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Saturday, October 5 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Strategies for Reluctant Readers

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Four engaging creators of middle grade books come together to discuss ideas on how to turn reluctant readers into enthusiastic readers. Perfect for parents and/or teachers.

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Kirby Larson

Bio:Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor Book, Hattie Big Sky, a young adult historical novel she wrote inspired by her great-grandmother, Hattie Inez Brooks Wright, who homesteaded by herself in eastern Montana as a young woman. Just released—due... Read More →

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Jeanne Birdsall

Bio:When JEANNE BIRDSALL was young, she promised herself she'd be a writer someday--so she could write books for children to read and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is now the author of the Penderwicks series: The Penderwicks (which won the National Book... Read More →
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Bruce Hale

Bio:Raised by wolves just outside Los Angeles, Bruce Hale worked as a surveyor, actor, DJ, English teacher (in Japan), and corporate lackey, before turning to a career in writing.  Bruce has written and illustrated nearly 30 seriously funny books for young readers, including... Read More →
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Matt Holm

Bio:Matthew Holm is the co-creator of two series of graphic novels for children, the award-winning Babymouse series and the Indiebound-Bestselling Squish series, both from Random House Children’s Books. His latest book is Babymouse: Queen of the World!, a relaunch of the... Read More →
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Obert Skye

Bio:Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the two books in The Creature from My Closet series—Wonkenstein and Potterwookiee. He has also written the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage. website, Facebook, TwitterPinoculaFor Rob Burnside, things are going pretty well. His friends are behaving, school isn’t too bad, his family’s getting along, and Janae, the girl of his dreams, occasionally notices him. Yep, life’s okay—until the lying starts.Meet Pinocula, the new creature from Rob... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mutt Enterprises Stage OCC, D-135

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