Houston, Meet R. J. Palacio

Posted January 6, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

Meet the author!

New Date: Ms. Palacio was originally scheduled to appear in September 2013 but had to reschedule due to illness.

January 12, 2014
3 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)

Johnston Middle School
10410 Manhattan Drive
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Inprint invites everyone to enjoy an afternoon with bestselling children’s author R. J. Palacio. Ms. Palacio will make a presentation about her book Wonder (for ages 8 and up). After her presentation she will take questions from the audience, followed by a book sale and signing*, giving fans a chance to visit with her. Books will be available for sale at the event through Blue Willow Bookshop.

Click here to enter a drawing to win a free signed book by R. J. Palacio.

R. J. PALACIO’S debut novel Wonder is #1 on The New York Times middle grade bestseller list and was named among the year’s “Best of Children’s Books” by School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist. It was also on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list.

The novel’s central character is Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy born with severe facial abnormalities, who, as he enters the 5th grade, will be attending a mainstream school for the first time. The New York Times calls Wonder “rich and memorable … It’s Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of Wonder, and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.”Slate.com says “Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” andThe Huffington Post writes, “This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness.”

Palacio hopes readers will come away from the book “with the idea that they are noticed: their actions are noted. … if they’re mean, someone suffers. If they’re kind, someone benefits. And the choice is theirs: whether to be noticed for being kind or for being mean.”

Before becoming a writer, Palacio worked for more than 20 years as a book jacket designer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. To learn more about Palacio, click here to visit her website.

Meet 2013 Newbery Medal Winner!

Posted October 23, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

Don’t miss this free Inprint event with 2013 Newbery Medal Winner Katherine Applegate!  This is part of Inprint’s exciting Cool Brains! Reading Series for Young People. See their announcement below for more information.

Meet the author
2013 Newbery Medal Winner
Sunday, October 27, 2013 
3 pm (doors open 2:15 pm)
Johnston Middle School, 10140 Manhattan  

For more information click here.

Katherine Applegate will make a presentation about her work followed by a Q & A with the audience and a book sale and signing, at which audience members can meet her. Enter a drawing to win a free signed poster or book by Applegate here.

KATHERINE APPLEGATE has written many books for children and young adults, including the picture book The Buffalo Storm, the chapter book seriesRoscoe Riley Rules, and the Animorphs series, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Her novel Home of the Bravewas awarded the 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction. Her latest novel The One and Only Ivan, in addition to garnering the 2013 Newbery Medal, was named a best children’s book of 2012 by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews and listed among Amazon.com’s middle grade “2012 Best Books of the Year.” It also was included in the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2013-14 Master List. 

The story, for readers ages 8-12, is about Ivan, a charming gorilla who lives in a video arcade. A starred School Library Journal review says, “Applegate makes a powerful statement about the treatment of animals—especially those living in captivity—and reminds readers that all creatures deserve a safe place to call home …. this lovely story and the characters will capture readers’ hearts and never let go. A must-have.” A starred Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “utterly believable … this bittersweet story … will inspire a new generation of advocates.”

Inprint Cool Brains! Hosts Rebecca Stead

Posted March 24, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

What: Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People presents bestselling children’s author Rebecca Stead

When: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3:00 PM

Where: Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet @ Stella Link

Cost: Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

From Inprint:

Enjoy an afternoon with bestselling children’s author Rebecca Stead. Stead will make a lively presentation about her work, followed by an audience Q&A and book sale and signing, giving attendees a chance to visit with the author. Enter a drawing to win a poster signed by Rebecca Stead.

Rebecca Stead is the celebrated author of When You Reach Me, winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal. The novel, partially inspired by Stead’s favorite childhood book, A Wrinkle in Time, became a New York Times Notable Book and hit the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Centered around timely coming-of-age themes, the novel is a mystery set in the gritty reality of New York City in 1979, with glimpses into the future. The New York Times Book Review writes, “Every word, every sentence, has meaning and substance … [in this] smart and mesmerizing book.”

Stead’s first novel, First Light, a Junior Library Guild selection, is set during a scientific expedition to Greenland and touches on the challenge of climate change.

Author T.A. Barron to Visit Houston 10/17/2010

Posted October 15, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

What: Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People presents award winning children’s writer T.A. Barron for discussion and book signing

Where: Pershing Middle School Auditorium, 3838 Blue Bonnet at Stella Link

When: Sunday, October 17th at 3:00 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)

Why: Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People is presented by Inprint, a Houston-based nonprofit dedicated to inspiring readers and writers.

Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, visit the Inprint website or call 713-521-2026.

More about the author

Thomas A. Barron is a celebrated writer of children’s fantasy, having sold more than one million books. His skillful re-imagination of established legends has brought to life the Arthurian world for countless fans of all ages. His major works include The Lost Years of Merlin, The New York Times bestselling trilogy The Great Tree of Avalon, and many other novels, nature books, and children’s books.

In Ultimate Magic, Barron continues to fill in the gaps of Merlin’s life through the reptilian eye of the most powerful sidekick ever, Basil the Green Dragon. The action-packed, often humorous adventure will keep readers hooked until the last page and is sure to please lifelong fans and win over new ones.