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Books by Visiting Authors 2006-7

The authors listed below are those featured in the 2006-2007 season of Black, White & Read All Over, a lecture series for children and their parents that is held in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 10:30 am on selected Saturday mornings.

Click on the authors' names below to view their books that are available in the online catalog.

Magic School Bus Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 10:30 AM
The Magic School Bus books have received best or notable book citations from the American Library Association, Horn Book, and School Library Journal as well as many child-selected awards.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 10:30 AM
Jon Scieszka is the wiseguy of children's literature, turning classic fairy tales upside down in The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! and his Caldecott Honor book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. His new book, Seen Art?, is a cheeky foray into the Museum of Modern Art. Scieszka says, "My working motto and guiding principle in writing is 'Never underestimate the intelligence of your audience.'"
The Prairie Train Eric Rohmann
Saturday, February 17, 2007, 10:30 AM
Eric Rohmann's illustration styles range from the elaborate, naturalistic oil paintings in Time Flies, a Caldecott Honor book, to the dreamlike paintings of The Prairie Train, to the bold, expressive relief prints of his Caldecott Award-winning book My Friend Rabbit. A former teacher, as well as a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker, Rohmann has exhibited his art in museums and galleries.
A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams
Saturday, March 3, 2007, 10:30 AM
Vera B. Williams' books are multi-colored, ethnically-diverse, and brimming with genuine affection. She has lived in artists' communities, on a houseboat in Canada, and in the city neighborhoods she so warmly recreates in her books. Her numerous awards include Caldecott Honors for More, More, More Said the Baby and A Chair for My Mother, and her painted illustrations have been exhibited at the Library of Congress. Williams has also written a collection of poetry for adults titled Long Walks and Intimate Talks.
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters Patricia C. McKissack
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 10:30 AM
Patricia McKissack infuses her family's tradition of storytelling into her short fiction as well as her carefully researched historical fiction. McKissack's beloved Flossie and the Fox was a story told to her as a child by her grandfather. She has also collaborated with her husband on books about African-American experiences, including their Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Days of Jubilee, and Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters which describes holiday customs just before the Civil War.
The Houdini Box Brian Selznick
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 10:30 AM
Brian Selznick's versatility as an illustrator is boundless. Old and new doll families spring to life in his illustrations for The Doll People. He also captures the fortitude and grace of such real people as Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart in Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, opera great Marian Anderson in When Marian Sang, and the great magician in The Houdini Box, which he also wrote. He received a Caldecott Honor Award for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins.

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