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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: Michael Garland and Oh, What a Christmas!

Join Santa's wild ride in this soon-to-be Christmas classic! Michael Garland reads aloud from his new picture book, Oh, What a Christmas!

9780545242103_sm[1]Saturday, December 17th at 11am
Boulevard Books & Café       
7518 13th Avenue   
Brooklyn, NY 11228   
718-680-5881

 

When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded! Who will guide Santa's sleigh and save Christmas now? Luckily, Santa lands near a tiny barn filled with sleepy animals. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa sees a solution and wonders how well cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and an old hound dog can fly.

Author reading: Amy Gibson, Around the World on Eighty Legs

Author Amy Gibson reads from her new picture book, Around the World on Eighty Legs!

9780439587556_lg[1] About the book:

A fun, fresh animal journey! Amy Gibson and Daniel Salmieri take readers on an  exciting animal adventure around the globe. As readers explore habitats ranging from the Arctic to the Savanna, they will learn fun and humorous information about the animals who live there.


Monday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
B&N #1944
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd   
San Jose, CA 95117
408-984-3495

Author Reading: Arthur Levine and Monday is One Day

Join author and editor Arthur A. Levine as he reads from his picture book, Monday is One Day.

9780439789240_lg[1] Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.   
Secret Garden Bookshop   
2214 Northwest Market Street   
Seattle, WA 98107   
206-789-5006

About the book:

A love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week — each one a special opportunity to spend time together!

One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day.

When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together!

Author Event: Jeff Hirsch and The Eleventh Plague

Join author Jeff Hirsch as he reads from his dystopian thriller, The Eleventh Plague.

9780545290142_lg[1] Saturday, October 22nd at noon   
Books of Wonder       
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
212-989-3270


About the book:

"The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home... An excellent, taut debut novel." — Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America's landscape has been ravaged and two thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues, school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler's Landing forever.


Author Tour: Maggie Stiefvater and The Scorpio Races

9780545224901_lg[1] With her trademark lyricism, #1 New York Times best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff -- with more than just their lives at stake should they lose. Join Maggie at one of the appearances on her tour for The Scorpio Races.

Praise for The Scorpio Races:
“The bestselling author of Shiver and Linger turns the legend of the water horse into a taut, chilling, romantic adventure … Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.”  --Kirkus, starred review

Sunday, October 9th at 12 p.m.
Wordstock McMenamins Stage at the Oregon Convention Center       
777 NE ML King Boulevard   
Portland, OR 97232   
503-235-7575

Monday, October 10th at 7 p.m.
West Sound Reads Event   
North Kitsap High School Auditorium
1780 Northeast Hostmark Street   
Poulsbo, WA 98370   
360-779-5909

Tuesday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Third Place Books   
17171 Bothell Way NE   
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155   

Thursday, October 20th at 4:30 p.m.   
Politics & Prose   
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW   
Washington, DC   

Friday, October 21st ar 7 p.m.   
Once Upon a Time   
2207 Honolulu Avenue    
Montrose, CA 91020   
818-248-9668

Saturday, October 22nd at 5:30 p.m.   
Children’s Book World   
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.   
Los Angeles, CA    90064   
310-559-BOOK/2665

"this is teen Live" with Maggie Stiefvater, Cecil Castelucci, and Jeff Hirsch   
Saturday, October 23rd at 4 p.m.   
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore   
2810 Artesia Blvd.   
Redondo Beach, CA 90278   
310-542-6000

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 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 Events: Kim Harrington, Clarity

Clarity Join author Kim Harrington as she reads from her debut novel, Clarity.

Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Bunch of Grapes
44 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508)693-2291

Sunday, July 17th at 11am   
Eight Cousins       
189 Mainstreet   
Falmouth, MA 02540   
508-548-5548

About This Book
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case — but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother, who has supernatural gifts of his own, becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

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 Reading: Coleen Murtagh Paratore and From Willa, With Love

Join author Coleen Murtagh Paratore as she reads from her newest novel, From Willa, With Love.

9780545094054_sm[1] Friday, July 8th at 6pm   
Barnes & Noble   
131 Colonie Center   
Albany, NY 12205   
518-438-1728

 

It's a surprising, sparkling summer for Willa!

It's August on Cape Cod and Willa has a lot to look forward to. Soon, JFK will return home from baseball camp, and Willa has an idea for an exciting new project that will challenge her to dream big! But life throws Willa some unexpected twists and turns: Ruby has bad news, a beloved friend leaves, a dear friend returns, her brother Will has something he does't want to talk about, and of course, there's a wedding to plan! There's also a cute boy who likes Willa...a lot, and Willa thinks she might like him too. It's a summer full of romance and surprises!

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 Event: Kate McMullan and Bulldog's Big Day

9780545171557_sm[1] Join award-winning author Kate McMullan as she tells the story of Bulldog, a lovable pup who is searching for a job, with the help of his friends.

Saturday, June 25th at 10am   
Playful Learning   
78 Main Street, #14   
Sag Harbor, NY    11963   
(631) 899-4406

Everyone is on their way to work in Bulldog's Big Day — everyone, that is, except Bulldog. As his friends help him find a job, Bulldog's good intentions clash with his hilarious clumsiness. He crashes a ladder through Giraffe's firehouse roof, discovers his fear of heights when he tries to wash windows with Spider, sends Moose's canvas flying when he sneezes, and tries Elephant's patience when he's caught reading the books he's supposed to shelve. In the end, Bulldog finds out that you have to love your job in order to be good at it, and he opens a bakery with his friends' support.

 

Author Appearance: Brian Sendelbach and The Underpants Zoo

Underpantszoo Join author Brian Sendelback as he reads from his new picture book, The Underpants Zoo.

Saturday, June 18th from 12-2pm   
Books of Wonder   
18 West 18th Street   
New York, NY 10011   
212-989-3270

"There's a new zoo in town,
and here's what I've heard:
The Underpants Zoo
is completely absurd."

What kind of underpants does a lion wear? What about an elephant? The answers to these questions will have readers laughing and turning the page to find out more!

 

This is Teen Author Tour: Libba Bray, Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater

The this is teen Live nation-wide tour featuring bestselling authors Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, and Maggie Stiefvater kicks off on May 24th!  Check out thisisteen.com and connect with ThisIsTeen on Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm   
Barnes & Noble 
91 Old Country Road   
Carle Place, NY    11514   
516-741-9850

Thursday, May 26th from 6:30-7:30pm
The Scholastic Store   
557 Broadway   
New York, NY 10012   
212-343-6166

Monday, June 13th at 7pm   
Books Inc.
Opera Plaza   
601 Van Ness Avenue   
San Francisco, CA 94102   
415-776-1111

Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm   
Anderson's Bookshop   
Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College
171 E. Chicago Avenue   
Naperville, IL    60540   
630-355-2665  

Thursday, June 16th at 7pm
Wellesley Books   
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury St   
Wellesley, MA 02481   
781-431-1160 
   
Saturday, July 23rd at 7pm
Books & Books   
265 Aragon Avenue   
Coral Gables    FL    33134   
305-442-4408

 

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Author Event: Mark Teague and LaRue Across America

9780439915021_sm[1] Join author Mark Teague as he reads from his newest book, LaRue Across America.

Monday, May 2nd at 6:30pm
Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110   
Huntington Beach, CA 92647   
714-897-8781

About the Book:
Ike's plans for a peaceful cruise with Mrs. LaRue are thwarted when their neighbor, Mrs. Hibbins, falls suddenly ill from heat stroke. Mrs. LaRue suggests that she and Ike care for her cats while Mrs. Hibbins is in the hospital, inviting them along on the cruise. But cats aren't allowed, and Mrs. LaRue decides to take them all on a week's vacation of road-tripping.

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 Appearances: Arthur Levine and Monday is One Day

9780439789240_sm[1] Join author Arthur Levine as he reads from his newest picture book, Monday is One Day.

The hardest part of going to work is being away from you.
Let's count the days until we're both at home
with a special thing to do.

One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day. Tuesday's blue shoes day. Wednesday's halfway day. With monster roars and splashy puddles, with crazy ties and hugs, kids and perents count the perfect small moments of their weekday time together, looking forward to the weekend, when the days will be all theirs.

Friday, April 29th at 6:30pm
Wild Rumpus   
2720 W 43rd St   
Minneapolis, MN 55410   
612-920-5005

Sunday, May 1st at 2pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop   
891 Grand Avenue   
St. Paul, MN 55105   
651-224-8320

AUTHOR TOUR: Meg Cabot, Abandon

9780545284103_sm[1] #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot is touring to promote the first book in her newest trilogy for teens: Abandon, a dark, fantastical story about this world...and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone...because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away ...especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Praise for Meg Cabot:

“Cabot shows the dark side behind the bling-blingy superficial worlds.” —Teenreads.com

"[The] strong, amusing voice, the plot twists, and the possibility of romance will draw mystery and chick-lit readers alike." —ALA Booklist

“Bag the tiara and get out the gun ... Cabot delivers.” —Publishers Weekly

AUTHOR TOUR

Tuesday, April 26th at 6pm
Davis-Kidd Booksellers   
387 Perkins Road Extended   
Memphis, TN 38117   
901-683-2032

Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm
Barnes & Noble #2241   
1430 Plaza Place   
Southlake, TX 76092   
817-442-0207

Thursday, April 28th at 7pm   
Barnes & Noble #1955   
Mansell Crossings Shopping Center   
Alpharetta, GA 30022   
770-993-8340

Saturday, April 30th at 12pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza   
707 West 47th Street   
Kansas City, MO    64112   
913-384-3126

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

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