Start: 6:00 pm
When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? ($23.95) covers every aspect of life for an 18- to 29-year-old, from that first taste of independence at college to that time at the end of the 20s, when the majority of kids are settling down. It explains what grown children are going through: intense self-focus, instability, a feeling of being in-between mixed with a breathtaking sense of possibilities and how parents should deal with these changes, from six ways to listen more than you talk, to money 101 (and why never to use money to control your child s life), to troubleshooting their failure to launch, to, finally, the dos and don'ts of promoting a successful transition to adulthood. Elizabeth Fishel is the author of Sisters, Reunion, I Swore I’d Never Do That, and The Men in Our Lives, and a journalist who’s written for Vogue, O, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Family Circle, More, and other magazines and newspapers. She has two sons in their 20s and lives in Oakland, California.
Start: 7:00 pm
Join New York Times bestselling children’s book author Mac Barnett as he discusses his many acclaimed works, including Extra Yarn (2013 Caldecott Honor recipient), Chloe and the Lion, The Clock Without a Face, Guess Again, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem and the Brixton Brothers mysteries. This event is part of the Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference. Preferential seating for Conference attendees.