Monday, September 7, 2009

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Wyrm King: Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles Volume 3 by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 224 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie had thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way!

It turns out the giants control the population of Hydra, a dragon like creature that is creating sinkholes all over Florida. But with the mermaids refusing to return the giants to the shore, the nixie's still missing and the threat of a destroyed Florida drawing closer, the kids have to take matters in their own hands.

Will Nick and Laurie be able to stop the destruction they unwittingly caused? Can a new giant hunter help save the day? Can Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide help them out of this or are they on their own?

Find out in the final conclusion of the Spiderwick saga!"

Waiting for this book has been excruciating. Of course this is probably due to the fact I joined the Spiderwick bandwagon after the original five books were already out as well as The Nixie's Song, all of which I polished off in a day. So not having the instant gratification of how this series would end has been a long wait. And considering how quick a read they are, last fall when A Giant Problem came out, after an hour I was like "I have to wait a year now!?!" Of course you can see why it takes so long, the artwork by DiTerlizzi alone with his Rackham overtones, just gorgeous. But this is it, the end, and I can't wait to read it, literally, can I have it now?

They are also going to be touring to support this, their final Spiderwick book!

Wednesday, September 9 @ 7:00 PM
MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302 San Diego, CA 92111

Thursday, September 10 @ 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE 7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Saturday, September 12 @ 2:00 PM
POWELL’S BOOKS AT CEDAR HILLS CROSSING 3415 SW Cedar Hills Crossing Beaverton, OR 97005

Saturday, September 12 @ 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE 12000 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97266

Sunday, September 13 @ 12:30 PM
A Children’s Place 4807 NE Fremont St. Portland, OR 97213

Monday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM
Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA 98155

Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM
BORDERS 16549 NE 74th St. Redmond, WA 98052

Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30 PM
WILD RUMPUS 2720 W. 43rd Minneapolis, MN 55410

Saturday, September 26

Sunday, September 27 @ 1:00 PM
Politics & Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Monday, September 28 @ 6:00 PM
BLUE MANATEE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE 3054 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208

Tuesday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM
JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS CINCINNATI Rockwood Pavilion 2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208

Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30 PM
ANDERSON’S EVENT AT TIVOLI THEATER 5021 Highland Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Thursday, October 1 @ 4:00 P

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka
Published by: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 208 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"What if? Why not? Could it be?

When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it’s true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes — hope and belonging, desire and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch."

This week also sees the release of a new book by Kate DiCamillo. You've probably heard of her because her books are so popular they have a tendency to be made into movies, Because of Winn-Dixie and Desperaux are two of hers. What makes this book extra exciting for me is that the artwork is by Yoko Tanaka who I've been keeping my fingers crossed she'd do more books after her fabulous work on R. L. LaFever's Theodosia Throckmorton books.

She will also be making appearances for this book, but don't worry if I can't go because Amazon is actually selling a Signed Special Edition.

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Barnes & Noble
Carle Place, New York

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Brooklyn Book Festival
Bank Street Bookstore
Brooklyn, New York

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Borders Books & Music
Columbus Circle
New York, New York

Sunday, September 20, 2009
Fitzgerald Theater
cosponsored by Red Balloon Bookshop
and Minnesota Public Radio
Saint Paul, Minnesota
(live interview and book signing)

Thur-Fri, October 1-2, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Elliott Bay Books
with Seattle Public Library
Seattle, Washington

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Lynnewood, Washington

Fri-Sat, October 9-10, 2009
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, Tennessee

Friday, October 16, 2009
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Round Rock, Texas

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Austin, Texas

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Cool Brains! InPrint series
with Brazos Bookstore
Houston, Texas

Friday, November 13, 2009
Children's Book World
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Philadelphia Free Library
with Michael Fox Bookshop
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Borders Books & Music
Newark, Delaware


This sounds wonderful. Our family really loved The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane which we listened to in audio format. I look forward to her new one.

I found your blog through Bookworming in the 21st Century.


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