Junior Lit Chat: Get a Free Book and Talk to Children's Book Author Emily Jenkins

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Junior Lit Chat with Emily Jenkins Upside Down Magic September 5

#The Magic of Kids' Creativity

It's never easy when your magic goes wonky. For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time -- a dritten! A two-time Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor winner and recipient of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, author Emily Jenkins is a favorite with children for her humor and sensitivity. 

It's no surprise then that the New York Times bestselling Upside-Down Magic series (co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski) became a movie (available now on Disney Plus)! It's also a frequent all-school or “One Book, One Community” read in elementary schools.


Junior Lit Chat with Emily Jenkins, Tuesday, September 5, from 6-6:30 p.m. This event will take place live at the Southeast Library and is intended for kids ages 5-12.

A limited number of copies of Harry Versus the First One Hundred Days of School will be given away to youth participants on a first-come, first-served basis. So, be sure to get here early!

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Emily Jenkins loves empowering kids’ creativity, sharing storytelling techniques, talking about the history of fairy tales, and of course, celebrating one hundred days of school. With the very youngest readers, she talks about being active observers of the world around them. Her latest chapter book, Harry Versus the First One Hundred Days of School, follows Harry as he learns to overcome his first-day jitters and become an expert first grader. Perfect for the popular “one hundred days of school” classroom celebrations and related curriculum, it is made up of one hundred short chapters and accompanied by tons of energetic illustrations.

Her other middle-grade books include the fairy tale collection Brave Red, Smart Frog; the Toys series; and the New York Times bestselling Upside-Down Magic series (co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski). Her picture books include All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah; A Greyhound, A GroundhogLemonade in WinterToys Meet Snow; and Water in the Park.


Check out all of Emily's books in our catalog!


More books to read once you’ve gotten through Emily’s: