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Rob Reid to present reading, sign copies of new book March 2

February 14, 2013
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Rob Reid

EAU CLAIRE — Author and storyteller Rob Reid will read from and sign copies of his new book, "Silly Books to Read Aloud," Saturday, March 2, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The University Bookstore will host the event from 10 a.m.-noon in The Cabin of Davies Center. Admission is free.

Reid is a children's humorist who has entertained children and their families for more than 30 years. The author of 15 books, he will read from his latest, "Silly Books to Read Aloud" (2012) — a guide for parents, teachers and librarians looking for good picture books, chapter books, poetry collections and graphic novels to read aloud to preschool through middle school-age children. He also will read from six of the books he showcases: "Jake Drake, Class Clown" by Andrew Clements; "Rescue Bunnies" by Doreen Cronin; "The Pepins and Their Problems" by Polly Horvath; "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer; "Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka; and "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich" by Adam Rex. All of the aforementioned titles are for sale at the University Bookstore.

An acclaimed children's book authority, Reid is a senior lecturer in UW-Eau Claire's education studies department, specializing in children's literature, literature for adolescents and storytelling. He is a regular columnist for several magazines and his blog, "Heart of a Child," appears regularly on the Children's Literature Network website. Reid served on the 2006 Newbery Award Committee and he was named as the 2004 Wisconsin Library Association's Librarian of the Year.

The University Bookstore is a unit of the University Centers , part of the Student Affairs division at UW-Eau Claire.

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