Toddlers to teens: Quail Ridge offers three events for young readers in next week
Posted September 1
Quail Ridge Books, now in its new location in Raleigh's North Hills, has a big fall with lots of visits from some pretty amazing children's book authors and illustrators - including three in the next week.
Here's the schedule with descriptions from the wonderful staff in the children's book department:
2 p.m., Sunday: Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Adam Rex visit with their new book, "How This Book Was Made." You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. For ages 3 and up.
7 p.m., Sept. 6: Sabaa Tahir brings us the eagerly-awaited sequel to "An Ember in the Ashes." "A Torch Against the Night" continues Tahir's suspenseful tale of rebellion in a land of oppression and fear. (Some of us had the opportunity to hear her as a celebrity author at Book Expo America - she is a powerful presenter.) As an added bonus, Sabaa's event is an 'in conversation with' program. Renee Ahdieh, the bestselling author of "The Wrath and the Dawn" and "The Rose and the Dagger," will join Sabaa as her “in conversation” partner. She and Sabaa are great friends as well as fantasy author stars, so this chat will be amazing. For ages 14 and up.
10 a.m., Sept. 10: We're big fans of Andrea Beaty's picture books (Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect). (Editor's Note: We read a lot of "Rosie Revere" at my house!). She shares her latest, "Ada Twist, Scientist," with us. With lively, rhyming text and a spunky protagonist committed to science, what's not to like? Some of us got a preview of Ada Twist when we met Andrea at Book Expo America. We fell in love with Ada, and know you will, too. For ages 4 and up.