BOB Young Writers Camp - July 31-Aug 4 2017!

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Calling young writers! Join Best of Books from 2-4pm Monday July 31st through August 4th for the BOB Young Writers Camp, where you will learn about the writing process, plot structure, tools for outlining and executing a story, participate in writing games, and MORE! Spend time with like-minded students who love fiction, writing, and story-telling, and receive tools and tips in a relaxed and friendly environment!
By the end of the writing camp, participants will have completed their own original short story or poem. This camp is offered for middle- and high-schoolers. Snacks and supplies will be included.
Tickets are $60 each, which covers the entire week. Tickets can be purchased in-store or online. Registration is limited, and spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 405-340-9202 for more information.
Price: $60.00

Prize Drawing Where's Waldo Party!

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Did you find Waldo in July? Join Best of Books for a party celebrating 30 years of Waldo and those who were able to find him! We will be drawing winners from the Find Waldo in Edmond local scavenger hunt! To be entered to win, you must turn in your passport with at least 20 stamps or signatures by July 31st!

We will have activities and refreshments!

PRIZES so far:
Deluxe set of Where's Waldo Books
Where's Waldo coloring book
Where's Waldo sticker books
Where's Waldo Magnificent Mini Set
$20 Gift Certificate from Super Scoop
Special treats from Three Dog Bakery
Fidget Spinner from A Flower Place
Doll, Lunchbox, and Olivia book set from 3 Dachshunds Records
Decorative paper from Its A Party
Elastic Bookmarks from MarkMyWordsShop on Etsy
$50 Gift Card to HobbyTown!


Parents' Night Out - July 21st!

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Best of Books is hosting Parents' Night Out! On Friday, July 21st, drop your kids (ages 5 and up) off here for an evening of reading, games, and crafts!
Drop off is at 7:00pm and pickup is at 10:00pm. The cost is just $20 per child, and includes pizza, story time, activities, games, prizes, and a book!
Space is limited, so visit the store or call 405-340-9202 today to reserve a spot!

Best of Books Summer Reading!

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At Best of Books, we believe books are powerful. They enable you to experience new things without even leaving home. They teach you, they make you laugh, they open your mind. That is why we are announcing our first ever BOB Summer Reading, a two-month program designed to encourage reading for pleasure in the summer months. Join us and discover new adventures!

How to participate:

  • Pick up a Reading Log at the store and let the fun begin!

  • Based on your reading level, read any 8 books you want (must be purchased at Best of Books)*

    • Need ideas for what to read? See our Recommended Reading Lists on our website or in the store!

  • Fill out one section of the Reading Log per book.

  • Turn in the completed Reading Log to the store by July 31st and receive your $5 gift certificate PLUS free entry into our special drawing (the winner of which will be announced on August 1st)!

Special offer: Buy four (4) books (per child) up front from Best of Books for the Reading Log and receive 20% off those four (4) books AND 20% off subsequent purchases of the remaining four (4) Reading Log books!*

See below the cut for information about our photo and art contests*, and Recommended Reading Lists!

*Books for Summer Reading must be purchased at Best of Books. May receive one (1) $5 gift certificate and one (1) entry for grand prize for each completed and verified Reading Log. Books read for Summer Reading must be at or above participant’s reading level, and we reserve the right not to accept certain books or Reading Logs that do not fit these criteria.
Must present Reading Log at time of purchase to redeem 20% discount off books.
By submitting picture(s) to the photo and/or art contests, the participant understands and accepts that their submission may be used, shared, or reposted onto Best of Books’ social media and/or website. Must be participant in Summer Reading to enter photo and/or art contests.

Author Adam Silvera signing - October 4th!

Please join Best of Books in welcoming Adam Silvera to Edmond! This will be a joint signing with YA author Lauren Oliver!

Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked in the publishing industry as a children's bookseller, marketing assistant at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children's and young adult novels. His debut novel, More Happy Than Not, received multiple starred reviews and is a New York Times bestseller. He is tall for no reason and writes in New York City.

Author Lauren Oliver signing - October 4th!

Join Best of Books in welcoming Lauren Oliver to Edmond! This will be a joint signing with YA author Adam Silvera!

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; Before I Fall has been made into a major motion picture.

Her novels for middle grade readers include The Spindlers, Liesl & Po, and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and a variety of airport lounges.

Author Tara Lynn Thompson book signing - August 31st!

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Help us welcome author Tara Lynn Thompson to the store on Thursday August 31st from 6-7:30pm! She will be signing copies of her books Not Another Superhero and Just Another Sidekick!

About Not Another Superhero: Samantha Addison remembers the mugger. And his gun. How he pointed it at her head. When he pulled the trigger. She remembers everything, except how she survived. But it's only Monday. She's embarking on a week of near misses and a mystery growing with each attempt on her life. Why would anyone want to kill the editor of a puff piece magazine? How could she be a threat to anyone? Will the attacks stop? Or will one finally succeed? Through all the hair-raising events, a man in a black hood keeps saving the day before vanishing without telling her anything. Including his name. Who is this guy? What is his connection to these events? And can he keep her alive? It's a race against the clock to solve a mystery more outlandish than a faceless hero in a hood. In the end, her survival may depend entirely on whom she can trust. And whom she absolutely cannot.

