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October 2014

Ben Clanton at the Odyssey Bookshop

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Look out! Here comes Rex! Children who love to construct — and those who love to destroy — will relate to Rex Wrecks It!, a kid-pleasing tale that builds to a smashing finale. Author and illustrator Ben Clanton will lead us in a dinosaur romp around The Odyssey, as we build and destroy a tower of our own making. Join us for this not-your-average storytime! Ages 2+

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Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival

October 10 - October 12
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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FEED YOUR IMAGINATION at the 5th annual 2014 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival! The festival is a FREE, fun-filled public celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages! Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: KEVIN HENKES, DENISE FLEMING, PETER BROWN, BLUE BALLIETT, RAINA TELGEMEIER and ANN BAUSUM. Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art with amazing illustrators. Plus, bilingual bedtime concert with JOSE-LUIS OROZCO, Brain Quest Challenge events, costumed…

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$35 general/$15 students

“In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” conference

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Goodwin Theatre, Perry High School,
1 Success Blvd., Perry, OH 44081 United States
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The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, in conjunction with the Perry Ohio School District, will be holding a new professional development day titled “In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Theatre, a state-of-the-art, 700 seat auditorium located in Perry, Ohio. “In Search of Wonder” will provide the opportunity for educators, librarians, parents, and students of education and library science to learn about new and…

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November 2014
$65/general registration; $25/students

“What’s New in Children’s Books?” conference

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Hall, Lesley University,
1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02108 United States
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from The Foundation from Children’s Books: Fall 2014 “What’s New in Children’s Books?” half-day event Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. University Hall, Lesley University Speakers this fall include: Gregory Maguire, the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He will talk about his new middle-grade novel, Egg & Spoon. Eric Velasquez is a prolific and…

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Sarah Brannen at the Lincoln Public Library

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Public Library,
3 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 United States
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Sarah Brannen reads and discusses her new picture book Madame Martine, about a little old lady in Paris, a lost dog, and the Eiffel Tower. All ages are welcome, especially kids 4–7, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Sarah has illustrated over a dozen books for children including Feathers: Not Just for Flying and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. She grew up in Lincoln!

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free with museum admission

Exhibition “Madeline at 75″ Opens at The Carle Museum

November 15
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present “Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans,” on view from November 15 through February 22, 2015 in Amherst. The exhibition, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of the classic Madeline, honors the plucky schoolgirl in Paris and her creator with more than 90 rarely seen works. “Madeline at 75″ was organized by The Carle and curated by Jane Bayard Curley. It premiered at the New-York…

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Exhibition “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” Opens at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

November 20
The Contemporary Jewish Museum,
736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This holiday season, The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues its tradition of presenting family-friendly exhibitions that explore the work of beloved children’s book illustrators with “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch.” J. Otto Seibold, a mostly self-taught Bay Area artist, is one of America’s most influential creators of children’s books. Born and raised in the East Bay, where he still resides, his offbeat and wacky Mr. Lunch books (written with Vivian Walsh) were the first children’s books designed using computer software.…

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December 2014

The Light Princess opens at the A.R.T.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loeb Drama Center,
64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit…

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