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Growing Up Pedro
events
detail of illustration from Growing Up Pedro

Events, 2016   2015
Jan 10
3:00 pm, signing Growing Up Pedro and Jubilee! at the Massachusetts Book Awards celebration at Fablevision Studios in Boston, MA
Jan 15
6:00-8:00 pm, signing Growing Up Pedro at Nerdy Author Night, at Falmouth Elementary School, Falmouth, ME
March 12
1:00-2:00 pm, signing at Barnes & Noble in Newington, NH, to support Wells Junior High School
March 12 5:00 pm, reading and signing with author Ali Benjamin at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA, a fundraiser for Cambridge Friends School
April 5
Keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Library System 2016 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event, Marlboro, MA
April 12
Crossing Niagara release date!
April 23
2:30 pm, Crossing Niagara presentation, drawing demonstration and book signing at the Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls, NY
April 24 11:00 am, Crossing Niagara book signing and story time at Talking Leaves Bookstore in Buffalo, NY
May 14
1:00 pm, Crossing Niagara book signing at G. Willikers in Portsmouth, NH
May 31
3:30 pm, presenting and signing books at the Saugus Public Library, in Saugus, MA
June 4
Boston Book Festival's Hubbub, Copley Square, Boston, MA
June 23
Shenandoah University Children's Literature Conference,
Winchester, VA. "Words and Pictures: The Art of the Matter"
June 27 4:00 pm, presentation, drawing demonstration and book signing at Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ
July 18-22
The Growing Up Pedro Boston Public Library Tour
I'll be visiting 14 branches of the Boston Public Library over 5 days. Each event will include a presentation about my book, Growing Up Pedro, followed by a fun art project for kids. Every participating child will receive a free hardcover copy of Growing Up Pedro!

August 10
2:30 pm, presentation, drawing demonstration and book signing at Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA
August 11 5:00 pm, presentation, drawing demonstration and book signing at the Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA
August 16 3:00 pm, presentation, drawing demonstration and book signing at
An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
Oct 9
2:00-4:00 pm, book signing at Look Up Ogunquit, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME



School Visits, 2016
Jan 15      
Eliot Elementary School, Eliot, ME
Feb 10
Greenwood Elementary School, Wakefield, MA
Feb 16
Bush Elementary School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 17
Lamar Elementary School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 18
Galatas Elementary School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 19
Tough Coulson School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 22
Mitchell School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 22
Glen Loch Elementary School, The Woodlands, TX
Feb 23
Deretchin Elementary School, The Woodlands, TX
March 1
Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
March 2
Memorial Spaulding Elementary School, Newton, MA
March 3
Berta Palacios Elementary School, Pharr, TX, with the Texas Book Festival's Reading Rock Stars program
March 4
Robert E. Lee Elementary School, Edinburg, TX, with the Texas Book Festival's Reading Rock Stars program
March 9
Wentworth School, Scarborough, ME
March 10
Wentworth School, Scarborough, ME
March 18
Central School, South Berwick, ME
March 22
Memorial Elementary School, Paramus, NJ
April 1 Burr School, Newton, MA
April 8
Lawrence School, Brookline, MA
April 11
CK Burns School, Saco, ME
April 12
Winchester Authorfest, Winchester, MA (public book singing at Winchester town hall, 3:00-5:00 pm)
April 13
Wheelock School, Medfield, MA
April 14
Dolbeare School, Wakefield, MA
April 15
Penn Brook School, Georgetown, MA
April 22 Pashley Elementary School, Scotia, NY
April 22 Greenfield Elementary School, Greenfield Center, NY
April 27
Foster School, Hingham, MA
April 27
East School, Hingham, MA
May 2
Hoover School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2
Foster School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 3
Markham School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 3
Lincoln School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 4
Markham School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 4
Howe School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 5
Washington School, Pittsburgh, PA
May 17
Mason Rice School, Newton, MA
May 20
Calera Intermediate School, Calera, AL
May 20
Calera Elementary School, Calera, AL
May 31
Veteran's Memorial Elementary School, Saugus, MA
June 2
Thoreau School, Concord, MA
Sept 26
Ward Elementary School, Newton, MA
Oct 5
Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth, ME
Oct 7
Mill Pond School, Westboro, MA
Oct 19 Long Lots School, Westport, CT
Oct 20 Coleytown School, Westport, CT
Oct 21 Kings Highway School, Westport, CT
Oct 24
Greens Farms School, Westport, CT
Oct 25
Saugatuck School, Westport, CT
Oct 26
William O. Schaeffer School, South Orangetown, NY
Nov 3
Martha Jones School, Westwood, MA
Nov 4
Martha Jones School, Westwood, MA

JFK Library event
presenting at the JFK Library in Boston, 2011

Barnes and Noble
event
drawing at Barnes and Noble, 2011

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