Events will be held on the lower level of the MoMA Design Store in Soho located at 81 Spring Street (at Crosby Street). All events begin at 11:00 a.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Saturday, February 2
Mo Willems presents Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish the Activity Book A Sesame Street alum, Mo Willems will lead a puppet-making workshop in conjunction with Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish the Activity Book. Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner and two-time Geisel Medal winner. Ages four to eight.
Saturday, March 2
Amber C. Jones presents New York, Phew York: A Scratch and Sniff Adventure Children will delight in Amber C. Jones’s interactive and aromatic journey through New York City that captures the sights and smells of the Big Apple. The book explores 19 neighborhoods and uncovers many eclectic scratch-and-sniff scents. Participants will receive a complementary scratch-and-sniff bookmark to take home to continue the adventure. Ages four to 12.
Saturday, March 23
Joe McKendry presents One Times Square Joe McKendry teaches painting and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. His new book, One Times Square, explores the story of this fascinating intersection and features lush watercolors that tell little-known stories behind some of the area’s landmark buildings. McKendry’s reading will be accompanied by a presentation on his watercolor and illustration techniques. Ages seven to 16.
Saturday, April 13
Hervé Tullet presents favorites including I Am Blop, Game of Shadows, and more. Known as “The Prince of Pre-School Books,” Hervé Tullet makes a rare New York appearance with a presentation of his most beloved titles. His innovative books take the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently, and creatively. Ages four to eight.
Saturday, May 4
Oliver Jeffers presents This Moose Belongs to Me, The Hueys, and Lost and Found Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator, and writer from Northern Ireland. His work employs mixed media and is recognized for its subtle narrative and use of space in composition. His book Lost and Found was made into an animated film by London-based studio AKA and was screened on Channel 4, a British public-service television broadcaster. Ages four to eight.
Saturday, June 1
Frank Viva presents A Long Way Away Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. In the first reading experience of its kind, Viva will take children on an adventure through 26 feet of continuous vertical art that starts at the ocean floor and journeys to the farthest reaches of outer space. Ages four to eight.