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Posted on June 3, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, Books Ahoy!, blog!, Events

Harry Potter Hogwarts House Party

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Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and earn points for your Hogwarts House! Join us at Books Ahoy! on Sunday, 30 July to celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in an afternoon of fun and games. Which of the four Houses will win the House Cup?

Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017
Time: 4 – 6PM
Age: 7 – 99 years old
Venue: Books Ahoy!, Forum The Shopping Mall #02-03
Ticket Price: S$10 per attendee, inclusive of S$5 store credit*.
Click here to sign up!

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Posted on March 31, 2017 by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: Maia and What Matters

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About this book:

Maia is an impatient little scamp. When something pops into her head, she wants it. Now! Right this minute! Her grandma’s just the same and they get along like a house on fire. One day Grandma falls ill and loses her control over words. The grown-ups don’t seem to understand her, but Maia never loses sight of her strong, wonderful grandma and knows exactly what she means.

A beautiful and accessible book about the enduring relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter in the face of illness and aging.

Posted on by Stephanie on blog!, Elf Reads

Elf Reads: The Inquisitor’s Tale

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About this book:

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.