Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Author visits galore!

In addition to our recent scheduled guests Jarrett Krosoczka, 1st. Lieutenant David Falvey, and Alex Beard, we've had droves of distinguished drop-in visitors lately.

First came the double whammy of Uglies and Leviathan author Scott Westerfeld and his tourmate Robin Wasserman, author of Hacking Harvard and the new sci-fi series Skinned. Then there was Michelle's current literary love, Robin Benway -- whose visit I'll let Michelle elaborate on herself -- but we have both a guest post and a staff pick of Audrey, Wait! for your Robin appreciation! Apparently Malinda Lo, author of the queer Cinderella retelling Ash, snuck in under the radar, because no one seems to have seen her but there's a signed copy on the shelf. On Monday, eagle-eyed staffer Taylor spotted a shopper who "looked a lot like Cory Doctorow" and when she mentioned this to him, he confirmed it! Cory was on his way to nearby Harvard Bookstore to launch his new adult novel Makers, but we'll try to get him to CG in the spring when his YA novel For the Win is published. Until then, read my staff pick for Little Brother and pick up a signed copy. All of these authors are addictive reads in blog medium as well as in fiction, so be sure to stop by their sites (and/or Twitters!).

So many visitors equals a fresh round of signed copies for your enjoyment. Here's the most recent census...

- Our White House by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, signed by founder Mary Brigid Barrett
- Letters to a Soldier by First Lieutenant David Falvey
- The Mischief Maker's Manual by Sir John Hargrave
- It’s Perfectly Normal and It’s NOT the Stork! By Robie Harris

Picture Books
- Mail Harry to the Moon! by Robie Harris
- And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman
- Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour by Jarrett Krosozcka
- Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep by Susan Lendroth
- Dim Sum for Everyone and Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin
- Monsoon Afternoon by Kashmira Sheth
- Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman, signed by Michael Sussman and illustrator Scott Magoon
- Oliver’s Game by Matt Tavares

Chapter Books
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
- Lessons from a Dead Girl and Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
- Last Days of Summer and My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
- Newsgirl by Lisa Ketchum
- Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute and Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosozcka
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- Ash by Malinda Lo
- What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
- Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head by Nancy Viau
- Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
- Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before by David Yoo

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