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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Black Eyed Susan Tapestry (BEST) 2019

Date(s): September 17, 2019

Time: 8:45 AM  EST - 4:00 PM  EST

Love talking about books? You don’t want to miss the Black-Eyed Susan Tapestry (BEST) workshop, a celebration of children and teen titles. Learn about the Black-Eyed Susan Award and participate in a full day of small group discussions of the 2019 nominees. Join us for The Accidental Entrepreneurs. In this densely-illustrated, lighthearted, and candid presentation, Maryland-based author/illustrator, husband/wife duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their unlikely journey from homely adolescents to communications professionals to indie publishers to Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominees. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. We will also share exceptional new juvenile books from 2019. You will discover titles that you love, some you may loathe, and may even find a few that will surprise you!  Additional speakers include Arlene Barry, Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library; Nancy Haile, Materials Manager, Carroll County Public Library; Joe Farmarco, Librarian, Montgomery County Public Library; and Barb Langridge, A Book and a Hug Bookstore. Check-in begins at 8:45am. The program will begin at 9:15.

This program is worth 5.5 contact hours.
 
Book Groups (CHOOSE 3 Groups)
 
Picture Books
Ben-Barak, Idan – Do Not Lick This Book: It’s Full of Germs
Doerrfeld – The Rabbit Listened
Fogliano, Julie – A House that Once Was
Le, Minh – Drawn Together
Montgomery, Sy – Inky’s Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home
 
Grades 4-6
Auxier, Jonathan – Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Creech, Sharon – Saving Winslow
Mass, Wendy - Bob
Swanson, Matthew – The Real McCoys
Yang, Kelly – Front Desk
 
Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6
Boothby, Ian – Sparks!
Breach, Jen – Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race
Scott, Mairghread – The City on the Other Side
Tatulli, Mark – Short & Skinny
Utkin, Alexander – The King of Birds
 
Grades 6-9
Alexander, Kwame – Rebound
Dee, Barbara – Halfway Normal
Greenwald, Tommy – Game Changer
Hood, Susan – Lifeboat 12
Saeed, Aisha – Amal Unbound
 
High School
Benway, Robin – Far from the Tree
Johnson, Maureen – Truly Devious
McGhee, Alison – What I Leave Behind
Ribay, Randy – After the Shot Drops
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu – Pride
 
Graphic Novels: Grades 6-9
Castellucci, Cecil – Soupy Leaves Home
Colfer, Eoin & Andrew Donkin – Illegal
Osborne, Melissa – The Wendy Project
Walz, Jason – Last Pick
Wang, Jen – The Prince and the Dressmaker




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