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Wil to Make Appearance at Princeton Library for Pi Day

Wil is going to be making an appearance in Princeton, NJ to help celebrate Pi Day this year. On Saturday, March 9th, he’ll be a guest author at the Princeton Library, where he’ll be discussing and reading from his recently released biography on Albert Einstein, available now from Dorling-Kindersley Publishing.

Pi Day is officially celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159.

For more information on Wil’s appearance, please go here—

Celebrate Pi Day with Children’s Author Wil Mara

Win a Free Copy of Wil’s Second ‘Twisted’ Book, ‘House of a Million Rooms’

If you know a young reader of middle-grade age (roughly 11 to 14) who enjoys creepy stories—e.g., Goosebumps, Stranger Things, The Twilight Zone—then enter the new Goodreads contest to win one of five copies of Wil’s second ‘Twisted’ book, House of a Million Rooms.

According to the publisher’s catalog, “Three friends go against their parents’ wishes and enter the old house that’s been sitting abandoned on the edge of town for over a hundred years, and quickly realize getting back out isn’t simply a matter of turning around….”

Click here and click on the ‘Enter Giveaway’ button. There is no cost to enter.

House of a Million Rooms officially releases on March 1st.

Wil’s ‘Modern Media’ Series Earns Great Review from ‘School Library Journal’

The leading trade publication for school librarians, School Library Journal, gave Wil’s new ‘Global Citizens: Modern Media’ series, from Cherry Lake Publishing, a fantastic review—

(For Grades 6–8) From how we watch television to what we buy to how we feel about our bodies, visual and print media plays a huge role. Concise writing and bold graphics dig into the history, civics, and economics of each topic. Advancing technologies and how they have affected our media habits are also looked at. Readers are encouraged to think critically and develop their own opinions, a feature supported by both the sidebars peppered throughout and the information in the back matter. The “Developing Questions,” “Gathering Evidence and Evaluating Sources,” “Developing Claims and Using Evidence,” “Taking Informed Action,” and “Communicating Conclusions” sections are meant to maximize student engagement with the content in a productive manner. VERDICT With uses in the curriculum or for pleasure reading, this thought-provoking look at media takes a unique, academic focus and will benefit most collections.