Launch for Michigan Children’s Authors John Martin & Scott Seegert

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Launch for Michigan Children’s Authors

John Martin & Scott Seegert

Sci-Fi Junior High

Author:  

Scott Seegert

Scott Seegert is the author of the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. He lives in Farmington, MI with his wife, Margie, and their three children.

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$13.99
ISBN: 9780316315166
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - February 21st, 2017

Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That's a lot of laughs 
Kelvin Klosmo isn't just the new kid at school - he's the new kid in the galaxy Welcome to Sci-Fi Junior High: an inter-galactic space station with students of all shapes, sizes, smells, and... slime content. As the son of Earth's two most famous geniuses, Kelvin isn't just the smartest kid in the world....he's the smartest kid in the UNIVERSE. At least, that's what everybody at Sci-Fi Junior High thinks. 
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed. 
Well, at least Kelvin won't have to worry about math homework anymore. 
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil... bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies - don't ask.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (Kim Harrison)

Event date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Kim Harrison
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781501108716
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Published: Gallery Books - February 7th, 2017

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce you to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before 
Can science save us when all else fails? 
Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. 
But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them. 
Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Chowgirls Killer Party Food: Righteous Bites & Cocktails for Every Season

Event date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

Cookbook Event

Chowgirls Killer Party Food: Righteous Bites & Cocktails for Every Season

Michigan Native Heidi Andermack and Amy Lynn Brown

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781551526454
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

With an eye for style and appreciation for seasonal ingredients, the proprietors of Chowgirls Killer Catering, one of the Midwest's leading catering companies, share their inspired ideas for delicious appetizers, small plates, and cocktails that are perfect for home entertaining. Amy Lynn Brown and Heidi Andermack were early adopters of the local, organic, sustainable, and seasonal approach to cooking; their ethos is clearly reflected in this cookbook, which offers fun, elegant, and yet easy-to-prepare recipes arranged by season that will be the hit of your next social gathering.

For your party to welcome spring, impress your guests with Spring Pea Toasts with Gouda, Mint-Crusted Lamb Chops, and Wasabi Crab Cakes. For that backyard summer fest, try Flank Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Sweet Corn Risotto with Grilled Shrimp, and Gazpacho Jars. On that chilly fall gathering, offer the Grilled Sirloin with Farro Tomato Salad, Bacon-Pecan Tartlets, and Roasted Fall Vegetables with Saffron Aioli. And for that festive winter blow-out, make the Italian Beef Sliders, Crab & Green Chile Gratin, and Artichoke Tapenade. Then to wash it all down, make sure there's plenty of Mint Julep Sweet Tea, White Sangria, and Strawberry Basil Daiquiris!

Andermack and Brown's shared passion for cooking and entertaining shines throughout this beautiful and inspiring cookbook. Their "righteous bites" will impress your guests with dazzling, organic, locally sourced recipes that show you care. Party on!


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Burning Bright (Nick Petrie)

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Nick Petrie - Burning Bright

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan Residential College, and his story At the Laundromat won the 2006 Short Story Contest in theThe Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780399174575
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 10th, 2017

"Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie's Peter Ash is the real deal."--Lee Child. 


In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne (Lincoln Journal-Star), Ash has a woman's life in his hands and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine. 


War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he’d hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly, long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn’t t favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. 


There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, and ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots. 
Just days ago, investigative journalist June Cassidy escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail.  She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what's going on, and help from someone with Peter's particular set of skills. 


Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

In Love and Struggle (Stephen Ward)

Event date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Stephen Ward

In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

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$39.95
ISBN: 9780807835203
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 7th, 2016

James Boggs (1919-1993) and Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) were two largely unsung but critically important figures in the black freedom struggle. Born and raised in Alabama, James Boggs came to Detroit during the Great Migration, becoming an automobile worker and a union activist. Grace Lee was a Chinese American scholar who studied Hegel, worked with Caribbean political theorist C. L. R. James, and moved to Detroit to work toward a new American revolution. As husband and wife, the couple was influential in the early stages of what would become the Black Power movement, laying the intellectual foundation for racial and urban struggles during one of the most active social movement periods in recent U.S. history.

