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October 2014
$149

Mind the Gaps: Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Paresky Room, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The pursuit of the next Harry Potter and Hunger Games has homogenized bestsellers lists; there are still too few books for reluctant readers; and the number of nonfiction titles has steadily declined. And yet, with thousands of books published for young readers every year, there are myriad opportunities to honor a culturally, economically, and racially diverse spectrum of readers… if you mind the gaps. On October 10–11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s…

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free with museum admission

Lisa Brown at The Carle Museum

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join New York Times–bestselling illustrator Lisa Brown as she reads from her new book, Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly, about a girl who discovers a way to express and transform her situation through art. Learn about Pablo Picasso’s blue period, Emily Pinchner’s blue period, and how Lisa Brown expresses her stories through art. Presentation includes a take-home art project for budding Picassos, and a book signing. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it…

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Kids Comic Con at Odyssey Bookshop

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Comic and graphic novel fans head to the Odyssey Saturday, October 11th for an experience of a lifetime! Two comic book masters will battle it out in a comic book draw-off and reveal the secrets behind their crime-fighting characters. Throw on a cape, grab a comic and had to the Odyssey for their first Kids Comic Con, featuring… Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and…

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The Art of Critiquing discussion at The Writers’ Loft

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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One of the quickest ways to learn about our own writing strengths and weaknesses is to get critiques from others in the business. During this craft chat, critique partners Heather Gerry Kelly and Anna Staniszewski will discuss how to effectively give critiques, how to understand the meanings behind critiques that others give us, and even how to translate rejection letters. They’ll also cover tips and tricks to emotionally detach and process the feedback. This event is free and open to…

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Clay Rice at Wellesley Books

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Famed silhouette artist Clay Rice returns to showcase his talents in this new children’s picture book, The Stick. A great gift idea for the holidays! Come meet Clay Rice and have him cut a silhouette of your child. Clay also will also read from his new book, The Stick, at a storytime. In the book, a young boy finds a stick on the ground, and after reading the inspiring words carved into it, his life begins to change as he…

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Cara Bertrand and Marcia Strykowski at Millbury Barnes & Noble

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Millbury Barnes & Noble, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley,
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike #5, Millbury, MA 01527 United States
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The Millbury Barnes & Noble is pleased to welcome two young adult authors: Cara Bertrand, author of Lost in Thought and Second Thoughts, as well as Marcia Strykowski, author of Call Me Amy and Amy’s Choice.

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$35 general/$15 students

“In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” conference

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Goodwin Theatre, Perry High School,
1 Success Blvd., Perry, OH 44081 United States
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The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, in conjunction with the Perry Ohio School District, will be holding a new professional development day titled “In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Theatre, a state-of-the-art, 700 seat auditorium located in Perry, Ohio. “In Search of Wonder” will provide the opportunity for educators, librarians, parents, and students of education and library science to learn about new and…

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Laura Harrington and Katherine Howe at Peabody Barnes & Noble

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peabody Barnes & Noble,
Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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Come meet teen authors Laura Harrington and Katherine Howe as they discuss their bestselling books, Alice Bliss and Conversion.

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Tomie dePaola at Concord Public Library

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Concord Free Public Library,
129 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture is presented annually by the Concord Festival of Authors. The 2014 lecture will be delivered by children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He’s been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide. Tomie dePaola and…

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Betsy Bird at The Carle Museum

October 18 @ 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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(1 PDP) The Carle welcomes Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Collections Specialist for the New York Public Library and blogger for School Library Journal, for a presentation on her new book Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. Book signing to follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org.  

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