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Fall, 2013 

September 8

Gutsy Girls Author Panel

(with Elisabeth Dahl, Shawn Strout, and Elissa Brent Weissman)

2 pm

Hooray for Books!

1555 King St.  Alexandria, VA 22314


September 21

Princeton Children's Book Festival

11:00 a.m.

Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ


September 28

Children's Book Festival

Hooray for Books


September 29

Baltimore Book Festival

Baltimore, MD


October 19

Tweens Read! Book Festival

Blue Willow Bookstore

Houston, TX


November 5

Scottsdale JCC

Scottsdale, AZ


November 13

King of the Zoo book event

(with Jackie Urbanovic)

10:30 a.m.

Politics & Prose Bookstore

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC


November 17

Temple Micah Hanukkah Fair

Washington, DC


November 21-22

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference

Washington, DC


Spring / Summer 2013

March 6

World Read Aloud Day

Via Skype!


March 21

School Visit with An Open Book Foundation

Highland View Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD


April 22

International Reading Association Conference

Middle Grade Special Interest Group (Speaker)

San Antonio, TX


April 29

Skype with Ms. Golden's class

Chicago, IL


May 3

Matthew Maury Elementary School Visit

Arlington, VA


May 8-9

Minneapolis with First Book and KPMG


May 13

Children's Choice Book Awards

New York City


May 17

Girl Power Panel

Howard County Library

Columbia, MD


May 22-23

Summer Reading with First Book, KC-LINC, AFT and Turn the Page Kansas City

Kansas City, MO


May 29-30

Book Expo America

New York City


May 31

One Book, One School: When Life Gives You O.J.

Crestwood Intermediate School, Mantua, OH


June 3

Jewish Book NETWORK

New York City


June 10

Skype with Ms. Puffer's class

Moretown, VT


June 11

Skype with Ms. Garland's class

Dedham, MA


June 13

Skype with Ms. Nels' class

Dedham, MA



Fall 2012 / Winter 2013

September 8

Princeton Book Festival

Princeton, NJ


September 27

Osceola County FL (Ventura Elementary) with AFT

Kissemee, FL


September 29

Fall for the Book Festival

Fairfax, VA


October 11

Author visit

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Rockville, MD


October 17

Educator Night

Hooray For Books

Alexandria, VA


November 15

Authors and Literacy Organizations Panel

Children's Book Guild

Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC


November 29

Write Brain Kids

Govans Elementary School, Baltimore, MD


Turning the Page

Garfield Elementary School, Washington, DC


December 9

Hanukkah Fair

Temple Micah, Washington, DC


Spring 2012

March 2

Read Across America Day author visits with My Very Own Library

Newark, NJ


April 10

Reading Rockets school visit

Greenbelt, MD


April 18

National Head Start Convention

Nashville, TN


May 4-5

Washington County Free Public Library

School Visits and Book Festival

Hagerstown, MD


May 7

Children's Choice Book Awards

New York, NY


May 15-16

Northwinds Elementary (Buffalo, MN)

Northport Elementary (Minneapolis, MN, courtesy of KPMG's Families for Literacy!)


May 24

Young Authors Day (with Henry Cole)

Ashburton Elementary School

Bethesda, MD


June 6

My Very Own Library Book Distribution

Newark, NJ



Fall, 2011-Winter, 2012

September 10

Princeton Children's Book Festival

Princeton, NJ


September 22

School Library Journal Leadership Summit (Presenter)

Washington, DC


September 24

Burlington Book Festival

Burlington, VT


October 6

School Visit, Powhatan School

Boyce, VA


October 15

Reception with Henry Cole

Home of Joan Kindig

Charlottesville, VA


October 29

Jewish Book Council NETWORK Visit to Toledo, Ohio JCC

Toledo, OH


Summer, 2011


Spring, 2011

March 25

School visits, Montgomery County, MD


March 31

Taping, Fairfax County, VA, School TV program


April 2

11:00 a.m.

Reading and signing CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK

Bethesda Barnes & Noble (Bethesda Row)


April 9 

11:00 a.m.

Reading and signing CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK

Tyson's Corner Barnes & Noble (VA)


April 10

1:30 p.m.

Reading and Signing with Henry Cole!

at the 15th Anniversary of the Shendandoah Discovery Museum


April 16

11:00 a.m.

Reading and signing CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK

Ellicott City Barnes & Noble (MD)


May 14

11:00 a.m.

Reading and signing CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK

One More Page Books (Arlington, VA)


May 15

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reading and signing at

The Literary Hill Book Fest

Eastern Market, North Hall

Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)


Winter, 2011


February 5

11:00 a.m.

Opening Reception, DC Public Library's NEW Tenleytown Branch



October 2

"Read-In With the Authors" on Cleveland Park Day at the Cleveland Park Library

11:00 a.m.

Washington, DC

October 3

Hooray for Books

Reading and presenting Dotty

Alexandria, VA

October 16

Dotty at Books of Wonder

New York, NY




September 11

Princeton Children's Book Festival

Princeton, NJ 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with LOTS of fabulous authors... check the list!)

September 21

Politics and Prose Bookstore

10:30 a.m.  Reading and presenting Dotty