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Junie B. Jones tour, Sarah Dessen slated for Quail Ridge Books visits

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh has a busy May and June coming up when it comes to children's programming.

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Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh has a busy May and June coming up.

Here's what's scheduled with descriptions from Quail Ridge's wonderful children's staff:

  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: For those of you with children's book ideas, the Society of Children's Writers & Illustrators Schmooze is designed for aspiring kid-lit writers and illustrators in the area. A panel of published author/illustrators will read and critique the first 250 words of a picture, chapter, middle grade or young adult book or your illustration. Entries over 250 words will be excluded, and you must include a word count and category at the top of your entry. Do not include your name.
  • 4:30 p.m., May 30: The Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour makes a stop at the store. See a live theatrical performance by "Junie B. and Mr. Woo" (played by actors) followed by a meet and greet and book stamping. “Junie” will be stamping all new books purchased at the store. For ages 5 and up.
  • 7 p.m., June 14: The Fierce Reads Tour will feature four young adult authors who focus on fantasy and sci-fi. They are Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody and Gennifer Albin. For ages 12 and up.
  • 7 p.m., June 26: New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen shares her new novel "The Moon and More." For ages 14 and up.
For more information about each of these events, check Quail Ridge's website. The store is in Raleigh on Wade Avenue.

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