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)