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SLCL Presents Children’s Book Duo Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett

Press Release

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series presents a special event with sensationally popular children’s book creators Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett on Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Scieszka and Barnett will discuss and sign their book “Battle Bunny.”
Copies of the authors’ books will be for sale at the event from the Classroom Library Company. The program is free and open to the public.
From the wild minds of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett comes an entertaining picture book mash-up guaranteed to encourage creativity and laughter.
Alex has been given a saccharine, sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn’t interested–until he decides to make the book something he’d actually like to read. So he takes out his pencil, sharpens his creativity, and totally transforms the story! Birthday Bunny becomes Battle Bunny, and the rabbit’s innocent journey through the forest morphs into a super secret mission to unleash an evil plan—a plan that only Alex can stop.
Featuring layered, original artwork that emphasizes Alex’s additions, this dynamic exploration of storytelling is sure to engage and inspire.
Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling “Smash, Crash!,” and the author of “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!,” the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book “The Stinky Cheese Man,” and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.
Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including “Guess Again!” and “Chloe and the Lion,” and the New York Times bestseller “Extra Yarn.” He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers.
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank, Companion and the Sara Guth Costigan Memorial Fund.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit