The Sweet Sixteen: Matching Up Basketball Movie Classics

It’s the end of March, folks, which means that Spring has sprung, we’ve all worn our green and March Madness is in full swing. Since we’re down to 16 contenders, I thought I’d match up some of the best basketball-themed movies. Which are your favorites?

90s Faves

Eddie (1996)—Limo driver Eddie (Whoopi Goldberg) wins a contest to coach the New York Knicks, whipping the team back into shape before their owner moves them to St. Louis!

 

 

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)—Hustlers Billy (Woody Harrelson) and Sidney (Wesley Snipes) band together and take to the court in Los Angeles, with laughs along the way.

 

 

 

The Thinkers

Finding Forrester (2000)—Basketball player and brilliant student Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) befriends reclusive author William Forrester (Sean Connery), helping Jamal pursue his true dream of writing.

 

 

O (2001)­­—A modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, O tells the store of the basketball prodigy Odin (Mekhi Phifer) and jealous coach’s son Hugo (Josh Hartnett), leading to a tragic conclusion.

 

 

Coach Spotlights

Sunset Park (1996)—Phyllis Saroka (Rhea Perlman) is the white, female coach of an all-black high school boys’ basketball team. More than just a coach, Saroka inspires the team to greatness.

 

 

Coach Carter (2005)—Samuel L. Jackson stars as Ken Carter, who imposes a behavior-based contract on his basketball team. When the team breaks the contract, they are benched—all of them.

 

 

Love Stories

Love & Basketball (2000)—Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps star in this hoops-themed romance about two life-long friends who navigate the twists and turns of love while also building pro careers.

 

 

Just Wright (2010)—Queen Latifah portrays physical therapist Leslie Wright, who begins to treat NBA star Scott McKnight (Common). When Leslie begins to fall for her patient, what will she do?

 

 

Shaq vs. Michael

Space Jam (1996)This ‘90s classic pits Michael Jordan and our favorite Looney Tunes characters against a pack of aliens and NBA starts in a basketball showdown to ensure their freedom.

 

 

Blue Chips (1994)Shaquille O’Neal makes his acting debut in this classic story about a coach who is forced to break the rules of recruiting to keep his school competitive.

 

 

 

Kid Faves

Air Bud (1997)—Young Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) befriends a stray dog named Buddy with a unique ability to play basketball. Buddy helps Josh embrace his own basketball talent and overcome the odds.

 

 

Like Mike (2002)—A legendary pair of basketball shoes and a bit of supernatural intervention leads orphan Calvin (Shad Moss a.k.a. Lil Bow Wow) all the way to the NBA.

 

 

 

Family Dynamics

Above the Rim (1994)—Kyle Lee Watson is a promising basketball star whose relationship with brothers Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a drug dealer, and Shep, a former hoops star, could be his downfall.

 

 

He Got Game (1998)—Spike Lee’s classic tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, whose budding basketball career is overshadowed by his father, Jake (Denzel Washington), who is in prison.

 

 

Championship Classics

Hoosiers (1986)—One of the greatest basketball (and sports) movies of all time, Hoosiers is based on the true story of a high school team in Indiana that overcame the odds to make the state finals.

 

 

Glory Road (2006)—Coach Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) leads the 1966 Texas Western University basketball team, the first all-black starting line up, to the NCAA championship.

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: Teen Wolf (1985), The Basketball Diaries (1995), The 6th Man (1997), Semi-Pro (2008)

That’s a whole lotta hoops! Did I miss any of your favorite basketball classics?

Looking for more great matchups? Cast your vote in our Tournament of Fandoms today!

Jason is Email Marketing Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.
You can follow him on Twitter @jasonapermenter.

St. Pat-a-Palooza: 10 Writers or Characters Named Patrick or Patricia

This St. Patrick’s day, we thought we’d give St. Patrick some support. So here’s a team of modern-day Patrick and Patricias to fill out his team. From the Patron Saint of Nose Jobs to the High Priest of 60s Mod Men, we hope these authors, actors, and fictional characters will entertain and delight you.

Patrick Süskind: Patron Saint of Nose Jobs
If you’ve ever eaten a transcendent meal, sipped wine that made you swoon, or smelled a perfume that sent you straight to heaven, this book is for you. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is the story of an infant abandoned in the filth of an 18th century fish market in Paris. Off to a very rocky start, he survives, and as he grows up, develops the most acute sense of smell in the world. What follows is a lot of robbing things of their aromatic souls and a stern cautionary message about obsession. The story is unique, the character development is exceptional, and the pace is fast. Take note: the movie is nowhere near as good as the book – it’s impossible to convey all the smelly hijinks on-screen.  Want another truly unique tale? Try Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle, the story of Sean Phillips, a burn victim who creates roleplaying games that guide players through intricately imagined post-apocalyptic worlds. For some fans, his imaginary world blurs with reality, and as the players make their choices, we travel back in time to the choices Sean made that resulted in his disfigurement.  Mystery, the life choices we make, injury, and recovery are all here in a dark, complicated tapestry. This one may haunt you.

