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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! 

Win a Quirk Books Back-to-School Prize Pack!

Happy September! 

We sure do have a lot going on here on the ol' Quirk Books blog today. Awesome deals on the Jane Austen Handbook and Yum-Yum Bento Box, a crazy one day deal on Blair Thornburgh's Stuff Every College Student Should Know, and one top secret thing that I totally can't talk about just yet. It starts with "fancy website" and ends with "update."

But we won't stop there. Can't stop, won't stop, as the saying goes. 

To welcome in September and the start of school, we're giving away a fancy Quirk Books Back-to-School Prize Pack (Q.B.B.T.S.P.), filled with titles for the aspiring writer and English major. Included in the bundle are See Jane WriteHow Not to WriteStuff Every College Student Should Know, and two notebooks (Walls and Skywriting) to scribble out all your ideas. 

And be sure to sign up for the Quirk E. Newsletter to get the inside scoop on giveaways just like this one! We run a lot of SECRET raffles, just for newsletter subscribers.

You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below. We're giving away FIVE prize packs! Good luck!

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