September 25Hooked on Books! The Whatsits join many other author/illustrators, (including Brianna Caplan Sayres, Suzanne Kaufman and Toni Yuly) for a celebration of reading for children from infancy to primary grades, in a fun, kid-friendly, literacy program for young families. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities that support literacy: puppet show, storytelling, showcase of local children's authors and illustrators, crafts, a nutritious snack, and a sing-a-long. Open to everyone and no charge. The Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA. (206) 232-7115. 2-5 p.m. Free.
Children’s Author Extravaganza at Burien Library Wendy Wahman will be reading and signing books along with a bunch of other local authors. 10:30
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY Special Story Time. University Book Store (Udistrict) Whatsits Kevan Atteberry, Ben Clanton, and Elizabeth Rose Stanton will read their latest picture books. 11:00 a.m.
AU-SOME ARTISTS! Hand-on events pairs students who have special needs with a teen volunteer mentor for the day. Wendy Wahman will be one of the instructors, leading a workshop on character building and bookmaking. Sammamish Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. NE, Sammamish, WA, 1–3 p.m.
CASCADIA ART MUSEUM Art Walk Edmonds. Elizabeth Rose Stanton will discuss picture book making. Art demonstration. 5-8 p.m. Free.
APRIL PICTURE BOOK BONANZA II Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Douglas Florian, Aaron Meshon, and Kabir Sehgal discuss their new picture books at Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St, New York City
PEDDLES and HENNY Story time with Elizabeth Rose Stanton at Barnes and Noble, 86th St, Upper East Side, Manhattan, 11:30 a.m.
PEDDLES and HENNY Special Story Time with Elizabeth Rose Stanton at the New York Public Library Children's Center on 42nd St. New York City. 4 p.m.
PEDDLES story time with Elizabeth Rose Stanton at Green Bean Books in Portland. 11 a.m.
PEDDLES and HENNY story time at the New York Public Library with Elizabeth Rose Stanton - E67th Street Library, 3:30 p.m.
PEDDLES and HENNY story time at the New York Public Library with Elizabeth Rose Stanton - Mott Haven Library, 3:30 p.m.
PEDDLES & HENNY story time with Elizabeth Rose Stanton at Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave NE, Bellevue
Elizabeth Rose Stanton's PEDDLES book launch celebration 7 p.m. The University Bookstore (UDistrict) 4326 University Way NE, Seattle 98105
November 28 Whatsit Elizabeth Rose Stanton does story time at Ravenna Third Place Books 10-11 a.m., Story time along with Whatsit Ben Clanton at Mockingbird Books 11-noon, Indies First Small Business Saturday at: Secret Garden Books Noon- 1 p.m., and Queen Anne Books 1-2 p.m.
SCBWI Inside Story Mockingbird Books, 7 p.m.
Whatsit Elizabeth Rose Stanton talks about her upcoming picture book, Peddles—joining other local authors and illustrators for some "inside info" about their recently and soon-to-be released children's books.
Washington State Book Awards/Scandiuzzi Book Award Winners' Panel at Eagle Harbor Books at 4pm. This panel will include this year's Scandiuzzi Book Award winners Leslye Walton, Dana Simpson, and Jennifer K. Mann, and will be moderated by previous WSBA winner, George Shannon. This event is aimed at aimed at parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, writers, and anyone interested in children's literature. Dana Simpson will also be at the bookstore at 3 pm to meet with the graphic novel group.
Illustrators Day at University Bookstore. Ben Clanton (1-2pm) and Wendy Wahman (2-3pm) will be reading and drawing. Lots of fun illustrators in this line up!
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual trade show, Portland, OR. 12 p.m. Elizabeth Rose Stanton, featured author, will speak about her new picture book, Peddles at the "Hold On, I'm Coming" lunch.
October 10 - POSTPONED!
Downtown Seattle Barnes & Noble, 10-2pm. As part of Educator Appreciation Week, The Whatsits and Honorary Whatsit, Toni Yuly, will be part of a discussion panel.
Seattle Public Library Central Library, 7-9pm. The Washington State Book Awards Celebration. Jennifer K. Mann's Two Speckled Eggs is a finalist for the Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award.
3rd Annual Puyallup Festival of Books, 1-4pm. Meet Wendy Wahman and 31 other authors at the Puyallup Library.