Third Annual Picture Book Panel: Too Good to Miss—Picture Books for Older Readers

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Two years ago, a spellbinding event with author and editor David Levithan and author Jacqueline Woodson made us eager to hear more conversations between major figures in children's and young adult literature. To create forums for authors, editors, and illustrators to exchange opinions and ideas, we organized panels on both picture books and graphic novels. The panels were so successful that our picture book panel is now a yearly event that we look forward to as much as our customers do. A host of luminaries will tackle the subject of illustrated works and all the ways they can engage, enrich, and assist readers through the elementary years and beyond. Adult Event.

Julie Danielson is the co-author of Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. Danielson blogs about picture books at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and writes a weekly column for Kirkus Reviews.

Esteemed Panelists:
Jason Chin is an author and illustrator of the acclaimed books Gravity, Island: A Story of the Galapagos, Redwoods, and Coral Reefs, in which he combines imaginative storytelling with non-fiction in an effort to explain science and capture his readers’ imaginations.
Christopher Myers is the winner of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award for Firebird. His illustrations have received numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor for Harlem: A Poem and four Coretta Scott King Honors.
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher and fine art painter. His children’s books have earned the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, ALA’s Pura Belpré Honor Award, and the International Latino Book Award for Best Children’s Book Illustrations.

Nancy Paulsen is a president and publisher at Penguin Random House. The 2014 National Book Award, Brown Girl Dreaming (by fellow panelist Jacqueline Woodson), is the most recent of her many published and edited books that have won numerous awards. Many of her books are established classics in the world of children’s literature.

Chris Soentpiet is the illustrator of Amazing Places, in addition to other highly praised picture books. His many honors include the NAACP Image Award, Original Art Show Gold Medal, and the IRA Children’s Book Award.

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which also won numerous other awards including the Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor Award.  Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate, and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature.

Following the discussion, the panelists will be available to sign their award-winning books.


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Gravity By Jason Chin, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Chin, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596437173
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 29th, 2014

My Pen By Christopher Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423103714
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans By Phil Bildner, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Phil Bildner, John Parra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452125787
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015

Amazing Places By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Selected by), Chris Soentpiet (Illustrator), Christy Hale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Selected by), Chris Soentpiet (Illustrator), Christy Hale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600606533
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 2015

Each Kindness By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399246524
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 2nd, 2012

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