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Author Reading: Augusta Scatterwood and Glory Be

Join author Augusta Scatterwood as she reads from her new middle-grade novel about a Mississippi town in 1964 that gets riled out when tempers flare about the segregated public pool.

9780545331807_xlg[1]Thursday, March 8th at 4pm   
Lemuria Books   
4465 I 55 N # 202   
Jackson, MS 39206   
(601) 366-7619



About the book:

As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she'll be entering high school. Then there's her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren't. Maybe it's the new girl from the North that's got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it's the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.

Inspired by Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn Dixie, author Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren't always easy.

Author Reading: Augusta Scattergood reads Glory Be

Join author Augusta Scatterwood as she reads from her new middle-grade novel about a Mississippi town in 1964 that gets riled out when tempers flare about the segregated public pool.

9780545331807_xlg[1]Thursday, January 5th at 6pm
Inkwood Books   
216 South Armenia Avenue   
Tampa, FL 33609   
(813) 253-2638



About the book:

As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she'll be entering high school. Then there's her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren't. Maybe it's the new girl from the North that's got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it's the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.

Inspired by Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn Dixie, author Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren't always easy.

Author Reading: Michael Garland and Oh, What a Christmas!

Join Santa's wild ride in this soon-to-be Christmas classic! Michael Garland reads aloud from his new picture book, Oh, What a Christmas!

9780545242103_sm[1]Saturday, December 17th at 11am
Boulevard Books & Café       
7518 13th Avenue   
Brooklyn, NY 11228   
718-680-5881

 

When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded! Who will guide Santa's sleigh and save Christmas now? Luckily, Santa lands near a tiny barn filled with sleepy animals. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa sees a solution and wonders how well cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and an old hound dog can fly.

Author Event: Brian Selznick at the Museum of the Moving Image

Join Wonderstruck creator Brian Selznick as he tells the story of his latest work at the Museum of the Moving Image.

9780545027892_lg[1] Tuesday, November 22nd at 7 p.m.   
Museum of the Moving Image   
35 Ave at 37 Street   
Astoria, NY  11106   
718-777-6800

Praise for Wonderstruck

*" Selznick's story has the makings of a kid-pleasing classic... Another illustrated novel that should cement his reputation as one of the most innovative storytellers at work today." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Visually stunning, completely compelling, Wonderstruck demonstrates a mastery and maturity that proves that, yes, lightning can strike twice." — Kirkus, starred review

Author Event: Quiara Alegria Hudes and Welcome to My Neighborhood

Join author Quiara Alegria Hudes as she reads from her book, Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC. 

9780545094245_lg[1] Saturday, November 19th from 12 - 3 p.m.   
El Museo del Barrio       
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street   
New York, NY 10029   
212.831.7272

About the book:

M is for las muralistas, making murals of island vistas. Waterfalls that hide brick walls. Rainforest full of tropical trees.

N is for the noisy neighbors who sit on the stoop and catch the breeze.

When Ava's friend Chien visits her in the Barrio, she takes him on a tour of all of her favorite things about the neighborhood. From fire hydrants to ice cream trucks, bodegas to vacant lots, the sights and sounds of the Barrio — even the less perfect things — come to life in the poetic words of Quiara Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.

Praise for Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC

*"An expressive girl takes a friend on a poetic tour of her inner-city neighborhood. "E is for the echo of the elevated train./ F is for the fire hydrant spraying summer rain." Chalky, gouache washes capture both the vital and gently dilapidated elements of city life: "Q is for quemar, to burn a house to the ground beneath,/ making a block full of row homes look like a smile that's missing its two front teeth." The subtle presence of the girl's personal narrative and her nuanced understanding of what makes her neighborhood home set this ABC book apart. Spanish-language edition also available." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author reading: Amy Gibson, Around the World on Eighty Legs

Author Amy Gibson reads from her new picture book, Around the World on Eighty Legs!

9780439587556_lg[1] About the book:

A fun, fresh animal journey! Amy Gibson and Daniel Salmieri take readers on an  exciting animal adventure around the globe. As readers explore habitats ranging from the Arctic to the Savanna, they will learn fun and humorous information about the animals who live there.


Monday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
B&N #1944
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd   
San Jose, CA 95117
408-984-3495

Author Reading: Arthur Levine and Monday is One Day

Join author and editor Arthur A. Levine as he reads from his picture book, Monday is One Day.

9780439789240_lg[1] Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.   
Secret Garden Bookshop   
2214 Northwest Market Street   
Seattle, WA 98107   
206-789-5006

About the book:

A love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week — each one a special opportunity to spend time together!

One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day.

When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together!

Author Event: this is teen Live with Maggie Stiefvater, Cecil Castellucci and Jeff Hirsch

Join authors Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races), Cecil Castellucci (First Day on Earth), and Jeff Hirsch (The Eleventh Plague) at a this is teen Live event!

9780545224901_lg[1] 9780545060820_lg[1] 9780545290142_lg[2] Sunday, October 23rd at 4 p.m.   
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore   
2810 Artesia Blvd.   
Redondo Beach, CA 90278   
310.542.6000

Author Event: Jeff Hirsch and The Eleventh Plague

Join author Jeff Hirsch as he reads from his dystopian thriller, The Eleventh Plague.

9780545290142_lg[1] Saturday, October 22nd at noon   
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
212-989-3270


About the book:

"The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home... An excellent, taut debut novel." — Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America's landscape has been ravaged and two thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues, school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler's Landing forever.


Author Tour: Maggie Stiefvater and The Scorpio Races

9780545224901_lg[1] With her trademark lyricism, #1 New York Times best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff -- with more than just their lives at stake should they lose. Join Maggie at one of the appearances on her tour for The Scorpio Races.

Praise for The Scorpio Races:
“The bestselling author of Shiver and Linger turns the legend of the water horse into a taut, chilling, romantic adventure … Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.”  --Kirkus, starred review

Sunday, October 9th at 12 p.m.
Wordstock McMenamins Stage at the Oregon Convention Center       
777 NE ML King Boulevard   
Portland, OR 97232   
503-235-7575

Monday, October 10th at 7 p.m.
West Sound Reads Event   
North Kitsap High School Auditorium
1780 Northeast Hostmark Street   
Poulsbo, WA 98370   
360-779-5909

Tuesday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Third Place Books   
17171 Bothell Way NE   
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155   

Thursday, October 20th at 4:30 p.m.   
Politics & Prose   
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW   
Washington, DC   

Friday, October 21st ar 7 p.m.   
Once Upon a Time   
2207 Honolulu Avenue    
Montrose, CA 91020   
818-248-9668

Saturday, October 22nd at 5:30 p.m.   
Children’s Book World   
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.   
Los Angeles, CA    90064   
310-559-BOOK/2665

"this is teen Live" with Maggie Stiefvater, Cecil Castelucci, and Jeff Hirsch   
Saturday, October 23rd at 4 p.m.   
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore   
2810 Artesia Blvd.   
Redondo Beach, CA 90278   
310-542-6000

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