Author Events for Kids, Tweens and Teens – 2016

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Past Events

November 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 4:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conor McCreery

Kill Shakespeare takes the tales of the Bard and brings them to the dark side. Shakespeare’s most formidable villains get pitted against his greatest heroes in an epic adventure to find the reclusive and mysterious wizard known as William Shakespeare.  RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Conor McCreery

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 4:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

E.K. Johnston

Discover the story of Ahsoka and follow her experiences with the Jedi as she quells her desire to fight the evils of the Empire in Star Wars Ahsoka. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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E.K. Johnston

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 4:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

William Ritter

In Ghostly Echoes, Detective Jackaby and Abigail Rook are back and on a case that might prove to be their most chilling yet: the ghost of 926 Auburn Lane enlists their help to solve her own murder. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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William Ritter

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Matthew Reinhart

Author, artist, and pop-up book master Matthew Reinhart keeps Elsa and Anna’s remarkable adventure alive in this beautiful pop-up tale, Frozen.…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Drew Weing

In The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo, Charles just moved to a new city and his neighbors are monsters! Lucky for him, he meets Margo Maloo, the monster mediator—and she knows just what to do. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Drew Weing

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jon Scieszka

In Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt, the kid-genius inventor, competes with his archrival over an invention that allows you to evolve and devolve into other forms of life. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Jon Scieszka

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sara Shepard

From the author of Pretty Little Liars comes The Amateurs, a new series full of crime, intrigue and romance. Four true-crime addicts come together to solve a murder. Problem is, the murderers will do anything to make sure the truth stays buried. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Sara Shepard

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Victoria Aveyard

In The Glass Sword, the electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series, the struggle escalates between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known. Will Mare become hardened by treachery and betrayal?…

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Victoria Aveyard

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Eugene Yelchin

Ghosts and mystery meet historical fiction in the spooky tale, The Haunting of Falcon House, Prince Lev Lvov is called back to Falcon House by his aunt to take his place as the heir, only to learn Falcon House is haunted. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Eugene Yelchin

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Margaret Stohl

In Black Widow, Red Vengeance, master spy/assassin Natasha Romanova takes Ava Orlova under her wing, as she is transformed into the deadly Red Widow. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Margaret Stohl

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Venditti

Miles Taylor already has secret identity as the world’s only superhero. But when General Breckenridge steals Miles’ golden cape, he has to find the hero within himself, in Rise of the Robot Army. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Robert Venditti

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cressida Cowell

In How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury, the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show–but everything to fight for.…

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Cressida Cowell

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:30 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Molly Booth

In Saving Hamlet, just as everything starts to go haywire with the drama club’s production of Hamlet, Emma Allen falls through the stage’s trap door and emerges at the Globe Theater’s original production of the play—complete with William Shakespeare! Can Emma save two disastrous productions?   RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Molly Booth

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Amy Ignatow

A diverse crew of middle school kids with very limited super-hero powers become unlikely friends as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, in The Mighty Odds. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Amy Ignatow

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author A.N. Kang

Papillon is a kitty who’s so fluffy, he’s lighter than air! One day he flies right out the window. Exploring the world is fun, but he needs the help of his new friend, bird, to find his way back home, in Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty.

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Author A.N. Kang

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Adam Shaughnessy

Abe and Pru already saved their hometown from an invasion of Viking gods. Now, they have to outsmart the Queen of the Dead to save the world in The Unbelieveable FIB 2: Over the Underworld.   RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Faith Erin Hicks

When Rat, Dao, and Kaidu meet in the streets of The Nameless City, they learn that the only chance the city has of surviving is through unity. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

George O’Connor

Mighty Apollo is known as the god of the sun, but there’s more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. Dive into the myths of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the unrequited love of Daphne, the giant snake, Python and much more in Apollo: The Brilliant One. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Kelly Barnhill

In The Girl Who Drank the Moon, the witch in the forest, Xan, accidentally gives an ordinary child the extraordinary gift of magic. Xan names the child Luna and raises her as her own. But Luna’s magic is more powerful than Xan ever imagined. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Kelly Barnhill

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Todd Parr

Be Who You Are! Be proud of where you’re from. Be a different color. Speak your language. Wear everything you need to be you. Todd Parr reminds kids that their unique traits are what make them so special!…

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Author Todd Parr

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dave Barry

In The Worst Night Ever, Wyatt Palmer is in high school and wildly unpopular. When he and his buddy Matt try to rescue a pet ferret from the popular Benin brothers, things get worse. Much worse.…

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Dave Barry

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Ridley Pearson

Before James Moriarty became a ruthless villain, he was Sherlock’s roommate in school. When an heirloom bible goes missing, causing a school-wide scandal, Moriarty and Holmes embark on a mystery-solving journey together that will seals their fates, in Lock and Key: The Initiation. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Ridley Pearson

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sarah Mlynowski

In Sticks & Stones, book 2 of the Upside Down Magic series, the Upside Down Magic students are getting blamed for some strange magic. They need to find out who the real culprit is before things get out of hand! RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Sarah Mlynowski

