Just a few quick notes you need NOW:
The latest Kids' Next Indie Bound list is out! See what our fellow independent booksellers have selected as the best and brightest of the most recent books for all age groups infant to teen.
Bloggeratta Rachel, in her alter-ego as an ABC (Association of Booksellers for Children) techie goddess girl, has been preparing for an auction of original art by children's book illustrators. Jerry Pinkney, Kevin Henkes, Steve Jenkins, Brian Selznick, Betsy Levin, and the soon-to-be-signing-here Grace Lin, among many others, have contributed swoontastic art to help make the world a better place for children's booksellers. Our lucky blogger-in-arms will be at Book Expo America in NYC this weekend, hobnobbing with fabulous authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and publishers. Shelftalker is tempting me to brave the four-hour trip on the FungWah bus and and sneak into the event.
More on the afore-mentioned signing:
A reminder that THIS SUNDAY, MAY 31, at 12 pm, author SONYA SONES will be here to present her first picture book, Violet and Winston, illustrated by Chris Rashka. Ms. Sones will also be signing her acclaimed YA novels What My Mother Doesn't Know and What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know.
NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 7, at 1 pm, author/illustrator GRACE LIN will present her newest middle-grade novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and sign a selection of her large body of picture books and novels.
Make sure you check our blog or Facebook for details and reminders -- you won't want to miss either of these events!