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January 2017

Caldecott Club meeting at the Reading Public Library

January 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reading Public Library,
80 General Way
Reading, MA 01867 United States
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The Caldecott Medal is one of the most distinguished awards in children’s literature. Kids in grades 3 to 5 are invited to join the Reading Public Library’s Caldecott Club to learn more about this prestigious award given to the best illustrated book for children annually. Children’s librarian Ashley Waring, a member of the 2017 Caldecott Committee, will lead our club. Over the course of five meetings, we will learn about how and why the award is given, and discuss artistic…

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“The Case of the Missing Chapter Books” Craft Chat with David A. Kelly at The Writers’ Loft

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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$5

Picture Book Brainstorming Workshop with Deb O’Brien at The Writers’ Loft

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Information Session: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at the Carle

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu. Click here for more information.

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YA Passport Trivia Night + Kick Off Event at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe,
338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Trident is kicking off its new spring YA reading series with a night of YA trivia and prizes! Bring a team or play by yourself as we quiz you on everything from page counts to character names from the wide world of YA, as well as reveal the authors lined up of our spring YA reading series and introduce the passport program, how you can earn stamps in your passport, and the fabulous prizes those stamps can earn you. See…

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$65

Picture Book Critique Agent Brunch with Ammi-Joan Paquette and Tracy Marchini at The Writers’ Loft

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Sold out — click here to be added to the waitlist!

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Mo Willems at the Holyoke Barnes & Noble

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holyoke Barnes & Noble,
7 Holyoke St.
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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Join the Holyoke Barnes & Noble for an afternoon reading of hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette and meet its celebrated author Mo Willems! Special Instructions Mo Willems will sign one item brought from home and any of his books picked up at the event.

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Jacqueline Davies at Porter Square Books

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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“I want pants,” says a little panda to his father. “You are a panda,” answers the father. “Pandas do NOT wear pants.” And so begins a hilarious battle of wills when a young panda tries to convince his father why pants make perfect sense. After all, pants are soft. Pants keep you warm. Some pants even have…POCKETS. But with a menacing snow leopard lurking in the background, will the longed-for pants end up having an even greater role to play? Jacqueline Davies’s…

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$30

“Create Backgrounds For Picture Book Spreads” Workshop with Brian Lies at The Writers’ Loft

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Registration required — click here to register!

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YA Passport January Reading with Adam Silvera and Jay Robin Brown at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe,
338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Trident for the first reading and signing in the new YA Passport series, featuring Adam Silvera (History is All You Left Me) and Jaye Robin Brown (Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit). About History is All You Left Me When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time…

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