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Saturday, November 1
Acclaimed Childrens' Book Authors
|BookPeople is pleased to welcome Chris Barton, and what will likely be legions of gamers, as he presents his childrens' book for all ages, Attack! Boss! Cheat! Code!: A Gamer's Alphabet, as well as middle-grade author Kari Anne Holt, introducing her latest, Rhyme Schemers. Chris' nonfiction picture book and Kari's middle-grade novel in verse may B more alike than you realize. Why not C for yourself and help us welcome these new titles into the world at BookPeople at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1?|
Chris Barton is the acclaimed author of Shark vs Train (Little, Brown), False Identities (Dial), and The Day-Glo Brothers (Charlesbridge), both of which received three starred reviews and made three major publishing best-of-the-year lists plus receiving many additional notices; in addition, Shark vs. Train was a NYT bestseller and The Day-Glo Brothers received a Sibert Honor. Chris lives in Austin.
Kari Anne Holt is the author of several middle grade novels in verse including House Arrest, (Chronicle, 2015), Rhyme Schemer (Chronicle, 2014), and Brains for Lunch, which received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and was highlighted on the Texas Library Association’s Annotated Lone Star Reading List for 2011. She is also the author of Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel, a nominee for the 2014 Connecticut Library Association Nutmeg Book Award and the 2013 Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Kari has recently contributed to the anthology, Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves. She lives in Austin with her husband and three malevolently charming children.
About Attack! Boss! Cheat! Code!:
Bone up on your gaming knowledge with this gently ironic yet thoroughly
informative guide to video game terminology, presented as a picture book
for all ages. Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer's ABC is an
indispensable guide, a lively look at the language of video games that
might actually bridge the gap between game-obsessed kids and their
About Rhyme Schemer:
Kevin has a bad attitude. He’s the one who laughs when you trip and fall. In fact, he may have been the one who tripped you in the first place. He has a real knack for rubbing people the wrong way—and he’s even figured out a secret way to do it with poems. But what happens when the tables are turned and he is the one getting picked on? Rhyme Schemer is a touching middle-grade novel in verse about one seventh-grader’s journey from bully-er to bully-ee, as he learns about friendship, family, and the influence that words can have on your life.
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Thank you for supporting Chris Barton, Kari Anne Holt, & your local independent bookstore!