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SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sweet
Author's First Name: 
Melissa
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2016

 The life of beloved children’s author E.B. White, who penned Charlotte’s Web, is artfully detailed with photographs, writings, and memorabilia in this authorized biography.

STELLA BY STARLIGHT

Stella by Starlight
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Draper
Author's First Name: 
Sharon
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Stella recounts an emotional family journey during the Depression as her father attempts to vote for the first time in their Klan-threatened North Carolina segregated town.

FINDING SERENDIPITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Banks
Author's First Name: 
Angelica
Illustrator's First Name: 
Stevie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 When her mother goes missing, Tuesday McGillicutty and her dog Baxter follow a thread to the magical place where stories come alive. There they find adventure, friendship and the truth about Baxter.

LOST FOR WORDS

Lost For Words
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Russell
Author's First Name: 
Natalie
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2014

In a charming ode to creativity and communication, Tapir longs to fill the pages of his notebook with rich stories and songs, like those of his animal friends. After many failed efforts at writing, he finds an ideal way to express himself—not with words, but with pictures.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS [AUDIO]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
John
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Rudd
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Fourteen and Up."

Francisco X. Stork at the D.C. Public Library

"Writing About disAbilities" is the name of Mr. Stork's presentation. He will speak on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor West Lobby. Stork is the author of the young adult novels, "Marcelo in the Real World" and "The Last Summer of the Death Warriors," among others. There will be time for questions and answers, as well as a chance to have books signed.

MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WORSE THAN MEATLOAF: A YEAR TOLD THROUGH STUFF

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer L.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Elicia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Castaldi
Publisher: 
Ginee Seo
Publication Date: 
2007

“Stuff,” including post-it notes, school assignments, to-do lists, diary entries, and more reveal Ginny’s navigation through a typical bumpy year of seventh grade. This “graphic fiction” will intrigue readers who enjoy piecing together a story.

PEACE, LOCOMOTION [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woodson
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Narrator's First Name: 
Dion
Narrator's Last Name: 
Graham
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2009

Lonnie writes loving letters to his sister Lili who is in a different foster home. Dion Graham captures the warmth and longing that Lonnie pours out, fully realizing the lyricism of Woodson’s writing. Ages 10-14.

KNUCKLEHEAD: TRUE STORIES ABOUT GROWING UP SCIESZKA [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Scieszka
Author's First Name: 
Jon
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2009

Jon Scieszka just may be the funniest man writing for kids today. We all know his background must have shaped his writing career…but who knew that “almost true” could be this hilarious. Scieszka’s own narration completes the perfect package. Ages 10-14.

GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE IS GERTRUDE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winter
Author's First Name: 
Jonah
Illustrator's First Name: 
Calef
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2009

Adults will recognize that the narrative imitates Gertrude Stein’s style and presents her circle of friends from Picasso to Alice B. Toklas, while
children will giggle at the nonsensical rhymes whose point is that writing is fun. Chalky acrylics mirror period art, contributing to the playfulness.

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