The League of Extraordinary Readers is a monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12 (and those who are kids at heart). Come to the bookstore to meet your favorite children's book authors, with giveaways, snacks and fun at every event!
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A.J. PAQUETTE has been writing stories since early childhood when she would spend hours creating masterpieces of stapled paper and handwritten words, complete with pen-and-ink covers and boxed illustrations. Her work has been published in a variety of national magazine publications, she is a 2005 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award honoree, and received the 2008 SCBWI’s Susan Landers Glass Scholarship Award, for her book Nowhere Girl. She also creates picture books for young readersIn Rules for Ghosting twelve-year-old Dahlia has always lived at Silverton Manor-having spent fifty years as its resident ghost. When Oliver Day and his family show up as house-sitters the day Mrs. Tibbs, a Liberator sent by the Spectral Investigative Council, arrives to teach Dahlia the proper Rules for Ghosting, Dahlia can't wait to make new friends. But the unscrupulous ghost hunter, Rank Wiley, and the crooked town councilman, Jock Rutabartle, plan to rid Silverton Manor of its ghosts and sell it to the highest bidder. With her home and friendships at stake Dahlia may have to break the rules of ghosting as quickly as she learns them to solve the mystery of her death and save the manor. Paquette lives with her family in Boston. FRANK CAMMUSO is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, the creator of the popular middle school graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table, and the illustrator of several beginning reader graphic books, including Otto’s Orange Day. In The Misadventures of Salem Hyde. BOOK 1: SPELLING TROUBLE, Salem Hyde just isn’t like other kids. For one thing, she’s stubborn, independent, and impulsive. For another, she’s a witch. Salem acts first and thinks later—which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses! Good thing she’s been assigned an animal companion, Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. This over-anxious cat doesn’t like Salem calling him “Whammy,” and Salem doesn’t like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldn’t do something . . . like enter the class spelling bee. Salem knows she can beat all her classmates at spells, no problem. Too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words, not magic. And there’s nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc! Cammuso lives in Syracuse, New York. GREG RUTH has written and drawn stories for Dark Horse Comics, DC/Vertigo, Fantagraphics, and The New York Times. His first picture book, OUR ENDURING SPIRIT, was written by Barack Obama. He is currently working on the graphic novel by Ethan Hawke. The Lost Boy is his debut graphic novel for Scholastic. In it Nate's not happy about his family moving to a new house in a new town. After all, nobody asked him if he wanted to move in the first place. But when he discovers a tape recorder and note addressed to him under the floorboards of his bedroom, he's thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing many, many years ago. Now, as strange happenings and weird creatures begin to track Nate, he must partner with Tabitha, a local girl, to find out what they want with him. But time is running out, for a powerful force is gathering strength in the woods at the edge of town, and before long Nate and Tabitha will be forced to confront a terrifying foe and uncover the truth. Greg lives and works in Western Massachusetts.
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