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April book events for kids

on April 9, 2013

A few noteworthy events to mark in your calendars for this month:

Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in Fall 2012, and upcoming Spring 2013 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more!  Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, books related to the Common Core curriculum, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children. This webinar will be of interest to: any library staff or volunteer who serves children ages 0-12, in either public or school libraries.

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, April 11, 2013 webinar, go to

  • 25th Annual San Jose Children’s Faire!

The San José Children’s Faire hosted by the San José Public Library and the City of San José will mark its 25th consecutive celebration on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 10:30AM to 3:00PM, at Discovery Meadow Park (in front of the Children’s Discovery Museum) with over 30 booths and special attractions. Booths are staffed by local non-profits, community organizations, local government services, and business which provide services for families with young children. Over 5,000 attend each year. Children will enjoy hands-on projects and games while their parents and caregivers receive information on programs and services.

The 2013 theme is “Explore the Possibilities!”  
If you would like information about the Children’s Faire, please contact:
Early Care and Education at (408) 808-2617
or email
  • Blue Balliett comes to Hicklebee’s in Willow Glen, San Jose.

Balliett is a master at weaving a mystery. Her first book, Chasing Vermeer, won all kinds of awards and accolades including the Edgar Award, Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction and was a New York Times Notable pick. She’s followed up with The Wright 3, The Calder GameThe Danger Box – all have been heartily cheered, applauded and awarded.

April 19 @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30)

  • Eve Bunting to Speak at San Francisco Public Library:  Multi-award-winning author Eve Bunting, who has written more than 200 books for preschoolers, school-age children, and young adults, will be the San Francisco Public Library’s special guest speaker at the 17th annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture. Her theme will be “Picture Books That Can’t Be Written: Social Issues in Children’s Literature.” This event is free to the public, and will be preceded by a book sale, reception, and book signing.

Tuesday, Apr 30 6:00p @ Sf Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

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