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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Middle Grade Mania!

I missed Marvelous Middle Grade Monday this week--well, okay, I've missed it most weeks, sorry--but it wasn't until yesterday that I had full details on this cool event coming up in just over a week:

That's right, six authors will be signing books at Anderson's Two Doors East in Naperville, IL (just outside Chicago) at 4:30 pm, June 29 (including me)! It's all part of the author-packed weekend that comes from having the American Library Association Conference in town. Check out these events! Click on the links for more details:

Anderson's Bookshop Naperville: 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL |  (630) 355-2665
Anderson's Two Doors East: (2 doors down from the Naperville store): 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL |  (630) 355-2665
Anderson's Bookshop Downer's Grove:  5112 Main St, Downers Grove, IL | (630) 963-2665
The Book Cellar: 4736 N Lincoln Ave #1,  Chicago | (773) 293-2665


4:00 pm: 2k13 Middle Grade Writers (Reading & Book Signing) featuring Liesl Shurtliff (Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin), Tamera Will Wissinger (Gone Fishing), Polly Holyoke (The Neptune Project), & Tara Sullivan (Golden Boy). Event held at The Book Cellar.

5:00 pm: 2k13 YA Authors (Reading & Book Signing) featuring Debra Driza (MILA 2.0), Caela Carter (Me, Him, Them, & It), Kate Karyus Quinn (Another Little Piece), Jennifer McGowan (Maid of Secrets), Nicole McInnes (Brianna on the Brink), & Demitria Lunetta (In the After). Event held at The Book Cellar.

6:00 pm: 2k13 YA Authors Preview for Upcoming Releases featuring Mindy McGinnis (Not a Drop to Drink), Geoffrey Girard (Project Cain), K.A. Barson (45 Pounds More or Less), Lydia Kang (Control), & Cristin Terrill (All Our Yesterdays). Event held at The Book Cellar.

7:00 pm: YA Night featuring Sonia Manzano (The Evolution of Evelyn Serrano), Jacqueline Woodson (Beneath a Meth Moon), James Preller (A Pirate's Guide to Recess--children's, not YA), & Paul Rudnick (Gorgeous). Event held at Anderson's Two Doors East.


2:00 pm: Newbery winner Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan). Event held at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville.

4:30 pm: Middle Grade Mania featuring Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever), yours truly--squee! (The Key & the Flame), Elisabeth Dahl (Genie Wishes), Lisa Greenwald (Reel Life Starring Us), Sarah Stewart Taylor (The Expeditioners and the Treasure), & Margaret McNamara (Sylva and the Fairy Ball). Event held at Anderson's Two Doors East.

4:30 pm: YA Afternoon featuring Hilary Smith (Wild Awake), Michael Grant (Fear: A Gone Novel), Ellen Hopkins (Tilt), Lauren Myracle (Shine), & A.G. Howard (Splintered). Event held at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville.    


1:00 pm: Picture Book Fun featuring Chris Raschka (Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bike) Loren Long (Otis and the Puppy), Molly Idle (Tea Rex), & Jesse Klausmeier (Open This Little Book)

3:00 pm: Even More YA! featuring Annabel Pitcher (My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece), Marcus Sedgwick (Midwinter Blood), S.A. Bodeen (The Raft), Sara Zarr (Lucy Variations), Tara Sullivan (Golden Boy), and Matthew Quick (Boy 21). Event held at Anderson's Bookshop Naperville.

3:00 pm: Tom Angleburger (Art 2 D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling). Event held at Anderson's Bookshop Downer's Grove.

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