Recently, an Academy Award–winning actor and her daughter talked about their new picture book; a bestselling author went on tour; mother-son collaborators gave a reading; and an author-illustrator duo held a launch event.
PW on the Scene
On September 10, stage and screen star Julie Andrews (c.) and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton (r.) made an appearance at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y.—of which Walton Hamilton is a co-founder—to discuss their new picture book collaboration The Enchanted Symphony, illustrated by Elly MacKay (Abrams). The event, moderated by PW’s Emma Kantor (l.), included a conversation between mother and daughter about music and magic, a reading, and a q&a.
A ‘Super Secret’ Tour
Melissa de la Cruz recently went on a book tour for her middle grade novel The (Super Secret) Octagon Valley Society (Disney-Hyperion). Here de La Cruz poses with students at South Hillsborough School in Hillsborough, Calif. The event was organized by local bookstore Hicklebee’s Children's Books.
A Family That Reads Together
Mother-and son duo Ruth Behar and Gabriel Frye-Behar held an outdoor bilingual storytime reading of their new picture book Pepita Meets Bebita (Knopf) at Books Are Magic Montague in Brooklyn Heights on September 17. In the book, Pepita the pup learns to share the family spotlight when a new baby arrives.
Love for the Big City
On September 19, Frank Morrison (l.) and Michael Datcher (r.) held a launch event at P&T Knitwear Bookstore on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to celebrate the release of their new book Harlem at Four (Random House Studio). The two-part picture book highlights a father-daughter relationship and the history of Harlem.