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The following events take place in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book, but are typically only open to the communities served by the school or organization hosting the program.

Tuesday March 19

Vampirina Ballerina at Woodbrook

Tue. March 19th, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Anne Marie Pace and Vampirina share with pre-K through 2nd grade students that you don't have to be perfect all the time just as long as you try your best. Open only to the Woodbrook Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Anne Marie Pace

Location:
Woodbrook Elementary School
100 Woodbrook Drive
(434) 973-660
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Wednesday March 20

Frankie Pickle at Baker-Butler

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, and Bakker-Butler students share their imaginations. Open only to the Baker-Butler Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Baker-Butler Elementary School
2740 Proffit Rd
(434)974-7777
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Stories with a Twist

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Barbara Spilman Lawson spends the day and shares her favorite stories with Crozet students. Open only to the Crozet Elementary School community.

Location:
Crozet Elementary School
1407 Crozet Ave
(434)823-4800
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Wonder Show at Buford

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Hannah Barnaby, author of Wonder Show, chats with Buford students about her book and writing. Open only to the Buford Middle School community.

Featuring:
Hannah Barnaby

Location:
Buford Middle School
617 9th St, SW
(434)245-2465
Venue Details

 

Frankie Pickle at Clark Elementary

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, and Clark students share their imaginations. Open only to the Clark Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Clark Elementary School
1000 Belmont Ave
(434)245-2524
Venue Details

 

Researching History at Renaissance School

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Henry Wiencek (Master of the Mountain) talks about researching history with students. Open only to the Renaissance School community.

Featuring:
Henry Wiencek

Location:
Renaissance School
418 E Jefferson St
(434)984-1952
Venue Details

 

Wendy Shang at St. Anne's-Belfield

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Wendy Shang (The Great Wall of Lucy Wu) talks about the craft of writing and creating story lines and characters. Open only to the St. Anne's-Belfield School community.

Hosted by Debbie Ripley.

Featuring:
Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Location:
St. Anne's Belfield Learning Village
799 Faulconer Drive
(434)
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Zack Zage, author of Ambition's Not an Awful Word, discusses future careers with the kids. "In your own imagination you're supposed to reign supreme." Open only to members of the Cale Elementary School Community.

Featuring:
Zack Zage

Location:
Cale Elementary School
1757 Avon Street Extended
(434)293-7455
Venue Details

 

Liftoff Leadership at Village School

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Village School students talk about the qualities of a leader with Betty Shotton (Liftoff Leadership: 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership). Open only to the Village School community.

Featuring:
Betty L. Shotton

Location:
Village School
215 E High Street
(434)984-4404
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Thursday March 21

Frankie Pickle at Meriwether Lewis

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, and Meriwether Lewis students share their imaginations with each other. Open only to the Meriwether Lewis Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
1610 Owensville Rd
(434)293-9304
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Mirabelle at Johnson Elementary

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Mirabelle, a Boston Terrier, and her friend Michael Muller share some of their adventures with Johnson students. Open only to the Johnson School community.

Featuring:
Michael Muller

Location:
Johnson Elementary School
1645 Cherry Avenue
(434)245-2854
Venue Details

 

Susan Champlin and Stan Mack (Fight for Freedom and Road to Revolution) share their graphic novels based on historical events. Open only to the Murray Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Susan Champlin, Stan Mack

Location:
Murray Elementary School
3251 Morgantown Rd
(434)977-4599
Venue Details

 

The Absolute Value of Mike and Other Tales

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 9:40 AM

National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine speaks with students about the craft of writing and creating characters. Open only to the Buford School Community.

Featuring:
Kathryn Erskine

Location:
Buford Middle School
617 9th St, SW
(434)245-2465
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Cheryl Barnes talks about how an alligator got in the White House bathtub and how Woodrow became the White House Mouse. Open only to the Agnor-Hurt Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Cheryl Barnes

Location:
Agnor-Hurt Elementary
3201 Berkmar Dr
(434)
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Storytelling at Greenbrier Elementary

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Dylan Pritchett, storyteller of African and African-American Tales, shares some stories with Greenbrier students. Open only to the Greenbrier Elementary School community

Location:
Greenbrier Elementary School
2228 Greenbrier Ave
(434)245-2545
Venue Details

 

Sci-Fi at Walton Middle School

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Lana Krumwiede (Freakling) shares her novel with students and talks about the craft of writing sci-fi. Repeats at 12:30. Open only to the Walton School community.

Featuring:
Lana Krumwiede

Location:
Walton Middle School
4217 Red Hill Road
(434) 977-561
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Mirabelle at Clark Elementary

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Mirabelle, a Boston Terrier, and her friend Michael Muller share some of their adventures with Clark students. Open only to the Clarke School community.

