Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

It’s April, and we’re not fooling! Even if you can’t stroll our aisles at the little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside for a few more weeks, that’s no reason to give up on reading and other fun activities.  Brace yourself for an extra-long Kids and Teens blog entry, everyone.

So many wonderful books for young children, for middle readers, and for teens have arrived or are on their way to us, just waiting for you to purchase via mail order. You can reach us by telephone at 508-796-5613 or e-mail at orders@anniesbooksworcester.com.

1] Back in February, Patty and Selina attended Boskone 57, where we got to sit in on not one, but two splendid panels about middle grade fiction. At one of these, we met Diego Gonzalez, the co-host of The Half-Blood Report, a podcast which devotes itself to all things Rick Riordan.  We’ve just received the newest release in the Aru Shah series by Roshani Chokshi, as well as its earlier titles, and a restock on the MAGNUS CHASE Asgard trilogy by Riordan.

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2] For National Poetry Month, we’ve gotten in some lovely picture books!

  • FOLLOW THE RECIPE! POEMS ABOUT IMAGINATION, CELEBRATION, AND CAKE by Marilyn Singer
  • A PORTRAIT IN POEMS: GERTRUDE STEIN AND ALICE B. TOKLAS by Evie Robillard
  • AFTER DARK: POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS by David L. Harrison    picturebookpoetry

3] Before we were ordered to close to the public, we had scheduled a truly fabulous event in March with three very talented middle grade authors. MarcyKate Connolly, Rajani LaRocca and Anna Staniszewski have graciously provided autographed bookplates for their titles HOLLOW DOLLS, MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM, and THE WONDER OF WILDFLOWERS, which we will happily send along to you with a purchase of one of their books!

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4] Some upcoming books for teens…

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  • DON’T CALL THE WOLF by Aleksandra Ross
  • HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY by Ali Standish

5] …and last but not least, activity books and kits for a variety of different ages, for indoor AND outdoor fun.

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Thank you, parents, caretakers, educators, and readers, for letting us fill your world with wonderful words.

 

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