Saturday, November 17, 2012

Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair TODAY!

Come to the Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair TODAY from 12-4pm!

Illustration from The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice, by Kristen Balouch

Meet lots of Brooklyn authors and illustrators and get signed books! There will be stories and activities and other fun things for kids all day long. I'll be there signing BIG MEAN MIKE and other books  come by and say hello!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Rochester Children's Book Festival!

The wonderful Rochester Children's Book Festival is happening tomorrow, November 10, at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY! I've been going to this festival for more than a decade and it is always super fun and awesome. It runs from 10am to 4pm, and there are readings and activities and fun all day long! Talk to some amazing authors and illustrators, get some signed books, pick up free goodies (mini monster trucks! bunny pens! temporary tattoos!) and lots, lots more!

The festival is free and open to the public, and features authors and illustrators of books for children, middle graders, and teens. Click the link above for more info. I hope to see you there!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Online auction to benefit Red Cross and those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Author Kate Messner has organized Kidlit Cares, an online auction to benefit the Red Cross and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Auction items include school skype vists with authors, manuscript critiques by authors and agents, artist portfolio critiques, writing retreats, and much more. Please scroll through to see everything being offered (note that different items have different auction end dates), and please spread the word!

Click here to read more about Kidlit Cares and to access the full list of auction items.

Click here to bid on my contribution to the auction: a picture book manuscript critique. It's Auction #22, and the deadline is November 12!