Stephen Ward details both the personal and the political dimensions of the Boggses' lives, highlighting the vital contributions these two figures made to black activist thinking. At once a dual biography of two crucial figures and a vivid portrait of Detroit as a center of activism, Ward's book restores the Boggses, and the intellectual strain of black radicalism they shaped, to their rightful place in postwar American history.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

SCBWI Merry Mitten Holiday Event

Event date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

SCBWI Merry Mitten Holiday Event

Sit & Sign w/Children’s/YA Authors

Lisa Wheeler:

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By Lisa Wheeler, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741348
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Published: Dial Books - October 18th, 2016

Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. A poor woman, she doesn't have proper shoes on her cold feet. "Glory be I only wish I had your mate," she says to the boot, and the next morning, to her great surprise, there is not just one boot but two sitting by her bed More wishes bring even better gifts but the best is still to come: A visitor arrives at her door a man with a big white beard, wearing a red suit and only one boot. Who could this magical visitor be? Santa Claus, of course And he has one more surprise in store for Hannah: She wakes up the next morning to find a new puppy waiting for her


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By Lisa Wheeler, Barry Gott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512403145
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - October 1st, 2016

Illustrations and rhyming text follow dinosaurs as they race against each other in dragsters, then off-road vehicles, and finally stock cars.


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$10.95
ISBN: 9781929345205
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Published: Poisoned Pencil - February 2nd, 2016

When a serial-killing graffiti artist starts painting your picture all over town it puts a girl On Edge. Emanuella "LL" Harvey puts her gymnastic skills to good use as a member of her brother's Parkour group. Freerunning, jumping, and climbing over their corner of the city like it's an obstacle course gives them something to take pride in and keeps them out of trouble-sort of. But trouble finds LL when she runs into Haze, a talented graffiti artist whose sister Heather was murdered two years before. Freerunner and Writer promptly fall in love, but they decide to hide their relationship till they're sure it's the real thing-and until they can find a way to placate LL's hotheaded brother, who has it in for Haze and his gang. But when portraits of LL-done in Haze's distinctive style-start popping up on city walls, all hell breaks loose. LL's brother threatens a gang war, which LL tries to avert by identifying the Writer who is really responsible for the paintings. But when another teen is murdered, it looks bad for Haze, especially when LL discovers that Heather's killer and her portrait-painter are one and the same.


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$11.95
ISBN: 9781680461558
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Published: Melange Books - Fire and Ice YA - August 14th, 2015

Spending three weeks of her summer in northern Michigan at the elite Foxwoode Riding Academy should have been one of the happiest times of sixteen year-old Brynlei’s life. But from the moment she arrives at Foxwoode, Brynlei can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. Then she hears the story of a girl who vanished on a trail ride four years earlier.

While the other girls laugh over the story of the dead girl who haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl—or her ghost—may be lurking in the shadows. Brynlei’s quest to reveal the truth interferes with her plan to keep her head down and win Foxwoode’s coveted Top Rider Award. To make things worse, someone discovers Brynlei’s search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. As Brynlei begins to unravel the truth surrounding the missing girl, she finds herself faced with an unimaginable choice. Will she protect a valuable secret? Or save a life?


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$15.99
ISBN: 9781621355151
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Published: Clean Reads - April 22nd, 2016

Before Dad’s rust-bucket lurched into the driveway with forty-three chickens in the back, the closest Sami Duggan had ever come to poultry was licking the grease off her fingers at the local KFC. Now Sami better think quick before her whole life is turned upside down by Dad’s latest get rich quick scheme.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Olympic Odyssey (Emory Clark)

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Emory Clark - Olympic Odyssey

Emory Clark began rowing at age 13 at Groton School on the Nashua River an hour west of Boston. He went on to Yale University where he was captain of the crew his senior year, graduating in 1960 with a degree in English literature.

After college he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving on active duty from 1961 to 1964, including a 13 month tour in the Orient.

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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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