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  • The end of summer is in sight and here at Quirk Books we’re in deep deep denial about it. To celebrate these last warm days, here are some of our favorite young adult books with summer in the title. So grab a beach towel and your favorite sunglasses because these books need to be soaked up in the sun.

  • It's BEA & BookCon week, folks! And we couldn't be more honored to share the show floor with you! Come by our booth (#3250) this week, so we can hang out with our totes out!

    Check our author signings and book drop schedule below for optimal booth drive-bys. 

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    This summer, Raising Quirk’s mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say “I’m bored.” So we’ve rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you’re taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered.

    Projects include:

    COOKING:

    How to Teach a Kid to Cook
    Robot Bites
    Banana Split Pops
    Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies

    CRAFTING:

    Bottle-Cap Frames
    Starburst Straws
    Turtle Magnet
    Get Your Kid to Clean Up

    OUTDOOR ADVENTURE:

    Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen
    Plan a Scavenger Hunt
    Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene
    Nick and Tesla’s Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher

    RAINY DAY ANTICS:

    Get Your Kid to Play Alone
    Futaleufú Mattress Rafting
    Put on a Comedy Show
    Learn a Magic Trick

    FUN ON THE GO:

    How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips
    Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails!
    How to Build a Sand Castle
    Games to Play in the Car

    Children don’t come with an owner’s manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we’re all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.

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    Packed with tips, articles, and how-tos on everything from performing Jedi mind tricks to creating your own cosplay gear to wooing the geek of your dreams, Stuff Every Geek Should Know is an indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything geeky. Featuring content from Quirk's nerdiest titles plus all-new, never-before-seen good stuff from the geekiest bloggers in the known universe. Chapters include: 
     
    GEEK SKILLS FROM POP CULTURE: How to survive a haunted house, perform the Vulcan nerve pinch, decode ciphers, and master other survival skills. 
     
    GEEKS IN ACTION: How to make amazing YouTube vids, create comic books, handle yourself in an online multiplayer game, and generally get your geek on. 
     
    THE GEEK GATHERING: How to have the best convention experience of your life. 
     
    GEEK LOVE: How to craft an online dating profile, plan a geeky marriage proposal, pass on geek wisdom to your kids, and otherwise enjoy the human emotion of "love."

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