Quail Ridge Books & Music will be bringing in a variety of children's authors over the next month or so. These are free events and great opportunities to expose kids to new books and authors.
Here's what's on the schedule:
- 4:30 p.m., Thursday. Herman Parish, nephew of Amelia Bedelia creator Peggy Parish, continues the tradition with "Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip." The picture book features Amelia as a little girl. For ages 4 to 8.
- 7 p.m., Sept. 27. Mike Lupica, one of the biggest sports writers for children, brings "The Underdogs." Can one 12-year-old, avid football player rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe? For ages 9 to 12.
- 5 p.m., Oct. 12. Cartoonist Mark Pett visits with "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes." Beatrice Bottomwell has never (not once!) made a mistake ... until ... For ages 4 to 8.
- 5 p.m., Oct. 13. Newbery-winning author Richard Peck returns with "Secrets at Sea." Helena and her mouse siblings stow away with the Cranstons on a voyage to England in 1887. For ages 8 to 12
- 7 p.m., Oct. 18. Stephen Messer and Kathleen Churchyard visit with their books. Messer wrote "The Death of Yorik Mortwell," a middle-grade fantasy from the author of "Windblowne" with illustrations by Gris Grimly. For ages 9 to 12. Churchyard visits with "Bye For Now," about a girl whose wish for someone else's life came true. For ages 8 to 12.
For more information about the books, the events and other programs for kids and teens, click here. Quail Ridge Books is on Wade Avenue in the Ridgewood Shopping Center, also home to Whole Foods.