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Gene Yang

In Secret Coders: Paths and Portals, the beloved programmers of mischief, Eni, Hopper, and Josh, are trapped underground, and only their coding abilities can help them escape! Sponsored by: RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Gene Yang

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Beatty

When Serafina encounters the true evil that’s infecting Biltmore, she must search deep inside herself to save everyone and discover her destiny.   RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Robert Beatty

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

James Riley

When Owen learned Bethany could take him inside any book in the library, they set off on adventures. In The Stolen Chapters, Owen wakes up in a mystery and learns that Bethany is in danger. Can he save her before it’s too late? RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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James Riley

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Matthew Reinhart

Author, artist, and pop-up book master Matthew Reinhart keeps Elsa and Anna’s remarkable adventure alive in this beautiful pop-up tale, Frozen.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

It’s A Mystery To Me!

Detective rivalries spark, dark conspiracies are revealed, secret items and codes are unearthed, people and items go missing, and the clock is ticking. Mysteries must be solved in short order, in Ridley Pearson’s Lock and Key: The Initiation, Kevin Sands’ Mark of the Plague, and James Hannibal’s The Lost Property Office.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:30 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Todd Parr

Be Who You Are! Be proud of where you’re from. Be a different color. Speak your language. Wear everything you need to be you. Todd Parr reminds kids that their unique traits are what make them so special!…

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Author Todd Parr

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Follow the Clues

Can these detectives solve the case before they become part of the plot?  A cheerleader throws herself off a bridge and only two people know why, in Maggie Thrash‘s We Know It Was You; teens addicted to true crime try to solve a murder with the killer hot on their heels, in Sara Shepard‘s The Amateurs Book 1. ; a ghostly lady tries to unravel the mystery behind her own death, in William Ritter‘s Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel;

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Follow the Clues

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jon Scieszka Brings Einstein to Miami

In Jon Scieszka’s children’s novel, Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt, kid-genius Frank finds himself in competition with his archrival T. Edison over Frank’s newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve and devolve into other forms of life.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:45 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author A.N. Kang

Papillon is a kitty who’s so fluffy, he’s lighter than air! One day he flies right out the window. Exploring the world is fun, but he needs the help of his new friend, bird, to find his way back home, in Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty.

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Author A.N. Kang

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fearsome Creatures or Fabulous New Friend?

Armadillos plot world domination, a hungry creature with an empty belly may eat you, and a family of Neanderthals encounters strange creatures called humans, in James Sturm‘s Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, Adam Lehrhaupt‘s I Will Not Eat You, and Jeffrey Brown‘s Lucy & Andy Neanderthal.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Rebel Heroines With A Cause

Join the rebellion against dangerous oppressors with the heroines as they face missions that might destroy them, against people who have betrayed them, and battling dark forces, and with odds stacked against them in Victoria Aveyard‘s Glass Sword, and Ryan Graudin‘s Blood for Blood.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:45 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Todd Kessler

From the co-creator of the beloved show Blue’s Clues comes another tale of a lovable puppy. There’s a mysterious thief and Tako the puppy things he knows who it is. When Allie, the feisty kitty gets thrown out of the house for stealing, Tako has second thoughts and works to uncover the real truth in The Good Dog and the Bad Cat.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Adventure is Around the Corner

From Monster Mediators, to Intergalactic Adventurers and beyond, these stories are dripping with mystery, fantasy and non-stop action. Confront adventure head-on with Mike Maihack’s Secret of the Time Tables (Cleopatra in Space #3), Faith Erin Hicks‘ The Nameless City, Eddie Pittman’s Red’s Planet: Book 1 and Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. Moderated by author Trina Robbins.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Of Myths and Monsters!

Ancient myths comes alive as Greek Gods battle giant mythical beasts, young kids fend off a Viking god invasion that could lead to the end of the world, a young boy finds he’s destined to become a Japanese warrior who fights legendary monsters, and a girl from another world battles power-hungry spider gods, in George O’Connor’s Apollo: The Brilliant One, Adam Shaughnessy’s The Unbelievable FIB 2:  Over the Underworld,  Margaret Dilloway’s Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters,

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Deadly Assassins

The comic world’s most deadly assassins are revealed in these never-before-told tales of conspiracy, danger, and rebellion with Margaret Stohl‘s Black Widow Red Vengeance, Conor McCreery‘s Assassin’s Creed Vol. 1: Trial by Fire, and E.K. Johnston‘s Star Wars Ashoka.…

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Deadly Assassins

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Unlocking Secret Histories

These adventure stories are steeped in history and a touch of mystery. No matter what the trial, friendship and unity proves to be the key, in Faith Erin Hicks’ The Nameless City, Eugene Yelchin’s The Haunting of Falcon House, and James Riley’s The Stolen Chapters (The Story Thieves).…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Stan Jakubowicz

Isra loves painting- the world is his canvas. Lito loves skateboarding and watching colors and shapes change. But what are they hiding? Find out in Isra and Lito: Based on the True Story of Israel Hernandez- Llach.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dark Secrets

These dark and deadly mysteries will leave you in suspense long after the last page: Mindy McGinnis‘ The Female of the Species, Kimberly McCreight‘s The Outliers and Kara Thomas‘ The Darkest Corners.…

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Dark Secrets

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dragon Quests and Fairytale Adventures!

