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January 2015

Kate Axelrod and Wendy Wunder at Porter Square Books

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Kate Axelrod (The Law of Loving Others) and Wendy Wunder (The Museum of Intangible Things) will sign their new books at Porter Square Books. Hours after Emma returns home from boarding school, she realizes that her mom is suffering from a schizophrenic break. Suddenly, Emma’s entire childhood and identity is called into question. Desperate for answers, Emma turns to her boyfriend, Daniel. Will he love her even if she goes crazy too? But it’s the lonely, brooding boy Emma meets…

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Geoff Edgers at the Concord Free Public Library

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library Fowler Branch,
1322 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Local author Geoff Edgers will talk about his new book Who Is Stan Lee? and discuss the writing and editing process. For grades 4-8. Please register at http://www.concordlibrary.org.

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Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde at The Blue Bunny

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde celebrate their newest collaboration You and Me, an ode to friendship, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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$5 donation; members free

All-Star Nonfiction Author Panel at The Writers’ Loft

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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On Saturday, January 24th from 1-3pm, join Sarah Albee, Leslie Bulion, Loree Griffin Burns, Susan Goodman, and April Jones Prince for a fascinating panel discussion on writing nonfiction for young readers. From biographies to beetles, bodily functions to bees, these prolific writers have the inside scoop on this increasingly vital segment of publishing. Books by authors will be available for purchase and signing. (Snowdate on January 25th, 1-3pm) This event is open to all. $5 donation; members free.

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“Just like Frozen” party with Sarah Mylnowski at the Odyssey Bookshop

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Did you know that the idea for Frozen came from a fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson called “The Snow Queen”? The Odyssey Bookshop’s “Just like Frozen” party celebrates fairytale retellings like Frozen and Sarah Mylnowski’s Whatever After Series. Join us for a “Let it Go” sing along and reading with the author of Whatever After: Cold As Ice. Free Frozen stickers and prizes go to those dressed as a characters from Frozen!  For ages 7-12 Whatever After: Cold As Ice…

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Elisabeth Wolf at Book Ends Winchester

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Forget the cold and take a trip with Lulu to Honolulu! Elisabeth Wolf returns to Book Ends to talk about Lulu in Honolulu, her second Lulu novel for young readers ages 9 to 12. If only real life were like the movies. The Harrison family’s fabulous Hawaiian vacation has fallen apart, thanks to Lulu’s parents’ massive blockbuster film shoot. Their tightly-scheduled family time has been taken over by extra time on the set — and they’re totally missing out on…

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$12/members; $15/nonmembers

40th Anniversary of Tuck Everlasting Celebration with Natalie Babbitt

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY 10025 United States
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The award-winning author discusses her unforgettable novel, first published in 1975, with author Gregory Maguire (Wicked). Babbitt’s classic story centers on a young girl who stumbles upon the mysterious Tuck family and their secret, magic spring. The moving prose and rich imagery have made this story a favorite among young readers. Actress Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Mad Men) and Samuel F. Babbitt perform an excerpts from the novel. Bledel played the role of Winnie Foster in the film version of…

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Brandon Sanderson at Brookline Booksmith

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Firefight is the second book of Brandon Sanderson’s exciting new young adult Reckoners series, and the sequel to the #1 New York Times Bestseller Steelheart. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart – invincible, immortal, unconquerable – is dead. And he died by David’s hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago…

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Mary Lundquist at Porter Square Books

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there’s so much to love about Mary Lundquist’s debut picture book, Cat & Bunny. Cat and Bunny. Bunny and Cat. It’s always been just the two of them — daydreaming, having adventures, playing their special game. Until the day someone else asks, “Can I play?” Mary Lundquist captures all the charm and magic of first friendship in her winning debut picture book. Mary Lundquist grew up…

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George O’Connor at the Odyssey Bookshop

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Odyssey Bookshop is pleased to welcome the graphic novelist star, George O’Connor! Join us to revisit or discover the world of the Olympians! George O’Connor will be discussing Ares: Bringer of War which is the seventh book in the Olympians series. This book tells the exciting story of the Trojan War, and the Gods’ interference in this epic battle. War-lover Ares butts heads with Athena, goddess of military victory — and their conflict will have repercussions for generations to come.…

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