Upcoming Fall Events!

I can hardly believe that there’s little more than a week left of summer vacation. Where did the time go? On September 7th, I’ll be the crazy lady doing the happy-first-day-of-school dance! I am more than ready for fall and could not be more excited for these upcoming AWESOME events:

9/18 WANDA SYKES will be doing a recorded reading of The Case of the Missing Carrot for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online. For more information, click on SAG-AFTRA. Stay tuned for more information! (THANK YOU Wanda Sykes and SAG-AFTRA Foundation!)

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9/24 LUNA PARK’S HALLOWEEN HARVEST

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TIME: 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Luna Park in Coney Island, 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Come out for WITCHTASTIC, SPOOKTACULAR, BOORIFIC story time and crafts with Hildie Bitterpickles. For more information about Luna Park’s month-long Halloween Harvest celebration, click on LUNA.

9/30 SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY

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TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: 53705 Main Road, Southold, NY

What do a mole and two mouse detectives have in common? Friendship, food, fun, and rodent camaraderie, of course! Listen to Nancy Armo, author and illustrator of A Friend for Mole, and Robin Newman, author of The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and The Case of the Poached Egg, share their books and the stories behind their books. Come celebrate this picture book/early chapter book rodentfest palooza with mole-ri-fic, mouse-tas-tic crafts, snacks, giveaways, and more!

10/7 WARWICK CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL

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TIME: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY

Bring the kids to beautiful Warwick, NY for this AWESOME event. Come meet your favorite author and illustrator, help support the Albert Wisner Public Library, and be sure to check out the EGGTASTIC swag Wilcox & Griswold will be giving away! For more information, click on WARWICK.

10/21 CRANFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY’S FIRST ANNUAL PICTURE BOOK PALOOZA

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TIME: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Cranford Community Center, Room 200

Could not be more thrilled to be participating in The Cranford Public Library’s First Annual Picture Book Palooza with the amazing ARIEL GORDON BERNSTEIN, ANNIE SILVESTRO, LAURA SOUTH SASSI, and ELIZABETH UPON. Story time, crafts, swag, and more! For more information, click on CRANFORD.

10/29 WORD Bookstore

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TIME: 3:00 PM

LOCATION: 126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY

The witches are coming! Celebrate an early Halloween with Grimelda and Hildie Bitterpickles. It’s sure to be a most SPOOKTACULAR, WITCHARIFIC event! For more information, click on WORD.

11/4 NerdCampLI

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TIME: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

LOCATION: Boyd Intermediate School, 286 Cuba Hill Road, Huntington, NY

Nerdy Book Club + Ed Camp = nErD Camp

If you’re a nerd or a nerd wannabe, Nerd Camp is for you! nErD Camp is described as the “unconference” edcamp. It provides a fluid forum for educators, authors, and illustrators to discuss “all things” literary; get inspired and give inspiration; and teach and learn from one another. For more information, please click on nErdCampLI.

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Lots of great stuff coming this fall. Hope to see you at one or more of these terrific events.

 

 

 

 

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#nErDcampLI Rocks!

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Nerdy Book Club + Ed Camp = nErD Camp

Have you ever had the experience of walking into a room and automatically knowing you were among your peeps? On Saturday, November 5th, I found my wonderfully nerdy peeps at the Second Annual nErD Camp Long Island held at Jericho Middle School.

nErD Camp is described as the “unconference” edcamp. It provides a fluid forum for educators, authors, and illustrators to discuss “all things” literary; get inspired and give inspiration; and teach and learn from one another.

So, how does nErD Camp work? Upon arrival attendees fill a session board with topics of interest. You can attend any session, participate in any session, create a session, and/or leave a session if there’s another one that is more tailored to your interests.

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I attended a terrific session by Jackie Azúa Kramer and Selene Castrovilla about Reader’s Theatre, an immersive interactive story-telling experience that encourages students to act out written works. I also gave a talk about using fairy tales as a means of getting kids excited about writing—a tale of how to create fractured fairy tales. The discussion started with fairy tales and somehow morphed into a discussion about using mysteries in the classroom.

Here are a few photographic highlights:

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Selene Castrovilla and Jackie Azúa Kramer

Jackie Azúa Kramer, Annina Luck Wildermuth, me, the AWESOME Mrs. C and her SUPER AWESOME daughter

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Selina Alko

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Corey Rosen Schwartz

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Carol Weston

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Selene Castrovilla 

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Tracey Baptiste

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Josh Funk 

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Tara Lazar

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Carol Gordon Ekster

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Nancy Armo

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Sean Qualls and Selena Alko

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Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

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The line to buy books! 

I would like to shout out a HUGE THANK YOU to JoEllen McCarthy, Alison McDermott, and Kristen Picone for a fantastic day. nErdCampLI rocks!

 

 

 

The First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival

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Over 30 authors and illustrators from eleven East Coast states and the Midwest participated in the First Annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival to support the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Maryland. It was an extremely special day.

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And check out all of their amazing titles!

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Here are a few photographic highlights:

The Author and Illustrator Dinner 

Talbot County Free Library 

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Lee Gjertsen Malone and Jennifer Wolf Kam 

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Alison Ashley Formento

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Corrine Smith 

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Tara Lazar reading Normal Norman

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Jean Taft

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Stacy McAnulty 

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Dianne K. Salerno, Nancy Armo, Wendy BooydeGraaff and me

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Nancy Armo

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Wendy BooydeGraaff

Three cheers for Timothy Young, who created the incredible posters for the event, and for Marie U’Ren, all of the volunteers, as well as the sponsors who made this event extraordinarily special.

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Wilcox, Griswold, Hildie and I cannot wait for next year’s festival.