Between the dragons and the ravenous witches, fairytale life is no fairytale! Test your strength and join the quest with Cressida Cowell’s epic finale for How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight A Dragon’s Fury, and Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After series.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

With Super Powers Comes Super Responsibility

A secret superhero battles a robot army, a group of kids discovers why they were saved from the end of the world, and a bunch of misfits develop super powers after a strange accident, in Robert Venditti’ Rise of the Robot Army, Kirsten Hubbard’s Race the Night, and Amy Ignatow’s The Mighty Odds.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Morning with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Appointed by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, multi-award-winning Gene Yang’s comic for children, Paths and Portals (Secret Coders), combines logic puzzles, basic programming instruction and a mystery plot: a group of students discover a secret underground classroom once dedicated to unraveling the secrets of coding, but why are the rugby team and the Principal suddenly so interested? Moderated by co-editor of PW Comics World and Senior News editor of Publishers Weekly,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:45 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Roxanna Elden

Rudy the dog used to get all the attention- until a new tiny member of the family arrives! Rudy’s New Human doesn’t play fetch or chase cats, but maybe, just maybe Rudy might enjoy having a new friend around.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dark Forces Breed Complex Villains

In Leigh Bardugo‘s Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows, alliances are fragile as evil threatens to tear friends apart; in Alexandra Bracken‘s Passenger, a girl falls prey to a friend with a dangerous agenda; and in Romina Russell’s Wandering Star: A Zodiac Novel, a former Zodiac Guardian is left with no choice but to fight those determined to bring terror to the galaxy.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Where Magic Meets Destiny

A street thief meets her destiny to become the greatest witch in history, a young girl is accidentally imbued with moonlight and her magic changes the fate of all around her, and a girl who lives between two worlds comes face-to-face with a terrible evil and must search deep within to do what she was destined to in Claire LeGrand’s Foxheart, Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Robert Beatty’s Serafina and the Twisted Staff.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:15 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Jonah Winter

Take a trip through America’s history with My Name is James Madison Hemings, a historical account in picture book form about the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the slave Sally Hemings.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Culture, Class, and Identity

A young girl finds an unexpected friend, a girl stands up for a social outcast, and a young Mexican girl struggles to assimilate, in Augusta Scattergood‘s Making Friends with Billy Wong, Lauren Wolk‘s Wolf Hollow, and Reyna Grande‘s The Distance Between Us.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Stuck Between Worlds

Molly Booth‘s Saving Hamlet and M.E. Girard‘s Girl Mans Up present the most difficult journey of all—the search for your true self.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:15 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Eric Litwin

The author of the bestselling Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes has a new character who’s ready to groove his way into your heart.  Come jam out with your new favorite pup in Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Juana Medina

In Juana and Lucas, a spunky girl named Juana and her best amigo Lucas the dog love playing and exploring their home in Columbia. Juana doesn’t enjoy learning English—until her abuelos tell her about a special trip they’re planning. Maybe learning a new language isn’t so bad, after all!…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Laurie Keller

In We Are Growing!, Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Caught Up in the Magic

These fun, moving, and heartfelt stories remind us that, with love, we can get through anything: Nicola Yoon‘s The Sun Is Also A Star, Lauren Gibaldi‘s Autofocus, and Rachel Cohn‘s Twelve Days of Dash and Lily.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Good vs. Evil/Evil vs. Good

Mal and the rest of her recently reformed villains struggle with their wickedness, in Melissa de la Cruz‘s Return to the Isle of the Lost; the wicked stepmother gets even more wicked, in Matt Phelan‘s Snow White and villains return with a vengeance, prompting Good to make a final stand in Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Hard Choices, High Costs

In Carolyn Cohagan‘s Time Zero, a girl defies the laws of a future world ruled by extremists; in Katharine McGee‘s The Thousandth Floor, the impossible is within reach—but the cost is high; and in Maria Dahvana Headley‘s Aerie (Magonia), one girl’s search for a legendary weapon forces her to choose between two worlds, and two versions of herself.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Brenden Wenzel

In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, They All Saw a Cat shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you really see?…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Growing Up is No Fun

A family living in a car must take care of themselves in Esta Spalding‘s Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts; a young boy learns how complicated things can get, in Frank Viva‘s Sea Change; a down-on-his-luck boy finds the strength to cope, in Cammie McGovern‘s Just My Luck; and a young boy must figure out how to manage the trials of growing up, in A-dziko Simba Gegele‘s All Over Again.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Twisted Fairytales

The tales are classics, but you’ve never heard them told like this before. Turn the fairytales you know and love on their axis and enter these dark and twisted fantasy tales made anew with Renee Ahdieh‘s The Wrath and the Dawn, and Liz Braswell‘s Tale As Old As Time.…

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