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Quail Ridge plans events, author visits for tots to teens this month

Posted February 13, 2011 1:28 p.m. EST

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh always has a bunch of events for kids every month. But this month seems like a particularly busy one.

Here is what's scheduled: 

  • On Monday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m., Sean Connolly, author of "The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science" visits. Rosemary of Quail Ridge says that the book includes clear directions for the experiments and plenty of background information. For ages 9 and up. 
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., Tameka Brown will present her picture book "Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day." Dr. Pauletta Bracy also will complete her annual review of children's multicultural books for 2010. For ages 4 and up.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., Barney Saltzberg will be there with his board book "Beautiful Oops." For ages 3 and up, including anyone into art.  
  • On Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., the Breathless Reads tour featuring five authors of young adult fantasy books will be there. The authors are Ally Condie of "Matched," Andrea Cremer of "Nightshade," Kirsten Miller of "The Eternal Ones," (North Carolina author) Beth Revis of "Across the Universe," and "Brenna Yovanoff of "The Replacement."  The tour, featuring new fantasy books published by Penguin, is stopping at only five places across the country. For ages 14 and up.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m., author Shelia Moses will read from "Joseph's Grace," the second installment in a boy's journey to become a man. For ages 12 and up.

More events are planned in March and April, including a visit from Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, who has written a new picture book called "Dream Big Little Pig."

Check Quail Ridge's website for details on all these events and its other programs for kids.