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Meet the Author with Peter Mandel, "The Inside Scoop on Getting Published as a Children's Book Author"
"The Inside Scoop on Getting Published as a Children's Book Author."
Peter Mandel, a celebrated and well know children's book author, will be giving us the inside scoop on getting published as a children's book author. If you've ever been interested in writing a children's picture book, come hear Peter Mandel as he talks about what it takes to be nationally published.
Peter Mandel is an adventure travel journalist for The Washington Post and Boston Globe, and the author of eleven books for kids. His books include the new Jackhammer Sam (Macmillan/Roaring Brook), called "wonderful and overwhelming, rattling and mesmerizing" by Publishers Weekly. "If a new Walt Whitman broke up sidewalks with a jackhammer, this is exactly what his 'Song of Myself' would be," says The Chicago Tribune.
Also new is Zoo Ah-Choooo (Holiday House), a PBS Reading Rainbow selection. "Lively pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoon illustrations join with the humorous text to tell the tale with panache," says School Library Journal. "Gusty splatters and loud, boisterous sneezes can't lose," says Kirkus Reviews.
Published two years ago, Bun, Onion, Burger (Simon & Schuster) was named a Summer 2010 Children's INDIE NEXT pick by the American Booksellers Association. Other titles include Planes at the Airport (Scholastic), Boats on the River (Scholastic), My Ocean Liner (Stemmer House), Say Hey! A Song of Willie Mays (Hyperion), and Red Cat White Cat (Henry Holt).
A regular contributor to the travel sections of The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Geographic Kids and The Huffington Post, Mandel often writes about the misadventures he's gotten stuck in--including experiencing a coup in Ecuador, trying to hike a suburban strip mall, suiting up as a theme park character, seeing America by metered cab, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty. Originally from Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Mandel lives in Providence these days with his wife, Kathy, and cats, Betty, Emily and Cecil. He's written essays and op-eds for Reader's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and the Toronto Star. His books have been featured in USA Today and Cosmopolitan and have been translated into Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish. Get in touch with him at: http://www.author-illustr-source.com/petermandel.html
|Where||Middletown Public Library 700 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842|
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|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Seniors|
More About Middletown Public Library
Originally a few shelves at the back of a mid-1800's one-room schoolhouse on Oliphant Lane, today's town library at 700 West Main Rd. can now accomodate a collection of 80,000 items thanks to renovations completed in 2003.
The Middletown Library has also remained true to its early education roots, as it continues to host lectures by world-reknowned authors, financial education seminars and other community classes, as well as enrichment activities like the Toastmasters public speaking club, and teen programs such as summer movies.
For the kids, there are summer reading programs and drop-in storytimes.
Part of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) network, the Middletown Public Library offers card holders Internet access to search the Library Catalog from any computer onsite. Its website also hosts an impressive series of links to community resources, digital downloads and engaging and interactive tools including blogs for teens and kids. For more information, visit: http://www.middletownpubliclibrary.org/Community-Links
Other events here
- The Bard Is Here! Weekly Shakespeare Reading Group Weekly on Thursdays, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
- Middletown Authors Circle Mon, Jun 10, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
- Words into Poetry Monthly, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm