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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

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