August 2, 2019

children’s stage – saturday

Saturday, August 31st at the Decatur Recreation Center

9:30 a.m. – CHILDREN’S PARADE!!!

Saturday’s children’s parade will be “beary” special! Parade-goers are invited to bring their favorite teddy bears to join Ryan T. Higgins, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the “Mother Bruce” series, in the march to the Children’s Stage. Higgins will present his newest book, Bruce’s Big Storm.

Meet at the Gazebo on the Square!


10:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Ryan Higgins

Ryan Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is an author and illustrator who likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. He is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the New York Times best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He also wrote and illustrated BE QUIET!, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, Santa Bruce, Bruce’s Big Fun Day, and Peek-a-Bruce. Ryan lives in Maine with his wife and kids . . . and too many pets.

Click here to purchase a copy of Ryan’s new book, Bruce’s Big Storm.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Ryan available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


10:45 to 11:15 a.m. – Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, and Chris Van Dusen

Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton, author and illustrator

Click here to purchase a copy of Derrick and Vanessa’s new book, The King of Kindergarten.

We’ll have other books by Derrick and Vanessa available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 

 

Chris Van Dusen

Click here to purchase a copy of Chris’ new book, If I Built a School.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Chris available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 


11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Shelli Johannes, Shanda McCloskey, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Shelli Johannes never warmed up to creepy crawly bugs, but she always loved zoology and biology. In fact, she can often be found on highways and country roads saving strays and other jaywalking critters, or volunteering with animal conservation groups like the Atlanta Zoo, the Dolphin Project, and animal rescue centers. Unfortunately she learned early on that chemistry (aka cooking) was not her favorite science, often resulting in odd reactions and minor explosions. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, one bird, one fish, and two crazy-haired doodles who, just like Einstein, all who seem to love fruit and dessert, but loathe veggies. 

Click here to purchase a copy of Shelli’s new book, Cece Loves Science and Adventure.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Shelli available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Shanda McCloskey was inspired to develop the determined, creative characters of Charlotte (Doll-E 1.0) and Lucas (T-Bone the Drone) by the entrepreneurial spirit of her family members and by watching her inventive children play with their toys. Shanda lives near Atlanta, Georgia, and invites you to visit her at shandamc.com.

Click here to purchase a copy of Shanda’s new book, T-Bone the Drone.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Shanda available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Click here to purchase a copy of Laura’s new book, Why?

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Laura available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 


12:15 to 12:45 p.m. – Paul Gilligan and Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

Paul Gilligan is a fresh and funny new voice in middle grade fiction—and he can draw, too! He is the creator of the popular syndicated comic strip Pooch Café. He has won awards for both illustration and design as a freelance illustrator for a diverse array of publications such as Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, Disney Magazine, NFL Properties, and Bon Appetit, among others. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Click here to purchase a copy of Paul’s new book, King of the Mole People.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Paul available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Nathaniel’s children’s books include Broken Beaks (Monteiro Lobato Award, Brazil; a Washington Post KidsPost Pick of the Week), The Origami Master, (A Junior Library Guild Selection, A Children’s Indie Next Pick, A Book Links Lasting Connection) and Octopus Escapes!. The Singing Rock and Other Brand-New Fairy Tales is inspired by Nathaniel’s lifelong love of fairy tales. Nathaniel grew up in Pelham, NY, and now lives in Marietta, GA, with his wife and his two wonderful children. His hobbies include collecting original illustration art and classic movie autographs.

Click here to purchase a copy of Nathaniel’s new book, The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Nathaniel available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


1:00 to1:30 p.m. – Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Gillian McDunn

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She’s a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

Click here to purchase a copy of Lynda’s new book, Shouting at the Rain.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Lynda available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Gillian McDunn has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. Like Cat, Gillian grew up as the big sister to a younger brother with special needs. She lives near Raleigh, NC, with her family. This is her first book.

Click here to purchase a copy of Gillian’s new book, Caterpillar Summer.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Gillian available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


1:45 to 2:15 p.m. – Hena Khan and Karen Strong

Hena Khan is the author of several books including Amina’s Voice; Power Forward; On Point; Bounce Back; It’s Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; and The Night of the Moon. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com.

Click here to purchase a copy of Hena’s new book, More to the Story.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Henna available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Karen Strong was born and raised in rural Georgia. She spent most of her childhood wandering the woods, meadows, and gardens of her grandmother’s land. She now lives in Atlanta. Just South of Home is her first novel. Learn more at Karen-Strong.com.

Click here to purchase a copy of Karen’s new book, Just South of Home.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Karen available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 


2:30 to 3:00 p.m. – J.C. Cervantes, Roshani Chokshi, and Aisha Saeed

J.C. Cervantes (www.jennifercervantes.com) is the New York Times best-selling author of The Storm Runner, which Booklist called “a rip-roaring adventure” in a starred review. Her first novel, Tortilla Sun, was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and was named to Bank Street’s 2011 Best Book List. Jen grew up in San Diego and was fascinated by stories about Maya gods and magic. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter: @jencerv, and Instagram:@authorjcervantes.

Click here to purchase a copy of J.C.’s new book, The Fire Keeper (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 2).

