Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

nescbwi[This week’s installment of KIDS AND TEENS WEDNESDAY was written by ABSW owner Patty Cryan.]

If you come to our event this Saturday, April 11th with members of the New England chapter of SCBWI [Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators], you’ll find a fine spread of titles spanning many age ranges, genres and interests.

* Stacey DeKeyser is the author of the middle grade fantasy novels THE BRIXEN WITCH and ONE WITCH AT A TIME, inspired by such classic fairytales as “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”, as well as the young adult realistic novel JUMP THE CRACKS.

* Joan Duris is the author of B IS FOR BERKSHIRES, an alphabet book illustrated with gorgeous photographs and full of fascinating facts about western Massachusetts.

* Sandra Horning is the author of the early reader [Level 1] of CHICKS!, covering one family’s exploration of nature’s lifespan from egg to chick to grown hens and roosters. In addition, she has written two picture books – THE GIANT HUG and THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN.

* Heather Lang is the author of two non-fiction picture books focusing on the biographies of extraordinary women. QUEEN OF THE TRACK tells the story of Alice Coachman, Olympic high-jump champion and her journey from rural Georgia to victory at the 1948 Olympics. THE ORIGINAL COWGIRL shines a spotlight on the wild adventures of Lucille Mulhall, a trailblazer of the 1890’s who dazzled rodeo audiences with roping and lasso skills.

* Ann Haywood Leal is the author of the middle reader novels THE FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE and ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER, both of which deal with difficult issues that many emerging teens can relate to.

* Jane Sutcliffe is the author of numerous biographies and non-fiction for various ages. Two of her illustrated titles include THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING, depicting the events of August 1814 during James Madison’s presidency, and STONE GIANT, exploring the backstory behind the creation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David”.

* T.J. Wooldridge is the author of the middle grade fantasy titles THE KELPIE and THE EARLE’S CHILDE, which follow the adventures of Heather MacArthur, her friends and family, and a number of fantastic creatures from Celtic mythology, as well as the middle grade science fiction novel SILENT STARSONG, which explores disabilities and the powerful bonds of friendship.

All titles are available for purchase or reorder here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, located at 65 James Street. All authors will be speaking and signing throughout the day on Saturday, from 11AM to 5PM.

We hope you’ll join us.

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