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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: Brian Selznick (new dates added)

Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Brian Selznick at on his tour for his brand-new book, Wonderstruck!

9780545027892_lg[1] star “A gift for the eye, mind, and heart.”
Booklist, starred review

star “Visually stunning, completely compelling.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

star “Innovative…has the makings of a classic.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

star “A thing of wonder to behold…an emotional experience that neither the words nor the illustrations could achieve on their own.”
School Library Journal starred review

BRIAN SELZNICK TOUR:

Sunday, October 2nd at 2 p.m.
Tivoli Theater   
5021 Highland Avenue   
Downers Grove, IL 60515   
630-355-2665

Tuesday, October 4th at 7 p.m.
Unity Temple   
875 Lake Street   
Oak Park, IL 60301   
708-848-0770

Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m.   
Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch    
4801 Main Street   
Kansas City, MO    64112   
816-753-0441

Friday, October 7th at 5:30 p.m.   
Sheridan Opera House   
110 North Oak Street   
Telluride, CO 81435   
970-728-4504
   
Saturday, October 8th at 1 p.m.
Between the Covers Bookstore   
224 W Colorado Avenue   
Telluride, CO 81435   
970-728-4504

Monday, October 17th at 6 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
2100 North Snelling Avenue   
Roseville, MN 55113   
651-639-9256

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Open Eye Figure Theater   
506 East 24th Street   
Minneapolis, MN    55404   
612-920-5005

Wednesday, October 19th at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble   
3rd Street Promenade, 1201 3rd Street   
Santa Monica, CA 90401   
310-260-9110

Thursday, October 20th
Norman P. Murray Center   
24932 Veterans Way   
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-2740   
949-854-8222

Thursday, October 20th
*Reservation required through Children's Book World
Crossroads Elementary School    
1715 Olympic Blvd.   
Santa Monica, CA 90405   
310-559-2665

Sunday, October 23rd at 3 p.m.   
Contemporary Jewish Museum   
736 Mission Street   
San Francisco, CA 94103   
415-655-7846

Wednesday, October 26th at 6 p.m.
Alameda Theater & Complex   
2317 Central Ave.   
Alameda, CA 94501
510-769-3456

Thursday, October 27th at 7 p.m.
Menlo Park Council Chambers   
701 Laurel Street   
Menlo Park, CA    94025   
650-330-2500

Friday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum   
1788 El Prado Balboa Park   
San Diego, CA    92101   
858-454-0347



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 Event: Sarah Weeks and Coe Booth at Books of Wonder

Join authors Sarah Weeks (Pie) and Coe Booth (Bronxwood) at a launch party for their new books at Books of Wonder in New York City!

9780545270113_lg[1] 9780439925341_lg[1] Thursday, September 15th at 6 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
212-989-3270

Author Tour: Patrick Carman

Join author Patrick Carman as he tours in support of his new books, Floors and 3:15 Season One: Things That Go Bump in the Night!

9780545255196_lg[1] 51IGXKn9vSL._SL500_AA300_[1] Praise for Floors:

“Carman (the Skeleton Creek series) delivers a madcap mystery reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Ellen Raskin, complete with bizarre inventions, a mystery involving a missing billionaire and his fortune, and even a crazy elevator or two." --Publishers Weekly

“Carman has not only created a beguiling building but populated it with a sympathetic company of oddfellows, plus a few nefarious creatures (except the ducks, because, as readers are told, ‘Always bring a duck.’ Words to live by.) Readers will come to feel totally invested in the hotel, just as they will come to love Leo, the maintenance man’s 10-year-old son, in whose hands the fate of the rickety old joint rests when four strange boxes arrive… The author is a fine storyteller; he rides the mystery right up to the edge invests his characters with quirks that aren’t merely cute but essential to the person’s identity." --Kirkus Reviews

PATRICK CARMAN TOUR SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, September 13th at 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble       
4144 North College Avenue   
Fayetteville, AR 72703   
479-582-0045

Wednesday, September 14th at 7 p.m.   
Pudd'n Head Books   
37 South Old Orchard Avenue   
St. Louis, MO 63119   
314-918-1069

Thursday, September 15th at 7 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
1600 Clarkson Road   
Chesterfield, MO 63017   
636-536-9636

Saturday, September 17th at 1 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
8625 Norwest Prairie View Rd   
Kansas City, MO    64153   
816-505-3355

