Make the short trip to Central Library in January to see a wonderful collection of local authors and illustrators!
Picture Book Wednesday
January 15, 6-8 pm
Susan Grigsby’s In the Garden With Dr. Carver and First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden were named Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street College.
Dan Killeen’s Tillie and Clementine: Noises in the Night is based on his two little nieces who live in an old brick house down in Benton Park.
Award-winning author Patricia McKissack writes fiction and nonfiction and is best known for her folktales and historical fiction.
Doug Pernikoff’s Dr. Doug books cover difficult subjects like divorce and bullying with kid-friendly language and illustrations.
Jeanie Franz Ransom’s picture books reflect both her humor and her background as a school counselor.
Chapter Book Tuesday
January 21, 6-8 pm
Margo L. Dill’s first book is Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg.
Jody Feldman puts her love of puzzles to good use in The Gollywhopper Games and The Seventh Level.
Senshi, Katana, and Shinobi by young-adult author Cole Gibson star normal teen girls who just happen to be samurai warriors.
Jan Greenberg collaborates with Sandra Jordan to write insightful biographies of important by lesser-known artists.
John Hendrix’s newest book, Rutherford B., Who Was He?, is a collection of hilarious and poignant poems about the U.S. presidents.
Internationally known storyteller Bobby Norfolk (with his wife Sherry) has published six Anansi tales plus The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development.
Inda Schaenen’s books include: The 7 O’clock Bedtime, All the Cats of Cairo, and the Saddle Wise series.