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Bookish Boston: upcoming children’s author events

September is a good month for readers in the Boston area! Last week, Moonbird author Phillip Hoose signed at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. There’s lots more to come, so get out your calendar!

The Diviners by Libba BrayTomorrow,  September 21, Printz award winner Libba Bray will be speaking and signing at the Brookline Public Library. The event begins at 3:00 pm. More information on the event and her just-released novel The Diviners here.

On Monday, September 24 at 10:00 am, author Sarah Stewart and illustrator David Small will sign their latest collaboration, The Quiet Place, at Porter Square Books.

We’re very excited to catch up with our Boston Globe–Horn Book award winners—Joan Sommers and Amanda Freymann, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie, Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead, Mal Peet, and Elizabeth Wein—at the third annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium on Saturday, September 29. Registration is still open for this day-long event.

Starry River of the Sky by Grace LinAnd once you’ve recuperated from all the BGHB festivities, go see author/illustrator Grace Lin at Porter Square Books on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 pm. She’ll be discussing and signing her new book, Starry River of the Sky.

October looks like it’ll be even busier, with Louise Erdrich, Lesléa Newman, and Lois Lowry at Porter Square Books; Sherman Alexie at Brookline Booksmith; folklore/fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar at Harvard Bookstore; and the annual Boston Book Festival.

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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