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Reading Without Walls

Reading Without Walls

We challenge you! Scrawl Books is joining The ABC Children’s Group at ABA, the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, the Library of Congress, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for a summer reading initiative that centers on Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang to celebrate reading and diversity.

Reading Without Walls challenges readers of all ages to:

  • Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  • Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
  • Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.

Join us for our kick-off celebration Sunday, June 25 from 12-6 or stop in anytime to pick up a bingo card and get reading.

New Arrivals

The Little French Bistro Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451495587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 13th, 2017

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316270755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - June 13th, 2017

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062409164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - June 13th, 2017

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501139239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - June 13th, 2017

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627798976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 13th, 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733155
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 6th, 2017

Magpie Murders Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

Once and for All Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780425290330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

Do Not Become Alarmed Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216525
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2017

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802127006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 6th, 2017

Read the World

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399588822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - March 21st, 2017

The Sky Over Lima Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544630055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 17th, 2016

Here Comes the Sun Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631491764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 5th, 2016

Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781609452926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - November 1st, 2016

The Girl from the Garden Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062388391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - May 10th, 2016

Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - April 4th, 2017

Men Without Women: Stories Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator), Ted Goossen (Translator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451494627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 9th, 2017

Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062567734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - October 11th, 2016

The Gun Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616957681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - January 24th, 2017

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

Under the Udala Trees Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544811799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 20th, 2016

A Strangeness in My Mind Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 20th, 2016

Sleeping on Jupiter Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 6th, 2016

Iza's Ballad Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, George Szirtes (Introduction by), George Szirtes (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681370347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review of Books - October 18th, 2016

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery Publishing Group - September 20th, 2016

Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's Awakening Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781620972403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - October 4th, 2016

I'll Sell You a Dog Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781908276742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: And Other Stories - August 9th, 2016

Storytime with author Ann Marie Stephens

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:30am

Children’s book author Ann Marie Stephens will be reading and signing her new book, CY MAKES A FRIEND. After reading, every kid will have a chance to become a cyclops through a craft activity, and can even create their own mythological creature. Ann Marie will also read her book SCUBA DOG. Afterwards, kids can take pictures with scuba mask props while eating saltwater taffy.

Event address: 
Scrawl Books
11862 Market St
Reston, VA 20190
Cy Makes a Friend Cover Image
Scuba Dog Cover Image

February Arrivals

Norse Mythology Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

The Refugees Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 7th, 2017

King's Cage Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062310699
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Teen - February 7th, 2017

Pachinko Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455563937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Universal Harvester Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374282103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 7th, 2017

The Impossible Fortress Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501144417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2017

A Book of American Martyrs Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062643049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - February 7th, 2017

Independent Bookstore Day

Image of people at a party with balloons and books. Text: I party at bookstores-Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 29, 2017Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place each year at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Come join the party at Scrawl and find exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Scrawl Books
11862 Market St
Reston, VA 20190

Come find us at the Maker Faire!

Event date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Maker Faire NoVa is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy making, experimenting, learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired! Tickets are now on sale, http://nova.makerfaire.com/tickets/. Advance tickets on sale through 3/17/17, $13 adult, $2 child, $10 senior, and Family ticket for 5 $29. Parking is at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station garage with shuttle bus service to the site.

Come find our booth in the South Lakes gym. We'll bring a  great selection of books for makers of all ages.

Stop by at 1PM and meet Erin Teagan, author of The Friendship Experiment. When scientist-in-the-making Madeline Little starts sixth grade, she soon learns that middle school is nothing like a perfect lab experiment—and that she now has to find the cure for her newly messed-up life.

Event address: 
South Lakes HS & Hughes MS
11400 South Lakes Dr.
Reston, VA
The Friendship Experiment Cover Image

Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by to get a closer look at the winners.

The Girl Who Drank the MoonJohn Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner.
Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan; The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly; and Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk.

Radiant ChildRandolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe is the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Javaka Steptoe.
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol; Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford; Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Elliss; and They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel.

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