Birds of a Feather Photo Bomb Together

While on tour for the latest in his Duck and Goose picture book series, Duck and Goose Go to the Beach (Random/Schwartz & Wade), Tad Hills and his eponymous characters did just that. Duck, Goose, and Hills stopped by the seashore at Falmouth, Mass., before visiting Eight Cousins Bookstore for a storytime event earlier this month.

Miss’ Adventure

A launch party for Dana Alison Levy’s The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Delacorte) was held on July 20 at Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport, Mass. Levy (l.) who was selected as a Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices author by the American Booksellers Association, was all smiles with Jabberwocky Bookshop owner Sue Little. Copies of the book sold out during the event.

Doing Just ‘Stine’

R.L. Stine was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to crime fiction from the Strand magazine at the Strand Critics’ Awards reception, held on July 9 in New York City. When receiving his award, Stine (pictured with his trophy) acknowledged his readers, publishers, and read a fan letter from a young reader to the audience.

Passing the Sniff Test

The launch event for Nancy Castaldo’s (center) nonfiction title, Sniffer Dogs (HMH), was held on July 13 at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Attending the event with Castaldo were four service dogs, (l. to r.) Ashes, Samson, Braithe, and Casey, who are all featured in Sniffer Dogs.