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November 2013

Ender’s Game opens

November 1, 2013
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Tui T. Sutherland at Burlington Barnes & Noble

November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Tui T. Sutherland will appear at the Burlington Barnes & Noble on Friday, November 1st, to celebrate the release of Wings of Fire book 4: Dark Secret. The Wings of Fire saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice — his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home — but he’s also been afraid of his fellow NightWings.…

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What’s New in Children’s Books Fall 2013 Conference

November 2, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pine Manor College,
400 Heath St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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What’s New in Children’s Books Saturday Half-Day Conference presented by The Foundation for Children’s Books Saturday, November 2 @ 8:30am-12:30pm Ferry Administration Building, Pine Manor College 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA Speakers: Meg Kearney Meg is the author of The Secret Life of Me and The Girl in the Mirror, novels in verse for teens, as well as Trouper, her first picture book, published this fall and illustrated by E.B. Lewis. She directs the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing…

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17th Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day

November 2, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall,
795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 02139
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The 17th Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day will be held at Cambridge City Hall on Saturday, November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a free event for Cambridge families with children in grades pre-K–3, and will feature children’s activities, free books, Bonaparte the Magician (shows at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.), sing-alongs, face painting, and more. For more information, call 617-349-6492 or view the flyer. Sponsored by Cambridge Family Literacy Collaborative which includes: Agenda for Children…

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Kate Sullivan at Brookline Public Library

November 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Public Library,
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Celebrate the publication of On Linden Square, written and illustrated by Kate Sullivan, right in the neighborhood where the book takes place! On the first day of winter vacation, Stella Mae watches her neighbors go about their busy days, minding their own business — until a snowstorm brings them together in a surprising way! At this event, we’ll get to know our neighbors, play music, sing songs, and weather permitting, parade from the library to the real-life Linden Square. Book…

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Erin Dionne and Nancy Werlin at The Blue Bunny

November 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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  Two of The Blue Bunny’s favorite authors will be visiting together on Saturday, November 2nd. Erin Dionne will be reading from and signing her new middle-grade novel Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (a mystery based on the Gardner Museum Art Heist) and Nancy Werlin will be reading and signing from Unthinkable, her young adult sequel to the New York Times bestselling fantasy Impossible.

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Ammi-Joan Paquette at the Belmont Public Library

November 2, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belmont Public Library,
336 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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The Belmont Public Library hosts Ammi-Joan Paquette for a book launch party and storytime featuring her newest picture books Ghost in the House and Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo. For ages 3-8.

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Catherine Gilbert Murdock at Brookline Booksmith

November 3, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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The Foundation for Children’s Books brings Catherine Gilbert Murdock to the Booksmith with her latest book, Heaven is Paved With Oreos. Fourteen-year-old Sarah Zorn is swept away on a last-minute Roman holiday with her hippie Grandma Z, changing her summer from focusing on the science fair to exploring Italy’s ancient wonders. Sarah navigates first love, friendship, and family in this charming novel for middle-grade readers. Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of six acclaimed novels, is an avid reader. Of books that…

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Tween Author Panel

November 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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    On Tuesday, November 5th, from 7:30-9:00, please join Kim Harrington (author of the Sleuth Or Dare series), Erin Dionne (author of Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking), and Anna Staniszewski (author of My Very UnFairy Tale Life series) as they talk about the joys and challenges of writing tween fiction.

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$25 to $40

Framingham State University’s Children’s Literature Festival

November 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Framingham State University,
100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701-9101 United States
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The Framingham State University Children’s Literature Festival is a celebration of children’s books featuring renowned authors and illustrators in the field. The event includes book signings, lectures and workshops about the latest developments in the craft. The festival was launched in 1986 as the David McCord Children’s Literature Festival, sponsored by the Nobscot Reading Council. Framingham State University has hosted the festival since its inception and, in 2006, took over coordination of the event. This year’s featured speakers are author…

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