Monday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m.
Harleysville Books   
674 Main Street, Salford Square   
Harleysville, PA 29438   
215-256-9311

Thursday, September 22nd at 4:30 p.m.   
The Book Stall   
811 Elm Street   
Winnetka, IL 60093   
847-446-8880

Sunday, September 25th at 1 p.m.   
Barnes & Noble   
95 N. Moorland Road   
Brookfield, WI       
262-796-8550

Monday, September 26th    
Books & Company   
1039 Summit Avenue   
Oconomowoc, WI 53066   
262-567-9096

Tuesday, September 27th at 4 p.m.   
Boswell Books
Greenfield Public Library
5310 W Layton Ave   
Greenfield, WI 53220   
414-351-9595

Author Event: Libba Bray, Gordon Korman, and Elizabeth Eulberg

Join authors Libba Bray (Beauty Queens), Gordon Korman (The 39 Clues: The Medusa Plot), and Elizabeth Eulberg (Prom & Prejudice) at the Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend!

9780439895972_sm[1] Libba Bray
Beauty Queens
Saturday, 9/3 at 1pm

9780545298391_sm[1] Gordon Korman
The Medusa Plot
Saturday, 9/3 at 4:30pm

9780545240772_sm[1] Elizabeth Eulberg
Prom and Prejudice
Sunday, 9/4 at 4pm

Author Event: Alexandra Bullen and Wishful Thinking

Join author Alexandra Bullen as she reads from her new novel, Wishful Thinking.

9780545139076_sm[1] Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Bunch of Grapes   
44 Main Street   
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568   
508-693-2291

 

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?

Adopted as a baby, Hazel Snow has always been alone. She's never belonged anywhere — and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses — each with the power to grant one wish — Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn't have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life — a life with the mother she never knew.

Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?

In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life...would you?

Praise for Alexandra Bullen's Wish:

"Bullen delivers an enticing first novel...she makes the sights of San Francisco come alive in this sweet story of siblings determined to remain inseparable." —Publishers Weekly

"Touching...Readers [will be] rooting for Olivia to find her own voice and step into the sun." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Event: Jenny Moss and Shadow

9780545036412_sm[1] Author Jenny Moss will appear at the Books on the Boardwalk Festival in Kemah, TXin support of her novel, Shadow.

Books on the Boardwalk Festival   
Saturday, April 30th, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
Kemah Boardwalk – Center Courtyard   
League City, TX

About the Book:
In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it's impossible to know who one can trust...

In a kingdom far away and long ago, it was prophesied at her birth that the queen would die before her sixteenth birthday. So Shadow, an orphan girl the same age as the young queen, was given the duty to watch her every move. And as prophesies do tend to come true, the queen is poisoned days before her birthday. When the castle is thrown into chaos, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen.

Unsure of why she is following Sir Kenway, but determined to escape as far as possible from the castle, her long-time prison, Shadow sets off on an adventure with the handsome knight who has been charged with protecting her. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. Soon, she learns, it is up to her to save her land.

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

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 and Illustrator Shaun Tan wins Academy Award

9780545229241_sm[1] Congratulations to all of last night's Oscar winners, including author and illustrator Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan won an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) for his film The Lost Thing, based on his picture book of the same name. The Lost Thing, never before widely available in the U.S., is one of three picture books included in a new collection of Shaun Tan’s work coming in March: Lost & Found: Three.

You can see Shaun’s Oscar acceptance speech here. Check out the full list of Oscar nominees and winners here.

Shaun Tan's previous books, The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia, have been named to the lists of New York Times Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Children's Books, Horn Book Fanfare Books, and New York Public Library Best Books for Reading and Sharing, as well as many other Best of the Year lists. He lives in Melbourne, Australia. Visit his website for more information.

AUTHOR EVENT: Kat Falls and Dark Life

9780545178143_sm[1] Kat Falls will be making an appearance in support of Dark Life. Called a "a definite must-read for SF fans" by VOYA, this sci-fi adventure novel was featured on The Today Show and selected by Al Roker for Al's Book Club.

Saturday, February 26th at 2pm

The Book Stall   
811 Elm Street   
Winnetka, IL 60093   
(847) 446-8880

AUTHOR EVENT: Matthew Kirby, The Clockwork Three

9780545203371_sm[1] Join author Matthew Kirby as he reads from The Clockwork Three, the remarkable story of three children, an enchanted green violin, and an automaton come to life.

