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Press Release Fun: June Children’s Literary Cafe

The Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our Children’s Literary Cafe for Saturday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m.

The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown, Her Illustrators, and Her World


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), biographer Leonard Marcus offers a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of America’s poet laureate of the nursery. Find out how Brown re-imagined the picture book in the spirit of modern progressive education and modern art and, in league with her great editor Ursula Nordstrom, created "good books for bad children" that have lasted for generations.

The Children’s Literary Café is a monthly gathering of adults who are fans of children’s literature. Professionals, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in the field are welcome to attend our meetings. The Literary Café provides free Advanced Readers galleys, a rotating series of talks with professionals in the field, and great conversation. This program is for adults only.

This program will be held in the Berger Forum (Room 227) on the second floor.

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
42nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.