Official Events

Children's Book Week -- May 12-18, 2014

A Nationwide Celebration of Books and Reading Since 1919

From May 12-18, 2014, official Children's Book Week events will be hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative's history! Each event will feature multiple authors and illustrators and all are open to the public. Attendees received complimentary Children’s Book Week posters and tote bags (while supplies last).

View images of some of the fabulous literacy celebrations held during Children's Book Week 2013 on the CBC's Facebook page.

Official Events 2014



Event venues are listed in alphabetical order by state.

Nationwide

Little Reader Snapshot Contest with Pubslush
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April 14-May 18, online: Capture the joy of reading! Parents/caregivers are invited to submit cute photos of their child or children reading their favorite books (classroom pics welcome) on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #LITTLEREADER and #CBW14 and here on Facebook.

In addition to other prizes, we’re offering the winner (by popular vote) a complete set of the Children’s Choice Book Awards finalists for 2014. We’ll also donate a complete set of the books in the name of the winner to CBC partner LitWorld.

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May 17: Children's book authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons in celebration of Children's Book Week! Find a storytime near you.

Alabama

Fairhope
Page and Palette
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Alaska

Juneau
Juneau Public Libraries
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May 15, 5:30 PM: Family Time at the Mendenhall Valley Library. Join in the fun and celebrate Children’s Book Week as we present skits of some of the most beloved children’s books including I’m A Frog by Mo Willems and Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. There will also be a light supper and craft.
May 17, 11 AM: Community Day at the University of Alaska Southeast Campus. Visit the Juneau Public Libraries booth at Community Day and receive a free Children’s Book Week poster, share in special story times, and experience the “Flotsom” photo booth. Also learn all about the fun events scheduled for the Summer Reading Program.



Ketchikan
Parnassus Books
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May 17, 1 PM: Alaska Stories for Children with Charlotte Glover!


Arizona

Tempe
Changing Hands Bookstore
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May 10, 10 AM: Join us for a storytime focusing on stories about kids with food allergies!
May 10, 5 PM: Jenny Han (To All the Boys I've Lovd Before) and Morgan Matson (Second Chance Summer)
May 11, 1 PM: Sign language class for teens and adults
May 12, 6 PM: Jason Fry (LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded)
May 14, 7 PM: First Loves tour with Jillian Cantor (Searching for Sky), Lindsey Leavitt (Chapel Wars), and Emery Lord (Open Road Summer).
May 15, 10:15 AM: YA author Tom Leveen visits to host a special puppet storytime. This is one storytime you won't want to miss!
May 15, 3 PM: Scott Craven (Dead Jed)
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 3 PM: Turning Pages, our teen book club, meets to discuss a collection of books from the YA authors on the Blink Tour.
May 17, 4 PM: Blink Tour with YA authors Lorie Ann Grover (Firstborn), Jill Williamson (Outcasts), Jonathan Freisen (Aquifier), and Lisa T. Bergen (Remnants).


Arkansas

Blytheville
That Bookstore in Blytheville
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May 10, 1:30 PM: Kick off Book Week at our Mayfest event, Girls Tea Party!
May 10, 11 AM & 3 PM: Children's Reading Hour
May 12, 4 PM: Book Reading Party featuring Chris Crawley.
May 13, 4 PM: Book Reading Party!
May 14, 4 PM: Book Reading Party!
May 17, 11 AM & 3 PM: Children's Reading Hour


California

Corte Madera
Book Passage
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May 12, 10 AM: Judy Sierra (EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm)
May 17, 9:30 AM: Indies First Storytime Day reading
May 17, 10 AM: Christopher Cerf and Paige Peterson present the new mini edition of Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still.
May 17, 11 AM: Indies First Storytime Day reading
May 17, 12 PM:Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!), activites, puzzles and crafts!
May 17, 3 PM: Indies First Storytime Day reading


La Jolla
Warwick's
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May 14, 11 AM: Anna Dewdney will read her new book Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too, along with an extra special drawing demonstration for children ages 3-5!
May 17, 10 AM: Warwick's will host John Grisham's "Theodore Boone and the Thrill of Rights" theatrical presentation at the La Jolla Branch Library!
May 17, 2 PM: Salina Yoon will read her new book Found. There will be other stories and fun crafts and activities for children ages 2-5!


