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Monday, May 12th, 2008


This Saturday and Sunday is the Philadelphia Book Festival at the Main Library. I’ll apparently be an “event” at the festival itself on Saturday and I hope you can make it over to see whatever it is I’m doing. I’ll be on the “Target Children’s Stage” at 3:00pm.

Rumor has it that there will be a Q & A session. So come up with the question that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to. (My favorite color is “rainbow” so don’t ask that one.) And then I’ll be signing books. They’ve ordered lots and lots of early copies of the new Roscoe Riley books that will be in stores later this month, as well as all the other stuff.

In addition, sometime on Sunday, not sure when, I’ll be signing Shredderman books with Wendelin Van Draanen. This is our very first signing together and I’m pretty excited. We will be at the Children’s Book World booth, so check in there and find out what time it’s to take place. Then, if you happen to see me, let me know too.

This is all good news, yes. But the other shoe has to drop, right? Well yes indeed. At the same exact moment that I’ll be acting all famous and whatever on Saturday, the slightly more talented and much better looking Adam Rex will be doing the same in the Children’s Story Hour Room, also at 3pm. So you must decide between us, and we’re both taking names…

Here’s the link for the festival.
And the link for my little event on Saturday.

We’re praying for decent weather, so please come in any case.

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

The banners for the Philadelphia Book Festival are up around Center City Philadelphia. Designed by Kelly Beh, they use a part of the poster illustration and really stand out in today’s bright sunlight. These were taken on Market at 8th, Arch at 16th, and in front of the library. They are also on Broad at Spruce and Walnut at 19th.
The festival is May 17 & 18 so if you’re around, come by the library and say hi.

Philly Book Festival banners

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Roberts Snowflake

I was lucky enough to have been invited to contribute another snowflake to The Jimmy Fund for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The program is called Robert’s Snow and many children’s book illustrators contribute. This took place in 2005 and now again. My snowflake and the others will be auctioned in November with proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund.
You can see Adam Rex’s snowflake here, and you can see the 2005 snowflakes here.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

I spent last Friday in Warren, NJ at Central School. It was Young Author’s Day and I gave three presentations, signed a million books, and answered some really interesting questions. If you own or are affiliated with a school and you would like to have someone give presentations, sign books, and answer interesting questions, get in touch.

Central School

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I’ll be reading and drawing and probably causing trouble at the Headhouse Books booth this Saturday at the Philadelphia Book Festival. The official note from Headhouse goes like this:

This weekend, bring your family and friends to visit HeadHouse Book’s booth at the Philadelphia Book Festival between 11 AM and 7 PM. Our tent will be on 20th and Wood Street, across the street from the Friends Book Corner.We will have a great selection of award-winning books–perfect “pool side” reading for all ages!

I’ll be showing up around 1pm and leaving around 2:30ish.
In addition be sure to see One Ring Zero at 2:30 on Sunday at the Toyota Music Stage.

Enjoy!