Patrick Bateman: Icon of Cultural Fail
 Is he a greed-filled psychopathic killer, or just an unreliable, hallucinating, self-aggrandizing narrator? American Psycho is a controversial book – even banned in some countries – yet it continues to show up on Top 10 lists. Its themes are greed, status-obsession, loss of empathy and various other reptilian behaviors at the individual and cultural level. Choose with care: do you really want to read about a deranged killer singing “The Greatest Love of All” while wielding an industrial staple gun? The New York Times called the film “a mean and lean horror comedy classic,” and all other things aside, Christian Bale’s performance as Bateman is chilling. Too graphic? I wouldn’t say that Dexter is a kinder, gentler psychopath, but at least he limits his killing to those who deserve it. Mostly. If you might enjoy Really Really Evil people getting their vigilante comeuppance, and want a deeper look into the life and mind of a psycho, this is for you.

Patrick Rothfuss: Torch Bearer for the Long Haulers
Because for some folks, the first volume is just a prologue. If you’re seeking long-haul transport to another world, Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles is a gorgeous, dark and immersive trilogy that will do the trick. Kvothe, the main character, is occasionally a bit of a Mary Sue…”I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me,” but you have to forgive him: he has mad skills, and his story is extraordinary.  Other escapist-fantasy sets we love: Tolkien, The Fionavar Tapestry, The Deepness Trilogy,  Imajica (two volumes but with a page count of three),  All Souls Trilogy, Bio of a Space Tyrant, The Chronicles of Amber, and The Culture Series.  Short on time? Get an entire trilogy’s worth of content in one volume with Charles Stross’ Accelerando.

Patrick Crawley: Spirit-Brother of the Redshirts
Who remembers Downton Abbey’s Patrick Crawley from season 1, who sank with the Titanic instead of marrying Lady Mary? True to redshirt form, he only gets a brief cameo here so that we can recommend Julian Fellowes’ Past Imperfect. This book invokes the crumbling British aristocracy in the mid-20th century at a very personal level; you’ll feel as if you’re part of the events taking place. It’s full of subtle intrigue and spans generations. Highly recommended for those who enjoy the genre! Seeking similar but different? Readers who like British class clashes will also enjoy Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley mysteries – elaborate whodunits unraveled by an earl who works alongside the common folks on the police force. Start with A Great Deliverance or watch the series. If you’ve had your fill of stuffy British manners, consider a high-octane blood-soaked slashy action flick, starring poor, dead Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) – The Guest.  Leave the lights on for this one!

Patricia Highsmith: Guardian Angel of Persecuted Love
1952 was the year Alan Turing was arrested and jailed for being gay. As whispers of a homosexual underground in the State Department caused The Lavender Scare and the Veteran’s Administration was denying benefits due to sexual orientation, Patricia Highsmith wrote The Price of Salt, the first gay novel with a happy ending. The claustrophobia and repressive attitudes of the 1950s are present here, but are counterbalanced beautifully by the lyrical first love of a young woman in New York City. It’s smoldering and hypnotic, and the writing is a cultural observer’s delight: “It reminded her of the conversations at tables, on sofas, with people whose words seemed to hover over dead, unstirrable things, who never touched a string that played.” Highsmith wrote many psychological thrillers, and her novel Strangers on a Train became a Hitchcock classic. Too quaint? Risk culture shock by fast-forwarding 30 years later to Don Juan in the Village by Jane DeLynn – a time capsule of the early 1990s NYC gay scene in its own right.

Patrick Macnee: High Priest of 1960s Mod Men
You may be cool, but you’ll never be John Steed cool. Watch this mod, mad British classic, and don’t miss the episode titled The House That Jack Built, which features a giant computerized psychedelic mousetrap designed to drive Emma Peel insane.  Macnee’s memoir, The Avengers – The Inside Story is also a lot of fun. Want more? Here’s another British mod espionage series, and another Patrick. In The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, plays a retired secret agent who’s abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre Orwellian prison. As each escape attempt is thwarted by a belligerent, undulating weather balloon called Rover; things get weirder and weirder till the surprising conclusion. Who is number one? And what drugs were involved in the making of this very British pop-cultural product?

Patrick Stewart: Patron Saint of Making It So
Patrick Stewart owns those three words now – there’s no point in anyone else saying them anymore, ever. In addition to snatching the Sexiest Bald Guy Ever Award away from Yul Brynner’s 30-years-dead but still-hot hands, Stewart is known for becoming a flute virtuoso, betraying humanity to the Borg then saving us from assimilation, training aspiring young mutants and defying the time travel paradox in The X-Men Trilogy, and reciting Shakespeare like a boss. If your Star Trek TNG and X-Men collections are already complete, the Patrick Stewart biography contains some surprises and is worth a read. Been there, done that? Looking for an edgier intergalactic bald guy, perhaps with some mutant Eyeshine and a little more Brown-Chicken-Brown-Cow? Riddick books or movies might be the hero you need.

