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October 2014

Monstrous Affections panel at Brookline Booksmith

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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From the editors of Steampunk! comes the stunning collection Monstrous Affections, featuring stories from some of today’s top young-adult authors. Predatory kraken, harpies, and a landform that claims lives, these stories explore ambition, loneliness, love, and the boundless potential for connection. Editors Kelly Link and Gavin Grant will speak with contributors MT Anderson, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Joshua Lewis.

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Dave Zeltserman at New England Mobile Book Fair

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New England Mobile Book Fair,
82 Needham St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461 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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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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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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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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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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