Long Beach
Apostrophe Books
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May 12, all day: We are kicking off Children's Book Week with a free temporary tattoo with every children's book purchase!
May 13: Bad Kitty Birthday! Get 15% off any Bad Kitty book or plush!
May 14: Free Children's Book Week tote bag (illustrated by Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser!) with children's book purchase of $50 or more...while supplies last.
May 15: Free temporary tattoo with every children's book purchase.
May 16: Come pick up a free Book Week poster, with activities, while supplies last!
May 17, 1 PM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 18: Come in for free cookies and lemonade and leave with a free kids book from our bountiful basket, with a children's book purchase of $20 or more!


Los Angeles
Children's Book World
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May 12: Tim Egan (Dodsworth in Tokyo) author talk & book signing. This is an off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details, 310 559-2665.
May 17, 10:30 AM: Join Antoinette Portis and Teacher Davis (from Music Day Hooray) for a reading of Antionette’s delightful new book, Froodle, and song creating fun.


San Diego
The Yellow Book Road
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San Francisco
Books, Inc.
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May 13, 6 PM: Book Busters Book Club Discussion of Matthew Cody's Will in Scarlet at Books Inc Palo Alto.
May 15, 3:30 Book Bites Read Aloud for early readers at Books Inc. Laurel Village.
May 17, 10 AM: Baby’s First Book Club meeting, storytime for babies @ Books Inc. Chestnut St!
May 17, 11 AM: Raising a Reader Storytime (partnership with non-profit, Raising a Reader) at Books Inc. Alameda and Books Inc. Chestnut street.
May 17, 11 AM: Raising a Reader Brain Development Workshop at Books Inc. Opera Plaza.
May 17, 4 PM: Marissa Moss (Blood Diaries) at Books Inc. Berkeley


Colorado

Denver
Tattered Cover Book Store
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May 14, 6:30 PM: The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators joins us in hosting a panel discussion and signing with six local authors, at our Colfax Ave location. Panelists include Lindsay Eland (A Summer of Sundays), Christine Liu-Perkins (At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui), Melanie Crowder (Parched), Claudia Mills (Zero Tolerance), Barbara Wright (Crow) and Ellen Mahoney (Earthrise). Guests at this event can enter to win some great prizes!
May 16, 7 PM: Children’s Book Week “He Said, She Said” Presentation & Booksigning at our Highland Ranch location. Writing couple, Wendelin Van Draanen (Sammy Keyes series) and Mark Parsons (Road Rash) will discuss their books, the writing process, and how they’ve managed to share the same office for twenty years without bloodshed.
May 17, 10:30 AM: Indies First Storytime Day, with book signings, at our Highland Ranch location.
May 17, 1 PM: Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!) at our Highland Ranch location.


Connecticut

Darien
Darien Library
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May 13: Family Book Discussion for the book Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari.
May 15: Bookworms storytime and book-themed craft project!
May 17: Storytime Saturday for families, featuring our favorite books, rhymes, and songs.

Delaware

Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Books
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May 13, 11 AM: Pete the Cat Story Time! Two Pete the Cat Stories + lots of super fun activities and stickers!
May 16, 7:30 PM: Llama Llama Red Pajama Party & Story Time! Wear your PJs and join us for Two Llama Llama Stories + lots of super fun activities!
May 17: Indies First Storytime Day


Florida

Coral Gables
Books & Books
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Tampa
Inkwood Books
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May 12, 7 PM: Fred Koehler (How to Cheer Dad Up)
May 14, 5 PM: Gail Hedrick (Something Stinks)
May 15, 7 PM: Pajama Party storytime! Come join us as we share some of our favorite books, new and old, and snack on milk and cookies!


Georgia

Athens
Avid Bookshop
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May 17: Street Fair/Community Open House! Stop by the store and celebrate Book Week and local business!
May 17, 12 PM: Indies First Storytime Day


Atlanta (Decatur)
Little Shop of Stories
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May 10, 4 PM: Kick-off Book Week with a visit from Anna Dewdney (Llama Llama and The Bully Goat)!
May 11, 4 PM: Kick-off Book Week with a visit from Tony Diterlizzi (The Battle for Wondla)!
May 15, 7 PM: Fierce Reads Panel with YA authors Marie Rutkoski, Lindsay Smith, Katie Finn, and Anna Banks.
May 16, 4:30 PM: Summer Reading Kick Off Party with games, trivia and book giveaways!
May 17, 11 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


Hawaii

Kailua-Kona
Kona Stories
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May 17, 10:30 AM: Storytime with Mike Austin (Junkyard) and Jing Jing Tsong (A Bucket of Blessings)

Idaho

Moscow
Bookpeople of Moscow
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May 13, 5 PM: Graphic novel release party for The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke with a special Skype visit/interview with the author/illustrator himself at 5:30pm. There will be costume making activities and a costume contest that will be judged by the author via Skype!!!! Come in costume as a character from Zita or come and make a costume!!!
May 15 & 16, 11 AM: Our weekly 11 a.m. story time will be made extra special with guest appearances by The Berenstain Bears parents. Get your photo taken with this beloved pair.
May 17, 10 AM: N.D. Wilson (Boys of Blur)
May 17, 10 AM: Let honorary bookseller, David Huyck, show you around his favorite children's book illustrators and graphic novels. He will be available to sign copies of his newest book Nine Words Max
May 17, 11 AM: Nancy Attebury (Twas The Night Before Roundup) will be in the store as an honorary bookseller, available to sign books or help you find the perfect book to read next.


Illinois

Oak Park
Magic Tree Bookstore
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May 16, 6:30 PM: A Visit with Pete the Cat! Storytime followed by an appearance by the cool, blue cat himself.
May 17, 11 AM: Interactive Storytime with author Lori Degman and illustrator Deborah Zemke. Kids can make masks to match the animals in Cock-a-Doodle Oops and Lori will create rhymes on the spot.
May 17, 1 PM: Pete the Cat visits again for this Saturday storytime!
May 18, 2 PM: Author Wendy McClure visits to talk about her orphan train book Wanderville, and The Wilder Life!
All week: Vote for your favorite Little Golden Book. Drawings with prizes and special sales for Children's Book Week!


Winnetka
The Bookstall at Chestnut Court
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Indiana

Zionville
4 Kids Books
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Iowa

Iowa City
Prairie Lights
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May 17, 10 AM: Katy Castronovo, illustrator of the Budding Biologist Books Where Do I Live? and Am I an Insect? will join us for a book signing and color/camouflage craft for children 3 to 8! The craft is based on the book, Where Do I Live?, which talks about forest, grassland, and tundra– and gives examples of animals that live in each. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Kansas

Wichita
Watermark Books
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May 8, 4 PM: Gear up for Book Week with Wendelin Van Draanen (Sammy Keyes series) & Mark Huntley Parsons' (Road Rash) "He Said/She Said" author tour!
May 10, 10 AM: Get in the Book Week spirit and join our Elementary School Book Group discussing Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani.
May 13, 10:30 AM: "Storytime with Sue," featuring some of this years Children's Choice Book Awards Finalists!
May 15, 4:30 PM: Marissa Meyer (Cress)
May 17, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 11:30 AM: A visit from Olivia (the pig) with voting, giveaways and the launch of our Summer Reading Program!


Kentucky

Fort Thomas
Blue Marble Books
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May 17: Indies First Storytime Day


Louisiana

Monroe
Ouachita Parish Public Library
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May 13, 3:30 PM: Join us at Searcy Memorial Branch for movies and a special visit from Pete the Cat!
May 14, 10:30 AM: Join us at Ouachita Valley Branch for Storytime that includes a visit and photo op with Pete the Cat.
May 15, 10:30 AM: Join us at Anna Meyer Family Learning Center for stories and songs with a visit from Pete the Cat!
May 15, 3:30 PM: Join us at the West Monroe Branch for a Special Storytime and visit from Pete the Cat!
May 17, 12:00 PM: Join us at the Main Branch for Fun and Games with Pete the Cat. Listen to stories, make a craft and take your picture with Pete the Cat!
All participants attending Children’s Book Week programs will receive a ticket to win 1 of 2 kid’s tablets to be given away on May 17th. (Donated by Friends of Ouachita Library)


New Orleans
Octavia Books
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May 18, 1 PM: M.A. Marr & K.L. Armstrong (Odin's Ravens)


Maine

South Portland
Books-A-Million
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Maryland

Baltimore
The Children's Bookstore
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May 15, 3:30 PM: Trevor Pryce (An Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novel)
May 16 & 17: Bookmark making craft sessions with Emma!


Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg Book Festival
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May 17, 10 AM-6 PM: Award-winning children’s and teen authors will speak about their recent books and interact with audiences in the Jim Henson and Willa Cather Pavilions throughout the day. Each presentation will be followed by a book signing. In the GBF Children’s Village, you will also find a literary sea of activities, workshops and performances brought to us by multiple sponsors. They are designed to engage and stimulate your child’s book curiosity and interest in reading and writing.
All-day activities
Free Children's Workshops


Massachusetts

Boston (Wellesley)
Wellesley Books
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Falmouth
Eight Cousins Bookstore
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May 16, 4 PM: Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!)

Michigan

Ann Arbor
Nicola's Books
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May 13, 10 AM: Pre-School Story Time!
May 14, 10:30 AM: Story Time with the Zoo - Join the Great Lakes Zoological Society for a Story Time with some special critters like snakes, spiders and/or lizards, Oh My! There will be a reading of an animal themed children's books, a critter corner animal presentation and animal related craft.
May 17, 11 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


Okemos
Schuler's Books and Music
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May 17, 11 AM: Children’s Book Week Story-time with Pout Pout Fish author Deb Diesen!


Minnesota

Minneapolis
Wild Rumpus
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May 14, 6 PM: Michael Hall (It's an Orange Aardvark!)
May 15, 6 PM: Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!)
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


St. Paul
Addendum Books
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May 11, 1 PM: Kick off Book Week with Pete Hautman, celebrating the third book in his Klaatu Diskos trilogy, The Klaatu Terminus. Attendees will receive a free CBW tote bag and poster, while supplies last. Also, with the purchase of one of the books from the trilogy, guests will receive a free adult book by Pete Hautman (Happy Mother's Day!).
May 15, 6 PM: Michael Hall, picture book author and illustrator, is celebrating his newest book It's An Orange Aardvark! Off-site location at the Textile Center: 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis 55414. Attendees will receive a free CBW tote bag and poster, while supplies last.
May 17, 10 AM: Teen Lit Con featuring 4 national authors: Derf Backderf, Ally Condie, Maureen Johnson, and David Levithan and 6 local authors: Swati Avasthi, Anne Greenwood Brown, Catherine Clark, Pete Hautman, Geoff Herbach, and Carrie Mesrobian. Author/editor Brian Farrey will also be in attendance. Off-site event located at Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights, MN 55118. There will be author panel discussions, writing workshops with authors, an exhibit hall, photo booth, concessions, book sales and signing.



Mississippi

Jackson
Lemuria Books
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May 13,4 PM: Sarah Frances Hardy (Paint Me)
May 15, 4 PM: Special story time featuring everyone's favorite literally-minded maid, Amelia Bedelia!
May 17, 11 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


Oxford
Square Books
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May 14, 10 AM: Laurie Fisher (Where Do the Go on Game Day?)
May 17, 10 AM: Special Storytime with Curious George!
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, All Day: Live mannequin will be readings in the Square Books Jr. window all day long!


Missouri

St. Louis
St. Louis County Library
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Montana

Missoula
Fact & Fiction
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Nebraska

Omaha
The Bookworm
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May 17, 10:30 AM: All day Read-a-thon with local authors!


Nevada

Reno
Sundance Books and Music
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New Hampshire

Exeter
Water Street Books
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North Conway
White Birch Books
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New Jersey

Clinton
The Clinton Book Shop
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May 10: Book Week kick-off party with Steve Light (Have You Seen my Dragon).
May 16, 6:30 PM: Pajama Book Party with Richard T. Morris (This Is A Moose).
May 17: Indies First Storytime Day (with craft activity)


Maplewood
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All Week at 4 PM: Join us for a super special Storytime every day of Children's Book Week. We will be reading from books nominated for 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards!
May 17, 11 AM: Children's Book Week storytime party! Join us at our regularly scheduled storytime for a special Book Week party!


New Mexico

Albuquerque
Bookworks
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May 13, 1:30 PM: Our World Home School Co-op Book Club! The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle will be our featured book.
May 13, 7 PM: He Said She Said Tour makes a stop in Albuquerque! Husband and Wife, Mark Parsons (Road Rash) and Wendelin Van Draanen (Sammy Keyes) will visit Bookworks!
May 15, 10:30 AM: Storytime with books about the moon, especially those by Frank Asch. Snacks provided!
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 10:30 AM: Miss Lynn from the Los Griegos Branch of the ABC Libraries will join us to tell us about the library summer reading program. She is going to tell a story too!


New York

Brooklyn
Greenlight Bookstore
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May 16, 7:30 PM: Panel discussion featuring Sophie Blackall, Doreen Cronin, Chris Raschka, and Dan Yaccarino; moderated by children’s librarian Allie Jane Bruce.
May 17: Staff story time featuring readings from autographed copies of authors’ books, plus prizes and giveaways.


Larchmont
The Voracious Reader
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New York City
Eloise at the Plaza
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Madison Square Park Spring Kids Fest
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May 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Join us at MSP for free fun indeed! Everything is free for your little ones from snacks, live shows, arts and crafts, games, face painting, storytelling and so much more!


NYPL Jefferson Market Location
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May 13, 4 PM: BIG Bad Kitty Birthday Party with author/illustrator Nick Bruel, the Bad Kitty costume, and children’s giveaways

The Scholastic Store
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May 17, 2 PM: Children’s Book Week Character-palooza! We’ve got an all-star lineup of favorite story book characters visiting--Clifford the Big Red Dog, Captain Underpants, Hagrid--and more! We’ll kick it off with a storytime of books YOU CHOOSE! Nominate your favorites on our Facebook Page and we'll have a poll the week before the event to make the final decision!


North Carolina

Asheville
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
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May 10, 3 PM: Kick off Book Week by joining us for a Harriet the Spy Party. There will be fun, games, and a lot of spy related activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book!
May 14, 7 PM: Charles Vess (Seven Wild Sisters)
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


Raleigh
Quail Ridge Books & Music
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May 12, 10:30 AM: Special Storytime! Come celebrate with Mz Shawn and Mz Linda and take home a special craft for Book Week!
May 17, 3 PM: Special guest Corduroy the bear will be here to help us celebrate with a fun craft. There will also be a chance to get your photo taken with this loveable character. Come dressed as your favorite book character for a special store photo and add your name to a raffle for a chance to win a bag of goodies.
May 17, 3 PM: Indies First Storytime Day


Waynesville
Blue Ridge Books
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May 17, 3 PM: To celebrate National Children’s Book Week, we will host local author and Central Elementary School Media Specialist Janet L. Frazier. Frazier will read from and discuss her mystery series for middle grade readers.



North Dakota

Minot
Main St. Books
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May 12: Free Children's Book Week Book Bag with purchase of $50 or more (while supplies last)!
May 13: Bring your child in for a fabulous free gift with purchase.
May 14, 10 AM: Storytime for toddlers!
May 14, 11 AM: Storytime for pre-k kids!
May 14: Deadline for our Art Contest. Submit your recreated book cover!
May 15, 10 AM: Storytime for toddlers!
May 15, 11 AM: Storytime for pre-k kids!
May 16, 11 AM: Bring your child in to make a fun bookmark craft.
May 17, 11 AM: Meet Splat the Cat! Join us for storytime and a meet and greet with Splat the Cat!


Ohio

Delaware
Fundamentals
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May 15, 4:30 PM: The amazing Margaret Peterson Haddix will visit and sign books! All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win an advance copy of Revealed, the sixth title in her Missing series, due out September 2, 2014.


Oklahoma

Edmond
Best of Books
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Oklahoma City
Full Circle Bookstore
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May 10: Kick-off Book Week with Hannah Harrison (Extraordinary Jane), games, and goody bags!
May 16: Our local authors from the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of American will sign their book, (O is for Oklahoma)!
May 17: Rossi the Approval Poodle (Rossi!)



Ponca City
Brace Books & More
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Oregon

Beaverton
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
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May 14, 7 PM: Bryn Fleming (Cassie and Jasper to the Rescue) & Maureen McQuerry (Time Out of Time: Beyond the Door)

Pennsylvania

Harleysville
Harleysville Books
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May 12, 7 PM: Meet best selling author of Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants fame, Ann Brashares! Join us for a lively discussion of her new book, The Here and Now. Ann will be interviewed by local Penn View Christian Teacher, Hilary Kolecki.
May 14, 10:30 AM: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Storytime with Miss Caitlin, our new Sunshine Storytime leader.
May 17, 1 PM: Kick Off Summer Reading with a special Storytime with feature author, Debbie Dadey. Debbie is our author of the summer and all her great chapter books will be the spotlight reads of 2014. Stock up on her titles while she is here to get signed copies!


