SCBWI

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Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Picture Book Perfect Saturday!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/19/2019
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Children's Book World
17 Haverford Station Rd - Haverford, PA 19041

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Eastern PA SCBWI Presents

 

Picture Book Perfect Saturday

 

on October 19, 2019

 

 

 

Q: How many new kidlit friends can you make in six hours?

A: Join us for a Philly area adventure and find out!

 

When the stars align, the universe creates Picture Book Perfect Saturday! Come along as we travel to three unique, extra-special destinations selected with picture book lovers in mind!                                                                                                                                                                                                    

First stop, Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA. Children’s Book World, one of the nation’s most successful children’s independent bookstores, will be celebrating the release of CASPIAN FINDS A FRIEND written by Jacqueline Veissid and illustrated by Pennsylvania’s own Merrilees Brown. CASPIAN FINDS A FRIEND (Chronicle, 10/2019) is Merrilees’ debut picture book. The Society of Illustrators has selected CASPIAN FINDS A FRIEND to be included in “The Original Art 2019 Exhibit.” “The Original Art” is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year’s best children’s books published in the United States.

 

What better way to start Picture Book Perfect Saturday than by celebrating the publication of an illustrator’s first picture book with SCBWI friends?

 

Next, we’ll head east into Center City where Christopher Brown, Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection, will provide a guided tour of Our Five Senses, the Free Library’s first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition. The exhibit features original illustrations from the library’s collection and five anthropomorphic characters (Touch, Taste, Sight, Hearing, and Smell) who lead visitors across multiple sensory stations. Local author/illustrator and 2017 Summer of Wonder artist Greg Pizzoli created the exhibit’s helpful cast of characters. 

 

 

Please note, if you’re registering now, the Greg Pizzoli Studio Tour has sold out; however, you can still join us for the Caspian Finds a Friend book launch at Children’s Book World and register for the guided tour of “Our Five Senses” at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 

So what’s next? A Greg Pizzoli Studio Tour of course!* Greg Pizzoli recently moved into a new space and is excited to let us take a peekGreg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer from Philadelphia. His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was published by Disney*Hyperion Books and was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. In 2015, his nonfiction picture book Tricky Vic was selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. In 2017, he won a Geisel Honor award for the picture book, Good Night OwlGreg’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine and he’s won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Society of Illustrators selected The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli to be included in “The Original Art 2019 Exhibit.”

 

*Greg Pizzoli’s studio is on the second floor of a Philly row home. As there is no elevator, his studio is not ADA accessible.

 

           Here’s just a small sample of the books written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli!

                

 

 

                  

          Merilees Brown                                      Christopher Brown                                                 Greg Pizzoli

 

 

 

Registration is now open. 

Please note, if you’re registering now, the Greg Pizzoli Studio Tour has sold out; however, you can still join us for the Caspian Finds a Friend book launch at Children’s Book World and register for the guided tour of “Our Five Senses” at the Free Library. 

Transportation is not included in event registration. Attendees must drive from location to location. 

Please be aware, Greg Pizzoli’s studio is not ADA accessible. 

Please check your calendar before registering.

All cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.

No cancellations after 10/5/2019.

Questions? Please contact Virginia Law Manning at scbwiepaFieldTripCoordinator@gmail.com

 

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