Patrick Modiano: Patron Saint of Meaning-Seekers
In Suspended Sentences, a collection of three novellas that won a Nobel literature prize, Modiano sends us floating down gentle streams that blend memory and imagination. Through stories of lost loves, abandoned children, mentors and parents, empty apartments and shuttered old hotels, Modiano’s characters slowly tantalize us with small, glittering glimpses of their lives. You can feel his characters striving to discover and form meaning from the mysteries of their pasts. Time blurs, identities blur, and reality, it seems, is more elusive than you think. The writing is delicate and detached, as memories from the past often are, but the stories are deeply haunting. Want another tantalizing story steeped in history? All the Light We Cannot See, a story about a blind girl and a soldier whose paths cross during World War II, a priceless blue diamond and the horrors of war with 38 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, this one’s an intricate, suspenseful read.

Patrick “Kitten” Braden: Hope-bringer for Hearts of Glass
Breakfast on Pluto is a surreal coming-of-age story about outsiders, loyalty and individualism. Patrick’s a foundling, abandoned on the doorstep of a church in a small village in Ireland. Against a backdrop of escalating political violence, the child matures into a gentle but saucy trans woman and sets out to find her mother.  Too fragile for this world – a modern-day Blanche DuBois – it looks as if the world is going to chew her up and spit her out, but the kindness of strangers, luck and staying true to herself may save the day.  You might weep for humanity, yet it’s enchanting and funny, too. Happily, the movie by the director of Oscar-winning The Crying Game is every bit as good as the book, and Cillian Murphy’s performance is exceptional. Too gauzy and surreal? Boys Don’t Cry is a nonfiction story in this same vein, albeit with a darker ending.

Patrick Swayze: Squadron Commander of the 80s Retro Movement
Sure, we could dismiss Patrick Swayze because he was voted Sexiest Man Alive way back in 1991, but then we’d miss his gorgeous dance moves in Dirty Dancing, his slick, smarmy role as a pedophiliac motivational speaker in Donnie Darko and his just plain awesome Bodhisattva-surfer-bank robber character in Point Break. This man had range, and I’m not just talking about his fouetté jeté. Put on your retro goggles, set your disco ball to stun, unbutton your lamé shirt to your navel and enjoy. Want extra retro credit? Grab some Bee Gees or Thriller on vintage vinyl and tighten up those dance moves. Stay alive out there.

Pam is the General Manager of HPB.com.

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2015 Tournament of Fandoms: Honorable Mentions

March Madness is sweeping the country, and Half Price Books is celebrating by holding a Tournament of Fandoms. We searched for the best literary, pop culture and personality driven fandoms out there.  There are a lot of fandoms, and we only had sixty-four slots to fill, so as decisions were made and fandoms began to get cut, many tears were shed, and many battles waged before finally arriving at the final bracket. Then, as the fandoms (and tears) fell, a lone voice of reason said, “Why don’t we mention some of these other fandoms on the blog?” and there was great rejoicing.

So here are our honorable mention fandoms:

1. Monty Python:

If you eat SPAM with everything and think chopping off all your limbs is only a flesh wound,  you’d fit right in at HPB. This British surreal comedy group that features Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Johns, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman, changed the way a generation looked at comedy and we salute them.

2. Brown Coats:

If you are still mourning the loss of the 2002 Joss Whedon space western sci-fi drama Firefly, you’re not alone. Though running only one season, this series starring Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin still has some of the most loyal fans around. (Tip: the Joss Whedon fandom made it to the final bracket. If you’re not voting for it, you should be.)

3. The Walking Dead:

We felt like someone ripped our heart out and chopped off our head when this fandom got cut. Luckily, our Walking Dead enthusiasts haven’t started wearing leather and carrying crossbows…yet. This post-apocalyptic horror drama, starring Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, is based on a comic book series of the same name and has kept us looking for walkers around every corner for the past five years. 

4. Mad Men:

If you keep scotch in your office and think love was invented to sell nylons, we know some of your colleagues. This period drama set in the 1960s and starring Jon Hamm, is hands down, one of the best dramas ever, which is why TV Guide listed the show as one of the greatest dramas of all time.

5. Breaking Bad:

This show caused many people to do background checks on their child’s Chemistry teacher and surprisingly kept fans rooting for Walter even after you didn’t like him very much…or at all.  The show also generated a prequel in AMC’s new drama Better Call Saul.