Featuring:
Michael Muller

Location:
Clark Elementary School
1000 Belmont Ave
(434)245-2524
Venue Details

 

The Road to Graphic Novels and History at Cale

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Susan Champlin and Stan Mack (Fight for Freedom and Road to Revolution) share their graphic novels based on historical events. Open only to the Cale Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Susan Champlin, Stan Mack

Location:
Cale Elementary School
1757 Avon Street Extended
(434)293-7455
Venue Details

 

Writing Collaboratively at STAB

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 12:55 PM

STAB alum Lex Hrabe talks with students about the art of writing collaboratively with Thomas Voorhies as "Lex Thomas" (Quarantine: The Loners). Open only to the St. Anne's-Belfield School Community.

Featuring:
Lex Thomas

Location:
St. Anne's-Belfield School (Upper)
2132 Ivy Road
(434)296-2430
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Cheryl Barnes talks about alligators and other White House pets as well as a few famous mice around Washington, D.C. Open only to the Baker-Butler Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Cheryl Barnes

Location:
Baker-Butler Elementary School
2740 Proffit Rd
(434)974-7777
Venue Details

 

Tia Isa Wants a Car

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Meg Medina shares her book Tia Isa Wants a Car in both English and Spanish for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Open only to the Red Hill Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Meg Medina

Location:
Red Hill Elementary School
3901 Red Hill School Road
(434)293-5332
Venue Details

 

Frankie Pickle's Adventures at Woodbrook

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, and Woodbrook students share their imaginations. Open only to the Woodbrook Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Woodbrook Elementary School
100 Woodbrook Drive
(434) 973-660
Venue Details

 

Kelly Starling Lyons Visits Jackson-Via

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Kelly Starling Lyons shares inspiring history stories with Jackson-Via students. Open only to the the Jackson-Via Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Kelly Starling Lyons

Location:
Jackson-Via Elementary School
508 Harris Road
(434)245-2571
Venue Details

 

Mirabelle at Greer Elementary

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Mirabelle, a Boston Terrier, and her friend Michael Muller share some of their adventures with Greer students. Open only to the Greer School community.

Featuring:
Michael Muller

Location:
Greer Elementary School
190 Lambs Lane
(434)973-8371
Venue Details

 

Storytelling at Johnson

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Dylan Pritchett, storyteller of African and African-American Tales, shares his stories with Johnson students. Open only to the Johnson Elementary School community.

Location:
Johnson Elementary School
1645 Cherry Avenue
(434)245-2854
Venue Details

 

Susan Champlin and Stan Mack (Fight for Freedom and Road to Revolution) share their graphic novels based on historical events. Open only to the Jouett Middle School community.

Featuring:
Susan Champlin, Stan Mack

Location:
Jouett Middle School
210 Lambs Lane
(434)975-9320
Venue Details

 

Friday March 22

Candice Ransom at Baker-Butler

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Candice Ransom (Rebel McKenzie and Ivy Honeysuckle Discovers the World) spends the day with the students. Open only to the Baker-Butler Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Candice Ransom

Location:
Baker-Butler Elementary School
2740 Proffit Rd
(434)974-7777
Venue Details

 

Frankie Pickle's Adventures in Scottsville

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, delights students with Frankie's adventures. Open only to the Scottsville Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Scottsville Elementary School
7868 Scottsville Rd
(434)974-8040
Venue Details

 

Magical Reading at Yancey

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Magician Wes Iseli shares the magic of reading with students. Open only to the Yancey Elementary School community.

Location:
B. F. Yancey Elementary
7625 Porters Road
(434) 974-806
Venue Details

 

The Peepers at Red Hill

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Sandy Pugh, author and illustrator of The Peepers series, shares her creations with Red Hill students. Open only to the Red Hill Elementary School community.

Location:
Red Hill Elementary School
3901 Red Hill School Road
(434)293-5332
Venue Details

 

Jackson-Via Workshop on Graphic Novels

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Graphic novelist Barbara slate works with 4th grade students on creating storyline and characters for the graphic novel. Open only to the Jackson-Via Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Barbara Slate

Location:
Jackson-Via Elementary School
508 Harris Road
(434)245-2571
Venue Details

 

Kelly Starling Lyons Visits Agnor-Hurt

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Kelly Starling Lyons spends the day with students at Agnor-Hurt Elementary. Open only to the Agnor-Hurt School community.

Featuring:
Kelly Starling Lyons

Location:
Agnor-Hurt Elementary
3201 Berkmar Dr
(434)
Venue Details

 

Mirabelle's Adventures at Stone Robinson

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Mirabelle, a Boston Terrier, and her friend Michael Muller share some of their adventures with Stone Robinson students. Repeats at 10 am. Open only to the Stone Robinson School community.

