July Author Talks

Book covers (left to right): Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat.

You’re invited to a special edition of LBPL’s online author talks!

Starting July 9, we’re hosting some of the biggest names in children’s books. Each talk features the chance to submit questions for an author Q&A and download printable activities for kids, teens, and families.

Registration is required for the live events. All events are recorded and uploaded to the author talk archive.

A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade)

Newbery Medal Winner for The Tale of Despereaux and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Over 30 Children’s Books

July 9, 2024 @ 11 AM

Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade)

New York Times Best-selling Author of More Than 50 Children's Books

July 16, 2024 @ 11 AM

Learn the Power of Poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th Grade)

National Book Award Winner and New York Times Best-selling Author of The Poet X and Clap When You Land

July 23, 2024 @ 11 AM

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade)

Caldecott Medal Winner, National Book Award Winner, and New York Times Best-selling Author and Illustrator of Over 100 Books

July 30, 2024 @ 11 AM

The Library’s virtual author talk series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.