About Just Another Sidekick: "There was something in his spirit that matched mind. He felt like a part of me I'd forgotten, a part that could give me life or take mine away." Samantha Addison is still reeling a month later from the night of the Durant Ball. She’s alive, but for how long? The faceless person threatening her life is still at large. Through all the chaos, Jackson Christy has been her constant protector. But that’s about to change. Evidence has turned up that leads Samantha to question Jackson’s motives. Is he who he says he is? Or has she been trusting the wrong man all along? Her heart says ‘no’ but the evidence says ‘yes.’ Samantha has one death-defying, endless night to prove once and for all if Jackson Christy is the hero of her story…or the villain. She won’t stop until she knows, but finding the answer might just kill her.

Author Tara Lynn Thompson is an Emmy and Addy award-winning writer. This is her first work of fiction.

If you are unable to attend this event, call 405-340-9202 to reserve a signed copies!

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ISBN: 9781515260257
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 30th, 2015

Eric Litwin coming to Best of Books - September 19th!

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More details coming soon...!

Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 8.5 million copies, been translated into 14 languages, and won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

Author Lois Ruby signing - October 7th!

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Please welcome author Lois Ruby to the store on Saturday October 7th from 1-2:30pm! She will be signing copies of her books, including The Doll Graveyard and The Secret Grave!
About The Secret Grave: Hannah and Scooter's sprawling, ramshackle house is named for the lethal plant that grows in the dark woods behind it. Hannah knows she's not supposed to explore the forest or nearby Moonlight Lake. But she's feeling lonely and desperate for an adventure. And there Hannah meets Cady, a mysterious girl who promises everything Hannah's been missing. Only Cady has a secret...
Cady wants Hannah all to herself.
Soon Cady is copying Hannah's style so they can be more alike. She lies to Hannah's friends, insults Scooter, and begs Hannah to break her parents' rules and sneak out for a midnight swim. Hannah wants to believe Cady's just a little insecure. But when she discovers a cemetery beyond the lake with an eerily familiar headstone, she must decide whether to trust her new friend or dig for answers that may lead her to a watery grave...
About The Doll Graveyard: This graveyard hides buried dolls...and buried secrets!
The house at Cinder Creek hides many secrets. Shelby and Brian Tate have heard heated voices crying out in the night. They've noticed the unsettling way things move around on their own. But the most chilling thing about their new home is the cemetery someone's built out back. The graves are tiny, only big enough for dolls.
Soon Shelby's learning all about them. Betsy Anne's angelic appearance hides a raging fire behind her eyes, while Baby Daisy changes faces as quickly as she changes moods. And Miss Amelia's cracked porcelain skin and twisted lips only hint at the pain she once endured at the hands of a very angry girl. If Shelby can help the dolls find peace, she and her family might actually be happy at Cinder Creek. But if she can't--the dolls will have their revenge....
Lois Ruby is the author of several books for middle graders and teens. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the foothills of the awesome Sandia Mountains. While traveling, Lois explores ghostly locations in Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and even a few spots in Australia, Spain, and Thailand. No spirits have tapped her on the shoulder yet, but she’s ready for that to happen any time now.
If you are unable to attend this event, call 405-340-9202 to reserve a signed copy!
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ISBN: 9780545932509
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 27th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780545617864
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 24th, 2014

Author Michael Wallis signing - August 8th!

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Best of Books is delighted to welcome author Michael Wallis to the store on Tuesday, August 8th from 6:00-7:30pm! He will be signing copies of his books, including The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny!

Michael Wallis, the best-selling author of Route 66 and Billy the Kid, has published eighteen books and won numerous honors and awards. He is a popular public speaker and a highly acclaimed voice actor (including the voice of Sheriff in Disney's Cars!). He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
About The Best Land Under Heaven: Few incidents in Western history have had such a hold on the American imagination as the story of the doomed Donner Party. In Michael Wallis’s expansive and myth-exploding account, The Best Land Under Heaven, grim legend gives way to dreams displaced.

Like his best-selling biographies of Billy the Kid and Davy Crockett, The Best Land Under Heaven taps into Wallis’s deep understanding of the frontier mindset that fueled westward expansion in the mid-nineteenth century. Most of us have a basic understanding of the ghoulish outcome of the Donner expedition: nearly ninety emigrants bound for California in 1846 were snowbound in the impassable Sierras, and half survived the brutal winter months only by eating the dead.

Yet, as Wallis argues, it’s a tale that is far more than cautionary—the underlying circumstances are a fascinating case study of the United States in the age of Manifest Destiny, and of the foot soldiers who led the way west. The party itself was a cross-section of America; though dominated by two families (the Donners and the Reeds), they represented the strata of wealth, age groups, education, and ethnicity drawn to a new life beyond the prairie. Many were escaping hardship, others chasing quick riches, and some simply inveterate adventurers.

Retracing their steps, Wallis gives one of the most detailed histories of the Donners and Reeds before they set foot from Illinois, a tale that unfolds against a fascinating portrait of Springfield in the 1840s (which housed another young dreamer, Abraham Lincoln). George Donner and his extensive brood come to life on the page, a family of farmers uprooted on several previous occasions and whose fortunes were spread thin after an economic panic swept the nation.

Culminating in that infamous impasse near Truckee Lake, California—since renamed for the Donners—Wallis gives a riveting account of the wrong turns, bad decisions, and reckless behavior that led to tragedy, and sensationalized the world.

If you are unable to attend this event, call 405-340-9202 to reserve a signed copy of The Best Land Under Heaven!

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ISBN: 9780871407696
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017