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October 2014

Ifeoma Onyefulu at Wellesley Free Library

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wellesley Free Library,
530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482-5714 United States
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Meet children’s author, photographer, and journalist Ifeoma Onyefulu and learn about her renowned books about Africa. Ifeoma Onyefulu, a Nigerian expatriate living in England, has successfully introduced English-speaking audiences to the range and variety of village life in her homeland through her picture books for young readers. Illustrated with her own brightly colored photographs, Onyefulu’s books have been praised for the lessons they teach about the universality of some experiences, as well as for offering a rarely seen depiction of…

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Liz Prince at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe,
338 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Trident for a reading and talk with Liz Prince, author of the graphic memoir Tomboy. About the book Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school,…

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So You Want to Choose the 2015 Caldecott? Session 1 at The Carle Museum

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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October 24, 2014: 4:00pm – 6:00pm December 6, 2014: 9:00am – 12:00pm Must attend both sessions (5 PDPs) Join The Carle for a Mock Caldecott Committee that reviews, votes, and makes its own choice for the 2015 Caldecott Award. At our October meeting, we’ll review the award guidelines and start talking about eligible picture books from 2014. In November, we’ll ask for final nominations and at our December meeting, we’ll go through the Caldecott Committee process to name our selections…

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Cammie McGovern and Amy Zhang at Wellesley Books

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Authors Cammie McGovern and Amy Zhang join Wellesley Books to discuss their latest books Say What You Will and Falling into Place. Cammie McGovern is the author of four novels: The Art of Seeing, Eye Contact, and Neighborhood Watch, and Say What You Will. She currently lives in Amherst, MA, with her husband and three sons, the oldest of whom is autistic. Amy Zhang was born in China, grew up in Wisconsin, and currently lives in New York State. When…

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Boston Book Festival

October 25
various venues around Copley Sq.,
Boston, MA United States
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The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city. 150+ World-Class Presenters Children’s Lit schedule Kids’ Keynote Featuring Rick Riordan 10:45 AM, Trinity Sanctuary, 206 Clarendon Street Costume Parade Featuring Anna Dewdney and Llama Llama 11:45 AM, Character Connection Tent, Copley Square Middle Grade: Masters of Fantasy Featuring…

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$6.50/members; $7/non-members

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow puppet show at The Carle Museum

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The PuppeTree presents a puppet performance of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126.

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$6.50/members; $7/non-members

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow puppet show at The Carle Museum

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The PuppeTree presents a puppet performance of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126.

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Chris Raschka at Brookline Booksmith

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Join Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka for his charming new book Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses, a collection of antique photographs with new poems and personalities created by Chris. There will be drawing exercises and fun for all ages!

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Garth Nix at Odyssey Bookshop

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Garth Nix is coming to The Odyssey Bookshop. Meet this award winning, storytelling legend on his ONLY visit to New England on his US tour! Attendees must purchase a copy of Clariel from Odyssey Bookshop in order to get into the signing line. This event is free, but please RSVP to reserve a place as seating is limited. Please email kids@odysseybks.com or call 413-534-7307 to RSVP. Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001,…

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Dave Zeltserman at the Harvard COOP

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Coop,
1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02238 United States
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“My name’s Henry Dudlow. I’m fifteen and a half. And I’m cursed. Or damned. Take your pick. The reason? I see demons.” So begins the latest novel by horror master Dave Zeltserman. The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look . . . different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees…

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