20 9 / 2013

Survey Says! Join young adult authors John M. Cusick (Cherry Money Baby), Kekla Magoon (Fire in the Streets), Leila Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) and Eric Luper (Jeremy Bender vs the Cupcake Cadets) as they chat about their most recent novels and battle each other in a lively game of FAMILY FEUD moderated by the one and only Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked). 

2:00 PM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

20 9 / 2013

“What’s your problem?”
"I don’t have problems. I solve them.” 
― John M. CusickGirl Parts

See John on Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop at 2:00 PM!

19 9 / 2013

Growing Up Elsewhere: Children often find themselves having to be braver than they ever should have to and surviving unimaginable challenges and hardships with grace and hope. Two-time National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick (Never Fall Down), Lebanese author Zeina Abirached (A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return) and acclaimed newcomer Tara Sullivan (Golden Boy) talk about what it means to be brave beyond the U.S. borders amid war and discrimination. Moderated by Elizabeth Kiem (Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy).


1:00 PM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

19 9 / 2013

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“The night is young, and by the grace of magic, so are we.”
― Michael Buckley, The Fairy-Tale Detectives

See him on Sunday at 10:00 AM at the Youth Stoop!

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18 9 / 2013

queenslibrary:

Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! Read the full-text of this speech, written for her Newbery acceptance for The Giver, on the author’s website.

queenslibrary:

Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! Read the full-text of this speech, written for her Newbery acceptance for The Giver, on the author’s website.

(via figmentdotcom)

18 9 / 2013

"So as a seventh grader, no, you weren’t friends with people you didn’t like. But sometimes you also weren’t friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn’t make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That’s where the sadness came in."

Lauren Myracle

If you’ve ever felt this way, come listen to Lauren talk at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, Sept. 22!

17 9 / 2013

brooklynbookfestival:

For the purposes of literary navigation, we present our official–and free!–festival app, for iPhone and Android.

brooklynbookfestival:

For the purposes of literary navigation, we present our official–and free!–festival app, for iPhone and Android.

17 9 / 2013

"If you look hard enough, chaos turns into order the way letters turn into words" - Patricia McCormick, Sold


See her Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 1:00 PM at the Youth Stoop!

17 9 / 2013

Dazzling Heroines: From murders to managing an employment agency for sorcerers, Newbery Honor winner Sheila Turnage (Three Times Lucky) and bestselling author Jasper Fforde (The Song of the Quarkbeast)and Catherine Jinks (How to Catch a Bogle) talk about the amazingly resourceful and resilient female protagonists at the heart of their award-winning novels for young readers. Moderated by Ben Rosenthal, freelance children’s book editor.  

12:00 PM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

16 9 / 2013

Love to Laugh? Loud and Long and Clear? Bestselling authors Jeff Smith (Bone series) Sherri Winston (President of the Whole Fifth Grade)and Michael Buckley (Nerds, The Sisters Grimm) open the festival with a feel-good laugh session for the soul, proving once again that the best books are the funniest. Moderated by Eric Luper (Jeremy Bender vs the Cupcake Cadets).

10:00 AM, Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza/Columbus Park)

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