DATE: Sunday, June 1, 2014
TIME: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
VENUE: NYU Kimmel Center, 2nd Floor
PARTICIPANTS: Steve Metzger, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, Deborah Heiligman

Join us for a special storytime where top kids authors read from their books, all afternoon. Shop our carefully curated collection of kids’ science books for sale and have your books signed by participating authors.

Those who register for the World Science Festival’s free events will receive early notification of special events and be entered for a chance to win a science gift package.

Pluto Visits Earth!: What Does It Mean To Be A Planet?
2:00 – 2:30

Featuring: Steven Metzger, Pluto Visits Earth!

One Plus One for Boys and Girls
2:45 – 3:15

Featuring: Deborah Heiligman, The Boy Who Loved Math

What About (Science) Bob?
3:30 – 4:00

Featuring: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle

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Steve Metzger grew up in Queens, NYC. He went to Baruch College and received his Masters in Education from Bank Street College. He taught young children for 15 years before moving on to Scholastic, where he has mainly worked with the Book Clubs. During his tenure at Scholastic, Metzger began his writing career with the Dinofours’ series (28 books). In addition to the Dinofours, Metzger has written many other bestselling books, including Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice, The Great Turkey Race, and The Mixed-Up Alphabet.

%22Science Bob%22 Pflugfelder
Teacher, Author, Television Personality

“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is an award-winning science teacher, maker, and television personality. His fun and informative approach to science has lead to television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, Live With Kelly & Michael, and others. He is also the coauthor of the popular Nick & Tesla series of children’s books aimed to inspire young readers to pursue science and build cool stuff.


Deborah Heiligman is the author of 30 books for children and teens, many of them nonfiction, including Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, a National Book Award Finalist, Printz Honor, and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner. Her most recent picture book, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, won the Cook Prize for best STEM book. It was also an Orbis Pictus honor, a NY Times Notable, and one of New York Public Library’s “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.” Her forthcoming books include a young adult nonfiction book about Vincent and Theo, the Van Gogh brothers (Henry Holt), a middle-grade book about a little-known World War II story (Henry Holt), and a picture book about a woman scientist (still top secret).