A celebration of books for children and young adults featuring discussion groups, workshops, and special guest speakers Kevin Henkes and Adele Griffin. Books will be available for purchase and signing throughout the day.
Registration for this event is required; on-site registration is discouraged.
Adelphi Students and Faculty: $40
All other attendees: $80
Includes continental breakfast and luncheon.
Please download the brochure and registration form and mail, along with your registration fee, to:
Manager of Youth Services
Nassau Library System
900 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Schedule of Events
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:15 a.m.||Guest Speaker: Kevin Henkes|
|10:30 a.m.||First Session Discussion Groups and Workshop|
|11:45 a.m.||Second Session Discussion Groups and Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Adele Griffin|
|3:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks
The book discussion groups and workshop will be offered in each session (10:30 and 11:45). Participants select one book discussion and 1 workshop or 2 book discussions.
To ensure a rewarding exchange of ideas, participants are asked to read all of the selected titles for their chosen book discussions.
Group 1: Celebrating Keven Henkes
Group 2: Home
Group 3: Guys Read!
Group 4: Girls Read!
Group 5: Heroes with Special Needs
Group 6: What’s the Real Story?
Group 7: A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Hybrid Novels and the Art of Visual Writing
Workshop: Book Buzz with Random House Children’s Books
Kevin Henkes grew up loving books and loving to draw and paint. In pursuing his career, he went on to become both an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books and middle grade fiction. Some of his most famous books include Owen, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, The Penny series, Kitten’s First Full Moon, Olive’s Ocean, & The Year of Billy Miller. His impressive career includes, among many other honors and awards, the Caldecott Medal, two Newbery Honors and the prestigious May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award.
Adele Griffin is a two-time National Book Award Finalist and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for young adult and middle grade readers. Her works include the popular Witch Twins and Vampire Island series, Where I Want to Be, Loud Awake and Lost, Tighter, and her latest, The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, which tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won’t let her go.
Nassau Library System gratefully acknowledges the support of Adelphi University, the Children’s Services Division of the Nassau County Library Association and the Long Island School Media Association.