White Plains Kids Connect with Authors, Illustrators

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Timothy Reinholdt still enjoys the book, "Hurricanes and Tornadoes" that he received at the last Author/Illustrator Night two years ago. Photo Credit: Kerri Reinholdt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Timothy Reinholdt, 7, still reads the book he got from Post Road Elementary School's Author/Illustrator night two years ago and said he can't wait for Thursday when the bi-annual event returns.

Reinholdt's mother Kerri, of White Plains, bought him "Hurricanes and Tornadoes" by Kate Waters because of his interest in science.

"There was an author there with a science book and the woman signed it for him and he still to this day carries the book and remembers the lady's name," said Kerri Reinholdt, co-treasurer of the Post Road PTA. "It was a memorable experience for him."

Lori Molo, a first grade teacher at Post Road, works with Barnes & Noble to organize the event every other year. This year, she said there are 41 authors and illustrators participating. The event is open to kids from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade from any White Plains elementary school.

"It offers the kids a chance to meet the author who wrote the books that they're reading, and they get them inscribed," Kerri said. 

Books from participating authors will be on sale Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and kids can get their new books signed from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

Cash and checks will be accepted. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PTA to help fund programs for the school.

The following authors and illustrators are participating this year:

  • Sarah Albee 
  • Barbara Baker 
  • Nora Raleigh Baskin 
  • Sala Brooks 
  • Laurie Calkhoven 
  • Stephanie Calmenson 
  • Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
  • Jan Carr
  • Robert Casilla 
  • Vicki Cobb 
  • Jerry Davis 
  • Katie Davis 
  • Laura Dower 
  • Jason Edwards 
  • Howard Fine 
  • Betsy Franco Feeney
  • Joan Elizabeth Goodman
  • Melanie Hope Greenberg
  • Dan Greenburg 
  • Judith Greenburg 
  • Dean Hacohen 
  • Yumi Heo 
  • Gregory Holch
  • G. Brian Karas 
  • Alan Katz 
  • Gail Carson Levine 
  • Peter Lourie 
  • Grace Maccarone 
  • Steve Metzger 
  • Bernard Most 
  • Marisabina Russo 
  • Ryan San Angelo
  • Pat Schories 
  • Roni Schotter 
  • Todd Strasser 
  • Timothy Tocher 
  • Eric Velasquez 
  • Monica Wellington 
  • Hans Wilhelm 
  • Mary O’Keefe Young 
  • Karen Romano Young
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