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Autism Awareness Night & Launch Party for Armond Goes to a Party: A Book about Asperger's and Friendship by Nancy Carlson and Armond Isaak

Tuesday, Apr 15, 6:30 pm

Nancy Carlson and Armond IsaakA follow-up to Nancy Carlson’s This Morning Sam Went to Mars: A Book about Paying Attention, comes Armond Goes to a Party: A Book about Asperger’s and Friendship! Join beloved local author and illustrator Nancy Carlson and her friend and co-author Armond Isaak to talk about the book and learn about Asperger's syndrome and autism. April is autism awareness month, so come to Red Balloon to learn about and celebrate Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to pick up your copy of this new book--a perfect resource for anyone learning about or affected by ASD.

Nancy Carlson is a lifetime Minnesotan and the author of many books for children. Her books provide positive messages for kids, encouraging them to be kind to themselves and others. www.nancycarlson.com

Armond Isaak is a middle-schooler who loves books, Legos, acting, playing the trumpet, and Boy Scouting. Armond reached out to Nancy to do this book because he wants to help every young boy or girl with Asperger’s realize they are not alone in a world where they often feel lonely and out of place. Armond lives with his mom, dad, sisters, cat, and dog in New Hope.


Deb Caletti, The Last Forever

Thursday, Apr 17, 6:30 pm

Deb CalettiDeb Caletti, the National Book Award Honoree of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, is bringing her newest YA novel to Red Balloon! In The Last Forever, Caletti combines romance, honesty, and emotion in this multi-star-reviewed tale, sure to leave longtime Deb Caletti fans and avid YA readers completely captivated.   “Featuring sharp-witted first-person narration, some fascinating facts about plants and seeds, relatable characters, and evocative settings, Caletti’s inspiring novel eloquently depicts the nature of mutability.” (Publisher’s Weekly, starred review)

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include The Nature of Jade, Stay, The Last Forever, and the award-winning Honey, Baby Sweetheart. Deb grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now lives with her family in Seattle.  www.debcaletti.com


More Upcoming Events... Details coming soon!

Thurs, Apr 17, 6:30 pm - Chapter & Verse Book Club

Mon, Apr 21, 6:30 pm - Teens Read Book Club

Tues, Apr 22, 6:30 pm - Andrea Cremer, The Inventor's Secret - Teen Event and Launch Party!

Thurs, Apr 24, 7:00 pm - Guys Read Book Club 

Fri, Apr 25, 6:30 pm - YA Author Party! with with James Klise (The Art of Secrets), Philip Siegel (The Break-Up Artist), and Molly Backes (The Princesses of Iowa)

Sat, Apr 26, 10:30 am - Michael Hall, It's an Orange Aardvark! - Book Party!

Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm - Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Awards

Sat, May 3, 10:30 am - Cat in the Hat Storytime with Children's Theatre Company

Sat, May 3, 2:00 pm - Craft Day!

Sun, May 4, 2:00 pm - "May the 4th be with You" Star Wars Party!

Friday, May 9, 6:30 pm - Rebecca Hahn, Creature of Moonlight - Launch Party! 

Sat, May 10, 10:30 am - Lauren Stringer (illus.), Deer Dancer - Launch Party!

Sat, May 17 - Indies First Storytime Day

Sun, June 1 - Grand Old Day

Tues, June 17, 6:30 pm - Jacqueline West, Still Life (The Books of Elsewhere #5) - Launch Party!

Sun, June 22, 5:00 pm - Fierce Reads Tour with Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), and Jennifer Mathieu (The Truth About Alice)

Fri, June 27, 6:30 pm - Joelle Charbonneau, Graduation Day (The Testing #3)


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