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Dork Diaries, award-winning children's authors, Jan Brett headed to Quail Ridge

Posted September 1, 2013

A little girl looks at a book during 'Weird Al' Yankovic book signing for his book My New Teacher and Me at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh Friday afternoon.  Al is currently on his book signing tour throughout the US (photo by Wes Hight).

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh has a busy week coming up with visits from three authors who appeal to grade schoolers and middle schoolers and more scheduled for this fall.

Here's who's coming (with descriptions from the children's staff at Quail Ridge): 

  • 4:30 p.m., Tuesday. The Dork Diaries' Rachel Renee Russell and her daughters (who contribute to the books) will visit the Raleigh book store. Her most recent entry in the journals of Nikki J. Maxwell is Dork Diaries #6: Tales from a NOT-SO-Happy-Heartbreaker (Simon & Schuster $13.99). Will Nikki have to go to the dance looking like a mutant fish? (Long story...) This is a signing line ticket event, which means you receive a ticket with the purchase from Quail Ridge of any Dork Diary book. For ages 9 and up.
  • 7 p.m., Wednesday. Susan Cooper, a Newbery Honor and Medal recipient for The Dark is Rising and The Grey King, visits with Ghost Hawk (Simon & Schuster $16.99). Ghost Hawk is historical fiction, set in the early days of America. For ages 10 and up. This is another signing line ticket event: Receive a ticket with purchase from Quail Ridge of Ghost Hawk.
  • 4:30 p.m., Friday. Brian Floca, the Sibert Honor recipient for Moonshot and Lightship, now tackles transportation on land with Locomotive (Simon & Schuster $17.99). You'll love this cross-country trip. His books are just stunning. Ages 5 and up.
  • 4:30 p.m., Sept. 17. Sean Kenney, one of the premier LEGO brick builders in the world, brings us Cool Creations in 35 Pieces (Macmillan $12.99). Use the same 35 LEGO bricks to create a variety of objects. Try to bring a box lid or small flat surface with lip to hold your bricks and creations. All ages, but especially four and up.
  • 5 p.m., Nov. 23. Jan Brett, one of today's best-loved author-illustrators ... you know her sumptuously illustrated picture books in an instant. She'll return to Quail Ridge with Cinders, her gorgeous retelling of Cinderella - with chickens. A visit to Russia influences the costumes, setting, and magnificent buildings she so intricately portrays. This is a signing line ticket event: receive a ticket with the purchase from Quail Ridge of Cinders. Wait until you see the Prince's ball - and Jan's tour bus.

Quail Ridge is on Wade Avenue in Raleigh.


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