We are excited to share that we are restarting our Bookworms events for middle readers. Currently, all Bookworms events will be held virtually on Zoom. Click HERE to RSVP for upcoming Bookworms events!

Friday, October 8th at 5pm PST

Please join us for an extra-spooky virtual Bookworms featuring costumes AND prizes!

Calling all middle readers ages 8-12 who love costumes and scary stories! Join us on October 8th to kick off spooky season with author Josh Allen and his book of scary stories, Only If You Dare. All attendees who wear costumes will get a special Halloween pin they can pick up at the store after the event.


Josh Allen checks under his bed before switching off the light each night. During the day, he teaches creative writing and literature at Brigham Young University-Idaho. His debut book for young readers, Out to Get You, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection. Only If You Dare is Josh’s second collection of scary stories. He lives in Idaho with his family.

Friday, November 12 at 5pm PST

Join us for some magical fun! Our featured author will be Hope Larson talking about her book Salt Magic. When a jealous witch curses her family’s well, it’s up to Vonceil to set things right in an epic journey that will leave her changed forever.


HOPE LARSON is the author and illustrator of many graphic novels for children, including the Eisner Award–nominated All Summer Long, and the illustrator of the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel. Salt Magic is her first book with Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom Cover Image
By Josh Allen, Sarah J. Coleman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823449064
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2021

Thirteen chilling short stories to keep you up at night--but only if you dare.

Salt Magic Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823450503
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - October 12th, 2021

When a jealous witch curses her family's well, it's up to Vonceil to set things right in an epic journey that will leave her changed forever.