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Join Red Balloon for an outstanding night of literature with the 2015 Minnesota Book Award finalists in Children’s and Young People’s Literature categories! Enjoy fascinating conversation with five exceptional authors and illustrators about their books and relevant issues in the kidlit community. Confirmed authors include: William Alexander (Ambassador), Kelly Barnhill (The Witch’s Boy), Michael...
Newbery Honor-winning author Margi Preus (Heart of a Samurai) shares her new novel for Young Adults, Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery.
It’s always the right time of year to read about time spent relaxing up north--especially when there’s a dash of mystery involved. Celebrated author Margi Preus (West of the Moon, Heart of a...
Legendary, beloved, best-selling, and award winning author Jane Yolen will present and sign at Red Balloon. Jane is the author of more than 280 books for readers young and old. She’s written about dragons, moonlit owls, intergalactic frogs, dinosaurs and more! Come and meet this beloved children’s author as she discusses her impressive body of work, answers questions, and signs books!
We are pleased to announce that local author and illustrator ...
Take the second star to the right to become pirates, mermaids, fairies and lost boys at our "Peter Pan Storytime". Led by Children’s Theatre Company’s professional Teaching Artists, come explore Neverland with your actor’s tools - your body, voice and imagination.
Tickets are on sale now for Peter Pan: The Musical, on stage April 21-June 21 at Children's...
Lyric text both mutes and underscores the beauty and struggle of opera star Leontyne Price. Born in Mississippi in 1927, and inspired by Marian Anderson, Leontyne faced closed doors, but also found encouragement to develop her vocal gifts. She became the first black singer to star at La Scala, in Milan, and eventually became one of the first black singers to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, “[blowing] open the door that Marian left ajar.” Brought to life in vibrant, swirling colors by award-winning illustrator, Raul Colon -- Joan
The Whisper is the second installment in Aaron Starmer’s Riverman Trilogy. With its blend of myth and reality, The Whisper reminded me both of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Neverending Story. As Alistair chases the Riverman across a patchwork of imaginary worlds, a parallel story unfolds, that of Aquavania’s strange origin. I loved how the end of The Riverman left me hanging, unsure what to believe. The Whisper leaps into the dark, twisting realm of Aquavania, offering multiple realities to choose from. In the end, Alistair has to decide what he believes, and so do you. Choose wisely! -- Katy
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