The Pigeon has a new friend!

Everyone’s favorite pigeon is back! In this latest escapade, the pigeon meets a duckling who simply asked for a cookie and actually got one! The poor pigeon is used to asking for simple things like hot dogs, puppies, and a later bedtime , without ever being given anything. He decides that ducklings just get everything and it is just not fair! Super silly, as one would expect from a Mo Willems book, this new adventure will have pigeon followers and new fans alike laughing out loud. Guaranteed to make you giggle!
Amanda’s review was also featured in the Spring Children’s Indie Next newsletter! Tons of great book recommendations make their way into these newsletters, making gift giving and picking out books for your own readers super easy. Make sure to grab one next time you’re in the store!
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems; $15.99; Disney Press; Ages 3+

Author Lincoln Pierce appearing at Hooray for Books!

We have lots of young customers that just love the Big Nate books! The comic strip style is super appealing and the funny stories will have even reluctant readers enjoying the books.  If your child happens to be one of those fans, author Lincoln Pierce will be at Hooray for Books on March 29th, talking about his books and signing your copies!

We’ll have specific times closer to the event, but for now, mark your calendars to stop by the store and meet Lincoln Pierce in March.  When you buy your book at Hooray For Books, we’ll give you a number to hold your place in line to get your book signed!  And if you haven’t checked out the Big Nate books, we highly recommend you do!

Great for ages 8+ and fun for boys AND girls.

Megan K’s Favorites of 2011

Megan had a huge list of favorites for the year, proving that 2011 was a GREAT year for publishing! After some crafty picking and choosing, she was able to pick just a few of her favorite books to share with you:

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver; $16.99; HarperCollins; ages 8+





Everything Goes On Land by Brian Biggs; $14.99; HarperCollins; ages 3+

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer; $16.99; Penguin Group; age 10+

You Are My Work of Art by Sue DiCicco; $11.95; Running Press Books; ages 2+

Red Sled by Lita Judge; $16.99; Simon & Schuster; ages 3+

Rebecca’s Favorites of 2011

Rebecca loves picture books and sharing them with our story time attendees! f you’ve ever been to one of her story times, you know how much she loves reading stories aloud. These are a few of Rebecca’s favorites of the year:

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems; $8.99; Hyperion Books; ages 4+

Say Hello to Zorro by Carter Goodrich;$15.99; Simon & Schuster; ages 3+

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka; $16.99; Random House; ages 3+

Fox and Hen Together by Beatrice Rodriguez; $14.95; Enchanted Lion Books; ages 3+

We have our Wee Ones story time every Friday and Saturday morning at 10:30 and other additional story times for older children throughout the month, so check out our events page and download calendar to find the time that works best for you!

Emily’s Favorites of 2011

Emily is our newest employee, but it certainly hasn’t taken her long to find a few new favorite books! Here are some of her favorites of 2011:

Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis; Random House, $17.99, ages 10+

Sea of Dreams, by Dennis Nolan; Roaring Brook Press, $16.99, ages 3+

Say Hello to Zorro, by Carter Goodrich; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $15.99, ages 3+

The Conductor, by Laetitia Devernay; Chronicle Books, $18.95, ages 3+

If you would like us to reserve you a copy of any of these titles, please call us at 703-548-4092 or stop on in!

Llama Llama is coming to Hooray for Books!

This coming Saturday, we’ll be having a very special guest at story time. We’re very excited about this guest and we know you will be too!

Llama Llama is coming to Hooray for Books!

We’ll be holding story time at our usual time, 10:30, and the Llama Llama costume character will be joining in on the fun. Bring your cameras and get ready to enjoy some great Llama Llama stories!

We have all the books for sale here at the store and some are even autographed by the author! Great holiday gift!

See you on Saturday morning!

Errol and His Extraordinary Nose

Rebecca’s pick: Errol and His Extraordinary Nose, by David Conway
Young readers will love this story of a misunderstood elephant in search of a talent for the Acacia Tree School talent show.  While juggling and dancing don’t quite work for the clumsy elephant, Errol is assured that everyone has a talent.  Errol soon realizes that his own trunk is just what he needs: with it, he can pick up objects, snorkel, and create a sound and light show!  The competition is fierce: a colorful chameleon duet, a meerkat orchestra, and a disappearing zebra!  Read on to find out just how extraordinary Errol really is!
Errol and His Extraordinary Nose, by David Conway, illustrated by Robert Angaramo, Holiday House, $16.95 (ages 3-6)

Patrick’s Book of the Day 05/23/09

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! coverDinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! by Bob Barner (ages 3-6)

Filled with bright, eye-catching illustrations, Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar is  a great book for any dinosaur or butterfly lover. The book discusses butterflies’ impact on the earth over 100 million years ago, pollinating flowers which in turn gave all dinosaurs, both herbivores and carnivores, more food, which in turn helped the dinosaurs to thrive.

The illustrations cover two pages and have story themed text on one page and more scientific and factual text on the other.  There is also an illustrated time line and additional dinosaur and butterfly facts at the end of the book.

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!; Bob Barner; Chronicle Books, 2009; $16.99

Megan’s Book of the Day 5/1/09

The Snaggle Grollop, by Daniel Postgate, illus. by Nick Price, Ages 3-7

the-snagglegrollopSam desperately wants a pet of his own, but his parents respond with a resounding “no” to his pleas for a dog or cat. His mom and dad, though, say that if Sam can find a “snagglegrollop,” then he can keep it. But when Sam comes home from school with an actual snagglegrollop of mythical proportions, his parents are understandably shocked. But a promise is a promise, so Sam takes over the care of the giant, lovable creature. As Sam and his family grow to love their unique pet, both the boy and the beast form new friendships and learn about the power of love.

Daniel Postgate’s story is a delightfully silly tale that will entrance excited young readers, and Nick Price’s colorfully zany illustrations are fantastically imaginative. Don’t miss out on this creative story that is sure to expand your little one’s imagination!

The Snaggle Grollop, by Daniel Postgate, illus. by Nick Price, pub. May 2009, Chicken House

Keep reading!

–Miss Megan

Patrick’s Book of the Day 04/25/09

Sergio Saves the Game! Book CoverSergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriquez (ages 3-6)

Sergio loves soccer and is very good at playing it–in his dreams. In reality, when he plays, he trips, falls, slips and slides. Sergio feels down about his lack of coordination, until his father suggest that he try out for the goalie position. Sergio does, and with some encouragement from his teamates and the coach, becomes a pretty good player! With the big game against the seagulls fast approching, will Sergio’s hard work help his team win the game?

This is an excellent book with illustrations that bring back memories of picture books of yesteryear. The illustrations have clear lines and are colored with orange, navy, white and aqua. The message of finding a postion that is natural for you and working hard to get better at it is good one for young sportsters!

Sergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriquez; 2009; $15.99; Ages 3-6