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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: Kimberley Griffiths Little and Circle of Secrets

Join author Kimberley Griffiths Little as she reads from her new book, Circle of Secrets.

9780545165617_lg[1] Saturday, October 1st at 6 p.m.
Deseret Bookstore     
8100 Wyoming Boulevard
Albuquerque    NM    87113   
(505) 888-2634

Thursday, October 15th at 10:30 a.m.   
Bookworks       
4022 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest   
Albuquerque    NM    87107   
(505) 344-8139

Saturday, November 5th at 2 p.m.   
Alamosa Books    
8810 Holly Ave NE   
Albuquerque    NM    87122   
(505) 797-7101

About the book:

Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship and family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Louisiana bayou.

After her mother walked out on Shelby Jayne and her dad, Shelby thought she'd never speak to her mamma again. But with her dad leaving the country for work, it turns out she doesn't have a choice: Shelby has to move back into her mamma's house, deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayou.

Her new classmates tease and torment her, so Shelby's relieved to finally find a friend in Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone on the bayou. But Shelby can't help wondering if Gwen has something to do with the puzzling messages she finds hidden in the blue bottle tree behind her house. The only person who might be able to explain is her mamma — but Shelby's not ready to ask. Not yet. It may take a brush with something from the beyond to help Shelby see that the power to put her own ghosts to rest is within her reach.

Kimberley Griffiths Little's haunting and powerful tale brings one girl's attempt to grapple with family, friendship, and forgiveness to beautiful, vivid life.

Author Tour: Gordon Korman and The 39 Clues

Join author Gordon Korman as he reads from the first book in the brand-new installment of the bestselling The 39 Clues series: Cahills vs. Vespers.

9780545298391_lg[1] About the Book:

Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action.

Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong.

One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues...the world will be their next hostage.

Author Tour:

Saturday, September 24th
National Book Festival   
National Mall   
Washington, DC       

Sunday, September 25th at 1:30 p.m.
Baltimore Book Festival
Mount Vernon Place
600 Block North Charles Street   
Baltimore, MD 21201   

Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.    
Kathryn Linnemann Library    
2323 Elm Street    
St. Charles, MO    63301   
636-441-2300

Monday, November 7th at 7 p.m.
B&N #2888       
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway   
Lynnwood, WA 98036   
425-771-2220

Author Event: H.N. Kowitt and The Loser List

Join author H.N. Kowitt as she reads from The Loser List!

9780545240048_sm[1] About This Book

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" watch out: Danny Shine and the other kids of Thorn Underwood Middle School aren't bestsellers yet, but they're on their way!

When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "geek" list in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly, until they discover that Danny can draw. He enjoys his new "bad boy" status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he's unknowingly drawn into a theft. Turns out the bullies took a comic book from Danny's favorite store. Can he steal it back before they get caught — and break off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?

Saturday, September 24th from 12-2 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-989-3270

 

Author Reading: Kate Messner, Marty McGuire

Join author Kate Messner as she reads from her new chapter book, Marty McGuire!

9780545142465_sm[1]Saturday, July 16th at 3pm
Bookstore Plus   
29 Mirror Lake Drive   
Lake Placid, NY    12946   
518-523-2950

 

About the Book:

Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake.

But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!

Author Event: Cynthia Lord and Touch Blue

Join author Cynthia Lord at the Boothbay Summer Book Festival. Touch Blue is nominated for the 2011 Maine Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.

9780545035316_sm[1] Saturday, July 9th from 12:30-3:30pm   
Boothbay Book Festival   
Boothbay Railway Village   
Boothbay, ME 04537   
207-633-4727

 

Praise for Touch Blue

"The tight-knit community and lobster-catching details make for a warm, colorful environment. This is a feel good story about letting go of your expectations and accepting the good things already in front of you." — Booklist

"Lord’s sophomore effort about a Maine island girl with a big heart who pays a bit too much attention to her superstitions and doesn’t always make the best decisions will not disappoint fans of her Newbery Honor-winning Rules. Realistic characters, humor and a charming setting make this a great choice for collections of all sizes." — Kirkus

Author Reading: Kate Messner, Marty McGuire

Join author Kate Messner as she reads from her new chapter book, Marty McGuire!

9780545142465_sm[1] Saturday, July 9th at 10am   
Flying Pig Bookstore       
5247 Shelburn Road   
Shelburn, VT 05482   
802-985-3999

 

About the Book:

Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake.

But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!

Author Appearances: LA Times Festival of Books

Join SIX different Scholastic authors at the this year's annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. All appearances will be at the University of Southern California Campus. Please visit the LA Times website for exact location details.

