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Some children’s authors and illustrators create work for adults as well. In those cases, we’ll mark the entry with (adult).

2018

October

10/1   Book birthday: Counting Dinos by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Junissa Bianda

10/4   Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Whipple Free Library, New Boston, 6:30 PM (adult)

10/4   Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, 6:30 PM (adult)

10/5   Story walk: Matt Forrest Esenwine reads Flashlight Night to open the new Story Walk from the library to the park, concluding in time for the foliage festival. Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, 5:00 PM

10/9   Book birthday: Quiet by Tomie dePaola

10/13 Educator Day with Matt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah Bruss, Ryan O’Rourke and Marty Kelley. B-A-M Concord, 1PM-3PM

10/14 Book signing & chat: Tomie dePaola. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 2:00-3:30 PM.

10/16 Book birthday: The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola, updated and refreshed 40th Anniversary Edition

10/17 Book festival: Winchester Author Fest featuring 20 kidlit authors and illustrators, including Lita Judge and Marty Kelley. Town Hall, Winchester, MA, 3:00-5:00 PM

10/17   Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. The Bookery, Manchester, 7:00 PM (adult)

10/20   Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 11:00 AM (adult)

10/20 Convention: Find Emily Drouin at Keene Comic Con

10/24   Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 5:30 PM (adult)

10/28 Book signing: Tomie dePaola. Der Markt at Marklin Candle, Contoocook, 1:00-2:00 PM

10/30   Book birthday: Good Morning Snow Plow by Deborah Bruss

10/30 Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Freedom Public Library, Freedom, 7:00 PM (adult)

November

11/03   Book signing: Deborah Bruss and Good Morning Snow Plow, Morgan Hill Book Store, New London, 2:00

11/04 Book signing: Deborah Bruss and Good Morning Snow Plow, MainStreet BookEnds, Warner, 2:00 PM

11/10 Book signing: Deborah Bruss and Good Morning Snow Plow, Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 11:00 AM

11/13 Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough, evening (adult)

11/14   Book event: Lita Judge and Mary’s Monster. St. Anselm College, Manchester, 5:00 PM

December

12/01 Book signing: Deborah Bruss and Good Morning Snow Plow, the Toadstool Bookshops: Keene, 11:00 AM & Peterborough, 2:00 PM

12/01 Reading & signing: Sy Montgomery and How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals and Inky’s Amazing Escape, Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, 11:00 AM

12/04 Book signing: Deborah Bruss and Good Morning Snow Plow, Concord Hospital’s Gift Shop, Concord, 11 AM-1PM

12/6   Book discussion: the book group at the Dunbarton Congregational Church has selected Joyce Ray‘s Feathers & Trumpets: A Story of Hildegard of Bingen as their featured book this month!

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5/19 Book Event: Emily Drouin, Kids Con New England, Radisson Hotel, Nashua, NH 10am-5PM

 

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2018

January

1/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

1/5   Write-in! Join us at the Coffee Factory in Derry, 9:00 AM

1/5   Speaker: “Writing, Reading & the Empathy Instinct,” Virginia Macgregor, St. Paul’s School, Concord

1/9   Book birthday and launch: The Last Gargoyle by Paul Durham Water Street Book Store in Exeter, NH, 5:00 PM

1/14   Storytime Reading/Presentation: Flashlight Night and poetry with Matt Forrest Esenwine at the Hopkinton Town Library, 4:00-5:00 PM

1/16   Writers in Winter, free 6-week writing workshop with Rebecca Rule and Adi Rule at the Chesley Memorial Library, Northwood, 2:00-3:30 PM

1/23   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

1/25   Write-in! Join us at The Works in Durham, 9:00 AM

1/26   Write-in! Join us at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, 9:00 AM

1/27   Workshop: NH Writers Project Presents Making Magic for Kids: Writing and Publishing MG and YA Speculative Fiction with Adi Rule and Erin E. Moulton. Registration Required.

1/30   Book birthday: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge

1/30   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

February

2/3   Book launch: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, 3:00 PM

2/6   Book birthday: The Perfect Pillow by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Chris Sheban

2/6   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/6   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

2/10   Storytime: Join Eric Pinder at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, 11:00 AM

2/13   Book birthday: School People, a children’s poetry anthology featuring Matt Forrest Esenwine

2/13   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/17   Book signing: Eric Pinder at White Birch Books, North Conway, 3:00 PM

2/20   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/26-3/2   Author residency: David Elliott, Clayton B. Ofstad Visiting Writer at Truman State University

March

3/3   Conference: Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers Conference, Terry Farish, keynote speaker

3/5   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

3/6   Book birthday: The Clown of God, redesigned, by Tomie dePaola

3/13   Book birthday: Things We Haven’t Said, edited by Erin E. Moulton

3/15   Book launch: Things We Haven’t Said, edited by Erin E. Moulton, Water Street Books in Exeter, 7:00 PM

3/12-3/16   Author residency: Adi Rule in Canaan, VT and Colebrook, NH

3/13   Presentation: “Embracing Disabilities in Books and in Life” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, featuring her book Janine, at the SDE New England Conference for Pre K-2, Manchester

3/15   Talk/signing: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery at the Fiske Free Library in Claremont, 6:00 PM

3/20   Book birthday: In the Past by David Elliott and Matthew Trueman

3/27   Book birthday: Strega Nona’s Magic Ring, redesigned, by Tomie dePaola

3/29   Workshop: Terry Farish visits the Bates College Young Writers Program. Brunswick, ME

April

4/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

4/3   Book birthday: In a Small Kingdom by Tomie dePaola

4/5   Event: Marty Kelley and musician Steve Blunt. Barnes & Noble, Nashua

4/7   Derry Author Fest at the Derry Public Library, featuring a whole bunch of Kidlit603 folks! 9:50 AM-4:00 PM

4/7   Event: Picture Book Fair featuring Gina Perry, Gaia Cornwall, Allison Goldberg, and Jannie Ho. Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA, 10:30 AM.

