Sarah Cannon signs ODDITY
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sarah Cannon signs ODDITY

Meet author Sarah Cannon, who will discuss and sign Oddity, her new book for middle-grade readers (ages 8-12). 

Oddity releases on November 28th, and copies of the book will be available at blue manatee and here on our website!

About Oddity:
Welcome to Oddity, New Mexico, where normal is odd and odd is normal.
Ada Roundtree is no stranger to dodging carnivorous dumpsters, distracting zombie rabbits with marshmallows, and instigating games of alien punkball. But things haven’t been the same since her twin sister, Pearl, won the town’s yearly Sweepstakes and disappeared . . .
Along with her best friend, Raymond, and new-kid-from-Chicago Cayden (whose inability to accept being locked in the gym with live leopards is honestly quite laughable), Ada leads a self-given quest to discover Oddity’s secrets, even evading the invisible Blurmonster terrorizing the outskirts of town.
But one of their missions goes sideways, revealing something hinky with the Sweepstakes . . . and Ada can’t let it go. Because, if the Sweepstakes is bad, then what happened to Pearl?

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story time with author Marcie Colleen
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

story time with author Marcie Colleen

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Marcie Colleen, author of LOVE, TRIANGLE will be joining Miss Sarah at manaTots! LOVE, TRIANGLE is a hilariously clever geometry-inspired picture book from acclaimed author Marcie Colleen and popular illustrator Bob Shea. 
Marcie Colleen has been a teacher, an actress, and a nanny, but now she spends her days writing children’s books, including the SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS series. Visit her online at www.thisismarciecolleen.com

• A signing will follow this story time
• LOVE, TRIANGLE and the SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS series are available now at blue manatee! 

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Kristi Wientge presents Karma Khullar's Mustache
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Kristi Wientge presents Karma Khullar's Mustache

Join us as author Kristi Wientge presents her debut novel for middle grade readers, Karma Khullar's Mustache. 
This event is free and open to the public. 
Copies of Karma Khullar's Mustache are now available at blue manatee. 

About the book: 
Karma Khullar is about to start middle school, and she is super nervous. Not just because it seems like her best friend has found a newer, blonder best friend. Or the fact that her home life is shaken up by the death of her dadima. Or even that her dad is the new stay-at-home parent, leading her mother to spend most of her time at work. But because she’s realized that she has seventeen hairs that have formed a mustache on her upper lip.
With everyone around her focused on other things, Karma is left to figure out what to make of her terrifyingly hairy surprise all on her own.

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Jacob Grant
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Jacob Grant

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Jacob Grant, author and illustrator of CAT KNIT and LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD will be at blue manatee for a special story time to introduce his newest book, THROUGH WITH THE ZOO. This new picture book, which releases on November 14th, is the story of a goat who lives in a petting zoo, but dreams of some personal space.

• This event is free for all ages!

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