In September, the annual Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival brings several well-known authors to Seward's Concordia University. If you purchase these authors' books at Chapters, we'll have them autographed for you when the authors are in town. This year's featured guests include Newbery Medal winner Grace Lin, Golden Sower winner Roland Smith, and favorite author/illustrator of the "Five Little Monkeys" books, Eileen Christelow, as well as Barbara Robinson, best known for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The Endowment dinner features illustrator Jerry Pinkney, a recent Caldecott Medal winner. Visit the Festival's website for more details and to see a complete list of authors and illustrators attending.
October will be a busy month for us, with two author visits (so far!) and two bookfairs, as well as the annual "Read for the Record Day."
|One of last year's happy readers.|
Sara Zarr, author of young adult novels dealing with the difficult issues faced by teens, will be in Seward visiting Seward High School and Chapters on Monday, October 24. She also is a great speaker, though for a different audience, and you won't want to miss her reading or her books. I'll let you know what I think of her latest, How to Save a Life, which comes out in October and is set in part in Omaha, after I read the review copy she's sending me.