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Literary Halloweeen: Kids Meet Favorite Authors at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

If your child loves books, bring them to the annual Halloween bash at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's called the Ghouls and Gourds Festival, and it's a blast.

Children's Authors at 2012 Halloween Event at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  1. Shana Corey
    Author of Here Come the Girl Scouts, You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!, and Barack Obama: Out of Many, One
  2. Nina Crews
    Author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sing-Along, Neighborhood Mother Goose, and Jack and the Beanstalk


  1. Alison Ashley Formento
    Author of This Tree Counts, This Tree 1, 2, 3, and These Bees Count!
  2. Deborah Gregory
    Author of Catwalk
  3. Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender
    Authors of My Subway Ride, Abiyoyo Returns, and Fire Drill
  4. Diane Kredensor
    Author and illustrator of Ollie & Moon and Ollie & Moon: fuhgeddaboudit!
  5. Huy Voun Lee
    Author and illustrator of In the Leaves, Honk, Honk Goose!, and The Magic Brush
  6. Diane Muldrow
    Author of Where Do Giggles Come From?, We Planted a Tree, and Somewhere So Sleepy
  7. Johan Olander
    Author and illustrator of My Robots: The Robotic Genius of Lady Regina Bonquers III, A Field Guide to Aliens, and A Field Guide to Monsters
  8. Robert Kimmel Smith
    Author of Chocolate Fever, The War with Grandpa, and The Squeaky Wheel
  9. David Ezra Stein
    Author and illustrator of Because Amelia Smiled, Interrupting Chicken , and Leaves
  10. Javaka Steptoe
    Author and illustrator of Jimi: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, Rain Play, and In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall
  11. Lauren Thompson
    Author of The Forgiveness Garden, Mouse’s First Halloween, and Apple Pie That Papa Baked


  1. Dimitrea Tokunbo
    Author and illustrator of Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City, The Sound of Kwanzaa, and Together
  2. Tim Young
    Author and illustrator of Shadows on My Wall, They’re Coming, and I’m Looking for a Monster!

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