Friday, October 15, 2010

Bay Area great author events

Just a quick note - if you live in the Bay Area, there are some fabulous author events coming up.

Vampire Boy's Good NightLisa Brown has several events for her new book: Vampire Boy's Good Night. I love this sweet Halloween tale, perfect for young kids (ages 2 - 5).

 Sunday, October 17th
11:00 am
A Great Good Place for Books

6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA
Tel: (510) 339-8210
This is a great neighborhood bookstore in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland.

Saturday, October 23rd
3:00 pm
Join us for a Halloween party and a Bloody Benefit! Please come in costume!
Storytelling, mask-making and yummy snacks!
With benefit to The Blood Centers of the Pacific.
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, California 94117

Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
This was one of our family's favorite books this year, and one of the most popular books at the school library.  It is a graphic novel that tells the story of how Raina lost her two front teeth from a simple accident, and her journey to restore her smile and navigate life through middle school.
Here are some of the stops on her tour:

Monday, October 18th
Green Apple Books: Book signing & presentation
506 Clement Street (@6th Ave)
San Francisco, CA
7 PM

Thursday, October 21
Alameda Free Library: Presentation & Workshop
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Friday, October 22
Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts: Signing/Reading
2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA
7 PM

Saturday, October 23
STORYTIME! Activity Day at the Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
1 – 3 PM
Come hang out with Raina and a bunch of the creators in the museum’s STORYTIME! exhibit, where you can see a bunch of original pages from Smile on display!

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)Suzanne Collins, the author of the bestselling teen trilogy: The Hunger Games, will be visiting the Bay Area in November at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park and Hicklebee's in San Jose. This is sure to be a packed event. Call the stores for details to see if you need advanced tickets. For more tour locations for Suzanne Collins, se the Scholastic Site.
Wednesday, November 3rd
7:00 pm
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA

Thursday, November 4th
7:00 pm
Hicklebee's Books
1378 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

The Duck and the KangarooJane Wattenberg (aka Mrs. Mustard) will talk about Edward Lear and her vibrant take on Lear's creative poem The Duck and the Kangaroo, with her real live Duck, Edward. The event is at Temple Israel in Alameda, for their Book and Cookie event. Edward will wear a tiny hand-crocheted, duck-size yarmulke for the occasion. Come join us.

Sunday October 17th
12:30 pm
Temple Israel
3183 Mecartney Rd. Alameda CA

Have fun! It's great to share the excitement with your children, and realize that their favorite books are written by people just like them.

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