BEWARE! Two Witchtastic Spooktacular Events Are Flying to Morningside Heights

If you’re looking for WITCHTASTIC, SPOOKTACULAR fun, have I got the events for you!

On Saturday, October 29th, Hildie Bitterpickles and Grimelda, The Very Messy Witch, will be at Bank Street Book Store on 107th Street and Broadway at the 1:00 pm bewitching hour. Creepy crawley story time, crafts, slimy snacks, and BOO-RI-FIC giveaways await witches, warlocks, ninjas, and princesses of all ages. Be sure to dress up in your favorite costume and be very prepared to be tricked or treated!

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A dream come true to see my book in the front window of Bank Street Book Store.

Thank you, Bank Street! 

On Monday, October 31, come celebrate a SPOOKTACULAR, SCARETASTIC Halloween with A.C.T. at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on 112th St. and Amsterdam Ave. at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, followed by an outdoor Halloween Parade from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Hildie Bitterpickles will be on hand for a BOO-RI-FIC story time.

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Happy Halloween! 

 

 

 

 

Luna Park’s SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Harvest

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Witches, aliens, super heroes, and ghouls were out in force yesterday at Luna Park’s SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Harvest in Coney Island.

Hildie Bitterpickles and I had a WITCH-A-RI-FIC story time and blast making paper dolls during creepy crawly craft time.

Here are a few photographic highlights:

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Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest continues through October 30th. Be sure to bring your princesses, ninjas, ghosts, and warlocks-in-training. They will have a BAT-TAS-TIC time painting pumpkins, monster mashing, and jamming to the latest kooky spooky karaoke hits.

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THANK YOU WARWICK CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL!

 

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If you happened to be in Warwick, New York yesterday, you would have noticed there was magic in the air. It was a day to celebrate children’s literature and oh, what a magical day it was!

Here are a few photographic highlights:

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Me and Beth Ferry

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Hazel Mitchell 

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Sujean Rim and her adorable son

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Diana Murray and Mylisa Larsen

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Me and Iza Trapani

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Me, Jessica Olien, Lauren Magaziner, Laurie Wallmark and Diana Murray

Three incredible volunteers 

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THANK YOU WARWICK CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL! A very big THANK YOU to Lisa Laico, Judy Pedersen, Christina Ryan-Linder, the incredible volunteers, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, and the Albert Wisner Public Library.

Hildie Bitterpickles, Wilcox & Griswold, the peacocks,** and I cannot wait for next year’s festival.

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**No Peacocks! illustrated by Chris Ewald (Sky Pony Press) flies onto bookshelves fall 2017.

Interview with Karlin Gray

Please click here to catch my recent interview with Karlin Gray.

Karlin is the extremely talented debut picture book author of Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still, illustrated by Christine Davenier (HMH Books for Young Readers 2016), about Nadia Comaneci’s journey to Olympic gold.

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School Library Connection described Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still as “[A] perfect 10 for any library!” Karlin’s second book, An Ordinary Moth (Sleeping Bear Press), flies onto bookshelves March 2018.

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THREE CHEERS FOR THE COLLINGSWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL!

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Overcast skies couldn’t dampen the excitement at The Collingswood Book Festival. It was AWESOME!

Here are some photographic highlights:

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Kat Lindsey

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Colleen Rowan Kosinski

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Traci Dunham

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Nancy Viau

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Artie Bennett

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E.B. Lewis

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Laurie Wallmark and Timothy Young 

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Allison Gutknecht

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My wonderful tablemates!

Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Jodi Moore, me and Kat Lindsey 

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Sara O’Brien and The Community Rocks Kids! 

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A very big THANK YOU to the incredible Sidra Hobbs-Fernie and her amazing crew of dedicated volunteers, as well as to Barnes & Noble, for making the day extra special.

Hildie Bitterpickles, Wilcox, Griswold and I have already packed our bags for next year’s festival. We can’t wait!