Stop in and meet children's book authors from our area!
Nothing inspires a child more than talking to someone who has written their own book. Join us for a child-friendly drink, chat with an author, be inspired to write your own book. Children will receive their own Little Golden Book to take home and create their own story! Authors' books will be for sale at the event.
Pam Cantone - How Do You Fix A Bad Day? (Bright Communications 2021) We can all relate to a bad day. From big to small, life delivers obstacles and frustrations that stir our emotions daily. Certainly, seeing the good can be challenging at any age as feelings rush in, take control of our thoughts, and affect our actions. Understanding the complicated connection of feelings, choices, and consequences is challenging, but yet, so important for the youngest of young.
Valerie & Clara Deneen - Preschool Activity Book, The Ultimate Activity Book for Teens, Creativity Book for Kids (co-authored by Clara Deneen), DOGS!, HORSES!, CUTE CATS!. (Rockledge Press)
Gina Loveless - Animal Rescue Friends (Andrews McMeel), Puberty is Gross but Also Really Awesome (Rodale Press), Diary of a 5th Grader Outlaw series. Animal Rescue Friends - where any stray can find a friendly face--furry or otherwise. This first collection of middle-grade comics includes five tales of found family. Puberty - provides readers with a humorous look at what happens to a teenager's body and mind when they reach puberty. (Inclusive.)
Kelly M. Harkcom - Already Beautiful (Bright Communications not yet released)
Catherine McCafferty - TUG! (Bethlehem Library Press) Bethlehem’s history comes to life in this picture book brought to you by the Bethlehem Area Public Library and the National Museum of Industrial History. TUG a tow tractor helping Bethlehem’s steelworkers to do their very best. He is always there when the workers need him, but what happens when the steel mill closes? After the last cast is poured and TUG is left alone at the steel mill, he learns that no matter how much Bethlehem might change there is always more that he can do to help. Children can read TUG’s story and then visit him at the Industrial Museum!
Deborah C. Mortimer - Zorah and the Very Big Question (Leap Forward Publishing) When Zorah's teacher asks the class what they want to be when they grow up, Zorah realizes that she doesn't have a clue. In fact, Zorah thinks the more important question is, what CAN she be? Follow Zorah on her journey to discover all the things she can be, from a lawyer or scientist to a ballerina or even president of the United States! Parents and children of all ages will be inspired by this tale's message of girl power and the importance of representation.
Ronnie Nase Jr., Paul Walsh (authors) & Susie Sewell (illustrator) Simeon Bleeker's Magical Sneakers (Bright Communications) Simeon Bleeker has magical sneakers. Whenever Simeon utters the magic words, he is able to fully imagine himself in the shoes of another child whose experiences he wonders about and are different from his own. Simeon spends some time in the shoes of a new girl in his kindergarten class named Madelyn. She is special in her own way. Madelyn has autism. After Simeon spends the first day of school noticing all the things that make Madelyn different, he rushes home to put his magical sneakers to work. As Simeon spends some time in Madelyn's shoes, he is able to start to understand why she does things a bit differently than he and other students in his class.