9780545231350_sm[1] Pam Munoz Ryan
Tony Baloney
Saturday, April 30th at 12:30pm



9780545240772_sm[1] Elizabeth Eulberg
Prom & Prejudice
Saturday, April 30th at 12:30pm 

 

 

9780545208857_sm[1]Kazu Kibuishi
The Cloud Searchers (Book 3 in the Amulet series)
Saturday, April 30th at 3:30pm

 

 

9780545060790_sm[1] Cecil Castelucci
Rose Sees Red
Sunday, May 1st at 12pm 

 

 

9780545107297_sm[1] Blake Nelson
Recovery Road
Sunday, May 1st at 1:30pm




9780439915021_sm[1] Mark Teague
LaRue Across America
Sunday, May 1st at 12:35pm


Author Event: The 39 Clues Vespers Rising

9780545290593_sm[1] Authors Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and Jude Watson appear in support of the eleventh book in the bestselling 39 Clues series: Vespers Rising.

Saturday, April 16th, 12:00-1:15pm
Free Library of Philadelphia   
1901 Vine St   
Philadelphia, PA 19103   
                          215-567-4341

The Cahills weren't the only family searching for the Clues. They had powerful rivals—the Vespers—an evil organization waiting in the shadows.

In a novel in four parts, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson reveal the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers. The book kicks off with Rick Riordan tracking Gideon Cahill, his nemesis Damien Vesper, and the truth about the awful fire that started it all. Peter Lerangis jumps to Madeleine Cahill, chased by Vesper agent to the snakepit court of Henry VII. Gordon Korman races off to Morocco on the eve of a WWII invasion, where thirteen–year–old Grace Cahill is frantically trying to stop a Vesper plot. And Jude Watson follows Amy and Dan Cahill to Boston, where they discover one last, terrible legacy from their grandmother.

Author Event: The 39 Clues Vespers Rising

9780545290593_sm[1] Authors Peter Lerangis and Jude Watson appear in support of the eleventh book in the bestselling 39 Clues series: Vespers Rising.

Thursday, April 14th at 6pm
Barnes & Noble #2646   
3535 US Route 1   
Princeton, NJ 08540   
                          609-897-9250

The Cahills weren't the only family searching for the Clues. They had powerful rivals—the Vespers—an evil organization waiting in the shadows.

In a novel in four parts, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson reveal the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers. The book kicks off with Rick Riordan tracking Gideon Cahill, his nemesis Damien Vesper, and the truth about the awful fire that started it all. Peter Lerangis jumps to Madeleine Cahill, chased by Vesper agent to the snakepit court of Henry VII. Gordon Korman races off to Morocco on the eve of a WWII invasion, where thirteen–year–old Grace Cahill is frantically trying to stop a Vesper plot. And Jude Watson follows Amy and Dan Cahill to Boston, where they discover one last, terrible legacy from their grandmother.

Author Event: The 39 Clues Vespers Rising

9780545290593_sm[1] Authors Peter Lerangis and Jude Watson appear in support of the eleventh book in the bestselling 39 Clues series: Vespers Rising.

Wednesday, April 13th at 5:30pm
Harleysville Books   
672 Main Street   
Harleysville, PA 19438   
                          215-256-9311

The Cahills weren't the only family searching for the Clues. They had powerful rivals—the Vespers—an evil organization waiting in the shadows.

In a novel in four parts, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson reveal the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers. The book kicks off with Rick Riordan tracking Gideon Cahill, his nemesis Damien Vesper, and the truth about the awful fire that started it all. Peter Lerangis jumps to Madeleine Cahill, chased by Vesper agent to the snakepit court of Henry VII. Gordon Korman races off to Morocco on the eve of a WWII invasion, where thirteen–year–old Grace Cahill is frantically trying to stop a Vesper plot. And Jude Watson follows Amy and Dan Cahill to Boston, where they discover one last, terrible legacy from their grandmother.

Author Event: Lisa Yee and Warp Speed

9780545122764_sm[1] Join author Lisa Yee as she reads from her newest novel, Warp Speed.

Saturday, April 2nd at 2pm   
Apostrophe Bookshop   
4712 E. 2nd Street   
Long Beach, CA    90803   
562-209-0881

Entering 7th grade is no big deal for Marley Sandelski: Same old boring classes, same old boring life. The only thing he has to look forward to is the upcoming Star Trek convention. But when he inadvertently draws the attention of Digger Ronster, the biggest bully in school, his life has officially moved from boring to far too dramatic...from invisible to center stage.

