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Middle-Grade Mania!

Join us in conversation with seven amazing middle-grade authors who will be discussing the craft and the business of middle-grade writing. As if that weren't enough, there will also be cupcakes!

 Authors include: Amy Timberlake (One Came Home), Liesl Shurtliff (Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin), Emily Fairlie (The Tuckernuck Mysteries), Michele Weber Hurwitz (The Summer I Saved The World In 65 Days), Kate Hannigan (Cupcake Cousins), Wendy McClure (Wanderville), and Crystal Chan (Bird). 

 Cupcake CousinsThe Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck


One Came Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375873454
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yearling - January 7th, 2014

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307977939
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013

The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck (Tuckernuck Mysteries #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062118912
Availability: Special Order
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 24th, 2013

The Summer I Saved the World... in 65 Days Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385371063
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 8th, 2014

Cupcake Cousins Cover Image
By Kate Hannigan, Brooke Boynton Hughes (Illustrator), Brooke Boynton Hughes (Cover design or artwork by)
ISBN: 9781423178309
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 13th, 2014

Wanderville Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595147004
Availability: Special Order
Published: Razorbill - January 23rd, 2014

Bird Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442450899
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

*OFFSITE* Eden Unger Bowditch @ Sulzer Library

Author Eden Unger Bowditch of the estimable Young Inventors Guild brings a day of history, science, and imagination at the Sulzer Regional Library!

Eden Unger Bowditch has been writing since she was very small. She wrote while attaining her undergraduatedegree from the University of California, Berkeley, and she wrote songs as a member of the band Enormous.

Eden has been a journalist, as well as a welder, and an editor. She has written stories and plays and shopping lists and screenplays and dreams and poems—and also books about her longtime Baltimore home, like Growing Up in Baltimore and Druid Hill Park: The Historic Heart of Baltimore. She also co-wrote The Daughter-in-Law’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Relating to Your Mother-in-Law.

When her son expressed disappointment in the impossibility of the magic found in young adult novels, Eden became driven to tell a story about science—the kind of magic that’s all around, and the kind people can actually do. The result, The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Menin Black, the beginning of her Young Inventors Guild trilogy, is her first young adult novel. The Ravens of Solemano or The Order of the Mysterious Men in Black, the second of the series, was released on September 24th 2013. 

Indie's First Storytime with Esme Raji Codell

In celebration of Indie's First Storytime Day, the amazing Esmé Raji Codell joins us for a special storytime at 11am! Indie's First Storytime brings authors and illustrators to your favorite independent bookstores for a day of reading fun. 

Esmé Raji Codell is a teacher and librarian and the author of many award-winning books for children. Even though she has already graduated from preschool, she still loves puppets, sharing, friends, snacks, and the occasional dinosaur. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. 

Sahara Special Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786816118
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2004

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John
ISBN: 9780061455155
Availability: Special Order
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 21st, 2012

Burley Book Bash Book List

  • For school delivery, you MUST check the box PICKUP THE ORDER AT THE STORE. This indicates on our system not to ship the books. If you fail to check the box, the books will be shipped by default to your delivery/billing address and you will incur shipping charges
  • In ORDER COMMENTS box at bottom of the checkout page, the following MUST be included: BURLEY, CHILD'S NAME, ROOM NUMBER, AND ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545166683
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

Zen Shorts Cover Image
By Jon J. Muth (Illustrator), Jon J. Muth
ISBN: 9780439339117
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2005

Zen Ties Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439634250
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2008

Calli Be Gold Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375865282
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2012

Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989365505
Availability: Special Order
Published: Boilerroom Studios - October 1st, 2013

Cold Fury (A Cold Fury Novel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142426319
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Speak - June 13th, 2013

Flicker & Burn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399257216
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - August 20th, 2013

Pictures with Santa!

Santa Claus is taking a quick break from all his holiday preparations to visit the Book Cellar! Come get your photo with Santa and tell him what's on your Christmas list!


Stories with Santa!

Santa Claus is coming to the Book Cellar! Of course, when he's not checking up on the elves or flying around on Christmas Eve, he loves to read. Wear your pajamas and join us at 6:30 PM as Santa reads children's stories!

Story Time with Nili!

Join us in the Book Cellar cafe at 11 AM, where our favorite storyteller Nili reads and sings songs with the kids!

Bonus for parents: your child(ren) will have so much fun that they'll surely be ready for a nap by the time you leave. Everyone wins!


Sorry guys, Story Mom's on vacation for a couple weeks. Please join us again when she returns in September!


Sorry guys, Story Mom's on vacation for a couple weeks. Please join us again when she returns in September!

Kids in the Square

Join us as we collaborate with the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce for Kids in the Square. Storytime with storybook mom Nili Yelin starts at 11am in Giddings Plaza. 

All kids books will be 20% off the whole day!



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