At a glance: September 30, 2021



This week, Books of Wonder is celebrating the launch of an award-winning author’s book; Broadway director and future children’s writer wins major Tony Award; a dynamic duo commemorates the fourth addition to their series; and an author event puts craftsmanship in the spaceship.


Best-selling author and Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick stopped by Books of Wonder in New York on September 21, as part of his virtual book launch for Kaleidoscope (School). The book tells the story of two people who are linked to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. During the event, Selznick shared his new work and participated in a question-and-answer session with members of the public.

Bring the Tony home

On September 27, Alex Timbers (left) posed with Emma Feiwel (right), his team agent at WME and daughter of Feiwel and Friends editor Jean Feiwel, after winning a Tony Award for Best Directing by ‘a musical for red Mill. Timbers is the author of the next picture book Broadway Bird (Feiwel and Friends), about a little parakeet with a big dream: to be a Broadway star.

I celebrate

An Improbable Story bookstore in Plainville, Mass., Hosted a virtual celebration on September 8 for Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Oh for the latest addition to their I’m series, with I am sorry (Simon & Schuster). This fourth entry features a girl, a flamingo, and a potato confused about how to apologize, providing readers with a fun way to discuss healthy responses to emotions and feelings. During the event, Black and Oh read and discussed their new book and answered questions from the audience.

Nice to galax see you

MIT’s Open Space Programming and MIT Government and Community Relations Office hosted an in-person event on September 18 at the Kendall / MIT Open Space in Cambridge, Mass., For Ada and the galaxies (Candlewick / MIT Kids) by physicist Alan Lightman (pictured), illustrated by Susanna Chapma. A tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world, the picture book overlays photographs taken from the Hubble Telescope as it shows a girl’s wonder as she gazes at the stars on a visit to her grandparents. parents. During the event, Lightman spoke and Chapman designed a craft that attendees could make: a “galaxy fascinator” hat.


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