On March 7, I leave the comfortable environs of Philadelphia to travel across the USA in my pajamas with Mac Barnett, talking about and writing our names in copies of Noisy Night, our book that is being released by Roaring Brook Press the same day.
The tour begins in Plainville MA, at An Unlikely Story. We make our way back down to Philadelphia on March 9 (my birthday!), where we’ll be at my home away from home, Childrens Book World, in Haverford at 4:30pm. On the evening of March 10, we’ll be at the Takoma Park Library in Takoma Park, MD. On March 11, we’re at Politics & Prose in Washington DC at 10am. We then leave the east coast and head to beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, MI, to Book Bug for an afternoon party. Lastly, we go way out west to Santa Cruz, CA, to the Bookshop Santa Cruz at 4pm for the final event of the tour. Since I love Santa Cruz, I’m staying a few extra days to ride bikes and eat tacos.
Hope to see your face along the way!
If you get a chance to check out today’s Philadelphia Daily News, please turn to page 40. I strongly encourage you to not look at page 41. Just stay on page 40. Lauren McCutcheon wrote a nice piece about the book and the signing/publication party we’re having tomorrow at Children’s Book World in Haverford.
Sacha took a great picture of the paper, so here’s that, in case you can’t get your own…
So the book is out, and now we’re having a party. Children’s Book World down in Haverford PA is hosting a publication hoo-hah shindig jamboree on this Saturday September 24, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Celebrities will not be there, nor will clowns. However, I will be there and I will have a handy pen in which I can sign my name to the copy of Everything Goes that you gleefully purchase.
Bring your kids, if you have them, and bring your friends if you have them too.
Finally found one of the Roscoe display cases that I had heard about. Barnes & Noble and Borders didn’t have them, and in fact all these big stores I’ve visited had only one copy of each book in their shelves. For having such an influence over the design and marketing, you’d hope they’d put their money where their mouth is. But bless Hannah and Heather and Sarah at CBW in Haverford. They had dozens of Roscoe books and this nice display, and Hannah says she’s sold lots of books. Woo!