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January children’s book events in Boston

Children’s book–related events coming up in the greater Boston area:

Former Horn Book editor in chief Anita Silvey will sign her latest book The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac (a companion to her blog of the same name) at Porter Square Books on Thursday, January 10th, at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Silvey’s many books include The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators, 100 Best Books for Children, and 500 Great Works for Teens.

On January 10th at 7:00 p.m., Newbery Medal winners Clare Vanderpool (Moon Over Manifest, Navigating Early) and Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl, and many others) will speak at the Needham Library. The event is hosted by Wellesley Books; more details will be available soon at their website.

The Fault in Our StarsBrookline Booksmith will hold the first meeting of their Young Adult Book Club (for teens ages 12-18) on Monday, January 14th, at 5:00 p.m. Attendees should read any one of these titles by author John Green: The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, or An Abundance of Katherines. See the bookstore’s site for more information.

Also at Brookline Booksmith: on Tuesday, January 29th, at 7:00 p.m., YA author Jodi Meadows will celebrate the release of Asunder, the second volume in her Incarnate trilogy. In addition to signing her novels, Ms. Meadows will give away a pair of hand-knitted mittens. For more details on this free event, see the Brookline Booksmith website.

The Collins Branch of the Cambridge Public Library will  hold its monthly Kids’ Book for Grownups discussion group Thursday, January 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact librarian Lise Fosse for more info.

Drop us a line if you know of other Boston children’s literature events this month!


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. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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