Contact Us
White Plains Daily Voice serves White Plains, NY
Return to your home site


White Plains Daily Voice serves White Plains, NY

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Black Ice Advisory Issued For Melting Snow Refreezing

White Plains Kids Connect with Authors, Illustrators

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

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

White Plains Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.