HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SIGNING: Kara LaReau (The Infamous Ratsos) & Debbi Michiko Florence (Jasmine Toguchi) at Savoy

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café are delighted to present our Holiday Gift Guide series. Each author will appear for a book signing at one of our bookstores throughout the holiday season. Buy a personalized book for someone you love, and we'll gift wrap it for free! See the full list here

For people who love: Middle-Grade Books

Book: The Infamous Ratsos, by Kara LaReau

When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering a few surprising fears along the way in this follow-up to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos.

Louie and Ralphie Ratso have a genius idea: if they clear out the lot down the street, they can use all the junk lying around to build makeshift games for a Big City FunTime Arcade With their friends to help, they'll be able to recycle all the old abandoned stuff into whack-a-mouse, a high-striker, a fortune-telling booth, and more. Everyone says the house next to the lot is haunted, but if Louie just pretends it's not there, maybe he can ignore the goose bumps he gets every time he looks at it. Ralphie's head's not exactly in the game, either, because of some rumors that have been swirling around school. But they're Ratsos, and like their dad, Big Lou, Ratsos aren't afraid of anything -- right? Kara LaReau and Matt Myers team up for a second surprisingly touching chapter book proving that sometimes the things you fear the most aren't at all what you thought -- and might be exactly what you need to feel better.

 

Book: Jasmine Toguchi, by Debbi Michiko Florence

The second heartfelt story of friendship and sisterhood in this charming new chapter book series, starring a Japanese-American girl.

It's a big weekend for Jasmine Toguchi She's excited to celebrate Girl's Day--a Japanese holiday honoring women and girls--with her sister, mother, and best friend, Linnie. On Friday after school, Linnie comes over to plan their outfits for the Girl's Day celebrations. And Jasmine's neighbor, Mrs. Reese, lets them search through her old clothes for the perfect accessories. But the clothes are in her dark garage, which is kind of scary. And Linnie decides to go home early, which is kind of weird. And Jasmine's big sister, Sophie, doesn't seem to want to join in the Girl's Day fun this year, which is kind of confusing. WHAT is going on?

As her big weekend plans start to unravel, Jasmine must use her sleuthing skills to spot the clues around her--and within herself. Then maybe, just maybe, she can put everything back in order before Girl's Day is over

Event date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763676377
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering a few surprising fears along the way in this follow-up to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos.


Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780374308353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux Books - July 11th, 2017

The second heartfelt story of friendship and sisterhood in this charming new chapter book series, starring a Japanese-American girl