Signed Wonders of Nature at Brilliant Books!

Friday, November 27th, 2015 - Aimee Jodoin

Jerry Dennis and artist Glenn Wolff's three-book series is finally available in a single, beautiful package!

The local writer-artist team's books honoring the magnificence of sky, water, and wildlife are now available as a three-book package, wrapped and signed.

Included are: A Walk in the Animal Kingdom: Essays on Animals Wild and Tame; The Bird in the Waterfall: Exploring the Amazing World of Water; and It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes.

Learn more here!


Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Sara Grochowski
Thank you American Express for again promoting and sponsoring Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses across America, this Saturday, November 28th.
This year's theme is Show Your Love for a Small Business.  We hope we can be that business for you on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Stay home on Black Friday, enjoy your family; read a good book! Come on out on Small Business Saturday.  We might even have some treats for you.

Learn more about Small Business Saturday here.


On the Road Entertainment with Jodie

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Sara Grochowski


Keep the kids entertained while on the road this holiday season!

Our very own Jodie Brandt joined 7&4 News reporter Alyssa Hearin on the morning news to showcase a few fun options to keep kids busy during your upcoming holiday travels. You can check out video of the news segment here.

Browse the games and books highlighted by Jodie here.


Miss Nelson is Missing in Traverse City

Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sara Grochowski

Miss Viola Swamp comes to life on stage!

A play based on the much loved picture books Harry Allard will be playing Thanksgiving weekend at the Traverse City Opera House!

It all starts with the students in Room 207 who were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it is too late – for them!

Check out the books that inspired the play here.

For ticket information, see here.


The National Book Award 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sara Grochowski

The 2015 National Book Award winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 National Books Awards. View the winners here!

All shortlisted titles can be browsed here. The 2015 longlists can be found here.

The National Book Award Winners was announced at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 18th. For more information on the Awards and a list of this year’s judges, visit