Thursday, October 11, 2018

Local author events

Students love to meet the authors and illustrators of their favorite books. The opportunity to ask your favorite author about their writing process, their characters, and what books they love to read is an experience not to be missed!

I recently found out about these events that your family might be interested in:

At Brookline Library 
Friday, October 19 at 3 pm

Author Vera Brosgol will be speaking in Hunneman Hall in the Brookline Village branch. Ms. Brosgol wrote and illustrated a graphic novel called Be Prepared about her experiences attending a Russian sleep-away camp when she was a child.

At Wellesley Books
Saturday, October 20 at 11 am
Author Rob Buyea who wrote the Mr. Terupt series will be speaking about his new book, The Perfect Secret. Students in fourth to sixth grade have found his books very engaging in recent years.

At Wellesley Books
Saturday, October 27 at 11 am
Story time with five excellent authors and illustrators! They will be reading and signing their books. Authors include: Josh Funk; Emilie Boon; Ioana Hobal; Nancy Tupper Ling; and Annie Cronin Romano. This is sure to be a lot of fun!

At Wellesley Books
Sunday, October 28 at 4pm 
A panel of middle-grade authors will be speaking and signing their books. Panelists include: Elly Swartz (who came to Lawrence School last year!); Sarah Jean Horwitz; Lauren Magaziner; Susan Tan; and Jarrett Lerner. Their topic is "The Middle Grade Years: How Books Help Readers Discover Who They are and Where They Fit". This is a great way to hear about lots of new titles all in one sitting!

Monday, October 1, 2018

A family field trip suggestion & the Boston Book Festival

I was reminded today of the wonderful Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. It's a bit of a hike from Brookline (over an hour's drive) but it's worth the trip if you're out in that area for other activities like apple picking. Here's the link to the museum's website:

Right now the Carle Museum has an exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, an exhibit about picture book creators Leo and Diane Dillon and and exhibit on Paddington the bear, created by Michael Bond. Lots for kids of all ages to enjoy. They have a beautiful library dedicated to picture books of all types and a drop-in art studio where kids can create their own art.


Boston Book Festival

And don't forget the Boston Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 13! In addition to all the excellent authors of adult books, there are lots of esteemed children's and young adult authors who will be there. Here are just a few:
Brian Lies
Raul Colon
Melissa Stewart
Jonathan Auxier
Andrea Beaty
Jef Czekaj
Kate DiCamillo
Becky Albertalli