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AUTHOR EVENT: Suzanne Collins & Mockingjay - Nov


Join Suzanne Collins, author of the critically acclaimed Gregor the Overlander series and the New York Times Bestselling The Hunger Games Trilogy, as she makes several appearances this November in support of Mockingjay. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

Praise for Mockingjay

"This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. There's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Kepler's Books
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
1010 El Camino Real   
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 324-4321

7:00 PM-8:30 PM   
1378 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA
(408) 292-8880

Barnes & Noble
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway   
Lynnwood, WA
(425) 771-2220

Elliott Bay Book Company
11:00AM-12:30 PM
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle,    WA       
(206) 624-6600

Third Place Books
4:00 PM-6:00 PM   
17171 Bothell Way NE   
Lake Forest Park, WA       
(206) 366-3333

AUTHOR EVENT: Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster

OGRE Join author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer, the collaborators behind The Phantom Tollbooth, as they make an appearance in support of their latest project together, The Odious Ogre, the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless.

Praise for The Odious Ogre
"Kids [are] sure to enjoy Juster's rich wordplay and happily ridiculous story and Feiffer's wonderfully scratchy and energetic watercolors of the greedy ogre, the terrified townspeople and the utterly pleasant and otherwise unremarkable heroine. A delicious morsel with which to whet the palate for other works by these giants of children's literature." - Kirkus

Sunday, October 24th @ 1pm
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3475

AUTHOR EVENT: Jon Muth's Zen Ghosts

ZENJon J Muth, the acclaimed author of Three Questions, Zen Shorts, Zen Ties, and now Zen Ghosts, makes an appearance is support of his latest work featuring Stillwater the Buddhist panda.

Praise for Zen Ghosts

"Beautifully illustrated with watercolor and ink images." - Children's Literature

"Muth grounds the book’s esoteric elements with humor, everyday details from a child’s world, and extraordinary watercolor-and-ink scenes that contrast the fiery shades of autumn with silvery moonlight and utilize a ghostly, simplified palette to amplify the koan’s elemental mysteries. A beautiful, contemplative offering." - Booklist

Wednesday, October 20th, from 5-7pm   
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3475

AUTHOR EVENT: R.L. Stine's Goosebumps HorrorLand

GBHL R.L. Stine, the best-selling author of Goosebumps HorrorLand, makes an appearance - just in time for Halloween!

After a trip to HorrorLand, Chris and his twin, Meg, can't wait to celebrate Halloween. Until that Weirdo in the baby alien costume shows up and begins to wreak havoc on their lives. They just can't seem to get him to leabe. And Meg's beginning to suspect that his orange skin isn't a Halloween disguise...

What heppens in the world's scariest theme park on the most frightening day of the year? Meg is about to find out when she's mysteriously called back to HorrorLand on Halloween. Can she survive the trick or treachery?

Goosebumps HorrorLand #16: Special Edition: Weirdo Halloween is the fourth book in this seven-book HorrorLand story arc.

Praise for Goosebumps HorrorLand

"Deliciously chilling... This series should easily garner a new crop of scare-addicts." — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review of Goosebumps HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy

AUTHOR EVENT: Stine, Muth, Juster, & Feiffer

Three New York author events just announced! 

GBHL R.L. Stine   
Goosebumps HorrorLand       
Saturday, October 16th @ 11am
Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Center   
1972 Broadway   
New York, NY         


ZEN Jon J Muth
Zen Ghosts   
Wednesday, October 20th, from 5-7pm   
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3475


OGRE Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer   
The Odious Ogre   
Sunday, October 24th @ 1pm
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3475

AUTHOR EVENT: David Shannon - All October & November Long!


Monday, October 11th - Petaluma, CA
Tuesday, October 12th - Palo Alto, CA       
Wednesday, October 13th - Corte Madera, CA
Wednesday, October 13th - San Jose, CA
Friday, November 5th - New York, NY
Saturday, November 6th - New York, NY
Saturday, November 6th - New York, NY
Sunday, November 7th - Syosset, NY
Tuesday, November 9th - Glen Rock, NJ
Friday, November 19th - Torrance, CA


David Shannon, the award-winning artist and best-selling author of It's Christmas, David, makes several October and November appearances in support of his fourth full-length book featuring the irrepressible David.

"An unusually funny read-aloud for Christmas." - Booklist

"Shannon's irresistible illustrations show David's emotions careening from hope to anticipation to sadness to joy, with a masterful use of perspective keeping the reader on the same emotional level with the little boy. The touching final page shows David clutching his new fire truck and a note from Santa, with Mom's protective arm around him as always." - Kirkus

"Emotions are easily conveyed, from David's hyper anticipation, to his very real fear that maybe his behavior makes him unworthy of Santa's attention, to the comforting and blissful endpage." - School Library Journal 

Monday, October 11th @ 2pm
Copperfield’s Books   
140 Kentucky St.   
Petaluma, CA 95404   
(707) 762-0563

Tuesday, October 12th @ 6pm
Books Inc   
855 El Camino Real #74   
Palo Alto, CA       
(650) 321-0600

Wednesday, October 13th @ 10am   
Book Passage   
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard   
Corte Madera, CA 94925   

Wednesday, October 13th @ 3pm   
1378 Lincoln Avenue    
San Jose, CA 95125   
(408) 292-8880

Friday, November 5th @ 4pm   
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street   
New York, NY 10028   

Saturday, November 6th @ 12 pm
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3270

Saturday, November 6th @ 3pm   
Scholastic Store   
557 Broadway   
New York, NY 10012   
(212) 343-6100

Sunday, November 7th @ 3pm   
Borders, Inc.   
425 Jericho Turnpike   
Syosset, NY 11791   
(516) 496-3934

Tuesday, November 9th @ 4pm
Books, Bytes, & Beyond   
197 Rock Road   
Glen Rock, NJ 07452   
(201) 670-6766

Friday, November 19th @ 7pm
Borders, Inc.   
3700 Torrance Boulevard   
Torrance, CA 90503   
(310) 540-7000

AUTHOR EVENT: Blue Balliett, author of Chasing Vermeer

Thursday, October 7th, @ 7 p.m. -- Ann Arbor, MI


Blue Balliett, the author of the acclaimed books Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game, makes an appearance in support of her latest work, The Danger Box, a spellbinding new mystery where history, mystery, and science all collide as a small boy in a small town becomes part of something much, much bigger than himself.

Praise for The Danger Box
"Readers can always count on Balliett to offer a story filled with intrigue, insight, and offbeat memorable characters." -- Children's Literature

Thursday, October 7th, @ 7 p.m.   
Borders Ann Arbor

3140 Lohr Road   
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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