Up to Date
4:00 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Children's Book Puts Reader In The Story

A boy gets a book he thinks is cheesy-- a tale about a bunny and his birthday. His next move is to take a pen to the pages of the book and make the story a bit more interesting.

Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett join Steve Kraske to discuss their new book, 'Battle Bunny.'
Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett join Steve Kraske to discuss their new book, 'Battle Bunny.'

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date, we take a look at a lighter side of life with children’s book authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett as we talk about their new book, Battle Bunny

Guests:

  • Jon Scieszka held a number of teaching positions in the first through eighth grades before taking a year off to develop ideas for children’s books. He is the author of several bestselling children’s titles, including The Stinky Cheese Man, which won a Caldecott Honor medal, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Time Warp Trio, a chapter book series. Scieszka is the founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit literacy organization.
  • Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels. 

HEAR MORE: Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett talk about Battle Bunny this evening at 6:30 at the Reading Reptile, 328 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, Mo. Call 816 753 0441 for tickets and more information.

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