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’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.”

Meet Award-Winning Children’s Author Christopher Paul Curtis

Posted January 13, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People presents Christopher Paul Curtis, on Sunday, January 15th, at Johnson Middle School Auditorium in Houston, TX.  This FREE event for parents and their children features the acclaimed author of middle grade books such as Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.  Curtis is the first African-American man to win the Newbery Medal and is the recipient of many other awards. He’s in town to share excerpts from his seventh book The Mighty Miss Malone.  Meet and greet the author this Saturday.  For directions and additional information, please visit the Inprint website.  See you there!