Alton Carter and Janelda Lane signing - May 13th!

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We are delighted to announce that Alton Carter (author of The Boy Who Carried Bricks and Aging Out) and illustrator Janelda Lane will be signing copies of his new book The Boy Who Dreamed Big at Best of Books on May 13th from 1-3pm!
 
The Boy Who Dreamed Big is the story of how a foster child was inspired by his elementary school teacher to use his imagination to overcome his obstacles. She taught him that if he believed in himself and worked hard, his dreams would come true and he could be whatever he wanted.
 
Alton Carter is the Director of Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is the author of "The Boy Who Carried Bricks" and "Aging Out" which are books about his life journey from foster care through adulthood. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Oklahoma State University and is using his story to inspire youth and adults to do all they can do to "make the world a better place." He makes his home in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his wife Kristin and his two sons Kelton and Colin.
 
Janelda Lane is the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is the illustrator of "The Boy Who Carried Bricks" and "Marvin's Shining Star." She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University. Janelda lives in Stillwater with her husband David, three sons Timmy, Gabe, and Brandon and daughter Bethany.
The Boy Who Carried Bricks: A True Story (Middle-Grade Cover) Cover Image
By Alton Carter, Janelda Lane (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781937054366
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: Roadrunner Press - March 15th, 2015

Aging Out -- A True Story Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781937054298
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roadrunner Press - November 29th, 2016

Author David Eric Tomlinson signing - June 10th!

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Please help Best of Books welcome author David Eric Tomlinson on June 10th from 1:00-2:30pm! He will be signing copies of his book The Midnight Man!
About The Midnight Man: Oklahoma, 1994. The Waco siege is over; the OJ trial isn’t. Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, pulls a new case—the brutal murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect. Investigating the murder, Dean draws four strangers into his client's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply involved in the case—and in Caleb's fate…

David Eric Tomlinson was born and raised in Oklahoma. He earned an undergraduate degree in creative writing from the University of California, San Diego, and has worked as an illustrator, copywriter, art director, web designer, usability consultant, product manager, Kenpo karate instructor, stay-at-home dad, and now novelist. David lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.

The Midnight Man Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781507201107
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - January 2017

Author Ally Condie signing on May 16th!

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Join Ally Condie - author of Summerlost, Atlantia, and the Matched Trilogy - at our store on Tuesday, May 16th from 6:00-7:30pm! She will be signing copies of her book Summerlost (new in paperback).

About Summerlost: It’s the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar’s father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.

About Matched (book 1 of the Matched Trilogy): In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices, but she begins to question just how perfect her world really is when she notices things are not what they seem. As Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility, she is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

About Atlantia: For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose. Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

Ally lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

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

Summerlost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399187193
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

Matched Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142419779
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Published: Speak - September 20th, 2011

Crossed Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142421710
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Published: Speak - March 12th, 2013

Reached Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142425992
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Published: Speak - November 19th, 2013

Atlantia Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147510655
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - October 20th, 2015

Advanced Writing Workshop with Richard Crum - May 9th!

This informative workshop led by editor/former writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Richard Crum will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Tuesday, May 9th. You will learn about what you REALLY need to know from the Chicago Manual of Style - or as some call it, "the Bible for writers"!

ALL writers are welcome! First come, first served.

The cost of the session is $25, or $20 if you have been/are currently a part of a BOB Writing Series. Registration is required. *Please include order comment: Richard Crum*

You may sign up for the session in-store or by calling us at 405-340-9202!

Storytime and Signing with Tammi Sauer - May 13th! (Also FREE PIZZA!)

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Best of Books is delighted to welcome Tammi Sauer back to our store from 11:00am-1:00pm on May 13th! She will be leading a storytime, doing a craft, and signing copies of her new book, Caring For Your Lion (out May 2nd)! There will also be FREE PIZZA for the little "lion cubs"!

About Caring For Your Lion: It’s kitten delivery day, but—SURPRISE. Congratulations on your new LION! We know you ordered a kitten, but we ran out of those. Fortunately, the big cat comes with instructions—like, try very hard NOT to look like a zebra. Or a gazelle. And give your lion PLENTY of space to play. But soon the feathers and fur start flying and everything’s in chaos. Is there any way a lion could actually be a child’s purr-fect pet?

About Tammi Sauer: She loved being a teacher and library media specialist, but is currently a full-time picture book author. To date, she has sold 28 picture books to major publishing houses, and many of her books have won various awards. Writing is one of her absolute favorite things to do, but she also loves to read, ski, spend time with her family and friends, go to movies, and eat out as often as possible. She and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two geckos, and a tank full of random fish.

If you are unable to attend this event and would like to reserve a copy of Caring For Your Lion, please call 405-340-9202.

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By Tammi Sauer, Troy Cummings (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454916093
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 2nd, 2017