Robin Riding: Mermaids Fast Asleep

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Robin Riding lives in a Pennsylvania town full of old stone houses, where she and her husband run Book and Puppet Co. She enjoys making beautiful puppets and writing silly songs. Mermaids Fast Asleep is her debut picture book.

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Paul O. Zelinsky

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Interview (with Andy Laties) Author and illustrator of "Wheels on the Bus" speaks with Andy Laties.

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Examining Haunted Crime Scenes: Panel

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Forensics expert Katherine Ramsland and paranormal investigators Mark Nesbitt and Patty A. Wilson have examined murder implements, victims, and crime scenes reported to have had supernatural components. Come see what their investigations have discovered in the Easton Book Festival discussion. When: Oct 27, 2020, 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Haunted Crime Scenes …

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Donna Munoz: Harley Farley’s First Halloween: A Zombie Book; Harley Farley’s First Pajama Party

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When Eddie finds a little lost zombie in his backyard, there’s only one thing to do: Invite him into the house! Halloween will be extra special this year when Eddie and Harley the Zombie become best friends. Harley is curious, and he loves to eat. He’s the best fried chicken eater, and he really wants …

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Blair Thornburgh

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Author Blair Thornburgh reads from her latest children's book, "Second Banana," and from her 2019 book, "Skulls."

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Hope Conquers Fear: The Great Indie Bookstore Revival

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Author and bookseller Andy Laties talks to the Unitarian Universalists of Lehigh Valley's breakfast forum about how despite the pandemic's effect on local economies, there is still hope for small businesses and independent booksellers. Andy Laties wrote "Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For--From Free Speech, to Buying Local, to …

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Britannica Virtual Quiz Show

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With host and encyclopedia editor, Christopher Lloyd A fantastic virtual event, perfect for schools, festivals, bookshops, and museums! Based on the Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia Held over Zoom, there are 8 rounds of quizzes and a grand finale – with Book & Puppet Company gift-certificate prizes to win! When: Nov 1, 2020 02:00 PM …

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BOOKS CONNECT

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Leah Komaiko, Andy Laties, and Melba Tolliver discuss the many ways books connect us. Books connect people in countless ways. For instance, when journalist Melba Tolliver met bookseller and author, Andy Laties,  she learned that he had sold the books of her friend, writer and brand guru Leah Komaiko. Join them and hear how these …

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Poetry is Stupid: Change My Mind

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Moderator Darrell Parry asks local poets to discuss Poetry, and defend the form.  Cleveland Wall is a poet, editor, and teaching artist from Bethlehem, PA. She is one half of the poetry-guitar duo The Starry Eyes and a founding member of the poetry improv group No River Twice. She is the author of many small, …

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Daniel Chacon reading/discussion

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Author Daniel Chacon reads from and discusses his latest works. Daniel Chacón is a Latino short story writer, novelist, essayist, editor, professor, and radio host. The Cholo Tree: This engrossing coming-of-age novel for teens follows a young Chicano artist who wants only to develop his craft and study in Paris, but who must deal with …

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Floyd Cooper reads Max and the Tagalong Moon

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Storytime with children's book illustrator Floyd Cooper. Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of nearly 100 books for children. Floyd started his career in illustration at Hallmark, after a successful career in the industrial side of art, he made the leap into picture books with Eloise Greenfield’s Grandpa’s Face. Since then Floyd …

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Sylva Kelegian: God Spelled Backwards

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Sylva Kelegian has appeared Off-Broadway and guest-starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Bones, Without a Trace, and many more. She has starred in independent films, co-starred in Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in movies …

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Victoria Jamieson

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Victoria Jamieson is an American author and illustrator of children's books, known for "Roller Girl," a graphic novel about roller derby

Rebecca Price Janney Reading & Enactment

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DR. REBECCA PRICE JANNEY is the author of twenty-four books, including her beloved Easton Series. Her newest novels are Easton at the Pass and Sweet, Sweet Spirit: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey to the Asbury College Revival, 2020 Golden Scroll Award third place Historical Novel of the Year. Easton at the Crossroads captured the 2019 Golden …

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It’s Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

It's Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Spooked: Dr Zeno’s Flashmob

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Spooked: Dr Zeno's Flashmob, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Lehigh Valley Reads presents “Talk/Read/Sing”

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Four 15-minute Talk Read Sing sessions with families. On the hour, between Noon and 3:30. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Talk Read Sing is a public awareness and action campaign that aims to improve literacy for children birth to age five and empower families to become their child’s first and best teacher. The …

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Joe Frinzi, Cathy Bednar, Robin Riding and More, at Children’s Author Expo

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Joe Frinzi will have his two “Princess Bria” books, along with “Kubrick’s Monolith” (about the history of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and “Movies On My Mind” (a collection of his film columns from the Easton Irregular). Cathy Bednar will be selling her two “Myra Carter” children’s books, along with her book of poems …

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The Feel Good Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Feel Good Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

The Don’t Worry Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Don't Worry Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Hansel and Gretel: Fractured Fable

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Hansel and Gretel: Fractured Fable, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Echo City Capers Storytime and Workshop

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Enjoy an afternoon of capers and coloring at Book & Puppet with Ralph Greco & Joe Swarctz, the creators of children's book series, "Echo City Capers". Ralph will be reading from illustrated series and Joe will lead kids-of-all-ages in a fun drawing & coloring workshop.

The Brother Book, by Todd Parr

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The Brother Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. View here on the festival website front page.

Have You Seen The Ghost Of Tom? (Puppet Pals)

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Have You Seen The Ghost Of Tom? -- Part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. View here on our festival website front page.

The Underwear Book, by Todd Parr

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The Underwear Book, by Todd Parr, part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. Watch here on festival website front page.  

The Tree In Me, by Corinna Luyken

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Tree In Me, by Corinna Luyken, part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. Live in person at Book & Puppet Company on Centre Square, Easton, and also online on festival website front page.

Children’s Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon Shows Kids How She Makes Books

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Elizabeth Zunon will take youngsters on a journey exploring the illustrations of her books "Off to See the Sea" and "Bedtime for Sweet Creatures" by Nikki Grimes, through her reference photos, drawings, and colorful paintings and collages. Watch on our book festival front page.

Grandpa Cacao, by Elizabeth Zunon

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Grandpa Cacao, by Elizabeth Zunon, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

The I’m Not Scared Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The I'm Not Scared Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Wingman: Dr Zeno’s Flashmob

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Wingman: Dr Zeno's Flashmob - part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

The Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Bluebeard: Fractured Fable

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Bluebeard: Fractured Fable. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Meet Floyd Cooper: Interview with Melba Tolliver

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(A re-broadcast from our 2020 Festival) Meet renowned children's book illustrator Floyd Cooper, who lived right here in Easton, PA, in conversation with our festival's Melba Tolliver. Floyd Cooper was the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of nearly 100 books for children. Floyd started his career in illustration at Hallmark, after a successful career in …

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