Kids’ Author To Read–With Dogs


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my-veronanj-caseynbellaOn Wednesday afternoon, February 10, the ballroom at the Verona Community Center will be the venue for a reading involving an unusual collection of literary figures: a Jack Russell terrier named Casey, a teacup Yorkshire terrier named Bella, a fourth-grader named Autumn, and, oh yes, a children’s book author named Jane Lovascio.  The free reading, which is sponsored by the Verona non-profit C.H.I.L.D. (Children Having Individual Learning Differences), is from the latest in a series of books starring Lovascio’s dogs, entitled “Casey and Bella Go Green.” Part of the proceeds from each book goes to support a different charity, and each book features a young co-author; in this case, Autumn Varca, a student at a New Jersey elementary school.

The reading starts at 3:15 p.m. and lasts until 4:30. The first 25 children to arrive will get a free book signed by the author; Casey and Bella will also be “signing” books with their paw prints.  Additional books will be on sale at a discount, with a portion of sales going to support C.H.I.L.D. For more information, e-mail Elise Boatwright.

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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected].


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