There is a bonus for you folks on the East Coast. Last month my sister attended an author event in DC. She had such a great time that she requested I start posting author events in the DC area. I will start with the stores I know but if you know spots I am missing please let me know!
*Arthur Salm presents his book Anyway, 2 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Dominick Domingo reads and presents his book The Nameless Prince, 7 pm, Vroman's Bookstore
* Sharon Creech presents at a school site. The event is open to the public. For information contact Children's Bookworld
* Bob Balaban presents his book Creature From the Seventh Grade, 6:30 pm, Once Upon a Time Bookstore
* Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series, reads and presents her books, 5 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Jon Klassen reads and signs his new book This is Not My Hat, 7:30 pm, Skylight Books (If you show up you may see me and a few students there!)
* Barney Saltzberg presents his new book Andrew Drew and Drew, 9:45 am, Children's Bookworld
* Ken Baker signs and presents Fangirl, 7 pm, Vroman's Bookstore
* Artist Loren Long reads and presents Nightsong, 5 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Annual Teacher's Night at Vroman's Bookstore! 5 pm
* Lauren Oliver, author of Leisel & Po and her new book The Spindlers, 7 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Artist Loren Long reads and presents Nightsong, 7 pm, Once Upon a Time Bookstore
* David Derrick signs and presents Animals Don't, So I Won't, 10:30 am, Vroman's Bookstore
* Betsy R. Rosenthal presents her new book Looking for Me, 11 am at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona
* Libba Bray signs and presents The Diviners, 1:00 pm Children's Bookworld and 5:30 pm, Vroman's Bookstore
* Pop-Up artist Matthew Reinhart hosts a Star Wars Extravaganza, 2 pm, Once Upon a Time Bookstore
* The Class Acts Tour stops by Mrs. Nelson's, 1 pm
* Authors David Levithan and Rachel Cohn read and present their books, 3 pm, Santa Monica Public Library
*Authors David Levithan and Rachel Cohn read and present their books, 7 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Susan Zeidler presents her books The Practice Room and Flying Through Music at MY school! 8:45 am
*Dave Pilkey signs and presents his latest Captain Underpants book, 5 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Diane DeGroat speaks at a school site, event open to the public. For information contact Children's Bookworld
* Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series, presents at a ticketed event, 5 pm, Children's Bookworld
* Derek Taylor Kent reads and presents his Scary School Books, 5 pm, Mrs. Nelson's
* Illustrator David Harrington presents his book Pecos Bill Invents the Ten Gallon Hat, 11 am, Mrs. Nelson's
* Vroman's hosts a Harry Potter Halloween Party! 5 pm
* Georgia Bragg presents her book How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, 2 pm, Once Upon a Time Bookstore
* Jan Brett reads from Mossy at the Wellesley Public Library, 5 pm
* MO WILLEMS!!! and Tom Warburton present at the Cambridge Public Library, 11:00 am...how do I always miss him??!?!?!
* David Shannon shares his new book Jangles, 2 pm, Wellesley Books
* Frane Lessac and Mark Greenwood present their book, The Greatest Liar on Earth, 2 pm, The Eric Carle Museum
* Gina Damico presents his new YA novel Scorch, 5 pm, Brookline Booksmith
* Susan Hood presents her new books Spike and The Mixed-Up Monster, 2 pm, The Eric Carle Museum
* Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series will present her books at The Children's Book Shop, 3:30 pm
* Iza Trapani presents her book The Bear Went Over the Mountain, 2 pm, The Eric Carle Museum
* Newbery author Lois Lowry reads from her new book in The Giver series, Son, 7 pm, Wellesley Books
* Newbery author Lois Lowry (seriously, go to one of these!!) reads from her new book Son, 7 pm, Porter Square Books
* NOT a kid's event but one I have to support! As part of the Read Local, Drink Local series at Porter Square Books, Pretty Things Beer will represent with Brewed Awakenings author Joshua M. Bernstein. This is one of my favorite local brews in Boston folks...head on out!
* Boston Book Festival! Head on over to see great authors and children's lit experts such as M.T. Anderson, Harry Bliss, Rachel Cohn, Jef Czejak, Jo Knowles, Leonard Marcus, Kadir Nelson, Lemony Snicket, Roger Sutton, and Maria Tartar. Check it out for more info!
Politics and Prose just won the award for "HOLY COW, FOR REAL?" author events of the month. Check out all of their amazing events here. I love that this bookstore has a separate calendar for kid's events...makes my job easier. My favorites include: Judith Viorst on October 9, Lois Lowry on October 16, Class Acts tour including Jon Scieszka on October 18, and Jon Klassen on October 23.
Horray 4 Books in Arlington, VA has a slew of amazing events, including Jon Klassen! He is really doing well with his new book. Check out their events here.