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November 2019

Storytime: Great Job, Dad! & Great Job, Mom!


With: Holman Wang
November 9 @ 9:00 am - 9:20 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Two contemporary felted creations from Holman Wang celebrating Dad’s and Mom's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics. Being a dad or a mom is eleven jobs in one! These unique picture books for very young readers celebrate the…

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Storytime: The Shortest Day


With: Carson Ellis
November 9 @ 9:20 am - 9:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Graham Annable, author and illustrator of Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths; Mina Javaherbin, author of My Grandma & Me; and Lena Podesta, illustrator of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!; discuss making picture books with moderator Heidi Schulz, author of Giraffes…

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Storytime: Pepper and Frannie


November 9 @ 9:50 am - 10:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

This charming, energetic story shows the power of friendship through the teamwork of a lovably mismatched pair. Confident Frannie convinces cautious Pepper to give skateboarding a try, but Pepper’s attempts are not all smooth sailing. Luckily, she has a supportive…

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Scholastic GraphixCon: Middle Grade Graphic Novels


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Five of the most exciting middle grade graphic novelists all on one stage! Featuring Gale Galligan (The Baby-sitters Club: Boy-crazy Stacy), Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice), Molly Knox Ostertag (The Midwinter Witch), Aron Nels Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class:…

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Storytime: The Piñata that the Farm Maiden Hung


November 9 @ 10:10 am - 10:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

It's someone's birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños! A farm maiden enlists the help of her farm friends to build a piñata for a special celebration. Borrowing the style of "The House that Jack Built," the story unfolds as each part of the piñata is gathered -…

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Storytime: The Whole Wide World and Me


With: Toni Yuly
November 9 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Like a flower in a field . . . Like a cloud in the sky . . . So am I. Just as a pebble is part of a mountain, just as a wave is part of the sea, so,…

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Northwest Children’s Theater


November 9 @ 10:50 am - 11:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A performance from Northwest Children's Theater's upcoming production of Matilda! Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Storytime: Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!


With: Lena Podesta
November 9 @ 11:10 am - 11:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A dauntless lass and a hyperactive dragon learn to keep pace with each other as they forge a friendship. Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is…

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How to Raise a Reader: A Lifelong Love of Books


November 9 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Two authors—both with Portland connections!—discuss making books for children and the importance of raising a reader with Pamela Paul and Maria Russo of the New York Times and authors of the new book How to Raise a Reader. Carson Ellis…

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Storytime: My Grandma and Me


November 9 @ 11:30 am - 11:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma. While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her…

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Pop-up: Graham Annable


November 9 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Graham Annable pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths.  Annable is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Portland…

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Storytime: A Zebra Plays Zither


With: Janice Bond
November 9 @ 11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

An aged Alligator  artistically squeezes  Accordion solos  in time with sea breezes Amble through the ABCs—from alligator to zither—with this animal alphabet and musical revue. As you follow along in rhyming time, you’ll encounter drumming dragonflies, fluting fishes, orchestral owls,…

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Storytime: The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight


November 9 @ 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book–from the beloved creators of Babymouse, Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm–is here to help. Sort of. Meet the Evil Princess…

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Pop-up: Mina Javaherbin


November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Mina Javaherbin pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her picture book, My Grandma and Me.  Javaherbin is paired with the artwork Geraniums by Pierre-Auguste Renoir; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland…

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Storytime: Just Like Beverly


November 9 @ 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Just Like Beverly follow the life of beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary from her early years in Oregon to her career as a successful writer who wrote stories, including the wildly popular Ramona and Henry Huggins series, for kids just…

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Pop-up: MK Reed


With: MK Reed
November 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

MK Reed pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the graphic novel, Science Comics: Wild Weather.  Reed is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the…

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Storytime: Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

From Box Trolls director Graham Annable comes Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths, the immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths. Peter and Ernesto loved their tree. Then a hurricane came and blew it…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Catherine Lazar Odell, author and illustrator of Pepper & Frannie; Holman Wang, author and artist of Great Job, Dad! and Great Job, Mom!; and Toni Yuly, author and illustrator of The Whole Wide World and Me, discuss making picture books…

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Pop-up: Renée Watson


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Renée Watson pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Watson presents two new books at the 2019 festival: her YA novel, Watch Us Rise, and her newest middle grade book, Some Places More Than Others. Watson is paired with the artwork…

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Storytime: The Proudest Blue


November 9 @ 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It’s Faizah’s first day of school, and her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab – made of a beautiful blue…

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Science Comics: Wild Weather


November 9 @ 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements.…

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Pop-up: Dylan Meconis


November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Dylan Meconis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new graphic novel, Queen of the Sea.  Meconis is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of…

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Lost & Found: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Two novels about very different characters losing, and finding, home. A young Syrian girl must leave her homeland and emigrate to the United States in Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. In Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander, Swift,…

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Strange Places: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories featuring characters trapped in strange lands: an alien warlord cat exiled from his home planet to Earth, and a young girl who steps through a portal to a strange world in seach of her mother. In Emily Chenoweth’s new…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Janice Bond, author of A Zebra Plays Zither; Vicki Conrad, author, and David Hohn, illustrator of Just Like Beverly!; and Samantha R. Vamos, author of The Piñata that the Farm Maiden Hung discuss making picture books with Mark Savage of…

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Facing the Past: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories of two very different young women who find themselves in unknown places, where they realize they must face their past to understand their present. In Dylan Meconis’s graphic novel Queen of the Sea, Queen Eleanor is exiled by her…

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