6. Clone Club:

If you answer your phone “Just one. I’m a few, no family, too.  Who am I?” then we may know someone who looks exactly like you. Orphan Black, a phenomenal science fiction drama, airing on BBC America, can teach you more about genetics than any other show on television, but what is really intriguing is how Tatiana Maslany plays every single clone differently.

I have to stop now.  Not that I’ve listed all the fandoms, but there are simply too many to name in this post. Please share what you are passionate about, and remember to vote in the Tournament of Fandoms starting March, 17 at 10 a.m. CDT.

Which fandom do you think will come out on top? Remember, you can enter to win a $50 Half Price Books Gift Card if you can correctly predict the winner.

HOW TO ENTER: 

  • Visit Tournament of Fandoms and download the 2015 Tournament of Fandoms bracket PDF.
  • Fill in your choices for each match-up of fandoms and identify who you think will be the ultimate winner.
  • Visit twitter.com/halfpricebooks and retweet (RT) the giveaway message tweeted by Half Price Books (will be tweeted the morning of March 17), then click to “Follow” @halfpricebooks if you’re not already one of our fantastic followers.
  • Then, tweet a message stating your own prediction. Who do you think will be the champion of the 2015 Tournament of Fandoms? Be sure to include @halfpricebooks and #tournamentoffandoms in your tweet so that we can find your tweet out in cyberspace. Here’s an example tweet: “”I predict that The Katy Cats will be the winner of @halfpricebooks #tournamentoffandoms.
  • Predictions are due by the end of Round One, 01:59pm CT on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Limit one entry per person.

Go here for the giveaway rules and details.

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

Local Store Events Round-Up: March 2015

Looking for something to do at your favorite book store? Check out these fun happenings at Half Price Books stores across the country during the month of March!

ALL STORES

2015 HPB Tournament of Fandoms!

Calling all fandoms! Now is the time to show where your loyalties lie. From March 17 to April 6, 64 fandoms that celebrate YOU and HPB culture – from Rock Stars vs. Book Stars to Pop Culture vs. Print – will battle head-to-head over six rounds to determine who will come out on top of: The Tournament of Fandoms. Your votes decide. May the best fans win!

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Kids’ Book Giveaway

You heard right! We’re giving away children’s books to local nonprofits and educators. Don’t miss the Half Pint Library Giveaway Event in your area. Make sure to RSVP to your event in advance. Pre-registration does not guarantee that you will receive books. Learn more about these kids’ book giveaway events.

 

ARIZONA

HPB at McDowell Mountain Music Festival

We’re vultures for culture and are joining the Party For the People.  Look for the HPB booth at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival Friday through Sunday, March 27 – 29, at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. We’ll have vinyl, CDs and DVDs for purchase plus money-saving coupons! See you there.

Phoenix – Camelback

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Camelback HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you March 1!

Kerrigan Rhea Book Signing

Meet local author Kerrigan Rhea on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at your Camelback HPB. Kerrigan will sell and sign the paranormal mystery Justice Again. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

CALIFORNIA

Berkeley

Professor Scott Dodson Book Signing

Meet local professor and editor Scott Dodson on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. at your Kress Building/Arts District HPB in Berkeley. Professor Dodson will sell, sign and discuss his book The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which chronicles the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made as a lawyer, professor and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

ILLINOIS 

Countryside

J.A. Templin Book Signing

 Meet local author J.A. Templin on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. J.A. will sell and sign his new collection of horror short stories Shadows, Dreams and Other Nightmares. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Niles
Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Village Crossing HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you March 7!

Orland Park

Jeanne Roppolo Book Signing
Meet local author Jeanne Roppolo on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Orland Park HPB. Jeanne will read excerpts plus sell and sign her children’s books including The Jr. Iditarod: Alaska’s Little-Known Sled Dog Race. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

Fill-A-Box For $10

Your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet wants to put a little spring in your step every day. Stop by anytime we are open and fill one of our boxes with Clearance items for only $10.* Wow, that’s $10 for a whole box of books! * Plus tax. Valid through 3/31/15 on Clearance merchandise at this location only.

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50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale

Stock up on books, music, movies and games at your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22. Offer good at this Half Price Books Outlet only. 

 

INDIANA

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet

Vinyl Thursdays

Listen up, audiophiles! Your Bloomington HPB Outlet is offering 50% Off Vinyl each Thursday. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please.  See store for details.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar

Greyhound Pet Adoptions

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Greyhound Pets of America – Indianapolis will bring their Greyhound dogs for a meet and greet. Stop by your HPB at 86th and Ditch Rd. and meet the fastest dog on earth. Learn about this affectionate breed and how you can adopt a retired racing Greyhound. See store for details. See you March 28!

Indianapolis – Clearwater

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Young Writers Showcase

Show your support for young talent. Join us at your Clearwater Village HPB on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. for a Young Writers Showcase. Our first showcase features students from Oaklandon Elementary reading their original writings.

