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Your weekend: Book and a cookie

Submitted by on 1, October 8, 2009 – 10:00 amNo Comment

Temple Israel out on Bay Farm Island has got a fortunate series of events starting this Sunday – a children’s author series, that is.

“A Book & A Cookie” starts this Sunday, October 11 and continue for two more Sundays, through October 25. Admission to each of the 45-minute sessions, which start at 12:30 p.m. each week, is $15 per child, and includes an autographed book from the visiting author and the aforementioned cookie.

Elisa Kleven

Elisa Kleven

This Sunday’s event features Elisa Kleven, an author and illustrator whose books include “A Carousel Tale,” “The Apple Doll,” “Sun Bread” and more. Kleven, whose books are geared for children ages 3 to 8, said her stories “are about the power of imagination to transform old into new, familiar into fantastical.”

Lisa Brown, author and illustrator of “How to Be” and the

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

“Baby Be of Use” board book series, is scheduled to appear on October 18. That series was chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book as one of the 13 Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy in 2007.

Brown also designed and illustrated “How to Dress for Every Occasion” by The Pope, and “The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming,” by Lemony Snicket, aka her husband.

Marissa Moss. Photo by Harcourt School Publishers.

Marissa Moss. Photo by Harcourt School Publishers.

The series wraps up on October 25 with a visit from Marissa Moss, author of the “Amelia’s Notebook” series, which features handwritten text and art on each page. Moss is the author of more than 40 books, including an Ancient World Journal book series that includes “Galen: My Life in Imperial Rome,” a book geared for kids ages 8 to 12.

All three authors are based here in the Bay Area.

Temple Israel is at 3183 Mecartney Road, and their phone number is 522-9355.

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