Praise for Lisa Yee

"An outstanding, very funny novel that both adults and 11- to 13-year-olds will enjoy." — Nancy Pearl, NPR, on Millicent Min, Girl Genius

"There aren't many authors who can bring energy to the same basic story three times running, but Yee manages to do it." — Booklist on So Totally Emily Ebers

AUTHOR APPEARANCE: Wendy Wan-Long Shang, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Lucywu Join author Wendy Wan-Long Shang as she appears to promote her debut novel, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.

Saturday, February 5th at 1pm
Hooray For Books
1555 King Street   
Alexandria, VA    22314   
(703) 548-4092

About the book:

In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.

Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life. She's ready to rule the school as a sixth grader and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her sister. In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds out that Yi Po, her beloved grandmother's sister, is coming to visit for several months — and is staying in Lucy's room. Lucy's vision of a perfect year begins to crumble, and in its place come an unwelcome roommate, foiled birthday plans, and Chinese school with the awful Talent Chang.

Her plans are ruined — or are they? Like the Chinese saying goes: Events that appear to be good or bad luck often turn out to be quite the opposite, and Lucy finds that while she may not get the "perfect" year she had in mind, she can create something even better.

Wendy Wan-Long Shang has crafted an original and engaging story about learning who you are in the most unexpected ways.

 

Scholastic ALA 2011 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Here are Scholastic's award-winning books along with free teaching resources:

Pura Belpre Award (Author) is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
The Dreamer
by Pam Munoz Ryan

Schneider Family Book Award/Middle-Grade Category honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Michael Printz Honor Award  for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

 

This year's Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature was awarded to Clare Vanderpool's Moon Over Manifest. The Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. See the complete list of honorees and winners at www.ala.org.

Find more great ways to teach with award winning books here

Author Event: Barry Lyga

9780545196499_sm Join author Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, as he discusses his new book Archvillain.

Thursday, November 11th, from 5-7pm  
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270 

AUTHOR EVENT: Suzanne Collins & Five More November Author Appearances

Six new November author events just announced!

9780545107105_sm[1]Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot, is making an appearance in support of her newest novel, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters.

Praise
"A sweet and charming new novel....about finding love, caring for family, and gaining perspective." -- VOYA

Wednesday, November 3rd @ 4:30 PM   
Children's Bookstore   
737 Deepdene Road   
Baltimore , MD 21210   
410-532-2000

 

MockingjaySUZANNE COLLINS

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 October & 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.

Sunday, November 7th, from 12-1:30pm   
Powell's Books   
1005 W Burnside   
Portland, OR 97209   
503-228-4651

 

9780545196499_smBarry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, discusses his new book Archvillain.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 11th, from 5-7pm  
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270 


9780545036412_smJenny Moss's novel Shadow is a lyrical, fast-paced adventure filled with mystery, magic, honor, and romance that will lead readers on an incredible journey.

 

 

 

Saturday, November 20th, from 6-8pm   
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3270

 

Wonderfulbook Join Leonid Gore as he reads from The Wonderful Book, a heartwarming and delightful romp that's sure to become a classic for young book lovers everywhere.

 

 

 

Sunday, November 21st, from 1-3pm   
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

 

9780545210669_sm[1] Join author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson as they discuss their newest work, The Memory Bank, a story set in a vividly imagined world of strange machines and wonderful characters.

 

 
 

Sunday, November 28th, from 1-3pm    
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
(212) 989-3270

 

AUTHOR EVENT: Blue Balliett, author of Chasing Vermeer

Sunday, September 19th, from 2-4pm -- Chicago, IL
Tuesday, September 21st @ 7 p.m.-- Naperville, IL
Wednesday, September 22nd @ 4:30 p.m. -- Winnetka, IL
Thursday, October 7th, @ 7 p.m. -- Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, OCtober 12 @ 7 p.m. -- Oak Brook, IL

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Blue Balliett, the author of the acclaimed books Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game, makes several appearances 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.

Sunday, September 19th, from 2-4pm   
Hyde Park Book Fair

sponsored by 57th Street Books   
1301 E 57th Street   
Chicago, IL 60637   

(773) 684-1300

Stay tuned to Kid Lit Kit for further details!


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

AUTHOR EVENT: Margaret Peterson Haddix: 39 Clues #10: Into the Gauntlet

MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX

  • Tuesday, September 7th, at 7:00 pm -- Cincinnati, OH
  • Wednesday, September 8th, at 7:00pm -- Columbus, OH

  39Clues Join Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet and The Shadow Children series, for a discussion and signing of the finale of the amazing and spectacular 39 Clues series.

