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October 2014
$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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Dave Zeltserman at New England Mobile Book Fair

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New England Mobile Book Fair,
82 Needham St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461 United States
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My name’s Henry Dudlow. I’m fifteen and a half. And I’m cursed. Or damned. Take your pick. The reason? I see demons.” So begins the latest novel by horror master Dave Zeltserman. The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look . . . different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees…

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Monstrous Affections panel at Brookline Booksmith

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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From the editors of Steampunk! comes the stunning collection Monstrous Affections, featuring stories from some of today’s top young-adult authors. Predatory kraken, harpies, and a landform that claims lives, these stories explore ambition, loneliness, love, and the boundless potential for connection. Editors Kelly Link and Gavin Grant will speak with contributors MT Anderson, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Joshua Lewis.

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Ifeoma Onyefulu at Wellesley Free Library

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wellesley Free Library,
530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482-5714 United States
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Meet children’s author, photographer, and journalist Ifeoma Onyefulu and learn about her renowned books about Africa. Ifeoma Onyefulu, a Nigerian expatriate living in England, has successfully introduced English-speaking audiences to the range and variety of village life in her homeland through her picture books for young readers. Illustrated with her own brightly colored photographs, Onyefulu’s books have been praised for the lessons they teach about the universality of some experiences, as well as for offering a rarely seen depiction of…

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Liz Prince at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe,
338 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Trident for a reading and talk with Liz Prince, author of the graphic memoir Tomboy. About the book Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school,…

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So You Want to Choose the 2015 Caldecott? Session 1 at The Carle Museum

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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October 24, 2014: 4:00pm – 6:00pm December 6, 2014: 9:00am – 12:00pm Must attend both sessions (5 PDPs) Join The Carle for a Mock Caldecott Committee that reviews, votes, and makes its own choice for the 2015 Caldecott Award. At our October meeting, we’ll review the award guidelines and start talking about eligible picture books from 2014. In November, we’ll ask for final nominations and at our December meeting, we’ll go through the Caldecott Committee process to name our selections…

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Cammie McGovern and Amy Zhang at Wellesley Books

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Authors Cammie McGovern and Amy Zhang join Wellesley Books to discuss their latest books Say What You Will and Falling into Place. Cammie McGovern is the author of four novels: The Art of Seeing, Eye Contact, and Neighborhood Watch, and Say What You Will. She currently lives in Amherst, MA, with her husband and three sons, the oldest of whom is autistic. Amy Zhang was born in China, grew up in Wisconsin, and currently lives in New York State. When…

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