Menlo Park Author Herb Wong Dies: Herb Wong died on April 20, 2014 at the age of 88. A Bay Area native, Wong was a journalist and expert on jazz, but also wrote several children’s books. Wong had a master’s degree from San Jose State in science education, and wrote about the Pacific coast seashore and other science topics for children. www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25605000/herb-wong-bay-area-jazz-lover-expert-dies.
The 33rd annual Northern California Book Awards will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. The free event will feature Fred Cody Award winner Adam Hochschild as the keynote speaker. Categories include Children’s Literature. sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1014067301 .