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Author Event: Deborah Wiles


Deborah Wiles, award-winning author of Each Little Bird that Sings, takes us back to 1962 where twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives in D.C., and must cope with the national fears surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis in Countdown, the first book in her 1960's trilogy.

Beginning at noon on Saturday, May 1st, Deborah and two other authors will introduce their titles, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of all their great tween and tween reads. This all happens at:

Books of Wonder

18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Call for details: (212) 989-3270

Saturday, May 1st, from 12 to 2pm ET.

Toys for Tots Literacy Program Award Nomination

We know they are out there. Volunteers, students, tutors, librarians, teachers, grandparents - doing their part  to help inspire a love of reading in children. We want to recognize their commitment to helping make a difference in the lives of children.

The Toys for Tots Literacy Program, together with The UPS Store and Scholastic, invites you to nominate someone inspiring in your life who is committed to helping children improve their reading skills.

Learn more about the award and nominate someone now! Nominations must be postmarked by May 31, 2010.

Questions? Email us at literacyaward@scholastic.com

Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling to read LIVE at the White House Easter Egg Roll

J.K. Rowling will read at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 5th — LIVE from Washington, D.C.!

Rowling will read from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone first from 1:30 - 1:45pm ET and then again from 2:00 - 2:15 ET and will answer questions from kids.

The entire event will stream live on whitehouse.gov. Other favorite characters — like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Maya & Miguel, and WordGirl — will be in attendance, too!

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