Mac Barnett JORY JOHN Jon Scieszka Jonathan Auxier Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fun-loving friends of all ages, join us this evening when not one, not two, not THREE, but FOUR super awesome fantastic stupendous amazing unbelievable incredible middle grade authors are here at BookPeople AT THE SAME TIME!!! Mac Barnett, Jory John, John Scieszka and Jonathan Auxier will hold court simultaneously on our second floor this evening. How will this work? Can BookPeople event HOLD this many authors at once? We'll find out! All four authors will be speaking about and signing their latest books. Don't miss this incredible feat of middle grade author shenanigans!
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Mac Barnett & Jory John will be here with their new book, The terrible two. Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.
Jon Scieszka will be here with Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger. In this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in a quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy.
Jonathan Auxier will be here with The Night Gardener. This follow-up to Auxier's exceptional debut, "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, " is a Victorian ghost story that follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. He writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, The terrible two. He lives in Berkeley.
Jory John is the author of the picture book Goodnight Already! and the forthcoming I Will Chomp You! (with Bob Shea) and coauthor of the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead and a sequel, among other humor books. Jory is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama. He spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco.
Jon Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio series, Guys Read, Spaceheadz, and Battle Bunny with Mac Barnett. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jonathan Auxier teaches creative writing and children's literature. He is the author of "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes," which the "Wall Street Journal" called "as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9-14 will hope to find." He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. You can visit him online at thescop.com.
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