

Tuesday, October 16th @ 7 PM Third Place Books Ravenna

  • Raina Telgemeier, Drama

Wednesday, October 17th @ 6 PM Century Ballroom, West Hall (hosted by University Bookstore)

  • Libba Bray, The Diviners; *This event is a teen-friendly speakeasy: come in period outfits for the costume contest, etc.! (more…)
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October Author Events (Part 1)!

October is a huge book month! Because of the plethora of events, we’ve split this month in half to make it less overwhelming. (We already have our own calendars marked, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.) With great excitement and anticipation, we present to you: October Author Events (Part 1)! (Keep an eye out at the bottom of the post for special Star Wars Reads Day! events as well as events by authors of children’s and YA books who are in town for their adult publications.) Keep in mind that some of these events have limited entry and/or ticket prices, so be sure to call ahead and check.

Thursday, October 4th @ 7 PM Elliott Bay Book Company

  • Sean Beaudoin, The Infects

Saturday, October 6th @ 1 PM Bellevue Barnes & Noble

  • Toby Davis, The Ever Part of Always: Keely Tucker’s First Adventure

Sunday, October 7th @ 2 PM Secret Garden Books

ADVENTURES IN TIME TOUR

  • Marissa Moss, Mira’s Diary: Lost in Paris
  • Jordan Jacobs, Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies

Monday, October 8th @ 6:30 PM University Bookstore Bellevue

A YOUNG ADULT READING BLOWOUT!

  • Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen
  • Marissa Meyer, Cinder
  • C.J. Redwine, Defiance
  • J. Anderson Coats, The Wicked and the Just
  • Marissa Burt, Storybound
  • Jennifer Shaw Wolf, Breaking Beautiful
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July Author Events!

Tryin’ On Clothes

I tried on the farmer’s hat,

Didn’t fit…

A little too small — just a bit

Too floppy.

Couldn’t get used to it,

Took it off.

Tried on the dancer’s shoes,

A little too loose.

Not the kind you could use

For walkin’.

Didn’t feel right in ‘em,

Kicked ‘em off.

I tried on the summer sun,

Felt good.

Nice and warm — knew it would.

Tried the grass beneath bare feet,

Felt neat.

Finally, finally felt well dressed,

Nature’s clothes fit me best.

by Shel Silverstein (more…)

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