Tue 09/07 @ 7:00

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

Wed 09/08 @ 7:00

Barnes & Noble Columbus
4005 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 476-8480

About the book

Throughout the hunt, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahill’s and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine.

Author Event: Stephanie Watson, author of Elvis & Olive

STEPHANIE WATSON: Saturday, July 17, at 2:00 pm — Minneapolis, MN

Elvis & Olive Super  Detectives
Stephanie Watson, author of Elvis & Olive, reads from her heartwarming and funny new novel, Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives.

"Watson’s debut is a solid exploration of friendship and self-confidence themes that are so important to middle-grade girls." — Booklist, for Elvis & Olive

 

WILD RUMPUS BOOKSTORE

2720 West 43rd Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410

(612) 920-5005

 

A message from Wild Rumpus:

Who doesn't love a good detective story? We sure do. That's just one of the reasons we're so happy to have hometown (detective) storyteller and generally good person Stephanie Watson to Wild Rumpus.  

But wait! There's more!   This isn't just any visit. This is the Minneapolis Launch PAR-TAY for Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives! And if you deduced that this is the newly released sequel to Elvis & Olive, you may be well on your way to your own investigative vocation (or avocation)!   So put on your party shoes and your Sherlock Holmes-style detective hat (only pipes with bubbles, please), and come on over to meet Stephanie, Elvis, and Olive.  

You know you want to.  

This detective is undercover. 

 

Author Event: Deborah Wiles, author of Countdown

DEBORAH WILES: Saturday, June 26th, from 1 to 3pm Washington, D.C.

CountdownDeborah 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 Wiles' 1960's trilogy.

Countdown "has a striking scrapbook feel, with ingeniously selected and placed period photographs, cartoons, essays, song lyrics, quotations, advertisements and “duck and cover” instructions interspersed through the narrative.” — Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

National Museum of American History
14th and Constitution NW
Washington, DC 20045
(212) 202-633-7400

Author Events: Deborah Wiles, Stephanie Watson, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Coleen Murtagh

This summer boats lots of excellent author appearances, including these four favorites. Plan ahead to make sure you get to see these writers in action!

DEBORAH WILES: Saturday, June 26th, from 1 to 3pm Washington, D.C.

CountdownDeborah 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 Wiles' 1960's trilogy.

Countdown "has a striking scrapbook feel, with ingeniously selected and placed period photographs, cartoons, essays, song lyrics, quotations, advertisements and “duck and cover” instructions interspersed through the narrative.” — Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

National Museum of American History
14th and Constitution NW
Washington, DC 20045
(212) 202-633-7400


STEPHANIE WATSON: Thursday, July 1, at 10:30am — St. Paul, MN

Elvis & Olive Super Detectives
Stephanie Watson, author of Elvis & Olive, reads from her heartwarming and funny new novel, Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives.

"Watson’s debut is a solid exploration of friendship and self-confidence themes that are so important to middle-grade girls." — Booklist, for Elvis & Olive

The Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-8320


ELIZABETH EULBERG: Tuesday, July 6th, at 7pm Princeton, NJ

Lonely Hearts Elizabeth Eulberg reads from The Lonely Hearts Club, her debut novel about what happens when teen Penny Lane swears off guys.

"This first novel will be a draw for readers looking for an upbeat take on friendship, empowerment, and finding romance without losing yourself." — Booklist

Barnes and Noble
3535 US Route 1
Princeton NJ 08540
(609) 897-9250


COLEEN MURTAGH PARATORE

Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8pm Mashpee, MA
Thursday, July 17, at 11am
Falmouth, MA
Thursday, July 17, from 3 to 5pm
Chatham, MA
Sunday, July 20, from 10am to noon
Brewster, MA

Wish I might

Coleen Murtagh Paratore, author of the popular Willa Havisham books, makes several appearances in support of her latest romp, Wish I Might, in which Willa is forced to start the summer alone when her best friend and boyfriend go off Cape

"A sweet little morsel." — Publishers Weekly, for The Wedding Planner's Daughter

Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8pm
Market Street Bookshop at Mashpee Commons
20 Steeple Street
Mashpee, MA 02646
(508) 539-6985
Thursday, July 17, at 11am
Eight Cousins Bookstore

189 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-5548

Thursday, July 17, from 3 to 5pm
Where the Sidewalk Ends

432 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-0499

Sunday, July 20, from 10am to noon
The Brewster Bookstore

2648 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-6543

   

Fall 2010 Librarian Preview Webcast

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It's not too late to get the inside scoop on upcoming picture books, fiction and nonfiction titles by Walter Dean Myers, David Shannon, and other favorite authors being published by Scholastic's trade imprints this Fall. Watch the Fall 2010 Librarian Preview Webcast today!