IOWA

Clive

Tom Henricksen Book Signing

Meet career coach and author Tom Henricksen on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Des Moines HPB. Tom will sell and sign his college prep book Cracking the Career Code, a guide to understanding your options after high school. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Half Price Books Outlet

Magic: The Gathering Game Night

Join us for Magic: The Gathering Game Night on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 6-8 p.m. at your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet. All gaming levels from beginner to advanced are invited to participate in our tournament style game nights. See store for details and game rules. See you March 10 & 24!

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HPB Outlet WKU Campus Invasion!

Watch out Hilltoppers, we’re coming your way! We’re bringing our Half Price Books Outlet to the WKU campus on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Look for our pop-up shop next to the University Textbook and Supply at 102 Bookstore Way, right across from McCormick Hall. We’ll have thousands of items including music, movies and, yes, books. All at $5 or less! We also accept HPB Educator Discount Cards.

Florence

J.S. Bailey Book Signing

Meet indie author J.S. Bailey on Sunday, March 15 from noon to 3 p.m. at your Florence HPB. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novels including Servant, Solitude and Rage’s Echo. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lexington – Fayette Place

Eric S. Lee Book Signing

Meet author Eric “Rick” S. Lee on Saturday March 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. Mr. Lee will sell and sign his military memoir Tribute to Valor and Courage, a collection of stories about ordinary American veterans who lived through World War II.  Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. See you March 27!

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day at our Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only. See you March 27!

Last Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Hamburg Pavilion HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. See you March 28!

Louisville – Hurstbourne

Story Time Saturdays

Mark your calendars and bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 pm for Story Time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more. See you March 21!

Louisville – Springhurst/Freys Hill

Monthly Coloring Contest

Grab a crayon and unleash your inner artist! Stop inside the Springhurst Half Price Books and get involved with our Monthly Coloring Contest. Each month, a new coloring sheet is available for our pint-sized customers. Throughout the month, children ages 13 and under may submit their coloring sheet for entry. At the end of the month, 4 winners are selected (one from each age group). Winners receive a Half Price Books Gift Card and the honor of having their artwork displayed in store.

Friday Magic Music Night

Join us each Friday from 5 p.m. to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all CDs, select LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes at your Springhurst HPB. Offer good at this location only.

Storytime, Crafts and Book Signing

Pack up your half-pint readers and join us at the Springhurst/Frey’s Hill HPB on Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Our very own bibliomaniac and author Templeton Moss will lead a storytime featuring stories from his own children’s books, including Leroy Goes Home and Other Animal Stories, Flunkerer’s Fables and Perfectly True. Plus, Templeton will have a “Make-Your-Own-Bookmark” craft, stickers, coloring sheets and light refreshments.

KY Vintage Video Gaming Tournament

Join us on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2-4 p.m. for Vintage Video Game Day. Customers can participate in a competition of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega gaming. Score points as fast as you can! Winner receives a $25 HPB Gift Card. Come back each month to keep up with your competitors. Tournament of champions will be held in December. See store for details and contest rules. See you March 21!

Farm to Table Day

Join us at your Springhurst/Frey’s Hill HPB for an afternoon featuring “Farm to Table – Fresh Ideas for Local Produce.” We’ll have in-store cooking demonstrations, local growers discussing their crops plus activities for kids. Fun for all ages on Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.

MINNESOTA

Northtown

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Northtown HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you March 1!

MISSOURI

Chesterfield

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Sukanya Mani Showcase

Shake up your day with creativity! Meet local artist Sukanya Mani at your Chesterfield HPB on Tuesday, March 31, and Saturday, April 4, from noon to 2 p.m. Sukanya will be painting, creating and talking about her work, inspiration and art techniques. Artwork will be available for purchase from the artist.

OHIO

Cincinnati – Kenwood Galleria

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at the Kenwood Galleria HPB to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book to Laila, the Newfoundland, on Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Tynetta Crawford Book Signing

Meet local author Tynetta Crawford on Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB. Tynetta will sell and sign her book Help Me Carry My Baggage, a story of adoption from a child’s point of view. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

J.S. Bailey Book Signing

Meet indie author J.S. Bailey on Sunday, March 22, from noon to 3 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novels including Servant, Solitude and Rage’s Echo. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Columbus – Brice Park

 
Vinyl Fridays

Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. at your Brice Park HPB. We’ll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

First Saturday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Brice Park HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. See you March 7!

Second Sunday Crafternoon

Calling crafters of all ages! Join us at your Brice Park HPB on the second Sunday of each month, from 2 – 3 p.m., for a FREE afternoon of crafts. Different themes featured each month using recycled treasures.

