Megan McDonald ~ May 3
Saturday, May 3, Noon - 1:30
For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn't always easy. She grew up in a house full of books and sisters (she's the youngest of five). Every evening, the McDonalds gathered around the dinner table to talk and tell stories, but Megan McDonald was barely able to get a word in edgewise. "I'm told I began to stutter," she says, leading her mother to give her a copy of Harriet the Spy and a small spiral notebook, so she could begin "writing things down" ala the young reporter Harriet.
We're happy to report that Megan McDonald has been writing things down ever since. To date, she has penned over 60 books for children and young readers, including the critically acclaimed Judy Moody series. These hilarious books have won numerous awards, ranging from a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an International Reading Association Children's Choice to the first-ever Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award.
(We've listed just her newst book, but will have all of her titles available, too. Click here to see the list.)
Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows -- Judy and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-color adventure.
Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier -- flicker, flicker, gulp! -- the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?