This week, a children’s author has a room named in her honor; two author-illustrators show kids that going to work is pretty fun; an author signs books at a local haunt; and an author celebrates in good company.

A Room of Her Own

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently inaugurated its Lois Lowry conference room in the publisher’s New York City offices with Lowry (second from l.) in attendance. Lowry and HMH employees celebrated the author and her many books; Lowry has been publishing with Houghton Mifflin since 1977.

What a Day!

Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano presented during Penguin Random House’s Take Our Children to Work Day activities on April 28. Speaking to a group of around 50 kids – sons and daughters of the publisher’s employees – the two talked about their new series, The Witches of Benevento, and gave a drawing presentation.

A Local Girl

YA author Siobhan Vivian signed copies of The Last Boy and Girl in the World (Simon & Schuster) at the cocktail bar The Livermore in Pittsburgh on April 26. Vivian, who lives in Pittsburgh, kicks off her national tour for the novel with events in New Jersey and at Books of Wonder in Manhattan on April 28. The tour concludes on May 14 at BookCon.

A Big Time Launch

Author Jennifer Brody celebrated the release of her YA novel The 13th Continuum at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on April 20, where she signed books and met with attendees, including several celebrities. Here, Brody (l.) displays her novel with actress Challen Cates (Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush).