Friday, November 18, 2011

Meet Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators for Young People at Wine and Cheese Reception December 3

Join Us for a Special Reception with Nine Authors and Illustrators for Young People!
Silent Auction of Book Baskets, Manuscript Reviews, and Illustrations Included

The NCBLA invites everyone who loves literature for young people--and the authors and illustrators who create it--to our  ticketed, adults-only Wine and Cheese Reception with nine celebrated authors and special guests on Saturday, December 3 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the Stratton Center of MIT

This is your opportunity to meet and talk to each of the participating authors and illustrators, including:

M. T. Anderson is the author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, a National Book Award Winner and Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Click here to visit his website. 
Natalie Babbitt is the author of Tuck Everlasting, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, and the Newbery Honor Book Knee-Knock Rise. Click here to learn more about Natalie Babbitt and her books.

Mary Brigid Barrett is the founder, president, and executive director of the NCBLA, as well as a children’s book author and illustrator.  Click here to learn more about Mary Brigid Barrett and her books.

Susan Cooper is the author of the award-winning Dark Is Rising series, including The Dark Is Rising, a Newbery Honor Book, and The Grey King, a Newbery Medal winner. Click here to visit her website.
Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, winner of the Newbery Medal. Click here to visit his website. 

Steven Kellogg is the illustrator of more than one hundred children’s books, including Is Your Mama a Llama? and the Pinkerton series. He is a recipient of the Regina Medal.  Click here to visit his website. 

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, a Newbery Medal winner. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Click here to learn more about Patricia MacLachlan and her books. 

Katherine Paterson is the author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, both winners of the Newbery Medal. She is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Click here to visit her website. 

James Ransome is the illustrator of The Creation, winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and an International Board on Books for Young People Honor Selection. Click here to visit his website.

At the reception you won’t want to miss the Silent Auction, featuring an exciting and diverse collection of themed book baskets, manuscript critiques by editors at Candlewick Press and Houghton Mifflin, and a picture book critique by a senior partner at the esteemed literary agency Curtis Brown Ltd.  

The auction will also include illustrations by David Macaulay, Timothy Basil Ering, and Chris Van Dusen! We are also offering a  pastel painting by Katherine Paterson!

Limited tickets are available! Click here to buy your tickets today. And please note that the NCBLA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Ticket purchases are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law.

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