Haverford
Children's Book World
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May 14, 7 PM: Jessica Brody (Unremembered)
May 15, 7 PM: David Baldacci will be at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood! This is a ticketed event. Two tickets are included with every purchase of The Finisher (more info here!).
May 16, 4:30 PM: Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!)


Lansdowne
Lansdowne Public Library
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May 12, 10 AM: Preschool Playschool storytime!
May 13, All Day: Library I Spy! Can you find all of the things on the list? Complete the hunt to win special prizes!
May 13, 10:30 AM: Bibs-n-Books storytime!
May 13, 6 PM: Pajama Storytime!
May 14, 6 PM: Come dressed as your favorite book character for our Storybook Ball!
May 15, 10:30 AM: Special Guest storytime with Zachariah O'Hora (Stop Snoring Bernard) May 16, 11:30 AM: Baby Builders storytime!
May 16, 4 PM: Afternoon Movie Matinee: Viewers choice! Audiences will vote all for to select the movie screened!


Rhode Island

Barrington
Barrington Books
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May 12, 3 PM: Children's Book Week After School Kick-Off Party featuring readings, signings, drawing demos, cupcakes provided by Sweet Addiction in Barrington, and a grand prize goodie bag giveaway! Guests Authors include Adam Lehraupt, Melissa Guion, Jen Corace, Zoe B. Alley, R.W. Alley, Mary Jane Begin, Jamie Michalak, and Christopher and Anika Denise!
May 14, 6 PM: Hosted at the Barrington Public Library, join us for Voice. Heart. Connection. A Panel Discussion with Five Extraordinary Authors of YA Fiction, with Katie Davis, Tara Sullivan, Annie Cardi, Bianca Turetsky, and Katie Cotungo with moderator Alyisha Foley.
May 15, 10 AM: Story Hour with Special Guest Reader, Author Kara LaReau (Otto, The Boy Who Loved Cars).


Providence
Books on the Square
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May 12, 10:30 AM: Special storytime for babies, featuring Chris Byrnes!
May 13, 10:30 AM: Storytime with Chris Byrnes, for kids of all ages.
May 13, 4 PM: Bill Harley (Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome)
May 14, 10:30 AM: All-ages storytime and sing-along with Andrea.
May 17, 10:30 AM: Storytime with Chris Byrnes, for kids of all ages.
May 17, 4 PM: Padma Venkatraman (A Time to Dance)


South Carolina

Charleston
Blue Bicycle Books
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Greenville
Fiction Addiction
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May 16, 4 PM: Book signing with Melinda Long (How I Became a Pirate)


South Dakota

Rapid City
Books-A-Million
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Tennessee

Memphis
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
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Nashville
Parnassus Books
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May 10, 10:30 AM: World Fair Trade Day Storytime at Ten Thousand Villages. Join us for stories, songs, and sillies next door at Ten Thousand Villages!
May 12, 6:30 PM: Children's Book Awards Panel Discussion. Mary Grey James, Parnassus Manager of Books for Young Readers, will host a lively discussion of the American Library Association’s Caldecott and Newbery Medal awards for excellence in children’s literature, featuring educators and librarians who have served on the committees who select the award-winning titles! Panelists will discuss the selection process for each award, describe what it’s like to serve on the awards committee, and reflect on the literary and commercial significance of the awards.
May 13, 6:30 PM: Fierce Reads: Young Adult Author Event Four incredible young adult authors will discuss and sign their newest books! Featuring Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse), Lindsay Smith (Sekret), Katie Finn (Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend), and Anna Banks (Of Neptune).
May 15, 3:30 PM: After School Storytime with Miss Nancy VanCamp. Join WSMV Channel 4 meteorologist Nancy VanCamp after school for a snack and stories!
May 15, 6:30 PM: Planting Seeds: Books, Families, and Faith. Have you ever wondered how to pick out a book for a child that can not just capture their attention but also impart lessons of character and faith? Mary Cady Bolin, Parnassus storytime presenter and grad student at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School, will discuss how to talk to young children about the beliefs of their families and suggest a range of books that can foster conversation and plant seeds of faith.
May 17, 10:30 AM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 6 PM: We are so excited to conclude Children's Book Week at Parnassus Books with the launch of These Gentle Wounds, the debut young adult novel of Nashville's own Helene Dunbar!


