I will be doing a book launch event through the wonderful indie bookstore, Politics and Prose! Bring the kids, all are welcome!
Join me and Rebecca Behrens (THE LAST GRAND ADVENTURE, SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND, WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE), Kamilla Benko (THE UNICORN QUEST), Jake Burt (GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION, THE RIGHT HOOK OF DEVIN VELMA), Sayantani DasGupta (THE SERPENT’S SECRET), Debbi Michicko Florence (JASMINE TOGUCHI), Alyson Gerber (BRACED), Jodi Kendall (THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, DOG DAYS IN THE CITY), Adam Perry (THE MAGICIANS OF ELEPHANT COUNTY), Jennifer Roy (YELLOW STAR, PLAYING ATARI WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN), and Eliot Schrefer (THE LOST RAINFOREST: MEZ’S MAGIC, ENDANGERED, THREATENED, RESCUED) for a fun author's day!
Save the date! Bring the kids, all are welcome! Please come and celebrate The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden at Books of Wonder in New York City! There will be door prizes, a reading, a Q&A, and, of course, cookies!
I will be at Print: A Bookstore, one of my favorite bookstores in one of my favorite cities: Portland, Maine! I'll be speaking about the Vanderbeekers series, and I hope to see you there!
Panel: "Middle Grade Novels on Loss and Connection"
Panelists: Ruth Freeman, Karina Yan Glaser, Janet Johnson, Laura Shovan, Tricia Springstubb
Time: 5pm - 6pm
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 8AB
Yay, Nerd Camp is going to be awesome! Educators and authors mingling and learning together about creating rich literacy environments... I cannot wait. Here is where I'll be:
Monday, July 9
Session 1, 1:15-2:05 pm, HS Library
Panel Session with Karina Yan Glaser, Jarrett Lerner, Supriya Kelkar
"Building a Vibrant Book Community in Your Upper Elementary and Early Middle School Classroom"
Session 2, 2:20-3:10 pm, Room 106
Panel Session with Karina Yan Glaser, Laura Shovan, Elly Swartz
Breaking Down Stereotypes and Stigmas One Book at a Time
Author Signings, 4:30-6 pm
Tuesday, July 10
Nerd Camp Jr.
Homeroom sessions at 5:30 pm, 6 pm, and 7:30 pm
Calling all kids ages 8-12! Join me and Stories Bookshop for a middle grade book club. This month's title is The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, and I cannot wait to discuss it with you. Sign up in store or RSVP to email@example.com with your child's name and age.
I look forward to meeting the fourth graders of Our Lady of Lourdes School. This school is located on 143rd Street in Harlem, not far from the Vanderbeeker's fictional home!
I will be doing a reading and signing at The Ivy Bookshop! This event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!
Using Setting to Bring a Story to Life: A Writing Workshop for Kids
With Children’s Author Karina Yan Glaser
When: Sunday, May 20, 10-11 AM
Where: The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road
Fee: $25, which includes a signed copy of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and a journal
RSVP: Call 410-377-2966 or email MarthaAtTheIvy@gmail.com by May 13
Setting plays an important part of every story. In this workshop, young writers will explore different techniques to bring their stories to life with children’s author Karina Yan Glaser. Karina, who wrote The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, a 2017 New York Times Notable Children’s Book, is a contributing editor at Book Riot, the largest independent book media company in North America. The workshop is perfect for kids in 4th through 8th grade.
I am excited to speak at Pine Grove Elementary's Young Author's Celebration!
I will be at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, moderating a conversation between Rebecca and Wendy about their newest middle grade book collaboration.
Bob is a classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship about a girl who helps an old friend find home by two New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead!
Rebecca Stead is an American writer of fiction for children and teens. She won the American Newbery Medal in 2010, the oldest award in children's literature, for her second novel When You Reach Me.
Wendy Mass is an author of young adult novels and children's books. Her book A Mango-Shaped Space won the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School in 2004.
This event is free!
Authors Melanie Conklin (Counting Thyme), Laura Shovan (The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary), and I will be presenting a session called, "Authors in the Classroom: A How-To Guide for Virtual Author Visits".
I will be on a panel discussing how newsletters can be used in the publishing world.
A panel of four middle grade authors talk about how setting can increase tension, add depth to plot, inform character development, and reflect young readers’ experiences. Five accomplished middle grade authors with diverse backgrounds will discuss approaches to using an unstable setting to connect with readers, and draw the interest of editors and agents.
Janet Sumner Johnson, The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society (Capstone Young Readers)
Karina Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Laura Shovan, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary (Random House)
Tricia Springstubb, What Happened on Fox Street (Balzer & Bray)
Join us as we celebrate the MADELEINE L'ENGLE's beloved novel A Wrinkle in Time as read by a host of authors including JACQUELINE WOODSON, PETER LERANGIS, EMILY JENKINS, KAT YEH, KARINA GLASER, DAVID BARCLAY MOORE RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA and MADELEINE L'ENGLE's granddaughter, CHARLOTTE JONES VOIKLIS.
We here at Books of Wonder are delighted to announce that in honor of the upcoming release of the feature length adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved Newbery Medal winning book we will be hosting a very special event to CELEBRATE A WRINKLE IN TIME!
Make sure to mark you calendars for Saturday, March 3rd, starting at 1pm as we welcome Newbery Honor author JACQUELINE WOODSON, Newbery Honor author RITA WILLIAMS GARCIA, PETER LERANGIS, EMILY JENKINS, KAT YEH, KARINA GLASER, DAVID BARCLAY MOORE, and Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter, CHARLOTTE JONES VOIKLIS to our 18th street store to celebrate the history and legacy of this cherished book in anticipation of the film. Each of these talented authors will read an excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time and discuss what this powerful novel has meant to them, answer questions from all of the other fans in attendance, and sign copies of all of their wonderful books.
As an extra special treat, every person in attendance will receive a poster for the upcoming Disney adaptation to take home. In addition, attendance at the event will allow you to enter into a lottery for 2-person passes to an advance screening of the film on March 6th. So make sure to join us on Saturday, March 3rd for your chance to hear SEVEN truly talented authors as they read from A Wrinkle in Time and discuss its impact on their lives and writing AND to get your chance to see the highly anticipated new movie before it is officially released. It's sure to be an event you and your young readers will remember!
I will be presenting to the fourth and fifth graders, talking about setting and book publishing. I can't wait!
I am so happy to be participating in World Read Aloud Day. I will be Skyping in to the following classrooms:
10:30am: Ms. Iverson's Fifth Graders
11:05am: Ms. Knowlton's Fifth Graders
11:45am: Ms. Uppena's Library Students
12:15pm: Ms. Hall's 5th Grade Library Class
1pm: Ms. Menendez's Fourth Graders
1:30pm: Ms. Shadish's Fifth Graders