Help Reading Is Fundamental

RIF

For 40+ years Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. has helped children build literacy skills and provided greater access to books. Now, with funding in jeopardy, RIF needs your help to keep its programs alive. Find out how to support RIF and spread the word.


Plus, help RIF while getting students excited about reading over the summer. Join the 2010 Summer Reading Challenge — students have fun competing to read the most books while participating in Scholastic’s 50,000-book donation to RIF!

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!

Follow @Scholastic and www.OOMScholastic.com to stay in the know!

Celebrate the Life of Award-Winning Author Sid Fleischman

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March 16, 1920 — March 17, 2010



The Whipping Boy



1987 Newbery Medal

"I write what I am. When I sit down to a blank street of paper, I may become a yellow-haired boy, a snarling pirate, a prankish wizard's ghost, or even a dog with arrogant wolf's eyes. But beneath all the makeup, the wigs and putty noses — that's me: off on a fresh adventure and having as much fun as I can." — Sid Fleischman

Celebrate the life and works of Newbery Award-winning author Sid Fleischman with these Teaching Resources at Scholastic.com:

Harry Potter Classroom Contest — Enter to WIN!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open soon at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, and you and your class could be there for the grand opening!

By answering the question "Why is my class extraordinary?" in a short video, you and your students could be part of a group on a three-day, two-night trip to the opening celebration festivities.

Review full contest rules and application guidelines for your chance to enter and win. The contest ends March 26, 2010, so get your video entries in!


Continue the excitement with these FREE Harry Potter Teaching Resources at Scholastic online:

 

 

Author Events: Sarah MacLean, Liani Taylor, & More

9780545048866_xlgSarah MacLean, author of The Season will be making an appearance at:

Book Cove in Pawling, NY
November 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET
Call for details: 845-855-9590





9780545097499_xlg Michael Northrop, author of Gentlemen will be making an appearance at:

Book Cove in Pawling, NY
November 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET
Call for details: 845-855-9590





0545055857_xlgLiani Taylor, author of Lips Touch: Three Times and illustrator Jim DiBartolo will be making an appearance at:

Books of Wonder in New York, NY
November 16, 2009 at 6 p.m. ET
Get Details





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Marilyn Nelson, author of Beautiful Ballerina and photographer Susan Kuklin will be making an appearance at:

Scholastic Store in New York, NY
December 2, 2009 at 7 p.m. ET
Call for Details: 212-343-6166



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Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver will be making an appearance at:

Borders, Inc. in Fredericksburg, VA
December 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET
Call for Details: 540-785-6171

Save the Dates! Fall Season Webcasts

Fall Season Webcasts Offer Something for Every Student and Teacher

This fall season, Scholastic is offering THREE LIVE WEBCAST events that deliver original, engaging, and interactive content directly into classrooms.

Winter's Tail Winter's Tail: A Virtual Fieldtrip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium
October 7, 2009, 1:00 pm EST/10:00 am PST
Students will go deep underwater (while staying on land!) as this webcast explores the facts about dolphins and the inspirational true story of Winter, whose journey of courage and determination is documented with the new book Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again. Author Craig Hatkoff and special guests (including Winter!) will join the webcast too!

www.scholastic.com/winterstail

Goosebumps Get Goosebumps! with R.L. Stine
October 28, 2009 1:00 pm EST/10:00 am PST
What’s Halloween without a few scares? Bestselling author R.L. Stine will weave a spine-tingling story on the spot, with YOUR students’ help! Students can submit their ideas for a thrills-and-chills story in advance, and a tie-in writing contest will see one lucky student and school win a Goosebumps prize package!

www.scholastic.com/goosebumpswebcast

The 39 Clues The 39 Clues: Advanced Agent Training
November 2, 2009 1:30 pm EST/10:30 am PST
To unlock the mystery of the 39 clues, kids need highly classified, super-intense skills. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, this webcast will offer just that! All five authors, of the first six books of the groundbreaking, multi-platform series, including Rick Riordan will help students uncover the secrets of being an agent. Upon successful completion of the training, your classroom will receive a secret code that unlocks never-before-seen files that will help answer a key question in the series. Pre-register for your webcast event kit and for details on The 39 Clues Advanced Agent Training Essay Contest!

www.scholastic.com/the39clues

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