The Newbery Club was honored to experience a Skype interview with Nan Marino on October 12, 2010. The author of Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me was thrilled to meet our club members and their parents face-to-face (via internet hook up). Ms. Marino, who is also a librarian, told us how she became a writer and where she got the idea for her novel. Through the many thoughtful questions posed by the club members we learned many interesting things about the author, such as Ms. Marino names all her characters after people she knows.
Graham Salisbury visted the Newbery Book Club on Monday, April 6, 2009. He introduced his new character Calvin Coconut to club members. Club Members Josephine Amorim, Charlie Uhrin and Samantha Uhrin interviewed Mr. Salisbury for Kidsday.
Katherine Marsh, author of the new book The Night Tourist (Hyperion, 2007) visited the Newbery Club members on November 16, 2007 and talked about her first book for young people.
Katherine Marsh returned to the Newbery Club on Friday, May 1, 2009, to discuss The Twilight Prisoner. Newbery Club members welcomed
her back and discuss the continued adventures of Jack and Euri. Club members suggested the title for this book when Ms. Marsh first visited in 2007.