Tuesday, March 12th, 5PM
The Journey Continues: Sequels, Series, and Second Books
A middle grade panel featuring authors Julie Falatko (TWO DOGS IN A TRENCH COAT START A CLUB BY ACCIDENT), Jarrett Lerner (REVENGE OF THE ENGINERDS), and Diane Magras (THE HUNT FOR THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER)
People are always featuring and celebrating debut books, but sometimes the real challenge is hunkering down and starting the process all over again on book two. Hear from three beloved children’s authors as they talk about what it was like to continue their journeys, and maybe even hint at what is to come for some of our favorite characters.
Julie Falatko, TWO DOGS IN A TRENCH COAT START A CLUB BY ACCIDENT: Sassy and Waldo love school! They get to wear a trench coat, and everyone thinks they're a new student named Salty. Except Stewart. He knows the truth. But then Stewart has to stay after school for a club. Sassy and Waldo know that a club is a sandwich. But it's not that kind of club. Sassy and Waldo go to the best place to wait for Stewart in the empty school: the cafeteria! Snacks! Running! Places to nap! Their classmates find out what Salty is doing there and they want in on the club. Only it's not the sandwich kind.
Jarrett Lerner, REVENGE OF THE ENGINERDS: Ken and his EngiNerds crew return in a new, nutty and nerdy adventure that’s the perfect follow-up to EngiNerds. When last we met, the EngiNerds were battling a horde of ravenous robots, but in this latest caper, they’re on the hunt for just one rogue robot. But who knows what kind of mayhem one mechanical creature can cause? And why is Ken the only EngiNerd who’s worried about the runaway robot? The rest of the crew seems be missing in action and Ken fears it's because of Mikaela Harrington. She's the new girl in town who’s UFO and alien-obsessed and wants to join the EngiNerds. But as far as Ken is concerned, the EngiNerds are Y-chromosome only, no X’s allowed! Will Ken allow a rogue robot and a know-it-all, genius girl to wreak havoc on the entire universe? He just might not have a choice!
Diane Magras, THE HUNT FOR THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER: In this Scottish medieval adventure, after attempting a daring rescue of her war-band family, Drest learns that Lord Faintree’s traitorous uncle has claimed the castle for his own and convinced the knights that the lord has been slain . . . by her hand. Now with a hefty price on her head, Drest must find a way to escape treacherous knights, all the while proving to her father, the “Mad Wolf of the North,” and her irrepressible band of brothers that she is destined for more than a life of running and hiding. Even if that takes redefining what it means to be a warrior.