Bestsellers for the Month of September 2014

Bestsellers for ages 0-7 years (board books to picture books)

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Nova Scotia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron, illustrated by Joy Steuerwald
Music Is For Everyone by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by James Marshall
The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino
A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Jigs and Reels by Marijke Simons

Bestsellers for ages 8-14 years
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Spotted Dog Last Seen by Jessica Scott Kerrin
The Stowaways by Megan Marentette
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2 :Terror of the Southlands by Caroline Carlson
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden by Jill MacLean
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Rocket Man by Jan L. Coates
The House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

Bestsellers for young adults aged 14+
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Twisted by Lisa Harrington
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Divergent by Veronica Roth
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

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Bestsellers for the Month of August 2014

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Nova Scotia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron, illustrated by Joy Steuerwald
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate by Jackie Halsey and Carrie Muller, illustrated by Eric Orchard
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Halifax Harbour 123 by Yolanda Poplawska
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman
Sleeping Dragons All Around by Sherre Fitch, illustrated by Michele Nidenoff
A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Gwen Millward

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Woozles’ Calendar for October 2014

October at Woozles always means birthday time! It will be Woozles 36th birthday this year and we will celebrate at the store on Saturday October 18th, with our famous fish pond, face painting, cookies and a surprise visitor to the store. Stay tuned throughout the month for more details!

City Harvest will be on Saturday October 4th and Woozles will participate with a repeat of last year’s theme “Plant a Seed, Raise a Reader”. Throughout the day, children can choose a free book from boxes of selected books.

Check out our calendar for book release dates and more!

Woozles Calendar Oct 2014

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Woozles’ Calendar for September 2014

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Woozles’ calendar for September notes upcoming book releases for some favourite authors and illustrators. Look for a new picture book from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer fame. And if you liked Z is for Moose, which many Woozles customers do, look for the follow-up entitled Circle, Square, Moose. And for Pseudonymous Bosch lovers, look for Bad Magic, the first on a new series from this mysterious writer!

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And September means the Word on the Street Festival! Woozles will have a booth at the Halifax Waterfront, stocked full of wonderful local books, new releases and bargain books too. Come to our booth to meet children’s authors who will sign your book copies. Come and see us between 111m and 5pm on Sunday September 21st!

Woozles Calendar Sept 2014

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Bestsellers for the Month of July 2014

Local books are atop and throughout the Woozles bestseller lists in July. Take a look and see what Woozles customers are reading and giving:

Picture books and board books for young children
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Nova Scotia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron, illustrated by Joy Steuerwald
Halifax Harbour 123 by Yolanda Poplawska
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Halifax ABC by Yolanda Poplawska
The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate by Jackie Halsey and Carrie Muller, illustrated by Eric Orchard
Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Korky Paul
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Books for readers aged 7-14 years:
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Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton III
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
The Stowaways by Megan Marentette
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Charlie Wilcox by Sharon E. McKay
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Books for readers aged 14+:
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Looking for Alaska by John Greene
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The One by Kiera Cass
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Greene and David Levithan
Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

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Staff Picks for July 2014

What are the staff at Woozles enjoying these days? We have come up with a list of our latest staff picks, and here they are:

Ann-Marie’s pick:
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Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
This is the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. The series overall is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters definitely lives up to the others! Karou and Akiva try to unite their people who have been enemies for centuries, in order to create a combined army to defeat the seraph emperor. Rather than just tying together the series, this book adds to the plot, to further develop an already richly detailed world, and teach you more about the characters that you have come to love.
$21.00 in hardcover Ages 14+

Mollie’s pick:
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Adventures with Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book by Teagan White
This charming take on an alphabet follows five adorable critters through the seasons. From building bridges over frosty rivers to building cardboard rackets in the backyard, these friends make the most of every season. Rife with nostalgia, parents will recall similar adventures of their own childhoods. Beautifully illustrated, Adventures with Barefoot Critters encourages children to get creative, get outside, and get playing – no matter the season! Great for new parents or for children ages 3-8.
$19.99 in hardcover

