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August 2016

Deidre Sullivan at the Braintree Barnes & Noble

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Braintree Barnes & Noble,
150 Granite St.
Braintree, MA 02184 United States
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Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friends (including her teddy). Ming is curious, playful and ready for adventure, but even she gets scared of new things sometimes. Kids will relate to her desires and fears. Join the Braintree Barnes & Noble as local author Deirdre Sullivan reads her new book Ming Goes to School.

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$12

“Welcome to Our Home” Living History Tour at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

August 27 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House,
399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Suitable for all ages! Ideal for families! Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt — all while learning about this extraordinary New England family! Costs Adults: $12 Seniors/…

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Josh Funk at An Unlikely Story

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Rawr! It’s party time! Josh Funk’s second book, Pirasaurs!, lands on bookshelves on August 30th — and he’s celebrating with An Unlikely Story! There will be pirates, dinosaurs, cake, balloons, and, of course, a little maple syrup (Josh is also the author of the popular Sir French Toast & Lady Pancake). This event is recommended for ages 5+. Children’s registration is required for this event, and is available here.

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September 2016

September Kidlit Drink Night / Josh Funk Double Book Launch Party!

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tavern in the Square Porter Square,
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Meet-up followed by a quick walk up the block to Porter Square Books at 7 pm for Josh Funk’s new picture book Pirasaurs! (and pre-launch for his next book, Dear Dragon). The event for the book launch only (no kidlit meetup) is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/276331742712115/

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Josh Funk at Porter Square Books

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Two new picture books from local author Josh Funk! About Dear Dragon A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath. George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There’s just one thing that the two friends don’t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon. What will happen when these…

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Josh Funk at Brookline Booksmith

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Do you love picture books? Join Brookline Booksmith in their children’s section for drop-in storytime every first Saturday and third Sunday of the month. This week’s storytime will feature a guest reading by picture book author Josh Funk (Pirasaurs!).

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Erin Petti at Porter Square Books

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Ghost-story lover and debut author Erin Petti has written a quirky story for fans of The Goonies, Goosebumps, and Coraline. About The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee Eleven-year-old budding scientist Thelma Bee has adventure in her blood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a ghost kidnaps her father. Now her only clues are a strange jewelry box and the word “Return,” whispered to her by the ghost. It’s up to Thelma to get her dad back, and it…

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Brendan Kiely at Porter Square Books

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Gospel of Winter and the coauthor of All American Boys comes a cool, contemplative spin on hot summer nights and the classic teen love story as two teens embark on a cross-country journey of the heart and soul. About The Last True Love Story “The point of living is learning how to love.” That’s what Gpa says. To Hendrix and Corrina, both seventeen but otherwise alike only in their loneliness, that sounds like another…

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Sabaa Tahir at An Unlikely Story

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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An Unlikely Story is excited to welcome young adult author Sabaa Tahir as she introduces the sequel to her runaway bestseller, An Ember in the Ashes. There will be a special guest moderator, followed by audience Q & A and a booksigning. More details will be revealed closer to the event date. About A Torch Against the Night The astonishing sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, An Ember in the Ashes. Elias and Laia are running for their…

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“Barnstorming Brainstorming Picture Book Ideas” Workshop with Deb O’Brien at The Writers’ Loft

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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