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KidsRead Event: Ava & Taco Cat by Carol Weston

Wednesday May 27, 2015
11:00 am

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For this KidsRead event, we welcomed Carol Weston and 81 6th grade students from The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx.


About Ava and Taco Cat (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

 

When Ava Wren hears about an injured yellow tabby with mismatched ears, she becomes obsessed and wants to rescue him. She even picks out a perfect palindromic name: T-A-C-O-C-A-T. But when Taco joins the family, he doesn’t snuggle or purr – all he does is hide. Worse, Ava’s best friend starts hanging out with Zara, a new girl in fifth grade. Ava feels alone and writes an acclaimed story, “The Cat Who Wouldn’t Purr.” What begins as exciting news turns into a disaster. How can Ava make things right? And what about sweet, scared little Taco?

 

 

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as Ava and Taco Cat, which is coming out in March, 2015, and Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, which came out in a dozen languages. The New York Times Book Review says Ava and Pip "perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood" and is "a love letter to language." Carol lives in New York City. Visit her at www.carolweston.com.

 

 

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Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at - See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.jchUcgfF.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest. - See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.

 

But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?

 

"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"—Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie

 

 

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.carolweston.com.

- See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.

 

But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?

 

"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"—Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie

 

 

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.carolweston.com.

- See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf