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What's Next? Why Kids Love a Series


Three best-selling authors will explore why series books are so appealing to children as readers and how they develop interesting new stories within a series. Monica Brown's Lola Levine series, James Riley's Story Thieves series, and Ursula Vernon's Hamster Princess and Dragonbreath series will be featured.


Panelists
Mónica Brown

Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of, most recently, "Lola Levine is Not Mean!" She has written many award-winning books for children, including "Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People," winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, and "Waiting for the Biblioburro," a Christopher Award winner....

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James Riley

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the author of "Half Upon a Time," "Twice Upon a Time" and "Once Upon the End," as well as the "Story Thieves" series. His new release is "Story Thieves: Pick the Plot....

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Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Nebula, two Hugo Awards and been nominated for an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines and she thinks she would make a terrible princess....

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