FL – Fuzzy/Inspector Flytrap Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Books & Books on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign his new books FUZZY and INSPECTOR FLYTRAP!

About FUZZY:

From the minds of Tom Angleberger, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Origami Yoda series, and Paul Dellinger, an adult science-fiction writer, comes a funny middle school story with a memorable robot title character. Reluctant readers and robot lovers in elementary and middle school will enjoy this fast-paced read that shows just how strange a place middle school can be, particularly when the new student is a state-of-the-art robot.

When Max—Maxine Zelaster—befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school—the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly. Little do they know that surviving seventh grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!

With a strong female main character who will appeal to all readers, Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger’s new novel offers readers a fresh take on robots. Fuzzy will find its place in the emerging category of bestselling books featuring robots, including Jon Scieszka’ s Frank Einstein series and James Patterson’s House of Robots.

Be sure to check out all of Tom Angleberger’s other acclaimed books for middle-grade readers, including Poop Fountain!; The Rat with the Human Face; Horton Halfpott; Fake Mustache; and the bestselling Origami Yoda series: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, and Jabba the Puppet. For younger readers Tom wrote the picture book McToad Mows Tiny Island, illustrated by John Hendrix, and for chapter book readers, Tom wrote the Inspector Flytrap series, illustrated by his wife Cece Bell.

About INSPECTOR FLYTRAP:

From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, this early-chapter-book series is a must for beginning readers.

Inspector Flytrap in the Da Vinci Cold introduces kids to the humorous and wacky world of Inspector Flytrap’s Detective Agency, home to the world-renowned solver of BIG DEAL mysteries. The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective.

Celebrating the disabled yet enabled, the character of Inspector Flytrap is wheeled everywhere (on a skateboard, of course) by his goat sidekick as this mystery-solving duo works on cases such as “The Big Deal Mystery of the Stinky Cookies” and “The Big Deal Mystery of the Missing Rose.”

On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting. The ingenious solution: Da Vinci was allergic to flowers, and the glob is, er, evidence of that ancient sneeze.

Combining wacky humor and a silly cast of characters with adventure, friendship, and mystery, the powerhouse team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell have created a uniquely engaging series that is perfect for newly independent readers and fans of Ricky Ricotta, Captain Underpants, and the Galaxy Zack series. Also included in these books are some graphic novel–style pages that will attract reluctant readers.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

MI – A2CAF Signings

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Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)

1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)

2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)

3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale

4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com

 

MD – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Takoma Park Library on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

The author of the Origami Yoda series makes Guardians of the Galaxy characters Rocket and Groot the stars of the show in this illustrated first installment of a trilogy. The titular heroes—a raccoon and a tree man whose only utterance is “I am Groot”— escape a school of space piranhas only to crash-land on a planet that turns out to be one big strip mall. With their trusty sidekick Veronica, a talking tape dispenser, they sally forth and discover that this brave new world is full of bizarre and dangerous foes. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

VA – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM  to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

Barnes & Noble – Barracks Road Shopping Center
1035 Emmet Street Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-984-0461

NYC – Star Wars Reads Day 2015

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Alexandra Bracken, Tom Angleberger, and Adam Gidwitz appear at Books of Wonder on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!

Press Release:

Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm bookstores worldwide on October 10. And we are thrilled to invite one and all to meet and hear from NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN author of The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before; NY Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers So You Want to be a Jedi?,his thrilling retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; and NY Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger delivers Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, an engrossing retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

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Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – Comic Con Jr. Signing

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Ben Hatke, Cece Bell, and Tom Angleberger appear at McNally Jackson Books on Saturday October 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. Ages 5 to 12. Free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York City, NY 10012

NYC – Star Wars Reads Day 2014

 

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Tony DiTerlizzi, Pablo Hidalgo, Michael Kogge, and Tom Angleberger sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday October 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!

Press Release:

thrilled to invite you and your young Padawans to join us as we explore a galaxy far far away as 5 wonderful authors and artists join us, and readers around the globe celebrate the third annual Star Wars Day.

“Star Wars Reads Day” is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. This year, Books of Wonder is thrilled to join in the fun and bring young readers and Star Wars fans an excellent panel of authors and artists who have all contributed to the vast universe of Star Wars stories.

Beginning at 4pm, NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TOM ANGLEBERGER fires up the crowd with Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus, the final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School.

NY Times bestselling author and illustrator TONY DiTERLIZZI introduces his just released Star Wars the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight, which combines Ralph McQuarrie’s legendary conceptual designs and TONY DITERLIZZI’s captivating retelling of Luke Skywalker’s journey from farm boy on Tatooine to Jedi Knight and his epic victory of the Empire at Endor;

Author PABLO HIDALGO shares Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero, a new chapter in the intergalactic saga based on the new animated television series.

Author MICHAEL KOGGE delivers Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels, a new chapter book about the exploits of Ezra and the rebel crew — the new heroes of the Star Wars Rebels animated television series.

NY Times bestselling author and paper engineer MATTHEW REINHART brings us his two exceptional Star Wars pop-up books:Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure and Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and will demonstrate a take home pop-up crafting activity which and your young Star Wars fans can try at home.

Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to share in this celebration of the cultural phenomena that is Star Wars. Beginning at 4pm, the authors and artists will share their Star Wars books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. All ages welcome! Saturday, October 11th, 4-6pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

MI – Origami Yoda Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Schuler Books & Musics on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:

The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School!

After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation’s capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey’s sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.

About the author:
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at origamiyoda.com.

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Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616.942.2561

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