Newbery Award-winning author and illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins is coming to the Farmington Community Library on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM. Perkins will be discussing her latest chapter book, Nuts to You, and her latest picture book, Frank and Lucky Get Schooled, as well as autographing books. This event is sponsored by the Farmington Community Library. It is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information, or to reserve books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. The Farmington Community Library Main Branch is located at 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Their phone number is (248) 848-4315.
Recently, Perkins was interviewed by her daughter on NPR. You can listen to it here.
“Criss Cross delves into a variety of sub-plots, as well as a wealth of story-telling tools. Haiku, art, and an interview format are all used to describe how young people in the 1960s grapple with mysteries of life and love.” –NPR Interview
“The writing and artwork in Lynne Rae Perkins’ books spring from her ever-creative, Renaissance-woman brain—but her family has played a role in many of her works, too, from 2006 Newbery winner Criss Cross to her new teen novel.” –interview with the author on Book Page
“I had always loved to read, but I never really thought about writing books myself until the day in 1993 when I showed my illustration portfolio to Mrs. Ava Weiss, who was the art director of Greenwillow Books.” –Lynne Rae Perkins (from her website).
Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the 2006 Newbery Medal for her novel Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.
Visit her website here.