Kids Author Carnival announces inaugural lineup


The Kids Author Carnival, inspired by the Teen Author Carnival, has announced its inaugural lineup for 2014. The lineup includes kidlit, middle grade and young adult authors across all genres.

The lineup includes the following authors and is subject to change:

  • Kwame Alexander (The Crossover)
  • Shelby Bach (Of Sorcery and Snow)
  • Kelly Barnhill (The Witch’s Boy)
  • Jeff Baron (I Represent Sean Rosen)
  • Rebecca Behrens (When Audrey Met Alice)
  • Caroline Carlson (Magic Marks the Spot)
  • Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil)
  • Edith Cohn (Spirit’s Key)
  • Bruce Coville (My Teacher is An Alien)
  • Jen Swann Downey (The Ninja Librarians)
  • Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Never)
  • Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson)
  • Christopher Healy (The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom)
  • Kody Keplinger (The Swift Boys & Me)
  • Claire LeGrand (The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls)
  • Elizabeth Levy (Amber Brown is On the Move )
  • C. Alexander London (Dog Tags)
  • Lauren Magaziner (The Only Thing Worse Than Witches)
  • Jen Malone (At Your Service)
  • Kate Milford (The Boneshaker)
  • Michael Northrop (Plunked)
  • Marie Rutkoski (The Cabinet of Wonders)
  • Heidi Schulz (Giraffes Ruin Everything)
  • Polly Shulman (The Grimm Legacy)
  • Mary G. Thompson (Evil Fairies Love Hair)

Founded by authors Claire LeGrand, Lauren Magaziner and Heidi Schulz, the Kids Author Carnival is a “unique event, catered heavily toward actual middle grade-aged readers.” It will feature Q&A panels, interactive authors stations, games and writing exercises.

The Kids Author Carnival will take place on May 31st at the Jefferson Market Library at 6 p.m. For the full author lineup, visit the Kids Author Carnival website.

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