It’s Children’s Book Week across America this week -- and this year marks the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, the longest running national reading campaign in the country. This week – from April 29 to May 5 – over 1,200 schools, libraries, and bookstores are celebrating Children’s Book Week from coast to coast in all 50 states with special events and activities. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Read Now. Read Forever.” Go to EveryChildaReader.net and print out cool bookmarks, activities in several languages, and more.
As part of national Children's Book Week, The Regulator Bookshop is happy to welcome Zeno Alexander (aka Stephen Messer) for a reading and signing of his new adventure novel for the middle grades, The Library of Ever.
Zeno Alexander's The Library of Ever journeys across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge. With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored―until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom -- and Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian who must face down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves. The Library of Ever is perfect for middle-grade readers (ages 8-12) and book lovers everywhere!
“Unusually clever.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Zeno Alexander (Stephen Messer) spent years exploring the world's libraries before settling down in his lavish underground bunker, where he regularly hosts exquisite dinner parties and tends to his collection of extinct plants. His friendship with the famous librarian, Lenora, has turned into a series of biographical works devoted to chronicling her adventures. His bunker is rumored to be located in Durham.