Celebrate Veruca The Russian Tortoise's Birthday and Independent Bookstore Day! It's often said that a town's local bookstore is a pillar of the community, much like the local library, post office or general store. We think that's true, and on April 30th, we'll be celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day! Join us throughout the day for a whole bunch of things, including Veruca the Russian Tortise's birthday! Veruca's birthday will take place between 10am and 1pm. Bring your child along to make Veruca a card, take part in some arts and crafts, and join us for a special tortoise storytime with Vermont Teacher of the Year Susan Koch at 11am! We'll also have cake and refreshments! For the grownups who want to celebrate with us, we'll have exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise and giveaways! Brave Little Finn There's a new Sweet Pea & Friends book coming out this fall: Brave Little Finn! If you preorder the book (it's coming out on October 4th), your copy will be signed and numbered! Stop by or call the store to pre order your copy, as there's a limited quanity, and they're going quickly. A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals (Hardcover) By Lucy Ruth Cummins, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) $15.29 ISBN: 9781481448895 Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2016 Hare and Tortoise (Hardcover) By Alison Murray, Alison Murray (Illustrator) $15.29 ISBN: 9780763687212 Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 24th, 2016 The Tortoise & the Hare (Hardcover) By Jerry Pinkney $16.20 ISBN: 9780316183567 Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2013 Brave Little Finn (Hardcover) By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman $16.19 ISBN: 9780316273596 Availability: Not Yet Published Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016 Read more about Celebrate Veruca The Russian Tortoise's Birthday and Independent Bookstore Day!