Columbus – Carriage Place

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Cookies! Local Girl Scout troops will be selling their famous cookies at your Carriage Place HPB each weekend in March. Stop by and stock up on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Spring Storytime and Craft

Springtime is almost here! Pack up your Half Pint Readers and hop on in to your Carriage Place HPB for a special Spring Storytime and craft on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Tolkien Reading Day Fun

We’re celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien at your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus on Wednesday, March 25. Come in for all-day fun with readings, trivia games, light refreshments and giveaways! Plus, we’ll have a dramatic reading from Tolkien’s works at 7 p.m. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…”

Mason

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at your Arbor Square HPB in Mason to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books, where they can read a book to Cooper the Border Collie from 1 to 2 p.m. March 29. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Westerville

Vinyl Fridays

Join us each Friday from 5 p.m. to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all used LPs at your Westerville HPB. Offer good at this location only.

OKLAHOMA

Edmond

Monday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your week? Stop by your Edmond HPB every Monday to get an additional 10% off all CDs, used LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Robert Fricke Book Signing

Meet local author Robert Fricke on Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Edmond HPB. Robert will sell and sign his book The Kingdom of God is Now, The Kingdom of God is Coming. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

RJ Young and Troy Newton Book Signing

Meet local authors RJ Young and Troy Newton at your Edmond HPB on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. RJ will sell and sign new, humorous novel, It Only Got Worse. Troy will sell and sign his adventure novel, The Great Adventures of Stephen Bredemyer. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Oklahoma City- Penn Park

Kris Newlin Book Signing

Meet local author Kris Newlin on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City. Kris will sell and sign her children’s books I Saw God Today and Silly Sweet Dreams. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

Spring Craft Time

Pack up your Half Pint Readers and come to your Monroeville HPB for a special Craft Time on Sunday March 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn how to create a spring-themed bookmark out of things you may already have at home.

TEXAS

Arlington – South Arlington

Retro Media Fridays

Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and Laserdiscs.

Austin – North Lamar

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB for Storytime Sundays. Get ready for a bit of a wild rumpus, smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Christina M. Berry Book Signing

Meet author Christina M. Berry on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB. Christina will sell and sign her novel Alicia. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

You Know So Much! Monthly Trivia

Do you like to trifle with the trivial? Pop in and test your trivia knowledge at your North Lamar HPB on the last Sunday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics range from literature, movies, music and pop culture, to history, science, sports and art. The top three teams win HPB Gift Cards! Offer at this location only. See you March 29!

Austin – South Lamar

Peter J. Story Book Signing
Meet author Peter J. Story on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB. Peter will sell and sign his new psychological satire Things Grak Hates; chronicling the life of a bizarre nomad and his descent toward evil. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Gina Keltgen Book Signing
Meet local author Gina Keltgen on Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB. Gina will sell and sign her young adult book Once Upon a Star. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Austin – Southpark Meadows

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Southpark Meadows HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday, and then each child can take a pre-selected book home for free. Children of all ages are welcome.

Bedford

Bedford ArtsFest

Hop over to Bedford for springtime family fun! Look for the HPB booth at the third annual Bedford ArtsFest on Saturday, March 28, at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. Meet BW the Half Price Books Bookworm, plus score an HPB tote for FREE while supplies last. See you there!

Cedar Hill

Michelle Stimpson & CaSandra McLaughlin Book Signing

Meet authors Michelle Stimpson and CaSandra McLaughlin on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at your Cedar Hill HPB. Michelle and CaSandra will sell and sign their book A New Beginning. Michelle Stimpson is a national bestselling author of more than 25 books and 50 short stories. This is CaSandra’s first book. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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Michelle Stimpson & CaSandra McLaughlin Book Signing

Meet authors Michelle Stimpson and CaSandra McLaughlin on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Cedar Hill HPB. Michelle and CaSandra will sell and sign their Christian fiction novella A New Beginning, the first of three novellas that chronicle a families struggle to combine two families in a third marriage. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

 

Cedar Park

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Cedar Park HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. 

Corpus Christi

Second Sunday Storytime

Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. See you March 8! 

Dallas/Fort Worth

North Texas Teen Book Festival

One day, 50 plus authors and you! Half Price Books will partner with the North Texas Teen Book Festival this Saturday, March 7, in the Irving Convention Center. Look for the HPB booth, where we have over available for purchase at the event starting at 8 a.m.

All-Con 2015

Beam, trek, march or catch the nearest TARDIS to All-Con 2015 at the Crowne Plaza North Dallas. Look for the Half Price Books booth featuring books, collectibles, games and more, Thursday through Sunday, March 12 – 15. See you there!

Dallas – Northwest Highway

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Best Book Store and Best Record Store in Dallas

Yay! We’re excited to be nominated for Best Bookstore and Best Record Store in the Dallas area by D Magazine! Polls are open until Sunday, March 22, so cast your vote for HPB! Thanks for helping make Half Price Books among the best places to shop in Dallas! 

