THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Tuesday May 16 CARRIE JONES DEBUTS KIDS MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL TUESDAY, MAY 16; 6:30 PM CARRIE JONES, author of the kids’ middle grade novel Time Stoppers is coming to visit with its sequel, Quest for the Golden Arrow. We find that Annie is no longer a Nobody – she’s a...
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    THE MAGNOLIA STORY
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CARRIE JONES DEBUTS KIDS MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL

TUESDAY, MAY 16; 6:30 PM

CARRIE JONES, author of the kids’ middle grade novel Time Stoppers is coming to visit with its sequel, Quest for the Golden Arrow. We find that Annie is no longer a Nobody – she’s a time stopper, one of the last humans who can control time. Now she’s found a home in the enchanted town of Aurora alongside all sorts of mystical creatures, and she’s made three best friends in Eva the dwarf, Bloom the last elf, and Jamie, who might be a troll. When Annie discovers that the wicked Raiff has kidnapped her beloved new guardian, Annie must win the trust of a riddle-loving dragon and search for a magical bow and arrow to save her guardian. (Fans of Percy Jackson and The Five Kingdoms will especially enjoy this story) BLOOMSBURY KIDS

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