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Lowriders in Space at the Calhoun Village Barnes and Noble

Join Cathy Camper for a Low Riders in Space Book Signing and Story Time

lowridersLupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.

“Lowriders in Space is FAR OUT, and the illustrations are OUT OF THIS WORLD. Love this graphic novel. ¡Muy buena!”–Amy Sedaris

Thanks to writer Cathy Camper’s passion for science, and Raul inventive drawings, this kid’s graphic novel about creatures (Lume Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria) who pimp their rides will make adults steal the book from children.”–Entertainment Weekly, The Must List

“We need Low Riders in Space out there now. It’s cool and funny and original. AND it fills a huge need for books about Latino culture.”–Jon Scieszka, bestselling author of The Stinky Cheese Man







Cathy Camper is a writer, artist and librarian.She has 2-book deal with Chronicle Books for her graphic novels for kids, Low Riders in Space. Book 1 is out; book 2 with be blasting off through the stratosphere in Spring 2016. Dial/Penguin will be publishing her picture book Ten Ways to Hear Snow, about an Arab-American girl and her grandma,in the future too. Her book Bugs Before Time; Prehistoric Insects and their Relatives was published by Simon and Schuster in 2002. Cathy has written articles and stories for children and adults in Cricket, Wired, and Giant Robot magazines. She was a participant in the VONA writers workshop in Berkeley, CA for writers of color, and was a board member on the Arab American Literary Journal Mizna. She currently reviews for Lambda Literary online. Cathy coedits a tiny magazine about candy called Sugar Needle, and likes to make art out of seeds.

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A Robbinsdale Book Signing With Pete Richie

  Meet the Author!Where: Barnes and Noble at Calhoun Village Shopping CenterWhen: July 19, 2014 from 5-7 p.m.   The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s library is Robbinsdale by local author Pete Richie. The pictorial history book, set to release July 7, 2014, uses black and white photographs to showcase Robbinsdale’s compelling history. You can pre-order on bn.com or get […]

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Four Local History Favorites


Attention all Minnesota history buffs! Meet four authors and discover four great books! From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, it’s Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History on the Prairie by Stew Thornley and Minnesota Mysteries by Ben Welter. From 1:00 to 3:30 pm, it’s Milwaukee Avenue: Community Renewal in Minneapolis by Robert Roscoe and Dayton’s: A Twin Cities Institution by Kristal Leebrick.



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