Lydia’s pick:
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Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Prim and proper day in and day out, Mr Tiger is tired of doing what is expected of him. He feels an itch for wilder ways. To walk on all fours. To leap. To climb. To roar!
Brought to life with bold and colourful illustrations, children will delight in the antics of Mr Tiger as he discovers his true nature. (And don’t forget to peek under the book jacket!).
$20.00 in hardcover Ages 3-7

Nadine’s pick:
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Me and Mr Bell by Philip Roy
It is 1908 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ten year old Eddie helps out on the family farm. At school he has trouble keeping up with the other students in his reading and writing. He wants to write left-handed but is not allowed. He feels inadequate but knows that he is capable of more. He teaches himself math that the teacher doesn’t think that eh can do, and uses these skills to invent things. A chance encounter with Alexander Graham Bell while out walking one day leads to a friendship between the two and Eddie’s new found courage to believe in what he can do.
$11.95 in paperback Ages 8+

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Bestsellers for the Month of June 2014

Picture Books (for all ages!)
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Music is for Everyone by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts
Imagine by Alison Lester
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by James Marshall
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Sleeping Dragons All Around by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Michele Nidenoff
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long

Books for children aged 8-14
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The Stowaways by Megan Marentette
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Dread Crew by Kate Inglis
Curse of the Dream Witch by Allan Stratton
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks

Books for Young Adults 14+
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Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The One by Kiera Cass
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell
Raging Star: Dustlands 3 by Moira Young
Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World by Janet E. Cameron

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New in Board Book

Here are some books that have just made the leap from favourites in hardcover to board book. Also a lovely poem for babies that is fresh in the board book format.

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Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Adam Rex
This is a fun read aloud about a little panda, Chu, who has a very big sneeze. The opening page hints at the rest of the book where it says “when Chu sneezed, bad things happened”. Young children will enjoy the anticipation of Chu’s sneezes and the engaging and colourful pictures throughout.
$9.75 Ages 3-6

Look for Chu’s First Day at School new in hardcover on June 24th ($21.00)

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Toy Boat by Randall de Seve and illustrated by Loren Long
The toy boat in the story is made by a young boy from a can, a cork, a pencil, and some cloth. The boat is a well loved toy and sails in the lake. One day the weather turns bad and the little boat is pulled from the shore and is taken on a journey through the lake, meeting other boats. A tale of adventure, friendship, and home. Loren Long’s art brings the high seas to life with a warm touch.
$8.99 Ages 3-6

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Love You More by Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Esperanca Melo
A month by month poem that expresses love felt for your child. The poems look at the wonders seen in the natural world and the bright illustrations convey the joy that the child finds in the world. A lovely soothing book sure to please parent and child, by one of Canada’s favourite poets.
$9.95 Ages 1+

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Bestsellers for the Month of May 2014

Take a look at May’s bestsellers for readers of all ages, birth to young adults!

Picture Books and Board Books:
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Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Music is For Everyone by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate by Carrie Muller and Jacqueline Halsey, illustrated by Eric Orchard
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Down by the Bay by Raffi, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman
The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by James Marshall

Books for readers aged 8-14 years:
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Flight of the Griffons by Kate Inglis, illustrations by Sydney Smith
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Stowaways by Megan Marentette
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The Power of Harmony by Jan Coates
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

Books for readers aged 14+:
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The One by Kiera Cass
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Looking for Alaska by John Greene
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Blues For Zoey by Robert Paul Weston
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

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The 5th Annual Woozles Writes Competion has begun!

It is that time of year again – – time for the fifth annual Woozles Writes Competition!

If you are between the ages of 6 and 15 years old, and you have a story to tell, write it down and send it to us. Your story will be read by a panel of Atlantic authors who have agreed to judge the competition. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 Woozles gift certificate!

Prizes will be awarded to two winners: one for young writers aged 6-10, and another for storytellers aged 11-15 years.

So, put pen to paper, your fingers to the keyboard, speak into a voice recorder – – whatever helps you get your story down on paper. Then mail it, email it, or drop it off at Woozles. The contest closes on July 31, 2014.

We would love to read what you have to say!

Here’s how you can reach us:

Woozles
1533 Birmingham Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2J6

frontdesk@woozles.com

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