Insiders talk children’s publishing Wednesday

Milo & Jazz's latest case happens at the pool: nice detective work if you can get it

It’s a delightful thing to listen to an author of fun kids’ books. Throw in an accomplished (and equally fun) children’s book illustrator, and you have a real treat. But bring their editor into the mix and you have a recipe for a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, inside-baseball discussion of what really goes on in the glamorous–or is it grueling?–gig that is publishing for children.

The team responsible for the tome at left (which just happens to be the seventh installment in The Milo & Jazz Mysteries, a chapter book series of whodunits for cerebral little armchair sleuths) will be at Rohrbach Library on October 5 from 7:00pm-8:30 to talk about their craft and  show some of their work. It’s the fourth and final event in our series of activities connected to the Maurice Sendak In a Nutshell exhibit. You’ll be able to see that, too, should you come to the library; the exhibit continues through Oct. 14.

Illustrator Amy Wummer (a 1977 Kutztown grad), editor Juliana Hanford, and author ‘Lewis B. Montgomery’ (whom some call Mara Rockliff, a well-known library trustee and rabble-rouser here in Kutztown) are going to be speaking in Room 100B, the Voices & Choices Center.

The tales of the cases of the Purple Pool, the Missing Moose, the Stinky Socks, et cetera will be for sale in case you’d like to pick up some genuine autographed & personalized books straight from the source.

1 Response to “Insiders talk children’s publishing Wednesday”


  1. 1 Jose Antonio October 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I think it is so much fun to be part of the team (from the writer to the illustrator). I mean making a children’s book is a very creative activity. It is a limitless play of imagination.


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