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Live Author Events: Lisa Ann Sandell, Coleen Murtagh Paratore, & More

Mapworld_lg Lisa Ann Sandell, author of A Map of the Known World, will be appearing at:

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE
August 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. ET
Get details.





Forget_lg Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of Forget Me Not: From the Life of Willa Havisham, will be appearing at: 

Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich, MA
Sept. 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. ET
Call for details: 508-888-2331




DogsdontbrushtheirteethDiane deGroat and Shelly Rotner creators of Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth will be appearing at:

Barnes & Noble on Warren Street in New York, NY
August 4, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Call for details: (212) 587-5389

Barnes & Noble in Holyoke, MA
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. ET
Call for details: (413) 532-3200

Riley's Reads in Vineyard Haven, MA
August 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
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9780545123266_sm Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will be appearing at:

College of William & Mary Bookstore in Williamsburg, VA
August 7, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET
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38472827 Liza Cohen, illustrator of The Sound of Kwanzaa will be appearing at:

Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA
December 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. CT
Call for details: 504-899-7323

Live Author Events

Dogsdontbrushtheirteeth Diane deGroat and Shelly Rotner creators of Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth will be appearing at:

Barnes & Noble on Warren Street in New York, NY
August 4, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Call for details: (212) 587-5389

Barnes & Noble in Holyoke, MA
August 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. ET
Call for details: (413) 532-3200

Riley's Reads in Vineyard Haven, MA
August 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. ET
Get details.


9780545123266_sm Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will be appearing at:

College of William & Mary Bookstore in Williamsburg, VA
August 7, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET
Get details.




38472827 Liza Cohen, illustrator of The Sound of Kwanzaa will be appearing at:

Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA
December 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. CT
Call for details: 504-899-7323

Harry Houdini for Kids

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Harry Houdini for Kids:

His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions
Written by Laurie Carlson
Ages 8-13

And it's a bonus book review for you this week folks. Chock-full of primary source materials, Harry Houdini for Kids is a nice segue into the world of magic. It features illustrated directions for numerous tricks, including the "Magic Key Trick" and the "Lift a Person with One Hand Trick," as well as directions for making "slimy ectoplasm" and other such crafty concoctions.  

Using some slight of hand, author Laurie Carlson manages to slip in the science behind the magic. Students are bound to enjoy the projects and tricks, whether they perform them independently or as a group in class. For some real fun, have students practice the various tricks and put on a show for a neighboring classroom.

Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater Author Events

Cabot_meg_p_lg Meg Cabot, author of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens, will be appearing at:

Red Balloon Children's Bookstore in St. Paul, MN
July 19, 2009 at 2pm.
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Best Friends and Drama Queens is the third book in the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series. 


9780545123266_sm Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will be appearing at:

College of William & Mary Bookstore in Williamsburg, VA
Aug. 7, 2009 at 5pm.
Get details.

New Book: The Tushy Book

TushyBook I was hopping around the web and came upon this adorable trailer for The Tushy Book by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tracy Dockray.


It's true! I can't say the word "tushy" without a smile. And the Tushy book website includes downloadable activities, greeting cards and more booty fun.

Perhaps something to add to your summer reading list?

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