What's New When the Snow Melts?
Here in the Boston area, we're waiting (sort of) patiently for spring! A sure sign is our upcoming "What's New in Children's Books?" event on Saturday morning, April 11, 2015. Join us to meet these fantastic speakers:
Gregory Maguire is the author of Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, among many other beloved books for children and adults. School Library Journal says his latest, Egg & Spoon, is "a beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood."
Melissa Sweet is the highly acclaimed illustrator of nearly 100 children's books from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. She has written three of them. Her books have won numerous Caldecott Honor Awards, and two of her books have also won the Sibert Medal, including her latest collaboration with author Jen Bryant, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, which won both this year.
Writer Uma Krishnaswami says of her picture books and novels for young readers: "Some of my stories are set in the United States, some in India. Some cross from one place into the other and back again, just like me." Her books include The Girl of the Wish Garden, which Kirkus Reviews calls "a gorgeous re-envisioning of Thumbelina" and most recently, The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic.
Dana Alison Levy was raised by pirates but escaped at a young age and went on to earn a degree in aeronautics and puppetry. Actually, that's not true--she just likes to make things up, according to her website. School Library Journal gave a starred review to her first novel for children, The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, and said "fans of Beverly Cleary's Quimbys...will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come."
Plus...Terri Schmitz, owner of the Children's Book Shop, and Christian Porter, librarian at the Park School in Brookline, will share their favorite new titles for spring!
Go to our Events Page to learn more and register.