Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to Off Broadway 1/30/16

According to Broadway World at

Acclaimed children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle has delighted three generations of readers with his books featuring his distinctive collage art and iconic characters. His most famous book THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR which was first published in 1969, has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will begin performances on January 30, and will celebrate its opening on Sunday, February 7, with an initial run through March 27, 2016 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 W 47th St.).

This January, Jonathan Rockefeller's critically acclaimed production of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will get its US premiere.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW, features a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle's beloved books for the stage: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.

David Levithan and E.R. Frank at Montclair Public Library 12/6/15

PL Open Book/Open Mind: The Edge of YA Fiction

The Edge of YA Fiction
David Levithan and E.R. Frank in Conversation with Kristen Kemp
Tonight’s guests have been in the vanguard of young adult fiction for decades, because they are experimental and uncompromising artists.
David Levithan, the author of more than 20 young adult novels, is an innovator of form and writer known for his strong gay male characters in books that include Boy Meets Boy and The Tiny Cooper Story.  His most recent novel is Another Day.
E.R. Frank is the author of five novels, most recently Dime.  Dime is a tale of child-trafficking set in in Newark, NJ, which booklist calls “a masterfully told, unforgettable tale of what hope looks like in desperate circumstances.”
They discuss their processes and opinions about fiction for young people with seasoned Y.A. author and Parents magazine book columnist Kristen Kemp. Due to the subject matter of Dime, this event is recommended for readers 14 and up.

Sponsored by Diana Lunin & Susan and Thomas Dunn
Event date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
Montclair Public Library
50 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Celebrate Odd Number Day- 11/13/15

Odd Number Day is November 13, 2015 ( 11/13/15)

According to ODD DAY.Net (, " Three consecutive odd numbers make up the date only six times in a century. 11/13/15 marks the end of this parade of Odd Days which began with 1/3/5".

So celebrate with these books:
Even Steven and Odd Todd by  Kathryn Cristaldi     Juv. C9336e

Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers  by Jerry Pallotta Juv. 513.2 .P1685o

Odd Boy Out: young Albert Einstein by Don Brown  Juv. 530.09 .B877o