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Monthly Features - September

September

Last Call Before Fall!

Fun Fact about September! The name "September" comes from an old Roman word "Septem," which means 7. September was the seventh month of the year on the Roman calendar - it did not become the ninth month until the advent of the Gregorian calendar.

Sept. 5 - Labor Day

Books on First will be closed in observance of Labor Day. We appreciate all of our employees, present workers of the world, and those who came before us and their achievements which sustain us to this day!

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Sept. 11 - Patriot Day

A day of remembrance for those who fell on the September 11 attacks. For more information, visit:  https://www.911memorial.org/. We carry books on the topic as well if you are interested in learning more!

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Sept. 11 - heartNational Grandparents Dayheart

Give some love to your grandparents with a book you think they would enjoy or a gift card! 

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Sept. 15- Oct. 15

September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of the start for independence of Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who all finally became independent from Spain in 1821.

 

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Sept. 22 - Fall Equinox

Fall is here. Prepare your sweaters, playlists, and good reads to make the most of this pretty season! 

 

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Sept. 18 - 24

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The 1937 Chicago Steel Strike: Blood on the Prairie By John F. Hogan Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781626193437
Published: History Press - January 21st, 2014

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived #6) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545207003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 1st, 2012

A Grandma's Magic By Charlotte Offsay, Asa Gilland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charlotte Offsay, Asa Gilland (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593376003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Grandma Loves You! By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781680105469
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Published: Tiger Tales - March 6th, 2018

My Grandpa Is Grand! (A Hello!Lucky Book) By Hello!Lucky, Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419755552
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 8th, 2022

Grandpa and Jake By Julie Fortenberry, Julie Fortenberry (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593404355
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2022

Hey Grandude! By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525648673
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2019

Right Where I Left You By Julian Winters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593206478
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Coloring Book (Fiesta! Siesta! & All the Rest-A!) By Carole Marsh Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780635021175
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This book is nonreturnable. Once we accept this order, it cannot be cancelled and your payment will not be refunded.
Published: Gallopade International - January 1st, 2004

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn By Kenard Pak, Kenard Pak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kenard Pak, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781627794152
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 16th, 2016

This title was chosen by Dixon Public Library for its Downtown Storywalk. What great fun for the whole family. And, then, if you want to read the whole thing over and over again, come in to get it at Books on First.


Fahrenheit 451: A Novel By Ray Bradbury Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

1984 By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by) Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256678
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009