August 25, 2015

Mac is Back

Remember our great night of 5 (which turned out to be 6) superstar kid's authors??

Leo a Ghost Story 9781452131566We are delighted because, on September 3rd, Mac Barnett will return to Takoma Park, this time with Christian Robinson.

They will be introducing Leo, a Ghost Story.

Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.

The Terrible Two 9781419714917 All of the books pictured to the left can be checked out from the library (except for Leo which hasn't been published yet). Click on the cover pictures for more information.

Jory John, the co-author of The Terrible Two, was one of our five superstars.

The Skunk 9781596439665Have you ever been followed home by something warm and furry?

President Taft is stuck in the bath 9780763663179The story of Taft in the bathtub may or may not be apocryphal, but he did weigh an awful lot and he did love bathtubs.

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole 9780763662295The illustrator for Sam and Dave Dig a Hole was Jon Klasson, who not only was the 6th, unexpected, superstar, but he also presented a program of his own at the library on a November Sunday.

Mac and Jon dig a hole

Telephone 9781452110233The grand old telephone game (with its important lesson about passing on information)

Battle Bunny  9781442446731Battle Bunny was written with Jon Scieszka, another of our superstars.

Count the monkeys 9781423160656Kevin Cornell, the illustrator, teamed up with Mac Barnett again. For The Terrible Two (above).

Chloe and the lion 9781423113348Metafiction - Mac (the author) fires Adam (the illustrator)

Extra yarn 9780061953385Extra Yarn: great Barnett/Klasson pairing.

Guys read : funny business (story: Best of Friends, volume edited by Jon Scieszka)Jon Scieszka edited this book. He chose work by Adam Rex, David Yoo, David Lubar, Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Feig, and Jack Gantos. As well as by Takoma Park visitors Kate DiCamillo, Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka himself.

Eoin Colfer? He is scheduled to visit here this fall. (We're thrilled.)

The ghostwriter secret 9781416978176Books by Adam Rex, such as The true meaning of Smekday and Frankenstein makes a sandwich, are much loved in Takoma Park. We have Smekday both in print and as an award winning CD set. Superb narration.

Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world 9781423123125You might also like: Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense, and a very nervous frog by Dave Barry (who was here recently) and Ridley Pearson.

Dan Santat won the Caldecott Medal this year for The Adventures of Beekle, an imaginary friend

The case of the case of mistaken identity 9781416978169Secret agent librarians. In black.

Billy Twitters and his blue whale problem 9780786849581

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