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Valerie & Walter’s Best Books for Children 2021

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A Virtual Event with Hicklebee's co-owner Valerie Lewis and librarian/storyteller Walter Mayes, sponsored by the SMCOE

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A Virtual Event with Hicklebee's co-owner Valerie Lewis and librarian/storyteller Walter Mayes, sponsored by the San Mateo County Office of Education & Hicklebee's Bookstore.

In their trademark back-and-forth style, Valerie and Walter, friends and colleagues for 40 years, present their takes on the best new books for your school library. From wordless picture books to groundbreaking teen nonfiction—and covering everything in-between—they have winnowed the latest publisher lists down to the must-have titles sure to enhance your library collection. An extensive annotated list is included with your ticket purchase.

A Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the event. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon redeemable at Hicklebees.com.

Valerie Lewis has been a consultant, writer, reviewer, and promoter of young people’s books for over 40 years. She appeared regularly on CBS TV’s The Early Show (17 years), talked books on PBS and NPR, a National Book Award judge, and has written reviews for magazines, books, and periodicals. She is co-author of Valerie & Walter’s Best Books for Children: A Lively and Opinionated Guide. As founder and co-owner of Hicklebee's Bookstore (1979-present), she works daily as an advocate for young people’s literacy.

Walter Mayes is the librarian at The Girls' Middle School in Palo Alto, CA. A noted expert on literature for children and teens, Walter has presented, keynoted, organized workshops, led seminars, and been a panel participant numerous times at dozens of state, regional, and national conferences for educators. Past President and board member of ALAN, he has served as a judge for numerous literary awards and prizes, among them the LA Times Book Prize, the Odyssey Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award. He is the author of Walter the Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book of Giant Stories, a storyteller, auctioneer, actor and director, and a Jeopardy Champion.

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Hicklebee's is a locally-owned, independent bookstore nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1979, we've brought stories and characters from books alive for children of all ages. Visit our store and explore Hicklebee's walls and halls to see signatures from hundreds of authors and illustrators from around the world, including J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Brian Selznick, Tomie dePaola and Kevin Henkes. Or let us bring Hicklebee's to you through our website, monthly book subscriptions, book fairs, and authors in schools program.

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