Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh is bringing in some great children's authors in the next couple of months.
Two are especially big ... Henry Winkler (who you will recognize as The Fonz from Happy Days) and Lois Lowry, the Newbery Medal-winning author of many great books for kids.
Winkler, who also is the author of the Hank Zipzer series, will be there at 7 p.m. May 12 with the final book in the series called "A Brand New Me." For ages 8 and up.
Lowry will visit with her new book "The Birthday Girl" at 7 p.m. April 21. For ages 8 to 12.
Both are signing line ticket events, which means that when you buy a book by the author at the store, you'll get a ticket to get the book signed. The readings are free, open to the public and do not require tickets. Click here for more on signing line ticket evetns.
Other events in April:
The store is launching a new Science Saturday series, starting with Rob Jackson, who will share some hands-on science along with poetry from his book "Weekend Mischief" and animals facts from his book "Animal Mischief. It's at 2 p.m. April 17. Another Science Saturday event is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 1 and will feature Dr. Melissa Rooney and her book "Eddie the Electron." For kids ages 5 to 10.
Trenton Lee Stewart, author of the award-winning series called The Mysterious Benedict Society, will phone in to chat and take questions. There will be signed bookplates and other suprises at the event at 3 p.m. April 24. For ages 9 and up.
And Tedd Arnold, the man behind the goofy humor in the books "Parts" or "I Spy Fly Guy," will be sharing his new book "Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl" at 5:30 p.m. April 26. For ages 5 and up.
Check out Quail Ridge's website for details about these and other events.