Texas

Austin
BookPeople
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May 13: Children's Book Week Celebration Storytime in our children's amphitheater!
May 17: Indies First Storytime Day


Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop
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May 12, 5:00 PM: Fancy Nancy RV tour with Robin Preiss Glasser and Jane O'Connor!
May 17, 10 AM: Indies First Storytime Day


Utah

Provo
Provo Library
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May 16-17: The library is hosting their annual Children’s Book Festival! This year's featured author is Kevin Henkes.

Salt Lake City
King's English Bookshop
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May 13, 7 PM: What is Hidden launch party with author Lauren Skidmore
May 15, 7 PM: Ann Dee Ellis (The End or Something Like It)
May 17, 7 PM: Carol Lynch Williams (The Haven)


Vermont

Essex Jct.
Phoenix Books
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May 17, 2 PM: Timmy Failure "Total Takeover" book party, featuring a life-sized Total the Polar Bear (of the inflatable variety!)

Shelburne
The Flying Pig Bookstore
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May 13, 4 PM: Join Jon J Muth (Zen Ties, Zen Ghosts, illustrator of City Dog, Country Frog) for a reading and signing! Hosted at Shelburne Town Hall.


Virginia

Alexandria
Hooray For Books
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May 12, 6:30 PM: Elissa Weissman (Nerd Camp 2.0)
May 14, 5 PM: A special storytime with author Elizabeth Brokamp, who will read aloud and sign the next book in her Picky Little Witch series, Back to School, Picky Little Witch!
May 15, 6:30 PM: A special storytime to celebrate the release of Boom Snot Twitty, Doreen Cronin's latest picture book! Ages 3 and up.
May 16, 5 Pm: "Fierce Reads" Young Adult Author Panel, featuring Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse), Lindsay Smith (Sekret), Katie Finn (Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend), and Anna Banks (Of Neptune).
May 16, 7 PM: Chris Van Dusen (President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath)
May 17, 3:30 PM: "Chills and Thrills" Young Adult Author Panel, featuring Jennifer Hubbard (Until it Hurts to Stop), Dianne Salerni (The Eighth Day), and S.E. Green (Killer Instinct).
May 17, 4 PM: Chris Van Dusen will be on board the Cherry Blossom for a special story time and book signing featuring his hit picture book The Circus Ship. A 45-minute cruise is included! Adults $10, children $5. Purchase tickets NOW by email, phone, or come in to the store!
May 18, 12 PM: Kate Samworth (Aviary Wonders, Inc.)
May 18, 2 PM: Connie Collins Morgan (The Runaway Beignet)


Arlington
One More Page Books
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May 17, 10:30 AM: Mary Quattlebaum (Jo McDonald Hiked in the Woods)

Washington

Bellingham
Village Books
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May 12, 7 PM: Gretchen K. Wing (The Flying Burgowski)
May 13, 4 PM: VB Reads...Cover to Cover Adventure: Youth Book Group, Charlotte's Web
May 14, 10:30 AM: Storytime and craft with author MaryAnn F. Kohl (Art With Anything)
May 15, 4 PM: Patrick Jennings (Odd, Weird & Little)
May 17, 11 AM: Storytime and drawing demonstration with Anna Dewdney (Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too)
May 17, 1 PM: Indies First Storytime Day
May 17, 4 PM: Erik Brooks (Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast)


Seattle
Secret Garden Books
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Washington, DC

Library of Congress
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May 12, 10 AM: The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book will present the annual Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Lecture, at which author Lois Lowry will engage in a conversation with the producer of a new film, “The Giver,” based on her classic book of the same title, and talk about how a book becomes a film.



Politics & Prose
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May 14, 10:30 AM: Kwame Alexander (Crossover)
May 15, 10:30 AM: Chris Van Dusen (President Taft is Stuck in the Bath!)
May 17, 7 PM: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)


West Virginia

Barboursville
Books-A-Million
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Ripley and Ravenswood
Jackson County Public Library
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May 15, 10 AM to 6 PM: Community Read Aloud Day! Members of the community, from the mayor to school principles to member of the business community, will be scheduled in half-hour intervals to read to children throughout the day!


Wisconsin

Milwaukee
Boswell Book Company
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May 13, 7 PM: Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) We will be celebrating with cupcakes from Milwaukee Cupcake Company!


Wyoming

Jackson
Valley Bookstore
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