A Magical Celebration for Hildie Bitterpickles at The Corner Bookstore

On Thursday night, there was magic in the air at The Corner Bookstore as witches, warlocks, friends, family, and even my favorite French bulldog, Matilde, came out for Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep’s big launch celebration.

Here are some photographic highlights of this magical night:

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Chris Ewald & me

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Me, Liza Fleissig & Chris Ewald

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My witchtastic niece & me

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Another witch-a-ri-fic photo of my niece 

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Early sketch of Hildie Bitterpickles by Chris Ewald raffled off during the party. 

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Another early sketch of Hildie Bitterpickles by Chris Ewald raffled off during the party.

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Cupcakes! 

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Cookies!

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Donna Marie

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Francoise Newman & Matilde 

Hildie Bitterpickles and I would like to shout out a very big THANK YOU to The Corner Bookstore for making this evening so special.

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THE CORNER BOOKSTORE

 

Princeton Children’s Book Festival

Celebrating its 9th year, the Princeton Children’s Book Festival provides children, and bigger children like myself, the opportunity to meet some of their all-time favorite authors and illustrators, to learn about their craft, and to pray that their credit cards won’t exceed their credit limits because they’ve bought so many books. 🙂

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And here are some photographic highlights of this year’s festival:

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John Bemelmans Marciano

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 Laurie Calkhoven

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Ammi-Joan Paquette

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Floyd Cooper 

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Me & Leeza Hernandez 

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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen 

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 Zachariah Ohora

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 Peter Brown 

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Corey Rosen Schwartz

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Dave Roman 

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Sophie Blackall

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Dan Yaccarino

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Brian Floca 

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Tad Hills

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Lauren Castillo

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Adam Lehrhaupt

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 Shhh! You didn’t see me.

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Ame Dyckman

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Donna Marie 

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Charise Harper 

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 Debbie Dadey 

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Nancy Viau

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Matt Phelan 

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Michelle Knudsen 

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Jon Scieszka

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Maryrose Wood

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Tommy Greenwald

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I had an awesome, amazing, super, wonderful, very, very good day at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival! And I’m looking forward to next year’s festival—especially as an author with my own books on the way in 2015! Woo-hoo! 🙂