Jersey City

JC Kids: Star Wars Day Storytime

10/11/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)The Force is strong with this storytime! Come listen to Star Wars stories and color, fold, glue, and answer your way through some spacey crafts and games. Recommended for kids of all ages.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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Darth Vader and Son (Star Wars Comics for Father and Son, Darth Vader Comic for Star Wars Kids) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452106557
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 18th, 2012

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet Star Wars® comics reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.


JC: Judith Jones presents Love Me, Feed Me at K9dergarten

10/29/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place K9dergarten, 173 Newark Ave. (GMaps)Whether you’re already a canine chef or you’re curious about home-cooking for dogs, you’ll want to come by for advice from food editor Judith Jones. She’ll present Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy, take questions, and sign. Dogs welcome!Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385352147
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Knopf - October 28th, 2014

From the esteemed food editor and author Judith Jones, a charming, practical guide to sharing the pleasures of home cooking with your dog.


JC: Educator Night

10/28/2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

 

Meet Random House Children’s Books sales rep Bobbie Ford and Penguin Young Readers sales rep Nicole Davies, at our very first Indies & Educators Night. They’ll be giving advice on setting up author visits at your school, recommending exciting new titles for your classroom, and much more!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

JC Kids: Costumed Storytime

10/25/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Join us for a costumed storytime! We'll read Halloween-themed books, have a costume show-and-tell, and finish it off with a no-mess, all ages Jack-o-lantern craft. And of course, no Halloween is complete without candy!
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780803738416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 16th, 2012

The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.


JC: Open Mic with Len Vlahos

10/24/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Musician and author Len Vlahos (The Scar Boys) is back to host our next Open Mic! Bring your own words or a song (3 minutes max). You can sign up in advance by emailing jerseycity@wordbookstores.com.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

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The Scar Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781606844397
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - January 21st, 2014

A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out.


JC: Kathryn Miles presents Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

10/23/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)

Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy the East Coast is still recovering from the damages. Join journalist Kathryn Miles as she presents a moment-by-moment account of the largest storm to ever hit the Atlantic in her new book, Superstorm. She'll be reading, answering questions, and signing books.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525954408
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Dutton Books - October 16th, 2014

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded a hurricane like no other


JC: Scary Stories Night with Micol Ostow and Danielle Paige

10/22/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Witches and haunted houses abound at this scary storytelling night with YA writers Micol Ostow (Amity) and Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die). Want to share your own story? Sign up by emailing jerseycity@wordbookstores.com.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Dorothy Must Die Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062280671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 1st, 2014

The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?


Amity Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781606841563
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - August 26th, 2014

Here is a house of ruin and rage, of death and deliverance.
Here is where I live, not living.
Here is always mine.


JC: #NEWSFAIL with Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny

10/21/2014 - 7:30pm

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)The creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny present their take on the big issues of today in their “comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto” #NEWSFAIL. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Cover Image
Email or call for price and availability
ISBN: 9781476706511
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 14th, 2014

A “feisty, literate, and uncompromising” (Publishers Weekly) primer on the most urgent issues of our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a listener-supported show whose slogan is “independent radio that won’t lead you to war.”

#Newsfail is definitely not your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto.


JC Kids: Hula Hoopin’ Queen Storytime

10/19/2014 - 11:00am

This event will take place at our Jersey City location. (GMaps)Thelma Lynn Godin joins us for a storytime and hula hooping session in honor of her new book, Hula Hoopin’ Queen. Recommended for kids aged 5 and up; open to all ages.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600608469
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lee & Low Books - June 3rd, 2014

Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street. But then Mama reminds her that today is their neighbor Miz Adeline's birthday, and Kameeka has a ton of chores to do to get ready for the party they are hosting. Kameeka's disappointed to be stuck at home and can only think about the hoopin' competition.


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