Featuring:
Michael Muller

Location:
Stone-Robinson Elementary School
958 North Milton Rd
(434)296-3754
Venue Details

 

Vampirina Ballerina at Burnley-Moran

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Anne Marie Pace and Vampirina share with students that you don't have to be perfect all the time just as long as you try your best. Open only to the Burnley-Moran Elementary School community. Repeats at 11:15 am

Featuring:
Anne Marie Pace

Location:
Burnley-Moran Elementary School
1300 Long Street
(434)245-2413
Venue Details

 

Zack Zage, author of Ambition's Not an Awful Word, discusses future career possibilities with the kids. "In your own imagination you're supposed to reign supreme." Open only to members of the Murray Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Zack Zage

Location:
Murray Elementary School
3251 Morgantown Rd
(434)977-4599
Venue Details

 

Susan Champlin and Stan Mack (Fight for Freedom and Road to Revolution) share their graphic novels based on historical events. Open only to the Hollymead Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Susan Champlin, Stan Mack

Location:
Hollymead Elementary School
2775 Powell Creek Dr
(434)973-8301
Venue Details

 

Hands Around the Library at Venable

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Karen Leggett discusses her book Hands Around the Library, which tells the story of how in January 2011 Muslim and Christian Egyptians, both young and old, held hands around their cherished library in Alexandria to protect it. Open only to the Venable Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Karen Leggett Abouraya

Location:
Venable Elementary School
406 14th St NW
(434)245-2880
Venue Details

 

Wonder Show at Village School

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Hannah Barnaby, author of Wonder Show, chats with 7th and 8th grade students about her book and writing. Open only to the Village School community.

Featuring:
Hannah Barnaby

Location:
Village School
215 E High Street
(434)984-4404
Venue Details

 

Sci-Fi at Walker Upper Elementary

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Lana Krumwiede (Freakling) discusses her science fiction book with students. Repeats at 11:30. Open only to the Walker Upper Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Lana Krumwiede

Location:
Walker Upper Elementary School
1564 Dairy Road
(434)245-2412
Venue Details

 

Researching History at WAHS

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Henry Wiencek (Master of the Mountain) discusses with American Studies students his research and writing as well as reactions to his book. Open only to the WAHS community.

Featuring:
Henry Wiencek

Location:
Western Albemarle High School
5941 Rockfish Gap Road
(434)
Venue Details

 

Hands Around the Library at Meriwether Lewis

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Karen Leggett discusses her book Hands Around the Library, which tells the story of how in January 2011 Muslim and Christian Egyptians, both young and old, held hands around their cherished library in Alexandria to protect it. Open only to the Meriwether Lewis Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Karen Leggett Abouraya

Location:
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
1610 Owensville Rd
(434)293-9304
Venue Details

 

The Peepers at Cale

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Sandy Pugh, author and illustrator of The Peepers series, shares her creations with Cale students. Open only to the Cale Elementary School community.

Location:
Cale Elementary School
1757 Avon Street Extended
(434)293-7455
Venue Details

 

Writing Graphic Novels

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Barbara Slate, writer and illustrator of graphic novels, traditional comics, greeting cards, and animated segments, works with two groups of CHS art students. Open only to the CHS community.

Featuring:
Barbara Slate

Location:
Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd
(434)245-2410
Venue Details

 

Frankie Pickle's Adventures at Red Hill

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Eric Wight, author and illustrator of the Frankie Pickle series, and Red Hill students share their imaginations. Open only to the Red Hill Elementary School community.

Featuring:
Eric Andrew Wight

Location:
Red Hill Elementary School
3901 Red Hill School Road
(434)293-5332
Venue Details

 

Susan Champlin and Stan Mack (Fight for Freedom and Road to Revolution) share their graphic novels based on historical events. Open only to the Walton Middle School community.

Featuring:
Susan Champlin, Stan Mack

Location:
Walton Middle School
4217 Red Hill Road
(434) 977-561
Venue Details

 

Book Arts at CHS

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Brian McMullen, editor and art director of McSweeney's McMullens, the company's recently launched children's book department, examines book arts with students. Open only to Charlottesville High School community.

Featuring:
Brian McMullen

Location:
Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd
(434)245-2410
Venue Details

 

Writing Collaboratively at Miller School

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 2:00 PM

UVA Alum Lex Hrabe of the "Lex Thomas" (Quarantine: The Loners) writing duo discusses the craft of writing collaboratively with Miller School students. Open only to the Miller School community.

Featuring:
Lex Thomas

Location:
Miller School of Albemarle
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
(434)823-4805
Venue Details

 

Operation Oleander at Burley

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Valerie Patterson talks about the craft of writing and her new book Operation Oleander with students. Open only to the Burley Middle School community.

Featuring:
Valerie O. Patterson

Location:
Burley Middle School
901 Rose Hill Drive
(434)295-5101
Venue Details