If you have a tween who loves books there’s a good chance they’ve read the popular middle-grade novels, When You Reach Me and The Candymakers by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, respectively. The two best-selling authors have now teamed up to write a book called Bob, about a girl who befriends a magical creature. On May 6th the authors will be discussing the book and signing autographs at Symphony Space, as part of the Thalia Kids’ Book Club series. Symphony Space’s Thalia Kids’ Book Club Event!
It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who—or what—he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise. Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.
Learn more about Rebecca Stead here: http://www.rebeccasteadbooks.com/about.html
Learn more about Wendy Mass here: http://wendymass.com/
The event is recommended for kids ages 8 and up and is about 75 minutes long. It will also include a live reading of the book Two Naomis by Alexandria Suarez (from Dora the Explorer, and the musical On Your Feet!). In addition, there will also be a creative writing project.
When: May 6th, 2018 at 1pm
Where: Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th St.) NYC
Price: $17 per person
To purchase tickets click here or call the box office (212) 864-5400 (Tue-Sun 1pm-6pm)
I was not compensated or this post. I received a sample of the book.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, such as The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for seventeen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 11, 9 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.