4/13   Event: David Elliot presents In the Past, a poetry picture book illustrated by Matthew Trueman. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 6:00 PM

4/14   Event: Children’s Author Day at the Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough and Keene, with Matt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah Bruss, and Ryan O’Rourke

4/14   Conference: 603: The Writers’ Conference: Writing from the Heart. NH Writers Project, Southern NH University, Manchester

4/15   Event: Virginia Macgregor presents her adult novel, Before I Was Yours. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 3:00 PM

4/17   Book birthday & Launch party: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, 7:00 PM

4/18   Skype event: Worldwide Read-Aloud Revival interview with Tomie dePaola, 7:00 PM

4/26   Storytime: Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss present Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People. Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, 10:30 AM

4/26   Event: Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll & Read!: Marty Kelley and Steve Blunt present original songs and stories. Durham Public Library, 10:30 AM

4/27   Conference: Author panel with Sandra Neil Wallace, Adi Rule, Megan Frazer Blakemore, David A. Kelly, and Kim Savage at the New England Association of Independent School Librarians (NEAISL) Annual Conference. Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME

4/28   Book signing: Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 2:00 PM

4/28   Independent Bookstore Day! Show your local bookstore some love. Events and promotions at various locations.

4/29   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss, MainStreet BookEnds, Warner, 2:00 PM

May

5/5   Event: Free Comic Book Day featuring Emily Drouin. Double Midnight Comics, Concord, 10:45 AM

5/5   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Barnes & Noble, Nashua, 1:00 PM

5/7   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

5/12   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 11:00 AM

5/16   Book signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Concord Hospital Gift Shop, Concord, 12:00 PM

5/19   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Barnes & Noble, Salem, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

June

6/2   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Books-A-Million, Concord, 1:00-3:00 PM

6/4   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

6/10   Convention: Kids Con New England with Emily Drouin, the Radisson, Nashua

6/11   Write-In: Join us at The Coffee Factory in Derry for some writing time in the wild. 9:00 AM until our typing fingers are tired.

6/14   Things We Haven’t Said reading and discussion with Erin E. Moulton at The Bookery in Manchester

6/16 – 9/9   Exhibition: Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester.

6/30   Book signing & meet the author: Tiny Infinities with J. H. Diehl. White Birch Books, North Conway, 3:00-5:00 PM

July

7/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

7/8   Event: Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will speak about their collaboration on Tamed and Untamed, to be recorded for broadcast on NHPR. Monadnock Lyceum, Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough, 10:30 AM

7/24   New Words Night at Derry Public Library. Authors join us to eat some food, chat and read some of your new stuff!

7/28   Event: Beatrix Potter Day featuring illustrator Tess Feltes. Activities include storytime, plein air painting/drawing, a fairy house, and birthday cake. Free and open to the public. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion state park, Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

August

8/2   Book signing & author talk: Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl. Madison Library, Madison, 7:00 PM

8/4   Book signing & meet the author: Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl. Bayswater Books, Center Harbor, 1:00-3:00 PM

8/14   Book Birthday: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry.

8/14   Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Langdon Library, Newington, 6:30 PM (adult)

8/14   Book Launch: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry at Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, 4:00 PM

8/23   Book Event: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry at Weymouth Tufts Library in Weymouth, MA, 2:00 PM

8/26   Reading/Signing with Gina Perry and Jannie Ho at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA, 2:00 PM

9/4   Reading, signing, and Q & A: The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson. The Freedom Cafe, Durham, 6:00-8:00 PM

9/7   Book launch: First Generation by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, to benefit the Children’s Literacy Foundation. Keene Public Library, 6:30 PM

9/8   Reading, signing, and Q & A: The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson. Water Street Books, Exeter, 3:00-5:00 PM

9/8-9/9   Convention: Find Emily Drouin at Granite State Comic Con. Radisson Center, Manchester, beginning at 10:00 AM

9/9   Reading and Signing with Gina Perry and Mark Hoffmann. The Bookery, Manchester, 2:00 PM

9/22   Boston Teen Author Fest: Panel and Signing with Contagion author Erin Bowman. Cambridge, MA, All Day

9/25   Book birthday: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery (adult)

9/25 Storytime with Terry Farish, West Manchester Branch Library, Manchster, NH, 3:30 PM

9/26 Author Visit: The Luck Uglies and Last Gargoyle author, Paul Durham. The Bookery, Manchester, 6:30 PM

9/26 Storytime with Terry Farish, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH.  3:30 pm

9/27 Things We Haven’t Said Panel (Moderated by Erin E. Moulton): YALS Conference, Local Government Center, Concord, NH, 10:30-11:15 AM

9/29 Signing: Matt Forest Esenwine, Beech Hill Farm, Hopkinton, 1PM-4PM

9/29   Book talk & signing: First Generation by Sandra Neil Wallace. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 1:00 PM

9/29   Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, 11:00 AM (adult)

9/30   Reading and Signing with Jannie Ho, Jennifer E. Morris and Gina Perry. Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, 2:00 PM