Children's Book Week bringing award-winning authors to Barrington

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" alt="N—ChildrensBookWeek—AdamLehrhaupt" src="http://www.eastbayri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N—ChildrensBookWeek—AdamLehrhaupt-233x350.jpg" width="233" height="350" /> To celebrate Children’s Book Week from May 12 to 18, Barrington Books and the local library will offer a week filled with festive family events including readings, a panel discussion and book signings with award-winning children’s book authors.

Following is a schedule of events for the week:

Monday, May 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.: Children’s Book Week After School Kick-off Party featuring readings, signings, drawings demos, cupcakes provided by Sweet Addiction in Barrington, and a grand prize goodie bag giveaway!

Special guest authors are:

Adam Lehraupt, author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book;

Melissa Guion, author of Baby Penguins Love Their Mama; Baby Penguins Everywhere;

Jen Corace, illustrator of I Hatched!; Little Oink; Little Hoot;

Zoë B. Alley and RW Alley, creators of There’s a Princess in the Palace; There’s A Wolf at the Door;

Mary Jane Begin, creator of My Little Pony, Under The Sparkling Sea; Willow Buds;

Jamie Michalak, author of the Joe and Sparky series; The Coziest Place;

Christopher and Anika Denise, creators of Pigs Love Potatoes; Bella and Stella Come Home

Wednesday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barrington Public Library: Voice. Heart. Connection. A panel discussion with five extraordinary authors of YA Fiction, co-sponsored by Barrington Books and The Barrington Public Library.

Katie Davis - author of Dancing With The Devil

Tara Sullivan - author of Golden Boy

Annie Cardi - author of The Chance You Won’t Return

Bianca Turetsky - author of The Time Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra Queen of the Nile

Katie Cotungo - author of How to Love

Panel moderated by librarian and blogger: Alyisha Foley

Thursday, May 15, from 10 to 11 a.m.: Story hour with special guest reader Kara LaReau, the author of several picture books, including No Slurping, No Burping; Ugly Fish; Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story; and Otto, The Boy Who Loved Cars. Kara will stick around during the craft portion of the hour to sign books and answer questions from the audience.

Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. book signing of Sucker Literary. Local moms Hannah R. Goodman and Alyssa Gaudreau have published the third volume of their literary anthology, Sucker Literary, featuring emerging writers of YA fiction from all over the world.

Also on May 17, Barrington Books is participating in Indies First Storytime Day. Authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons.

Barrington Books

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