Don’t miss Carmen Agra Deedy leading the children’s parade with The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! at this years Decatur Book Festival! Dress up as your favorite historical figure and join the parade at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 3 at the Community Bandstand in the Decatur Square. We can’t wait to see everyone!
If you can’t make the parade, be sure to Make Some Noise with Carmen Agra Deedy at the Children’s Stage at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3.
We had a great time hanging out with our favorite blue library monster, Van! Check out the video below.
A HUGE Thank you to the Georgia Center for the Book for naming The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! as one of 2017’s Books All Georgians Should Read. It is an honor to be in the company of so many other amazing books. Be sure to check them all out!
Come hang out with Carmen Agra Deedy and get a copy of her newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, signed on July 21 with the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, the Cobb County Library System, and Little Shop of Stories. Author Sandra Markle will also be there signing her book, What If You Had Animal Teeth?
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Switzer Plaza, 266 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
There is a great interview up over at PEN America with Carmen Agra Deedy. We loved being a part of their weekly interview segment. You can check it out here!
Be sure to also follow Carmen on her Facebook page!
I am so excited to announce that Funny Girl, edited by Betsy Bird, is OUT NOW! Carmen is one of 25 female writers for children who contributed stories to the anthology. The book has already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, who said Carmen’s story about her mother setting the bathtub on fire is “One of the standouts…” along with stories from other amazing authors like Libba Bray and Cece Bell.
As one fourth grader said after hearing Carmen tell,”Ms. Deedy made us laugh so hard, Casey’s retainer fell out!” And don’t we all want to laugh like that?
Contributing authors are: Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Lisa Brown, Adrianne Chalepah, Alison DeCamp, Carmen Agra Deedy, Kelly DiPucchio, Lisa Graff, Shannon Hale, Charise Meriele Harper, Jenni Holm, Akilah Hughes, Amy Ignatow, Christine Mari Inzer, Meghan McCarthy, Mitali Perkins, Leila Sales, Raina Telgemeier, Deborah Underwood, Ursula Vernon, Rita Williams-Garcia, Delaney Yeager
Carmen’s upcoming picture book with Scholastic Press, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! We are so excited for the book to release in February and cannot wait for everyone to read it!
Here is a little sneak peek at the beautiful artwork by Eugene Yelchin.