Alumni on Campus

Maggie McNair comes to the Waxlax Children’s author and SES grad Shelia Booth-Alberstadt ’87 brought her “adopted child” Maggie McNair to Pirate Territory on October 5 when she read her latest book, Maggie McNair has Spiders in Her Hair, to the Lower School children.

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Review from Pat Mackey, Barnes & Noble Community Relations

“Little girls, and boys alike, flocked to our store for the signing of Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair! More than 75 books were sold in one afternoon! The book has broad appeal and is a great read-a-loud. Author Sheila Booth-Alberstadt is delightful. She added to the excitement of the day by handing out […]

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Sheila visits Daphne Elementary School

Sheila visited Daphne Elementary School recently and read her story, Maggie McNair Has Spiders in her Hair to a group of kindergarten children at Daphne Elementary. She explained where the idea for her book came from, the process of writing the story and even how the illustrations came to be produced! Sheila also talked about […]

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Publicity from Page & Palette signing

Article from Emily Bell, Publicist (Page & Palette) Sheila had a wonderful signing at Page & Palette! Everything about that day was terrific. There was a line waiting to have books signed at the start and we sold over 90 copies of Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair in just a couple of hours! We have not seen a turn‐out like this since Winston Groom (Author, Forrest Gump).  It was a real treat for our staff to see so many families come out on a Saturday to our bookstore.  Page & Palette is thrilled to support local authors, especially those who write for children.  Thanks to Sheila for creating this clever book that very well may keep those readers coming back for years to come.

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Sheila’s Murfreesboro Book Signing Article in DAILY NEWS JOURNAL

The author and illustrator of a recently released children’s book have spent the week visiting schools around the county to promote a book signing event. Murfreesboro resident Norris Hall is the illustrator of Shelia Booth-Alberstadt’s “Maggie McNair has Spiders in her Hair.” Though many students at Cedar Hall School in Christiana hadn’t read the book, […]

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RELEASE: Tales from The Brush Battles “Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair”

Tales from the Brush Battles: “Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair” is the New Book by Sheila Booth-Alberstadt Every kid has fought the battle of the brush with his or her parents. Author Sheila Booth-Alberstadt explores this common challenge in her newest book, the entertaining “Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair”, geared toward […]

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