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Press Release Fun: Two Big Authors Visit the Thalia Kids’ Book Club

Good old Symphony Space has two HUGE authors in the realm of children’s books coming to speak. And though you won’t see it in the press release below, I’m slated to interview the Newbery Honor winner amongst them. Woo-hoo! So take note:

Thalia Kids’ Book Club events with top authors
Tickets: $15/$12 members

Saturday, March 15, 4 pm: Kevin Henkes
Spend the afternoon with the beloved author of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, winner of the Caldecott Award, and The Year of Billy Miller, a 2014 Newbery Honor Book, as he discusses his creative process. His latest unforgettable character, second-grader Billy Miller, is the star of this new novel–a fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books, Frindle by Andrew Clements, and the Clementine series. Ages 7 – 10.

Tuesday, March 18, 4 pm: Jeff Kinney
The #1 best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books shares with fans the good fortune that helped him get published and offers a look into some of his favorite moments, plus a peek into how he gets his ideas and puts new books together.

In the eighth Wimpy Kid book, Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Find out at this super fun event with author Jeff Kinney! Ages 7 and up.
Note: This event is limited to 300 attendees.

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.