Yes, you can find information on all our events on our store calendar. But we want to make sure our younger patrons (and their parents) don't miss out on something special. Here, you'll find a list of events especially geared to kids of all ages. Events are updated frequently, so check back often!
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2PM - WHERE'S WALDO? PARTY
It's that time of year again! Find Waldo in Raleigh! By July 1, you can pick up a Where's Waldo passport at Quail Ridge Books, or at any participating business. When you spot Waldo, collect a stamp for that box on your passport. Then, join us for the Where's Waldo celebration at the end of the month where we'll have drawings for the prizes donated by the participating stores, sing songs, do Waldo-themed activities, and enjoy a Waldo cake. Fun for the whole family!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2PM - TRACY BANGHART
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one trapped as a perfect Grace in a beautiful palace, the other fighting to the death in a volcanic island prison. Intrigue and romance abound in this new fantasy from Tracy Banghart: Grace and Fury. We recommend this book for ages 13 and older.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 7PM - OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real about Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America belongs on every young woman's shelf. We'll be joined by a panel of five contributors to celebrate this collection of 21 essays that touch on powerful topics related to growing up female in today’s America and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Jam-packed with hope and inspiration to tackle the challenges ahead through art and creative spirit! Contributors Tracy Walker, Amy Reed, Amber Smith, Alexandra Duncan, and Jaye Robin Brown will be joining us for a panel discussing the book. We recommend this book for for ages 13+.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 7PM - KATI GARDNER - BRAVE ENOUGH
It's release party time! Join us to celebrate local author, Kati Gardner's debut young adult novel. Spoiler alert: No one with cancer dies in this story. They do play Uno, shave their head, get stabbed, make new friends, enjoy glitter, attend camp, get kissed (!), and above all else, discover they are brave enough to continue living life. As a result maybe, just maybe, Casen Martin, teen and formerly the youngest dancer at the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory before the big C happened, believes she might dance again.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2PM - DAV PILKEY - DOG MAN: LORD OF THE FLEAS - SIGNING LINE TICKET EVENT
QRB and NCSU Friends of the Library welcome Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Captain Underpants andDog Man series. Join us for an epic family fun event featuring a presentation and live drawing by Dav Pilkey followed by a book signing for his newest, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas. Enjoy fun activities, exclusive giveaways, and photo opportunities with Dog Man and Captain Underpants! One QRB purchase of Lord of the Fleas gets you two tickets to the event. Doors open at 1 pm. For children ages 6+. This event will be in Duke Energy Hall at the Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 7PM - SHEILA TURNAGE - SIGNING LINE TICKET EVENT
Sheila Turnage, a North Carolina native, returns to Quail Ridge Books to host the launch party of the final Mo & Dale adventure, The Law of Finders Keepers. Return with us to Tupelo Landing in this thrilling conclusion to the series that began with the Newbery Award-winning book, Three Times Lucky. We recommend this book for ages 10+. Place your order now to claim one of a limited number of reserved seats (two seats per book purchase). General unreserved seating may also be available. Receive a signing line ticket with all QRB purchases of Law of Finders.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6:30PM - DREW DAYWALT + SCOTT CAMPBELL - SLEEP, THE GOOD NIGHT BUDDY
Join author-illustrator duo, Drew Daywalt and Scott Campbell, for a pre-bedtime event! This new picture book features a little boy and his bedtime pal who will do anything they can to avoid going to sleep. Bring your favorite stuffed animal as we check out Sleepy, The Good Night Buddy. Come as you are or wear your favorite jammies, and don't forget your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. We recommend this book for ages 4+.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2PM - ELIZABETH SNOKE HARRIS - 365 BUILD-IT-YOURSELF ENGINEERING PROJECTS
For the next generation’s thinkers, tinkerers, and innovators (ages 8+) comes Elizabeth Snoke Harris' 365 Build-It-Yourself Engineering Projects: An Exciting Hands-On Challenge for Every Day of the Year this is a year’s worth of fascinating, hands-on projects and experiments using household materials. Harris stirs up children’s curiosity and challenges them. Simple, colorful step-by-step directions accompany each mind-blowing experiment, so kids can easily follow along with minimal parental supervision.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7PM - CRESSIDA COWELL - THE WIZARDS OF ONCE: TWICE MAGIC
We are thrilled to host the best-selling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series, Cressida Cowell. Stunning artwork and a heartfelt adventure create the perfect combination in this spellbinding sequel to The Wizards of Once, Twice Magic. Xar and Wish, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior, once again put aside their differences and brave dangerous territory to stop an evil spell. We recommend this book for ages 9+.
Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.
New in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Frost and Starlight is a glimpse into the lives of Feyre and Rhys as they begin to recover from the war that changed their world.