A Revolutionary Celebration of Books for Young Readers!
Come meet the Authors, Trinka Hakes Noble, Wil Mara, and Rob Skead

Autographed books are wonderful holiday gifts! 

Saturday, December 8, 2:00pm to 4:00pm 
Princeton Friends School
470 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Seating is limited. Please RSVP Donation requested: $5 per family.

A portion of the proceeds of the book sales will benefit educational programming


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Join us in welcoming some of New Jersey’s most celebrated authors of books for young readers on the theme of our shared revolutionary heritage.Trinka Hakes Noble, Wil Mara and Rob Skead will present their books, talk with their young fans, sign autographed books, inscribe personal copies creating memories and keepsakes.  Signed books make great holiday gifts for nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends; and what better teacher gift than a signed book for your child’s classroom! Come help us celebrate children’s literature and support educational programming at the Princeton Battlefield; the hallowed grounds that sowed our nation’s independence.

Trinka Hakes Noble graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Fine Arts, then attended Parsons School of Design in NYC.  Trinka wrote the popular JIMMY’S BOA series, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. The series has been translated into seven languages and featured on the PBS children’s program Reading Rainbowand in Newsweek.  She is the author of THE SCARLET STOCKINGS SPY,which was awarded an IRA Teacher’s Choice Award followed by THE LAST BROTHERand THE ORANGE SHOES, also an IRA Teacher’s Choice.  Her more recent tiles include THE LEGEND OF THE JERSEY DEVIL, THE PEOPLE OF TWELVE THOUSAND WINTERS, THE LEGEND OF THE CAPY MAY DIAMOND and RETTIE AND THE RAGAMUFFIN PARADE.  Forth coming in 2019 is A FIST FOR JOE LOUIS AND ME.  She is on the board of The New Jersey Center for the Book and a member of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature.  In 2002 she was awarded Outstanding Woman in Arts and Letters in New Jersey for her lifetime of work in children’s books, along with citations from the United States Congress, House of Representatives and the Senate.  In 2016, Trinka received the Author of the Year Award from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians.  She lives in a circa 1780 house in historic northern New Jersey. Learn more about Trinka at

Wil Mara is an author of more than 100 books covering a variety of topics and genres for people of all ages including works of both fiction and nonfiction, plus several novels for adults. He is the author of IF YOU WERE A KID DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, IF YOU WERE A KID IN THE THIRTEEN COLONIESand dozens of the biographies for young readers including, GEORGE WASHINGTON, BETSY ROSS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, PAUL REVERE. For adults, Wil is the author of  the novel WAVEwhich chronicles a coastal island community's reaction to an oncoming tsunami which won 2005 New Jersey Notable Book Award and establishing Mara in the field of popular international fiction. He is the author of the NFL novels  THE DRAFTand THE CUT. Other books include,THE GEMINI VIRUS, FRAME 232and THE NEVADA TESTAMENT.  You can learn more about Wil at

Rob Skead Rob explains, “Fascinated by the creative process and all things inspirational, I love to craft stories and help others achieve their dreams. Nothing great happens alone—it takes a team and lots of encouragement (and hard work) for awesome things to happen. I’ve been through plenty of rejection as a writer. But with lots of rewriting, never giving up, and the help of Providence, as George Washington would say, I’ve seen several stories become books—and some dreams come true.  Rob is the author of 11 books for young readers. He wrote two American Revolutionay War adventures for middle grade readers with his father; PATRIOTS, REDCOATS AND SPIES.  SUBMARINES, SECRETS AND A DARING RESCUE.  Rob is also the author of SOMETHING TO PROVE: The Great Satchel Paige Vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio, SAFE AT HOME: A Baseball Card Mystery, MIGHTY MIKE BOUNCES BACK: A Boy's Life With Epilepsy and HITTING GLORY: A Baseball Bat Adventure.  Rob grew up in Wyckoff, NJ, where he lives today with his family. Learn more about Rob and his books at