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September 2016
$42.50

“An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies” Class at The Carle Museum

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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(4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine.  Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which…

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2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony at Simmons College

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paresky Room, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On June 2nd, the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners were announced — via video for the first time! — by Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and…

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October 2016
$119.20

2016 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Out of the Box at Simmons College

October 1
Paresky Room, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Out of the Box features the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book award winners and honorees in talks, panel discussions, and small-group sessions to offer librarians, educators, children’s literature professionals, students, scholars, publishing types and writers a chance to examine critical issues relevant to children’s and young adult literature. This year’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium looks at books that do not fit into genres or that fit into multiple genres. Join us as we go “out…

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Mary Jane Begin at The Blue Bunny

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Calling all My Little Pony lovers! The terrifically talented illustrator Mary Jane Begin will be at The Blue Bunny on Saturday, October 1st, to read and sign her new book, My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island, and play a drawing game. Don’t miss this fun morning at The Blue Bunny!

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Erin Petti at the Peabody Barnes & Noble

October 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Peabody Barnes & Noble,
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St.
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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Join author Erin Petti as she discusses and signs her new book, 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 might be more dangerous than she thought!

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Nancy Schön at The Carle Museum

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Make Way for Ducklings, by Nancy Schon

Nancy Schön, whose career as a sculptor has spanned multiple decades, is known for her iconic sculptures inspired by children’s literature, including Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings in the Boston Public Garden and characters from A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh at Newton Free Library (Newton, MA). Join The Carle for “Sculpting Stories: The Public Art of Nancy Schön” to meet Nancy and learn about her various public art projects, which includes Boston’s first public skate park, a project…

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$23.41

Rick Riordan at An Unlikely Story

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT. Two tickets to this event with Rick Riordan will be raffled off at An Unlikely Story’s event with Tania Unsworth and Adam Shaughnessy on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00 pm. You must attend the Sunday event to be entered into the raffle. See you there! An Unlikely Story has an event of mythological proportions with bestselling author Rick Riordan to celebrate the newest book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, The Hammer of…

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Patrick McDonnell at An Unlikely Story

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An Unlikely Story,
111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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An Unlikely Story is honored to welcome beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell to celebrate the release of his new picture book, Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward…all the way to the times of prehistoric man! Patrick will read Tek, demonstrate his amazing drawing skills, and sign his books. This event requires advance registration for all guests, which is available here! About the Book Tek is a cave boy in…

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Garth Nix at the Cambridge Public Library

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store welcomes Garth Nix for a presentation of Goldenhand, the long-awaited fifth installment in the New York Times–bestselling Old Kingdom series. About Goldenhand Goldenhand takes place six months after the events of Abhorsen and follows the novella “Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case,” which is featured in Across the Wall. Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On…

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Mad Hatter Tea at Cary Memorial Library

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cary Memorial Library,
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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Don’t be late for this very important date! The Queen of Hearts hereby summons your presence at the Mad Hatter’s Tea for a very merry Un-Birthday celebration. Venture down the rabbit hole, and join us for an afternoon of fun and games and all things wild and crazy…after all, we’re all mad here! For 2nd–4th graders. Attendance is limited. Sign up online beginning Monday, September 26th, at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

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