Children’s book author Ann Marie Stephens will be reading and signing her new book, CY MAKES A FRIEND. After reading, every kid will have a chance to become a cyclops through a craft activity, and can even create their own mythological creature. Ann Marie will also read her book SCUBA DOG. Afterwards, kids can take pictures with scuba mask props while eating saltwater taffy.
Join us to hear new works and get writing insights. Our panel includes Maya Corrigan, Barb Goffman, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, and Laura Ellen Scott. Books available for sale and signing.
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place each year at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Come join the party at Scrawl and find exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Maker Faire NoVa is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy making, experimenting, learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired! Tickets are now on sale, http://nova.makerfaire.com/tickets/. Advance tickets on sale through 3/17/17, $13 adult, $2 child, $10 senior, and Family ticket for 5 $29. Parking is at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station garage with shuttle bus service to the site.
Come find our booth in the South Lakes gym. We'll bring a great selection of books for makers of all ages.
Stop by at 1PM and meet Erin Teagan, author of The Friendship Experiment. When scientist-in-the-making Madeline Little starts sixth grade, she soon learns that middle school is nothing like a perfect lab experiment—and that she now has to find the cure for her newly messed-up life.
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by to get a closer look at the winners.
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner.
Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan; The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly; and Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe is the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Javaka Steptoe.
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol; Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford; Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Elliss; and They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel.
Join us for stories and fun every Friday at 10:30
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