When the editors at Scholastic recently published their annual list of the top ten trends in children’s books, Centerport children’s author Scott Starkey was singled out as among the best authors in Scholastic’s number one trend category — books about bullying.
Last year, Simon & Schuster published Starkey’s first novel, How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying, and this month published the sequel, The Call of the Bully. Starkey, who grew up in Huntington, is an elementary school teacher in Hicksville.
“One of the best authors for handling bullying is Scott Starkey,” states David Allender, Editorial Director for Scholastic Book Clubs. “His book, How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying was a standout for 2012.” Referring to The Call of the Bully, Allender observed, “Starkey’s got great stuff coming out in 2013.”
Both books will be discussed when Scott Starkey appears at Book Revue in Huntington on Saturday, January 26. The book reading and signing will begin at 3 PM.
“I’m thrilled that Scholastic included me on its annual list,” noted Starkey. “I hear from parents all the time that their kids spend too much time gaming and not enough time reading. I tell them the first step is to find a book that their kids will actually enjoy and not want to put down. That my books are accomplishing that goal — and dealing with bullying in the process — is a dream come true.”
For information on Scott Starkey’s January 26 Book Revue event or The Call of the Bully, please visit www.ScottStarkeyBooks.com.
Starkey to Appear at Book Revue Jan. 26 at 3 PM for Book Event