Saturday, February 12th at 2pm   
The Purple Cow Bookstore   
992 No. Main Street   
Tooele,    UT 84074   
435-882-9805

"A strong debut effort with memorable characters, hearty action, and palpable atmospherics." -- Booklist

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.

 

AUTHOR APPEARANCE: Randi Barrow, Saving Zasha

Zasha Join author Randi Barrow as she appears in support of her debut middle-grade novel, Saving Zasha.

Sunday, January 30th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM   
Flintridge Bookshop and Coffeehouse
964 Foothill Boulevard    
Flintridge, CA 91011   
                          (818) 790-0717

About the book:

In post WWII Russia, one boy dares to save an entire race of outlawed dogs - the German shepherd!

World War II has just ended when thirteen-year-old Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous - some say traitorous - to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive.

But Mikhail's rival, Katia, is determined to find the dog she is sure he's hiding. At the same time, a soldier named Dimitri is breeding a new Russian dog at a nearby farm. So many dogs were lost in combat, to starvation, and in the slaughter of German dogs that the country is in dire need of every kind of dog.

Dimitri, too, has suspicions of Zasha's existance, and would like nothing more than to add her to his breeding program. He'll have to compete with the armed dog thieves who are also on her trail

Mikhail's inspiring journey to save his best friend, the last German shepherd in Russia, forces him to face some of life's hardest lessons about war, hate, forgiveness, hope, love, and man's best friend.

 

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: Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson, The Memory Bank

6a00e54faaf86b88330133f587a8a6970b-800wi[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: Jenny Moss, author of Shadow

6a00e54faaf86b8833013488a7eacb970c-800wi[1] Jenny 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

 

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

Mockingjay

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 an  appearance 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

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: Suzanne Collins & Mockingjay - Nov

Mockingjay SUZANNE 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 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

11/03/10   
Kepler's Books
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
1010 El Camino Real   
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 324-4321

11/04/10   
Hicklebee's
7:00 PM-8:30 PM   
1378 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA
(408) 292-8880

11/05/10
Barnes & Noble
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway   
Lynnwood, WA
(425) 771-2220

11/06/10   
Elliott Bay Book Company
11:00AM-12:30 PM
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle,    WA       
(206) 624-6600

11/06/10   
Third Place Books
4:00 PM-6:00 PM   
17171 Bothell Way NE   
Lake Forest Park, WA       
(206) 366-3333

AUTHOR EVENT: Suzanne Collins & Mockingjay - All Fall Long!

Mockingjay SUZANNE 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 fall 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

09/20/10 @ 5:00 PM-6:30 PM   
Harleysville Books

674 Main Street, Salford Square Shopping Center    
Harleysville, PA       
(215) 256-9311

09/21/10   
Barnes & Noble  
 
6:00 PM-7:30 PM   
210 Commerce Blvd   
Fairless Hills, PA       
(215) 269-0442

09/22/10   
Children's Book World

6:00 PM-7:30 PM   
17 Station Road   
Haverford, PA       
(610) 642-6274

09/23/10   
Politics & Prose  

3:00 PM-4:30 PM   
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW   
Washington DC       
(202) 364-1919

09/23/10   
Books-A-Million  
 
7:30 PM-9:30 PM   
7000 Arundel Mills Circle   
Hanover, MD       
(443) 755-0210

09/25/10   
National Book Festival   

Time TBD   
The National Mall   
Washington DC   
   
10/01/10   
Wild Rumpus  

4:00 PM-5:30 PM   
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 920-5005

10/02/10   
Red Balloon Bookshop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM   
891 Grand Avenue   
St Paul, MN
(651) 224-8320

10/03/10   
Anderson's Bookshop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM   
Event location TBD   
Naperville, IL
(630) 355-2665

10/03/10   
The Book Stall

7:00 PM-8:30 PM
811 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446-8880

10/04/10   
The Magic Tree Bookstore  

3:00 PM-4:30 PM   
141 North Oak Park Avenue   
Oak Park, IL
(708) 848-0770

10/04/10   
Borders

7:00 PM-8:30 PM   
1540 Golf Road   
Schaumburg, IL       
(847) 330-0031

11/03/10   
Kepler's Books

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

11/04/10   
Hicklebee's

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

11/05/10
Barnes & Noble

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

11/06/10   
Elliott Bay Book Company

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

11/06/10   
Third Place Books

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

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

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