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by J.C. available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Roshani Chokshi (www.roshanichokshi.com) is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling first and second books in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the End of Time as ARU Shah and the Song of Death. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling YA book The Star-Touched Queen, and its companion, A Crown of Wishes. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. The Pandava novels were inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s all-consuming love for Sailor Moon.

Click here to purchase a copy of Roshani’s new book, Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2).

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Roshani available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Aisha Saeed is the author of WRITTEN IN THE STARS (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, 2015) which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books, a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers, and named one of the top ten books all Young Georgians Should Read in 2016. She is also the author of the middle grade novel AMAL UNBOUND (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018) which has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and is a Global Read Aloud for 2018. She also has a forthcoming picture book BILAL COOKS DAAL (Simon & Schuster/Salaam Reads, 2019). Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC, and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel.

Aisha is represented by Taylor Martindale at Full Circle Literary Agency and lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three sons.

Click here to purchase a copy of Aisha’s new book, Aladdin: Far From Agrabah.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Aisha available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


3:15 to 3:45 p.m. – Lamar Giles, Jess Redman, and Laurel Snyder

Lamar Giles is an Edgar Award-nominated author and has published three young adult novels. He is the co-founder of #WeNeedDiverse books and has edited two #WNDB anthologies, including 2018’s Fresh Ink.

Click here to purchase a copy of Lamar’s new book, The Last Last-Day-of-Summer.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Lamar available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Jess Redman is a therapist and psychology teacher. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, two young children, and an old cat named Soul Pie. The Miraculous is her debut novel.

Click here to purchase a copy of Jess’ new book, The Miraculous.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

 

 

Laurel Snyder is a poet, essayist, and author of picture books and novels for children, including National Book Award nominee Orphan Island, the Theodore Seuss Giesel Award-winner Charlie and Mouse, The Longest Night, Bigger than a Bread Box, and Seven Stories Up. She is also the editor of the nonfiction anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish tales from Interfaith Homes, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a faculty member at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Atlanta with her family, and can be found online at laurelsnyder.com.

Click here to purchase a copy of Laurel’s new book, My Jasper June.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Laurel available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


4:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Tracey Baptiste and Kelly Barnhill

Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.

Click here to purchase a copy of Tracey’s new book, The Jumbie God’s Revenge.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Tracey available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Kelly Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, a Nebula Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize. Visit her online at kellybarnhill.com or on Twitter: @kellybarnhill.

Click here to purchase a copy of Kelly’s book, The Girl Who Drank the Moon in hardcover.

Click here to purchase a copy of Kelly’s book, The Girl Who Drank the Moon in paperback.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Kelly available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


4:45 to 5:15 p.m. – Mariama Lockington, Celia Perez, and Ibi Zoboi

Mariama Lockington is an adoptee, writer, and nonprofit educator. She has been telling stories and making her own books since the second grade, when she wore short-alls and flower leggings every day to school. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including Buzzfeed News Reader, and she is the author of the poetry chapbook The Lucky Daughter. Mariama holds a Masters in Education from Lesley University and Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry from San Francisco State University. She lives in Lexington, KY with her partner and dapple haired dachshund, Henry.

Click here to purchase a copy of Mariama’s book, For Black Girls Like Me.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

Celia C. Pérez is the author of The First Rule of Punk, a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, a 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Winner, and a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book. She lives in Chicago with her family where, in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. She is originally from Miami, Florida, where roosters and peacocks really do wander the streets. Visit her at celiacperez.com.

Click here to purchase a copy of Celia’s new book, Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Celia available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Ibi Zoboi is the author of two novels for young adults, including Pride and American Street, and a finalist for the National Book Award. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Zoboi’s middle-grade debut, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, sets an utterly captivating character in a meticulously researched 1980s Harlem for a novel that deftly captures the historical intersection of the space race, popular science fiction, and early hiphop.

Click here to purchase a copy of Ibi’s new book, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Ibi available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.


5:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Matt Laney, Jackson Pearce, and Tui Sutherland

Matt Laney is an ordained minister with a lifelong interest in world religion, folklore, wisdom traditions, martial arts, and big cats. Matt lives with his wife and two children who love to read. www.pridewars.com

Click here to purchase a copy of Matt’s new book, The Spinner Prince.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Matt available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

 

Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as two stand-alones, As You Wish and Purity. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. In addition to the Ellie, Engineer series, The Doublecross, and The Inside Job, her middle grade novels include Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater.

Click here to purchase a copy of Jackson’s new book, Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level.

When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. You can pick up your copy on Saturday at the sales table in the gym at the Decatur Recreation Center.

We’ll have other books by Jackson available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.

Tui T. Sutherland is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Trouble series, as well as a contributing author to the bestselling Spirit Animals and Seekers series (as part of the Erin Hunter team). In 2009, she was a two-day champion on Jeopardy! She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful husband, two awesome sons, and two very patient dogs. To learn more about Tui’s books, visit her online at tuibooks.com.

You can purchase copies of Tui T. Sutherland’s books below. When purchasing, indicate that this will be an in-store pick-up. Little Shop of Stories will have your copy of the book ready for you to be picked up at the Kidnote Address.

 

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #2) (Paperback)

 

 

 

 

 

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1) (Paperback)

 

 

 

 

 

The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire #13)