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September 6th is Read a Book Day: Here's How to Read a Book

Tomorrow is National Read a Book Day! To celebrate, we had our good friend Mike Rogalski whip up this handy tutorial on how to read a book. Mike is also the author of Quirk's Masterpuppet Theater.

Enjoy! And be sure to check out Mike's design company, Eyewash

Meet Michele Chen Chock at Hello Kitty Con in October!

Get excited, Hello Kitty fans! Quirk Books author Michele Chen Chock is heading to the first-ever Hello Kitty Con on October 30th, to dish out her secrets on how to decorate your very own Hello Kitty cookies from her upcoming cookbook, The Hello Kitty Baking Book.

Planning to attend? Interested in learning how to decorate your own cookies? Act fast! There are a limited amount of seats in each workshop. Details below! 

Bookish Events in Philadelphia: September 6th - 12th

Ah, early September. When the cicadas buzz like jukebox dancers at last call, the lattes all turn pumpkin, and the world gets back to business. In addition to enjoying great Philly readings, it's time to get register for workshops and literary good deeds for the year. Your bookish events for September 6-12. 

Five of the Greatest Grandparents in Children’s Fantasy Books

 
 
From Little Red Riding Hood to Heidi, grandparents have always been an important part of fantasy.
 
Sometimes acting as surrogate parents, they’re authority figures who are still kind and understanding to a young protagonist, or they're partners in crime who nevertheless dispense some much-needed wisdom (and homemade goodies). When your parents are too strict and won’t let you go to the Enchanted Forest at night, who is there to help leave the back door unlocked?
 
Grandparents.
 
When your evil teacher is threatening the family of fairies who live in the walls, who builds a fairy-sized bungalow in their attic and welcomes the new family to the neighbourhood?
 
Grandparents, that’s who. 
 
And so, in honor of the relatives who will always have your back, here are five of my personal favorites from children’s fantasy literature. 

This Month's Giveaway: Jane Austen Cover to Cover

Get excited, Austen fans! This month, our featured giveaway on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes is... Jane Austen Cover to Cover by Margaret C. Sullivan

Out this November, Jane Austen Cover to Cover features the many beautiful covers that have graced the... well, covers of Jane Austen books over the course of 200 years. You can enter the giveaways here: 

GOODREADS

LIBRARYTHING

BOOKLIKES

The LibraryThing giveaway will be live in a few days, once they release the September batch. They'll all run until the end of the month. Good luck! 

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