Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Party and tonight

For those of you that missed Grace's book launch/birthday/boston blogger party on Saturday, don't miss the next one!! The afternoon was delightful. It was fun to see old friends in our little Boston book community, and also to put faces to names in this blog-o-sphere and meet new folks.

We got an exciting first glimpse at Grace's new books (complete with original artwork on display), there was an exciting art auction, and I got to buy my very own Lissy doll (above sitting on my desk), which is just the coolest thing ever! It looks exactly like Grace's illustrations, amazing. Oh and did I mention that I totally stuffed my face with cupcakes? I was high on sugar for like an hour after the party.

Anyways, a good time was had by all, so a big thank you to Grace and everyone who came and made it such a lovely afternoon.

So on to other events... tonight the Foundation for Children's Books is hosting the last lecture in their spring series, which has been fantastic. This week features Jacqueline Davies, Mitali Perkins and Jamie Harper. Details below. See you there!

PS. Allison Morris over at the Wellesley Booksmith wrote a great blog post about Jacqueline Davies at her Publisher's Weekly blog here. Totally inspired me to go to the lecture tonight.

New England Voices, the last event in our Conversations with...series is different from the rest: it features area authors reading from new works. This year's authors will be Jacqueline Davies, reading from The Lemonade War, and Mitali Perkins reading from Rickshaw Girl. In addition, Jamie Harper will read from Miss Mingo and the First Day of School. The event also includes the Foundation for Children's Books Annual Meeting, with a look at our author visits to under-served schools, as well as a book signing and reception featuring Jacqueline Davies' lemonade stand--a great night that you won't want to miss!

Book signing and reception
FREE and open to the public--bring a friend!

Where & When:
Vanderslice Hall, Boston College
Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Book sale and signing with books from the Children's Book Shop

For directions and more information, go to:
The Foundation for Children's Books

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