Matt Tavares Books
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Growing Up Pedro
detail of illustration from Growing Up Pedro, 2015

Red and Lulu,
by Matt Tavares
detail of illustration from Red & Lulu, 2017

Red and Lulu
detail of illustration from Red & Lulu, 2017

Events, 2019  2018  2017  2016  2015
Feb 18
2:00-4:00 pm, Getting Into Children's Books, panel with Scott Nash, Chris Van Dusen & Lizzy Rockwell. Portland Public Library, Portland, ME
April 8
10:30 am, presentation and book signing at the 7th Annual Book Festival, Maynard Public Library, Maynard, MA
April 9
2:00-4:00 pm, book signing for Lighter Than Air at Book Ends in Winchester, MA
April 20
4:00-6:00 pm, presentation and book signing, part of the New York City Department of Education's "Author's Roundtable" series, New York Public Library, New York, NY
April 21
1:00 pm, presentation and book signing at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park, NY
July 17-20
Events at 9 branches of the Boston Public Library over 3 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 copy of Growing Up Pedro!
Sept 7-9
Bookmarks Festival, Winston-Salem, NC. First public event for Red & Lulu!
Sept 19 Red & Lulu release date
Sept 22
6:00-8:00 pm, nErDcamp Northern New England, Nerdy Author Night, at Morse School in Freeport, ME
Sept 30
2:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at Book Ends in Winchester, MA
Oct 7 1:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at Barnes & Noble in Augusta, ME
Oct 14 Bangor Book Festival, Bangor, ME
Oct 17 6:30 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, MA
Oct 18 1:45 pm presentation & signing with Barstons in McLean, VA (note: this event will be held at an elementary school and not open to the public, but contact the store to reserve a signed copy!)
Oct 19 Luncheon speaker, Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.
Oct 20
Keynote speaker at the Maine Department of Education's Children's Literature Conference at Thomas College in Waterville, ME
Oct 28 Boston Book Festival, Boston MA
Nov 2 6:00 pm, Opening reception for "The Original Art 2017" exhibit, Musuem of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, in New York City.
Nov 4
"What's New in Children's Books" Conference at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA
Nov 5
Connecticut Children's Book Fair, at UConn in Storrs, CT
Nov 10
Presentation, drawing demonstration, and book signing at the Castellani Art Museum in Niagara University, NY
Nov 11 Western New York Children's Book Expo, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, NY
Nov 14 6:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at Belmont Books in Belmont, MA
Nov 19 Red & Lulu celebration and fundraiser at G. Willikers in Portsmouth, NH
Dec 2
Red & Lulu event at the New York Public Library in New York, NY. Reading, presentation, Q & A and book signing.
Dec 3
1:00-3:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th Street location, New York, NY
Dec 3
4:00-6:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at Books of Wonder's new Upper West Side location, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY
Dec 7 4:00-6:00 pm, Red & Lulu presentation, reading & signing at The Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA
Dec 9
1:00-3:00 pm, presentation and book signing with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Waltham, MA
Dec 9 6:00 pm, reading & signing Red & Lulu at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA
Dec 10
2:00 pm, Red & Lulu presentation, reading and signing at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA

School Visits, 2017
Feb 17      
Deerfield Elementary School, Westwood, MA
March 2
Warren Community School, Warren, ME
March 7
Countryside Elementary School, Newton, MA
March 9
Mast Landing School, Freeport, ME
March 10
Captain Samuel Douglass Academy, Brookline, NH
March 13
Memorial Spaulding School, Newton, MA
March 14
Page School, West Newbery, MA
Mar 20-24
Spotsylvania, VA (5 schools)
March 27
LD Batchelder School, North Reading, MA
March 28
Foster School, Hingham, MA
March 31
Hall School, Waterville, ME
April 4
Tyngsboro Elementary School, Tyngsboro, MA
April 10
CK Burns School, Saco, ME
April 11
Wheelock School, Medfield, MA
April 12
Barrington, RI (3 schools)
April 13
Greenwood School, Wakefield, MA
April 24
Farwell School, Lewiston, ME
April 26
Burr School, Newton, MA
May 4
Angier School, Newton, MA
May 8
Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA
May 15
Washington School, Westfield, NJ
June 5
Greely Middle School, Cumberland, ME
June 7
Thoreau School, Concord, MA
Oct 17
Indian Head School, Hanson, MA
Nov 1
Hunnewell School, Wellesley, MA
Nov 8
West Seneca School District, West Seneca, NY
Nov 9
West Seneca School District, West Seneca, NY
Nov 14
Franklin School, Newton, MA

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

Barnes and Noble
drawing at Barnes and Noble, 2011

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