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Children's Literacy Round-Up: June 17

Bella's Birthday Bash at Kepler's

I don't expect to be attending, but I heard about a planned book launch party for the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, and wanted to share. (Thanks to Sharon Levin for the head's up). The event will be held at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA. From the Kepler's website:

Bella’s Birthday Bash
Breaking Dawn Midnight Release Party
Friday August 01, 2008 9:00p.m.


Starting Monday, June 9th, reserve your copy of BREAKING DAWN by securing your invitation to BELLA’S BIRTHDAY BASH hosted by Edward Cullen. (Invitations can be purchased at Kepler's.) At the stroke of midnight your invitation can instantly be exchanged for one copy of Breaking Dawn!

Not sure what gift to bring for Bella? In lieu of gifts, Edward requests donations be made to the Stanford Blood Center. Representatives of the organization will be on hand to accept your contribution.

There will be plenty of things to see and do including a trivia contest, prizes, food, and music. Keep checking our website for up-to-the-minute details about THE party of the summer!!

I know that this book doesn't really need more hype. But I love the bit about collecting blood donations at the book launch party. That is inspired!