Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Julie Danielson

Making Magic

Cressida Cowell brings readers the second installment in The Wizards of Once series

Cressida Cowell will visit the 2018 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 12-14, to discuss Twice Magic, the second book in The Wizards of Once series for children.

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Bringing Justice to Young Readers

Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with Chapter 16 about her two new books for children

The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit the Southern Festival of Books to discuss her new books for young readers, Turning Pages: My Life Story and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor. The festival will be held in Nashville October 12-14.

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Lucky Thirteen

Jerry Joyner’s inventive 1975 collaboration with Remy Charlip hits shelves in a new edition

Thirteen, Jerry Joyner’s 1975 collaboration with artist Remy Charlip, returns to shelves this month in a new edition for a new generation of young readers. Joyner will visit Parnassus Books on May 23 to discuss the book, as well as his remarkable career.

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Tentacled Treasure

Lucy Branam introduces readers to a friendly neighborhood octopus

In the realm of children’s literature, there exists a long tradition of wild but friendly creatures making themselves comfortable in the homes of children. In Lucy Branam’s debut picture book, Roof Octopus, a young girl wakes up to find an octopus on the roof of her apartment building. Branam will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on April 14.

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Roz’s Return

Peter Brown reunites young readers with a beloved character in The Wild Robot Escapes

Author-illustrator Peter Brown returns to Parnassus Books on March 22 to discuss his new middle-grade novel, The Wild Robot Escapes, the much-anticipated sequel to 2016’s The Wild Robot.

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A Labor of Love

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long discuss their new picture book, a tribute to love

Love, Matt de la Peña and Loren Long’s contemplative celebration of love and the way it moves through the world, will be the subject of their appearance at the Nashville Public Library on January 31.

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