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Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medalist and Bestselling Children's Author
Maclay School
Tallahassee, FL
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Thank you for joining Midtown Reader for our event with bestselling children's author Kate DiCamillo! We hope you enjoyed hearing from Kate, and we hope to see you in the bookstore soon! -- The Midtown Reader Team


Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medalist and Bestselling Children's Author
Join Midtown Reader for a talk + book signing with Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery Medalist and #1 NYT bestselling author of books for children, including such beloved titles as BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, the MERCY WATSON series, and many more.

Kate will introduce her newest middle grade novel, BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE, the third and final book in the much-loved RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE series. A variety of the author's books will be available for purchase and signing.

This event will take place in the Cartee Gym at Maclay School (3737 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Two ticket options:

Adult ticket: $20, includes admission + 1 hardcover copy of BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE

Child ticket (16 and under): $3, includes admission


Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.


Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly.

Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her--and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. In a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels about the beloved Three Rancheros, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again.


BOOK SIGNING: Kate will sign an unlimited number of copies of BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE and ONE other title per person. The other title can be purchased at the event or brought from home. Kate can do autographs and first-name personalizations only. Unfortunately she cannot sign posters, bookmarks, scraps of paper, etc...once she does it for one child, it is very hard to say no to the rest!

PHOTOS: Kate is happy to take photos, but we ask that guests do the "spin and grin" in front of the signing table instead of walking around the table to pose with Kate, as this slows down the line considerably.


Maclay School (View)
3737 N. Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: Midtown Reader
On BPT Since: May 17, 2017
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