Children's writer Rosemary Wells will be at the St. Paul Public Library next weekend as part of her national pajama party book tour. Her newest book is "Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book," but she is the author of more than 40 picture books about those adorable rabbits, Max and Ruby, with more than 3 million books in print.
Guests to next Sunday's event are invited to wear pajamas to the party. There will be door prizes, a reading and signing by Wells, and a special appearance by Max. (No word on where Ruby will be.)
It all begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., and is co-sponsored by the Red Balloon Bookstore.
•"Call the Horse Lucky," a picture book by Juanita Havill and Nancy Lane, has been published by Gryphon Press of Minneapolis.
•"Our Jewish Robot Future," by Detroit author Leonard Borman, has been published by Scarletta Press of Minneapolis. Book launch events include an appearance on "Write On! Radio" at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 (KFAI-FM), and a reading and signing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.
•Milkweed Editions will celebrate its 30th anniversary by throwing a poetry reading/party. Poets Alex Lemon, Ada Limon, Dan Beachy-Quick and Wayne Miller will read and talk about books beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Club Jager, 923 N. Washington Av., Mpls.
•Novelist Charles Baxter will host the third annual Benefit for Hunger at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE. Oak St., Mpls. He'll be joined by University of Minnesota professors and writers Patricia Hampl, Ray Gonzalez, Madelon Sprengnether, M.J. Fitzgerald and Maria Damon. Suggested donation is $5 and all proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.
•Laura Childs' new scrapbooking mystery, "Fiber & Brimstone," will be published in October by Berkley Prime Crime. Laura Childs is the pen name for Gerry Schmitt, a Plymouth writer. Her publication party will be at noon Oct. 9 at Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.
•"The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War," by James Carl Nelson of Eden Prairie, is now available in paperback.
•Publication of Wy Spano's book about the Franken-Coleman recount, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Senate," scheduled for fall release by Zenith Press, has been canceled.