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Wednesday Lit Talk: "City of Orphans"

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

On Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m., Regina reads an excerpt from "City of Orphans" by Avi, a story of a crowded and dangerous New York City in the late 1890s. While trying to make his hard life a little better, 13-year-old main character Maks encounters people and situations that contrast good with evil, light with dark, and rich with poor. Hear Regina's dramatic reading followed by a conversation about this action-packed adventure story set during a time of immigration in the Lower East Side.

City of Orphans Cover Image
By Avi, Greg Ruth (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416971085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

The Cross of Lead Cover Image
By Avi
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786816583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 1st, 2004

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Cover Image
By Avi
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545477116
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2012

Wednesday Lit Talk: "Secrets of the Pied Piper: Peddler's Road"

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

After finding themselves magically transported to an enchanted island where children from the original Pied Piper story are still being held, siblings Max and Carter attempt to return everyone home safely. Hear Regina read from "Secrets of the Pied Piper: Peddler's Road" with special guest author Matthew Cody in attendance. This week's lit talk takes place Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. and is best suited for readers from nine to 14 years old (and their families).

The Peddler's Road Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385755221
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2015

Will in Scarlet Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375872921
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling Books - August 26th, 2014

Regina's Lit Talk: Magical Madness with "The Last Unicorn"

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

A unicorn, discovering she might be the last of her kind, wanders the woods on a journey to find others like her. She finds love and loss, but does she encounter her fellow unicorns? Hear Regina read an excerpt of "The Last Unicorn" by Peter Beagle aloud on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. at Bank Street Book Store to learn the fate of this enduring symbol of magic and mystery. Kids from ages nine to 14 (and their families) should come prepared to discuss Regina's passage.

The Last Unicorn Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451450524
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Published: Ace Books - November 1st, 2011

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