In addition to Gregory Maguire and Eric Velasquez, we are delighted to announce two more speakers: Liza Ketchum, who writes acclaimed middle-grade and young adult historical and other fiction, including her latest Out of Left Field, which is set in the much happier Red Sox season of 2004; and Susan Lynn Meyer, author of the middle-grade novel, Black Radishes, who will discuss her upcoming historical fiction picture book, a collaboration with illustrator Eric Velasquez.
And to top it off, two expert pickers for Best New Books for fall: Christian Porter, librarian at the Park School, and Terri Schmitz, owner of the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline.
Join us for a great morning!
Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. (coffee, refreshments, book display and registration) to 12:30 p.m., when we’ll finish off with book signing. Event will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall on the Porter Square campus.
Learn more and register here.
As we enjoy these last gorgeous days of summer, mark your calendar for a favorite fall event, “What’s New in Children’s Books?”
This is a fun morning, open to the public, that connects you with acclaimed authors and illustrators and with other children’s book lovers. The event includes a book display, book sales and signings, a “Best New Books for Fall” talk and refreshments. Our fall speakers include Gregory Maguire , author of Wicked, who will talk about his new middle-grade novel Egg & Spoon; Eric Velasquez, an award-winning illustrator and author of picture books; and more speakers still to come.
Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
University Hall, Lesley University
Learn more and register on our EventBrite page by clicking here.
Barbara O’Connor visited 4th and 5th graders at the Mather School in Dorchester. Every visit with Barbara is special, but this one was particularly meaningful for the kids and teachers because Barbara had donated 100 copies of her novel “The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis” to the school back in the fall. Every student and teacher read the book, so in addition to being a visit with a “real” author, each session felt like a book club meeting with the author. Just like in an adult book club, students talked about their favorite scenes and characters, but unlike at most book club meetings, the author weighed in with her choices, too! Thank you Mather School and Barbara O’Connor for a truly special day together!
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To the 1st graders at the Trotter School in Dorchester, Author/illustrator Jef Czekaj was the Cat’s Meow. He had them laughing, learning and taking cat naps together–all to a great beat, courtesy of his boom box. Jef’s creative energy and more »
Join us at the Spring 2014 Foundation for Children’s Book Book Fair at Wellesley Books!
Friday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Our friends at Wellesley Books will donate 20% of the money you spend to the FCB to support our work bringing amazing authors and illustrators into underserved Boston Schools!
Use this coupon at the store or on your phone: 2014FCBCoupon
Shop for your Mom, your Dad, your grad, summer reading for yourself or the children and young adults in your life! Guilt-free shopping for books? Priceless!
Plus, if you shop on Saturday, you can enjoy two other great events:
2 p.m. Children’s Book Buyer Margaret Aldrich will give a book talk on favorite new books.
3 p.m. Author Sara Hoagland Hunter will talk about her new book “Every Turtle Counts.” Turtle cookies included! See the Wellesley Books events page for more info.
Hope you’ll join us!
Thanks to many donations from supporters like you, we’re thrilled to be setting a new goal of $18,000 for our Annual Appeal, which ends on January 31st, 2014. With your help, we can reach this new goal and inspire even more young readers and writers in urban schools.
Please donate here to help.