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Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book Festival Sunday April 25th 2010 * Howard Avenue, Old Town Kensington * 11am-4pm



Mary K. Hogan

The Ram in the Spring and the Wolf in the Wood
Publisher: Create Space
The Ram in the Spring and the Wolf in the Wood is the first book in “The Hermitage” series. It follows the adventures of Jim Hogan, a young Irish farm boy in rural Maryland in the 1920s and 1930s. Through Jim's adventures and antics, children will laugh and empathize with Jim while learning values that will last a lifetime.

Fanny and Queen
Publisher: Create Space
Fanny and Queen is the second book in “The Hermitage” series. Little Jim Hogan helps his large family with farming and household chores, while he pretends to ride to far away places with a new playmate.

Emma Stewart & Courtney Mazza

The Adventures Of Fillmore The Gerbil
Publisher: Eloquent Books
Fillmore the gerbil was rescued after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He moves onto new adventures in Washington, D.C.

Ann McCallum

Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Tale
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Rabbits are crunching the cabbages and munching the beans! The town has too many rabbits and more each day. The power of the Fibonacci pattern proves that sometimes you don't have to pay the piper!

Beanstalk: The Measure Of A Giant
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds a new friend - a giant 5x his height! Jack invites his friend home and realized just how big a problem that is!

The Secret Life of Math
Publisher: Williamson Books
This fun-and-exciting history of math for kids is chock full of cool information and hands-on projects. For example, you can make a Mesopotamian counting ball or calculate numbers on delicious Mayan Number Cookies.

Edward Ashe

Happy Horse - A Children's Book Of Horses
Publisher: Happy Horse Pub
This book gallops through a child's day from playing at the playground to visiting and petting Happy Horse, while introducing learning concepts.

Cathy Gohlke

William Henry is a Fine Name
Young Adult
Publisher: Moody Publishers
A coming-of-age story of two friends forced to take a stand as the Civil War begins. Christy Award Winner.

I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires
Young Adult
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Sequel to William Henry follows 17-year-old Robert trying to survive civil war and rescue family living behind enemy lines.

Bobbie Hinman

The Knot Fairy
Publisher: Best Fairy Books
This mischievous little fairy visits children while they sleep and is responsible for the knots and tangles in their hair when they awaken. (Book with audio CD.)

The Sock Fairy
Publisher: Best Fairy Books
A playful little fairy is responsible for lost socks, mismatched socks, and the occasional hole in the toe. (Book with audio CD.)

The Belly Button Fairy
Publisher: Best Fairy Books
A grandmotherly fairy is responsible for giving each child a belly button, making sure that it's exactly in the middle. (Book with audio CD.)

Shelena Shorts

The Pace
Young Adult
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Nineteen-year-old Weston has everything. He's super hot, mysterious, dangerous, sincere, and vulnerable. He’s also a one-of-a-kind evolution that will change the idea of immortality forever. Anyone would be drawn to him, even without fate's intervention, and when eighteen-year-old Sophie crashes into him, there's no turning back.
The Pace is a young adult sci-fi romance with a storyline that has the reader considering the possibilities of immortality and reincarnation with original twists.

The Broken Lake
Young Adult
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Sequel to The Pace coming September 2010.

Julie L. Coe

The Friendship Puzzle: Helping Kids Learn About Accepting and Including Kids with Autism
Publisher: Larstan Publishing
Mackenzie Mackabee attends Brook Acres Elementary and she loves making new friends. However, when her attempts to become friends with Dylan, a new boy at her school, are not returned, she discovers he has autism. Join her as she learns how to be his friend.

Mignon Pinson

Angel Bee From Heaven - For Girls & Boys
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Many children are afraid of bees but not "Angel Bee". Angel Bee is a warm, loving, caring “Bee” and always ready to inspire and teach children. Angel Bee From Heaven has been carefully written for the beginner reader and the text is very easy to follow. The illustrations are bright and colorful for the non-readers to enjoy as well.

Joe Sergi
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Sky Girl and the Superheroic Legacy
Publisher: ienovel
Imagine living up to a legacy that no one can remember. DeDe Christopher is an ordinary teenager with and extraordinary destiny. She must deal with capes, apes, and aliens to find a way to live up to a legacy that no one can remember. She must become Sky Girl.

Gopal Dorai
See his other book in the Authors Listings

Giraffes in the Savannah
Publisher: American Literary Press
A fairy tale about harmony in nature.

Isabella Pacho
See her other book in the Authors Listings

And The Waves Rose And Fell
Young Adult
Nellie travels to England where she learns about Violet, a girl who lived through World War I. Nellie then encounters the girl's ghost, and helps her finally rest in peace.

Amber In The Ozarks
Young Adult
Amber, a young girl who always lived in hiding with her family, makes a journey back to civilization.

Heidi Mordhorst
She will have at her booth a raffle drawing at 3:45 for signed books, and also some hands-on poetry activities.

Squeeze: Poems from a Juicy Universe
Grown-up poetry for young readers
Publisher: Wordsong/Boyds Mills
Kirkus Reviews: "Mordhorst's collection of 24 non-rhyming poems is a juicy treat itself, full of evocative images and insightful glimpses into childhood activities, many inspired by her own Southern childhood. She takes ordinary slice-of-life events such as a scraped knee or lying on a sandy beach and turns each into a fresh, adventurous experience that is quite out of the ordinary."

Pumpkin Butterfly: Poems from the Other Side of Nature
Grown-up poetry for young readers
Publisher: Wordsong/Boyds Mills
Kirkus Reviews: "A collection of 23 nature poems cycles through the seasons, emphasizing the play between the outward and the hidden realms. The vocabulary and imagery stretch the maturing apprehension of young readers."

Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator
Mysteries for young readers
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
When thirteen-year-old Gilda Joyce visits a distant cousin in San Francisco, the two girls find themselves investigating a haunting and unraveling a family secret.

Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake
Mysteries for young readers
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
When Gilda Joyce researches an article for the school newspaper, she finds herself investigating the ghost of a drowned girl who is said to haunt the hallways of the school during rainstorms.

Gilda Joyce: The Ghost Sonata
Mysteries for young readers
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
When Gilda Joyce travels to Oxford, England with her best friend who is participating in a piano competition, the two girls find themselves investigating a series of spooky, bewildering events. Are the ominous messages that keep turning up evidence of a ghost, or is someone actually stalking the competitors?

Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop
Mysteries for young readers
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
When Gilda Joyce lands an internship working for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, she never expects to get caught up in a real case of espionage.

Nancy Mann Israel

The Juggler and His Wife
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Biribel, a storyteller, sets out to find her husband, Timka the juggler, who she fears has come to some harm. Through discouragement and fear, Biribel persists on her journey and is rewarded at the end with a delightful surprise. Children are encouraged to create their own illustrations on the blank pages at the back of the book.

Gigi : The Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse
By Elizabeth Foster
Publisher: Paper Memories (Original edition by Houghton Mifflin Co, 1943)
Follow Gigi's adventures as he travels from a carousel in Vienna, Austria to Paris, London and eventually to America. This new edition features a foreword by Nancy Mann Israel, the author's daughter.

Nancy Arbuthnot
See her other book in the Authors Listings

Wild Washington Animal Sculptures A to Z
Publisher: Annapolis Publishing Company
An illustrated collection of poems on animals in metal and stone in parks and on buildings in the Nation's Capital.

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