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Meet Scott Starkey, a Long Island children's book author

"How to Beat The Bully Without Really Trying" author, Scott Starkey, will be at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Credit: Handout

Head to Green Acres Mall (2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream) on Saturday for a Back-to-School Kids Club event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Activities include arts & crafts, face painting, trivia games, prizes, music and dance performances.

From 1-2 p.m., you'll also have the chance to meet Long Island children's book author, Scott Starkey, who wrote "How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying" (Simon & Schuster; $15.99).

Starkey, a Centerport resident and fifth-grade teacher for more than 16 years, will be on site to talk about bully prevention and read excerpts from his new novel.

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