November is probably THE big month for child lit appearances in Connecticut. The Connecticut Children's Book Fair is the big noise, but it's also school fundraiser season. All of this activity is probably tied in with shopping for various holidays.
Sun., Nov. 1, Martha Seif Simpson, Temple Beth Sholom Vendor Fair, Hamden 9 AM to 4 PM
Wed., Nov. 4, Tommy Greenwald and Alan Katz, Barnes & Noble, Westport 7 PM
Fri., Nov. 6, Doreen Tango Hampton, The Silly Sprout, Litchfield 5 to 8 PM
Sun., Nov. 8, Tracy Newman, Stacy Barnett Mozer, Book Fair, Carmel Academy, Greenwich 11 to 11:30 AM
Tues., Nov. 10, Ellen Hopkins, Barnes & Noble, Glastonbury 5 PM
Sat., Nov. 14 and Sun., Nov. 15, Aaron Becker, Jeanne Birdsall, Pierre Collet-Derby, Tommy Greenwald, Cynthia Lord, P.J. Lynch, Ross MacDonald, Emily Arnold McCully, Florence Minor, Wendell Minor, Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell, Richard (Huck) Scarry, Jr., Pamela Zagarenski, Sophie Blackall, Elisha Cooper, Brian Floca, Sandra Horning, Alan Katz, Barbara McClintock, Spencer Quinn, Sergio Ruzzier, Stephen Savage, and Jane Sutcliffe,
Connecticut Children's Book Fair, Storrs 10 AM to 5 PM each day.
Mon., Nov. 16, Gina Ciocca, Bank Square Books, Mystic 5 to 7 PM
Fri., Nov. 20 Martha Seif Simpson, Stratford Library Children's Department Fundraiser, Barnes & Noble, Milford Fundraiser from 6 to 8 PM Reading at 6:45
Sat., Nov. 21, Susan Hood, Green Farms Academy Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Westport 10:30 AM
Sun., Nov. 22, Gregory Maguire, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield 2 PM One of Maguire's YA book and three adult titles will be available. Registration requested.
Sat., Nov. 28, Doreen Tango Hampton, Gunn Memorial Library, Washington 1:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 28, Jan Brett, Fairfield University, Fairfield 5 PM
Sat. Nov., 28, Jane Sutcliffe, Jack and Allie's Bookstore, Vernon 1 to 3 PM Small Business Saturday Event
Ooo, Jan Brett!
She's been doing some kind of bus tour recently. The Fairfield U appearance may be part of that.
Personally, I was swooning over Sophie Blackall at the Connecticut Children's Book Fair, but, oh wait, so are so many listed here. Wish I could go to all these events.
I had not heard of her before. That's the beauty of the Connecticut Children's Book Fair. They often get new people, giving them exposure. One year they had one or two new illustrators who had just had their debut books released and reviewed.
Thanks for doing this!! We just moved to CT this summer and I was wondering what great book events were going on near me. How lovely that you've put together this list. Thanks again!
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