Recently, two award-winning authors met for the first time; horror was top of mind at a book event; athletes celebrated with books highlighting their sport; publishing professionals supported their authors; an author took her book event outdoors; and author-illustrator collaborators gave a demonstration.

A First Meeting

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry (l.) and Newbery Honor author Jason Reynolds met for the first time at the Mississippi Book Festival, which took place on August 19 in Jackson, Miss. Both Lowry and Reynolds were featured panelists at the event.

Spooky Surprise

On August 1, Ryan La Sala (l.) made an appearance at Barnes & Noble Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn to celebrate the paperback launch of their YA book The Honeys (Scholastic/PUSH), which was selected as B&N’s YA Monthly Pick for August. La Sala held a conversation with fellow author Kosoko Jackson (r.) about the novel and YA horror.

The Old Ball Game

The original members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League were given copies of Sue Macy’s recently reprinted A Whole New Ball Game (Macmillan) at their annual reunion in Kenosha, Wis., on August 5. (From l.): AAGPBL players Eileen “Ginger” Gascon (seated), Lois Youngen, Sue Parsons Zipay, Jeneane DesCombes Lesko, Dolly Vanderlip Ozburn, and Mary Moore at their reunion.

Sweet Treats and Sweet Friends

Authors Kathleen King (front l.) and Lowey Sichol (front r.) held a launch event on August 6 at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, N.Y., for their picture book collaboration, Cookie Queen (Random House). (From l.): Random House Children’s Books staffers Kathy Dunn, Sara Sargent, and Barbara Marcus made an appearance.

Hitting the Pavement

Michelle Meadows took her book signing at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to the sidewalk to promote her recent books How to Love a Pony and What Humming-Fish Wish, and Maxie Wiz and Her Dragon, all from Random House Books for Young Readers.

Have No Fear

Author-illustrator duo David LaRochelle (c.) and Mike Wohnoutka (l.) celebrated the launch of their latest collaboration, See the Ghost (Candlewick), at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minn., on August 12. The pair gave a reading and drawing demonstration and held a book signing afterwards. Here LaRochelle and Wohnoutka pose with librarian Stacy Curry (r.)