The Read-A-Thon is in full swing, and will be capped off at the end of the week with author visits. We are so excited and grateful to welcome a total of 14 authors to 282 this year. Thanks to them generously sharing their time, every single student, from Pre-K through grade 8, will get to meet an author!
Many authors will also attend the party for Read-A-Thon participants Friday evening, at which time students can purchase or order their books.* Big thanks to Community Bookstore, located at 143 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, for partnering with us again this year at the after-party for book purchases and orders. Click here to order: Community Bookstore.
Selina Alko – The Case for Loving, My Subway Ride, B is for Brooklyn, I’m Your Peanut Butter Big Brother
Cathleen Bell – Little Blog on the Prairie, Slipping, I Remember You
Danielle Chery – Peers, Cheers, and Volunteers
Zetta Elliott – The Last Bunny in Brooklyn, The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun, The Phoenix on Barkley Street, Max Loves Muñecas, The Magic Mirror, Room in My Heart, The Boy in the Bubble, Bird
Brianne Farley – Ike’s Incredible Ink
Jane Kelley – The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya, Nature Girl, The Girl Behind the Glass, The Book of Dares for Lost Friends
Angela Parrino – Gus, the Feeling-Better Polar Bear, Gretta the Geep is More than a Sheep, Wendy Warbler Up Close!
Chiquita Camille Payne – Just Because
Matt Payne – Monster Juice Series: Fear the Barfitron, Fartsunami, Boogers from Beyond, Burpstronauts, Tomb of Brain Ooze, Zits from Python Pit
Julie Salamon – Cat in the City
Louella San Juan – The Crowded Kingdom, The Underground Labyrinth
Aaron Starmer – The Riverman, The Only Ones, Dweeb
Greg Takoudes – When We Wuz Famous
Bianca Turetsky – The Time-Traveling Fashionista Series: On Board the Titanic, At the Palace of Marie Antoinette, And Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile
*Please note note that books ordered through Community Bookstore must be picked up if the purchaser does not live within walking distance of the store. Read-A-Thon coordinator Jen Gordon has kindly offered to pick up and bring to 282 books ordered by families who do not live within delivery distance.
Scenes from last year’s celebration, featuring authors Louella San Juan, Brianne Farley, Angela Parrino, and Matt Payne with Read-A-Thon Chair Jen Gordon. We are so lucky and thankful that these authors are returning this year!