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Bedtime Story Jam

Please join us for a fun-filled pajama party and bedtime story extravaganza! Thirteen fabulous authors are coming to read their books and share their adventures with our kids. To preview these books, visit the Book Fair in the library (opening September 21st). Avoid the Friday night madness and buy your books during the week and have them autographed on the night of the event.

Information about the authors and their books is listed below. Most author will hold two consecutive sessions and you can sign up each child for one author per session. So research your authors now and choose two! They're all wonderful.

Special bonus…For those who only want to go to one author session (or if your favorite authors get filled), we will have a sing-a-long with our very own and deeply loved Mr. Harrison in the auditorium!

Come in your coziest pajamas, grab some FREE milk provided by Whole Foods Market and delicious cookies donated by Le Pain Quotidien, and get ready to enjoy an evening of books, music, and friends which is secretly promoting literacy and inspiring young story tellers and writers. SHHHH... don't tell the kids!


Date: Friday, September 28th
Doors open at 6:15 pm
First Session will begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 pm


Sign-Up Genius will go live on Tuesday, September 25th.

 

BEDTIME STORY JAM AUTHOR LINEUP 2018

Caroline Arnold

Grades TK - 2nd

http://www.carolinearnoldbooks.com/

Author, photographer, artist, and animal lover who has written over 160 fiction and nonfiction books will share her book Hatching Chicks in Room 6. A book for which a sequel will be released this Spring, Butterflies in Room 6. She will also talk about some of her other books, and how she makes the cut-paper illustrations used for her series A Day and a Night in....

 

Jade Wolf

Grades TK - 5th

www.jadewolf.art

1st Session

Enter a world of wonderful creatures and mystical connections, where every time you look at the page something new seems to magically appear. Creator Jade Wolf will guide you on an adventure of stories, poems, artwork and meditation, where the magic of our own world mixes with the imagination of the wild and colorful Creature Connection.

 

Sanjay Nambiar

Grades TK - 3rd

www.alittlezen.com www.superprincessheroes.com

 

Sanjay Nambiar has written several award-winning books. His Super Amazing Princess Heroes series focuses on diversity and girl empowerment, with magical girls who save the prince. His A Little Zen for Little Ones series puts classic and original new Zen stories in a relatable context for modern kids.

 

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Nicola O'Byrne

Grades TK - 3rd

http://www.nicolaobyrne.com/home

 

The crocodile from Open Very Carefully is back, and he's not happy. All he wants to do is find his way home, but he can't get there by himself he needs your help! In this unique interactive book, children are encouraged to take part in the story and use their imaginations to guide him door-to-door on his journey. Will he ever find his way home?

 

June Sobel

Grades TK - 1st

www.junesobel.com

All aboard for Dreamland! Make the perfect transition to bedtime with imaginative art, and the gentle rhythm of this story that your kids will want to hear again, and again... and introducing it’s sequel! The Goodnight Train Rolls On, just released this September.

 

Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent

Grades TK - K

http://www.sherifink.com/book/counting-sea-life/

1st Session

Experience the Whimsical World of Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent – husband and wife team, best-selling, award-winning local authors who will take your youngster on an undersea adventure with their book COUNTING SEA LIFE WITH THE LITTLE SEAHORSE. Your young explorer will learn about the amazing variety of life in the ocean while trying to find hidden numbers!

 

Sheri Fink

Grades TK - 2nd

http://www.sherifink.com/bio/

2nd Session

Not to be missed! Your child could be the very first in the world to hear Sheri's brand new book, THE LITTLE UNICORN (ages 4-10), read aloud. The Little Unicorn has lost her sparkle and she'll need the help of some magical fairies and, of course, the kids in the audience, to help her find it. This is a story that will be treasured forever! Photo session afterward with Sheri, the real life mermaid!

 

Derek Taylor Kent

Grades 3rd - 5th

http://www.derektaylorkent.com/

2nd Session

If you like spooky monsters and howling with laughter, this is the place to be! Derek Taylor Kent AKA Derek the Ghost, will tell some spine-tingling choose- your-own-adventure stories based on his award-winning series SCARY SCHOOL, and the students will have to make all the right choices if they hope to survive! Plus, get a special peek inside his brand new STEM humor novel PRINCIPAL MIKEY, where a 10-year-old kid becomes principal of his school!

James Matlack Raney

Grades 3rd - 5th

www.jamesmatlackraney.com

The popular author of The Jim Morgan Series and his 2017 Indie Silver Award winning book, Lord of the Wolves, is back! Watcher and his siblings will flee through lands of violent danger, ancient mystery, and deep magic.Together their bonds of love and family will be tested, and Watcher will learn the true meaning of what it is to be a Lord of the Wolves.

 

 

Eugene Yelchin

Grades 3rd - 5th

http://www.eugeneyelchin.com/

A unique historical mystery from a celebrated children’s writer and illustrator. Set in late nineteenth-century imperial Russia, the atmospheric story follows young Lev, “the last of an ancient lineage,” as he arrives at the cavernous Falcon House in Saint Petersburg, eager to assume his noble duties. Short chapters, an eerie setting, and a surprising twist at the end make this a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and ghost stories.

 

 

Josh Pruett & Scott Peterson

Grades 3rd - 5th

Goodreads.com / IMDB

FEATURE FILM BOOK ADAPTATIONS and WRITING MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS with Josh Pruett andScott Peterson , meet with Primetime Emmy and Annie Award nominated TV Writer from PHINEAS AND FERB and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 as he shares the behind the scenes process co-writing the feature film book adaptation THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK as well as a sneak peek at his latest novel -- next year's adventure comedy from Disney/Hyperion, SHIPWRECKERS."

 

 

Andrea J. Loney

http://andreajloney.com/

1st Session

Grades 2nd - 5th

A children's biography about a young man who moved from Massachusetts to Harlem at age 18 with a dream, a camera, and his ability to see what was special in everyone. His photographs documented an influential time and place in history: The Harlem Renaissance.

2nd Session

Grades TK - 3rd

Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. In his heart he's fluffy and tiny, like a rabbit. He loves bunny rabbits, and feels perplexed by their dismissal of his bunnyness, until he befriends a bunny who is as burly and loud as Bunnybear is bouncy, fluffy, and tiny on the inside.

 

Roda Ahmed

Grades TK - 3rd

https://www.rodaworld.com/

An inspiring and beautifully illustrated true story about a little girl who wanted to dance in the stars. This wonderful book is about following your dreams despite the obstacles. Mae dreamt of going into outer space as a little girl, and people told her she couldn’t do it...but she did it anyway! With love, support, and encouragement from her parents, she persevered.

 

 

 

Thank you!

The Bedtime Story Jam Committee

Becky, Hoda, Jenna, Pantea, & Angie