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Cool Brains!
Inprint Readings for Young People


The 2013/2014 season of Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People presents bestselling children’s authors Katherine Applegate R. J. Palacio, and Susan Cooper.


In January 2007, Inprint launched a family reading series, Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People. The series brings the country’s most exciting children’s authors to Houston for readings and book signings, free and open to the public.

Readings takes place on Sunday afternoons, 3 pm, at Johnston Middle School. Each of the writers gives a lively presentation about his or her work and then takes questions from the audience. The on-stage portion of the event is followed by a book sale and signing, where kids can meet their favorite author. Inprint conducts two to three Cool Brains! readings per year. Audiences range from 200 - 500 attendees. 


The series has featured Pseudonymous Bosch, Marc Brown, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, Nick Hornby, Lois Lowry, David Macaulay, Katherine Paterson, Gary Paulsen, Jon Scieszka, and many others. 

Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People is generously underwritten by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, and receives in-kind support from United Airlines. Cool Brains! receives promotional support from the Harris County Public Library, Houston Independent School District Library Services, and Houston Public Library. Blue Willow Bookshop is the Series’ independent bookseller.


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