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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts Launch “LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium,” A Monthly Author and Illustrator Reading Series

New York, NY — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to announce their partnership on “LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium,” a monthly author and illustrator event series. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will serve as the exclusive publishing partner for the series, coordinating beloved authors and illustrators to read and sign books for young readers in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on the following dates in 2015: October 31, November 21, December 19; and in 2016: January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, and May 14.

The “LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium” kickoff event will be on October 31 at 1:00 p.m. and will feature R.L. Stine, beloved author of the Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown, renowned creator of Arthur, for a reading and drawing demonstration from their recent picture book collaboration The Little Shop of Monsters. This event will be part of Lincoln Center’s larger Halloween celebration, LC Trick-or-Treat: Monsters and Music, including trick-or-treating around the campus, a parade to live music by Jazz at Lincoln Center ensemble Sammy Miller and the Congregation, performers from the Big Apple Circus, and more. Stine and Brown will discuss their collaboration and take families on a hilariously spooky (but not too scary) romp through “the best shop to buy a monster.” Replete with Stine’s signature sinister charm, the story welcomes readers into a monster store bursting with creations from the author’s famous imagination and detailed in Brown’s larger-than-life illustrations.

Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell will appear on November 21 at 11:00 a.m. for a reading and signing of Thank You and Good Night. This bedtime book with a message of gratitude is perfect for the holiday season; the event will feature a pajama-party theme. Author Lindsay Mattick and New York Times bestselling illustrator Sophie Blackall will appear on December 19 at 11:00 a.m. for a reading and signing of Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. Additional author and illustrator participants for 2016 will be announced at a later date on LincolnCenter.org.

“LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium” is presented by LC Kids, Lincoln Center’s program that welcomes families to Lincoln Center and presents top quality performances and events to engage children in the arts. This year, LC Kids will present seventeen free events in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway between Sixty-Second and Sixty-Third Streets, with a total capacity of more than four thousand children and parents. In addition, the Clark Studio Series will hold twelve performances, building on four pilot programs last spring. A total of forty-nine performances and events are on the LC Kids schedule this season. The new family website, Kids.LincolnCenter.org, has campus-wide information about family-friendly performances and practical information about coming to Lincoln Center with a child.

About Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is a division of Hachette Book Group, a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Audio. For more information, visit hbgusa.com.

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA)

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than three thousand free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants, Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Great Performers, LC Kids Artists at the Atrium, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Martin E. Segal Awards, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the eleven resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org or AboutLincolnCenter.org.

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