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April 2015

Suzi Eszterhas at the Cambridge Public Library

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Meet Suzi Eszterhas, author/photographer of the Eye on the Wild series! Children 5 & up.

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$21.25/members; $25/members

Jerry Pinkney’s Special Educator Workshop: “The Illustrator’s Eye, Real and Imagined”

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Using a slideshow, readings, and a drawing demonstration, Jerry Pinkney will discuss the decisions leading up to developing a book project, the ways in which he finds his own vision, and how he develops a fuller understanding of his subjects. A slideshow of images will include details about Jerry’s art-making process, from rough thumbnail sketches to drawings in progress, and from dummy books to final art. Registration required. Space is limited. See The Carle’s Workshops for Adults & Educators page to…

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Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at The Carle: Information Session

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join us for an Information Session to learn about graduate programs in children’s literature offered through Simmons College at The Carle. Each program encourages a rigorous study of children’s books with an emphasis on historical and critical analysis. Non-degree students are welcome to apply for specific classes. Email childrensliterature@simmons.edu for more information.

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Paula Guerard at the BPL’s Adams branch

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Adams Branch,
690 Adams St., Dorchester, MA 02122 United States
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Local children’s book author Paula Guerard shares her book Marylou Found a Really Big Shoe, followed by a storytelling activity. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.

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Pendred Noyce at the New England Mobile Book Fair

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New England Mobile Book Fair,
82 Needham St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461 United States
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Pendred Noyce’s Magnificent Minds empowers teen girls to become strong social leaders by profiling sixteen incredible women who revolutionized science, medicine, and society. Did you know that Marie Curie is the only Nobel Prize winner whose daughter also won the Nobel Prize? Or that the most famous 17th century astronomer was a woman, Maria Cunitz? Or that the first computer compiler was created by a woman, Grace Hopper? This isn’t a dry textbook lesson — these powerful voices come alive…

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free with museum admission

Paul Czajak and the Brothers Hilts at The Carle Museum

April 25 @ 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 author Paul Czajak and the award-winning illustrators, the Brothers Hilts, for a storytime as Paul reads from their new book, Seaver the Weaver, a story about a unique spider.  The Brothers Hilts will also give an illustration presentation in which they discuss their illustration style, their inspirations, and their process of creating illustrations for Seaver the Weaver. Book signing to follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may…

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Jessica Herthel and Nick Teich at The Harvard Coop

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvard Coop,
1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02238 United States
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Enlightening autobiographical picture book I Am Jazz tells the story of a transgender child who knew from the time she was two that despite her physical body she wasn’t really a boy. Young Jazz was passionate about her love of mermaids, dancing, dress-up, and pop stars, as well as her conviction that her gender identity was female. Readers are taken through her journey with upbeat, pink-hued watercolor illustrations that are a good complement to the cheerful tone and positive message…

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Jerry Pinkney’s BERL Lecture at The Carle

April 25 @ 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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Caldecott award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney will provide insights into his artistic process and discuss his life and inspirations in: “Art as a Manuscript” on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. His talk is part of the annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture Series and is free with Museum admission. The BERL series features the country’s preeminent scholars, book collectors, researchers, editors, authors, and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.…

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Jessica Herthel at Porter Square Books

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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About I Am Jazz “All young people — regardless of difference — deserve the things Jazz shares in her lovely book: a loving family, supportive friends, and the freedom to be their true selves. A beautifully illustrated and accessible primer on one trans girl’s journey of living her truth.” —Janet Mock, New York Times–bestselling author of Redefining Realness “A terrific and timely book that explains to kids what it means to be transgender and — more importantly — that reminds kids our…

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YA Author Panel at The Odyssey Bookshop

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Odyssey Bookshop welcomes YA authors Lance Rubin, Tommy Wallach, and Nova Ren Suma for a panel discussion. Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days — the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with…

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