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March 2015

Marie Rutkoski and Kristin Cashore at Harvard Book Store

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store,
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome back Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse, and acclaimed young adult author Kristin Cashore for a discussion of the second book in Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy, The Winner’s Crime. A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth…

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Kathy Reichs at Framingham Barnes & Noble

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble,
1 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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The Virals are back but they’re not the only pack in town anymore. Kathy Reichs’s Terminal finds Tory Brennan and the rest of the Morris Island gang tracking a pack of rogue Virals who call themselves the Trinity.

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“Prime Time Rhyme” craft chat with Josh Funk at the Writers’ Loft

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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“Ins and Outs of Writing for Children” craft program at Odyssey Bookshop

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Four local authors who write for children and young adults talk about dreaming up the realistic, dark, and paranormal characters who inhabit their books. Come hear Corinne Demas, Jeff Mack, Dawn Metcalf, and Greg Ruth explain their approaches to voice, craft, research, and publishing in a panel discussion co-sponsored by Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Odyssey Bookshop. The following authors will appear on the Ins and Outs of Writing for Children panel: Dawn Metcalf writes dark, quirky, sometimes humorous…

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Matt Tavares at Book Ends Winchester

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Local author, illustrator, and baseball fan Matt Tavares returns to Book Ends to sign and talk about his newest picture book, Growing Up Pedro, about the famous Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. Candlewick Books, Matt’s publisher, is also offering a special promotion. A customer who purchases any of the titles from Matt’s baseball library (Zachary’s Ball, Becoming Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron’s Dream, Mudball, Oliver’s Game, There Goes Ted Williams, and Growing Up Pedro) between 2/10/15 and Opening Day (4/6/15) is…

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Linda Booth Sweeney at the Concord Bookshop

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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About When the Wind Blows Spring weather can be exciting! When wind chimes start singing and clouds race across the sky, one little guy knows just what to do — grab his kite! But as the kite soars, the wind picks up even more, and soon he and his grandma are chasing the runaway kite into town. As they pass swirling leaves, bobbing boats, and flapping scarves, breezes become gusts and the sky darkens. Rain is on the way! Can…

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Victoria Aveyard at Wellesley Books

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, a sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Come meet Aveyard and get one step closer to finding out. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University…

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Victoria Aveyard at Odyssey Bookshop

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Celebrate author Victoria Aveyard’s deubt young adult novel Red Queen at the Odyssey Bookshop! Discover the world of Red Queen this March as you dress your best in RED, gorge on RED velvet cupcakes, and drink RED sparkling juice for this epic event. Join us for an author reading, signing and costume competition! Now a number-one New York Times Bestseller! Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical…

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Anna Staniszewski at Brookline Booksmith

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Special Kids event Robot Pajama Party! In Power Down, Little Robot, it’s time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn’t ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module. From a debut picture book author and the illustrator of Little Boo, this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere. Author Anna Staniszewski will appear in her “robot pajama finest,”…

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Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Soar down to the Odyssey Bookshop for a fun-filled celebration! Storytelling greats Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple will join us for the launch of their much-anticipated picture book You Nest Here With Me. Learn how this lovely story came to be with a bird-call demonstration, peck at cupcakes, and make a nest of your own at our craft table! Perfect for ages 4+. From the authors who brought us Owl Moon and Animal Stories comes You Nest Here With Me.…

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