 

Vickery Meadow Good Local Market at HPB

Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m. –  3 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District.

Matt Kepnes Book Signing

Meet Nomadic Travel writer Matt Kepnes at the Flagship HPB in Dallas on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. As part of Nomadic Matt’s “America on $50 a Day” book tour, he will discuss the Dallas area plus his newly revised book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, its philosophy and some practical travel tips. A Q&A and book signing will follow. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Sean Lowe Book Signing

Meet America’s favorite Bachelor! Sean Lowe, of ABC’s TV series, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, will be visiting your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Sean will sign his new book, For the Right Reasons; a book on faith, love, marriage and why nice guys finish first. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Event passes available beginning at 9 a.m. on day of event.

$1 VHS Fridays

Feed that VCR! Shop our VHS collection every Friday and save even more on video tapes of all genres. All VHS in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for just $1 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

Storytime & Crafts Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Flagship HPB for Storytime & Crafts Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and a special craft activity with us each Sunday from 1 to 2 pm. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Animal Adoptions

Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting our Flagship HPB on the third Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you March 15!

3rd Saturday Vinyl Night

It’s 33s on the third. Move to the groove while you shop when DJ Golden Era spins vinyl on the third Saturday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Flagship HPB in Dallas. Plus, get an additional 10% OFF all vinyl during this time. See you March 21!

Dallas – Preston Village

Storytime Sunday

Join us for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

Frisco

Second Saturday Live Music

Join us for live music every second Saturday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Move to the groove while you shop at your Frisco HPB.

Nikki Fagan Book Signing

Meet local author Nikki Fagan on Saturday, March 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at your Clear Lake HPB. Nikki will sell and sign her children’s book Foxy and Wolfy: What Kind of Friend is This?. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Houston – Westheimer/Montrose

Amanda Lyssy Spencer Book Signing

Meet author and poet Amanda Lyssy Spencer on Saturday March 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB. Amanda Lyssy will sell and sign her inspirational poetry book Spirit Filled Poems for Everyone. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Ed Williamson Book Signing

Meet indie author Ed Williamson on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Ed will sell and sign his Biblical Study book, The Love Book: Behold, What Manner of Love. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Houston – North Oaks

Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don’t worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you March 17!

Humble

Storytime Wednesdays

Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.

First Thursdays Poetry Nights

Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you March 5!
Led by Students, for Students
Recite a favorite or share your own
First Thursday of the Month is spent
Together, not alone

Dan Price Book Signing

Meet local author Dan Price on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Humble HPB. Dan will sell and sign his new mystery novel A Redneck’s Revenge, volume four of the McBride – Buckholtz detective series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Mesquite

Sunday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to HPB in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Recurring each Sunday until further notice.

Rockwall

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Rockwall Crossing HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 – 4 p.m. every Sunday. Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.

Pawsitive Reading Storytime

Bow wow! Join us for a Pawsitive Reading Storytime. Load up the kids and bring them to your Rockwall HPB, where they can read a book to a trained therapy dog on the second Friday of the month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Presented in partnership with Love on a Leash.

San Antonio – Broadway

Christopher St. John Sampayo Book Signing

Meet local author Christopher St. John Sampayo on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at your Broadway HPB in San Antonio. Christopher will sell and sign his books Haunting of Rosehaven, Ghosts of Glass, and Fields of Frozen Stars. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Peter J. Story Book Signing

Meet local author Peter J. Story on Saturday, March 28, from noon to 5 p.m. at your Broadway/Brackenridge Park HPB in San Antonio. Peter will sell and sign his new psychological satire Things Grak Hates chronicling the life of a bizarre nomad and his descent toward evil. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – Huebner Road


Jesse Brown Jr. Book Signing

Meet author Jesse Brown Jr. on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Mr. Brown will sell and sign his dark fantasy novel The Legend of the Werewolf. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SpaySA.

Christopher St. John Sampayo Book Signing

Meet local author Christopher St. John Sampayo on Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at your North Central HPB in San Antonio. Christopher will sell and sign his books Haunting of Rosehaven, Ghosts of Glass and Fields of Frozen Stars. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.
 
San Antonio – North Central

Jodi Porter Book Signing

Come and celebrate Read Across America Day with your North Central HPB and indie author Jodi Porter on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Ms. Porter will sign, sell and read from her children’s book Night and Day. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Christopher St. John Sampayo Book Signing

Meet local author Christopher St. John Sampayo on Saturday, March 7 from 1 to 4 pm at your North Central HPB in San Antonio. Christopher will sell and sign his books Haunting of Rosehaven, Ghosts of Glass, and Fields of Frozen Stars. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Scott Kaiser Book Signing

Meet local author Scott Kaiser on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your North Central HPB in San Antonio. Scott will sell and sign his biography Edwin Kaiser’s Covert Life: And His Little Black Book Linking Cuba, Watergate & the JFK Assassination. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – Stone Ridge Market

Gene Scoggin Book Signing

Meet local author Gene Scoggin on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Stone Ridge Market HPB in San Antonio. Gene will sell and sign his inspirational book, A God Thing. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sugar Land-Highland Square

Cindy Schroppel Book Signing

Meet local author Cindy Schroppel on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Sugar Land HPB. Cindy will sell and sign her Christian novel Skandalon. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

WASHINGTON

Bellevue

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Crossroads HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you March 1!

Lynnwood

Storytime Sunday

Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Olympia – Half Price Books Outlet

25¢ Paperback Tuesdays

All pocket-size, mass market paperbacks! Only 25¢! Every Tuesday at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet. See store for details. Offer good at this location only.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Vinyl Fridays

Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all used vinyl on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.

L.R. Strasburg Book Signing

Meet local author L.R. Strasburg on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Appleton HPB. Mr. Strasburg will sell and sign his book The Pasdon, as well as his other plays, skits and novels. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Madison – Essex Square

Friday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Essex Square HPB every Friday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

Madison – Whitney Way

Wednesday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to make your week? Stop by your Whitney Way HPB every Wednesday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily

The Truth Behind Dr. Seuss

In his book Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss wrote the lines “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”  How relevant do those words seem when you relate them to the man himself? No other writer has been able to express his own individuality as well as Dr. Seuss, and on his birthday today, what better way to celebrate than exposing some of the You-ness behind his books. Here are some interesting facts about Dr. Seuss.

  • And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, the first children’s book Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated was rejected 27 times before finally being published by a friend in 1937.  
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go was Dr. Seuss’ final book, published in 1990.
  • Dr. Seuss never had children and didn’t interact well with them.  His wife Audrey once said he was afraid of them.  Seuss told people, “You have children. I’ll entertain them.”  
  • Dr. Seuss admitted that the character of The Grinch was based on himself.
  • Although Boris Karloff provided the voice of The Grinch in the Seuss-sanctioned cartoon, Thurl Ravenscroft, AKA Tony the Tiger, was the one who sang the song You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. When Seuss learned that Ravenscroft did not receive credit on screen, he wrote to several newspaper columnists to tell them who had sung the song.
  • Dr. Seuss was one of the first children’s writers to insert political and social themes into his works.  The Lorax was about how humans are destroying nature, Yertle the Turtle was a representation of Hitler and The Butter Battle Book was a reference to the Cold War.
  • The Lorax used to contain the line “I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie,” but 14 years after the book was published, Seuss was contacted by the Ohio Sea Grant Program, who told him how the conditions had improved and implored him to take the line out.  Seuss agreed and the line has not appeared in any editions since then.
  • Despite the political nature of Yertle the Turtle, the only thing the publisher disputed was Mack’s burp, for no one had ever burped in a children’s book before, and they weren’t sure how the public would receive it.  In the end, Mack kept his burp.
  • After reading a 1954 report published in Life magazine about illiteracy among school children, a textbook editor commissioned Seuss to write a book which would appeal to children learning to read.  Acknowledging that the Dick and Jane primers were “insanely boring,” Seuss took the challenge, and using only the 250 word vocabulary provided to him by the editor, wrote The Cat in the Hat.
  • Seuss was never one to back down from a challenge.  One time his editor bet him that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 individual words.  So Seuss picked up his pen and wrote Green Eggs and Ham, which has 50 individual words exactly.
  • Anyone who has ever read Dr. Seuss knows that he invented many different words, but did you know that he invented the word “nerd?”  It appeared in his book If I Ran a Zoo, published in 1950.  A “nerd” was one of the more interesting animals the main character would bring to the zoo if he were in charge.  The accompanying illustration showed a grumpy Seussean creature with unruly hair, sideburns and a black T-shirt.
  • Dr. Seuss wrote more than 48 books, delighting young and old alike by combining the ridiculous with the logical, and he won a special Pulitzer citation for “his contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents.”

Yes, it is true, Dr. Seuss. No one is Youer than You!

Dr. Seuss’ You-ness hasn’t come to an end either.  Dr. Seuss’ books are still making a difference in the lives of children today, plus, four new Dr. Seuss stories are set to be released in the fall. A study revealed the rhyming and alliterative properties of Dr. Seuss books did improve certain aspects of phonemic awareness in children 3-7 years old, as well as initial sound fluency.  In older children oral reading fluency and nonsense word fluency were increased.  Perhaps that is why for the past 18 years, the National Education Association (NEA) has chosen Dr. Seuss’ birthday as Read Across America Day.  This year, the NEA has chosen the Seuss classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go as the book to read.   

Share the love of reading by donating your favorite Dr. Seuss book, or any other new or gently-used children’s book to the Half Pint Library Book Drive.

As Dr. Seuss said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.