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Holly Goldberg Sloan I have made a living as a writer since I was in my early twenties. I've worked in film and television. Family entertainment. I've put words in the mouths of angels and elephants–soccer players and crocodile hunters.
But nothing has been as fulfilling as writing my book.
I believe that what we experience as we go through life—the incidents and actions, people and places—the small bits and the big pieces—are determinative. I wouldn't call it fate. And I wouldn't call it chance. For me it's something squishy in between
Visit her online at http://hollygoldbergsloan.com
Avery Bloom, who’s bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who’s fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads.
When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends–and possibly, one day, even sisters.
But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can’t imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?
*Order forms due to Buckman Library by Friday, Feb. 8th
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So much fun having Laurie Keller teach us all about EMOTIONS and DRAWING!
Inspiring our authors and illustrators of the future...
Thank you again to Green Bean Books for your continued effort to get authors and illustrators into our public schools!
Laurie Keller will be having an author visit at Buckman Elementary on Monday, October 8th at 9:15am for grades K-2!
She is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories.
HER NEW PICTURE BOOK: POTATO PANTS!
A potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants in Potato Pants!, a hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller. Potato is excited because today—for one day only— Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling potato pants! Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and—of course—Potato Pants!
Graham Annable came to visit Buckman Elementaryfor an engaging and animated author visit. We were so lucky to hear about his love of drawing and reading!
But most of all, his love for drawing everything Spiderman.... Even Spiderman pancakes! Hahaha!!
We also learned that most often, there is someone that is better than you at drawing, but did that stop Graham from trying???? NO!
Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. But Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on Earth. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind and frets. The two friends grow even closer in separation, as Peter the homebody expands his horizons and Ernesto the wanderer learns the value of home.
With ridiculously cute art and simple, funny text, their reunion is even more adorable than you are imagining.
Order forms for a signed copy of his new book in PDF link below...
Due to the library by March 16th!
Top students will receive books and prizes!
2nd - 5th Graders
ALL SCHOOL AUTHOR VISIT!
My name is Barry Deutsch. I’m the author and illustrator of the Hereville graphic novels, which are about “yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.”
Hereville books have been awarded the Oregon Book Award, the Sydney Taylor Book Award, the Cybil Award, and the Oregon Spirit Book Award.
Hereville books have received ten starred reviews so far, including reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. The first Hereville was described by aSchool Library Journal reviewer as “the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.”
More importantly, kids love graphic novels! Kids are used to looking at books in the classroom, and watching cartoons or reading comics on their own time, but graphic novels combine the intensity of storytelling with the fun of images. They teach students to read, but more, to enjoy reading–which may be the most important skill of all!
Order forms to go out AFTER the author visit
He talked in depth about his character (animal) research from print to monkeys crawling on his head. Our students were full of very intellectual questions about his work and inspirations for further books.
Thanks Eliot for inspiring our readers and future authors!
ELIOT SCHREFER is a New York Times-bestselling author, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In naming him an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times has called his work “dazzling… big-hearted.” His books have been named to the NPR “best of the year” list, the ALA best fiction list for young adults, and the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best.” His work has also been selected to the Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing best feminist books for young readers, and he has been a finalist for the Walden Award and won the Green Earth Book Award and Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He lives in New York City, and is the children's book reviewer for USAToday.
- Kirkus, **Starred Review**
The Lion King meets Wings of Fire in the magical rainforest kingdom of Caldera in this new middle grade animal fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer.
Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclipse.
Now Mez has discovered that she can cross the Veil and enter the daylight world. Her magical power has unknown depths, but she must rush to discover it after a mysterious stranger arrives at her family’s den, bearing warnings of a reawakened evil.
Saving Caldera means Mez must leave her sister behind and unite an unlikely group of animal friends to unravel an ancient mystery and protect their rainforest home.
OTHER MIDDLE GRADE FICTION BY ELIOT SCHREFER
ORDER FORMS DUE TO BUCKMAN LIBRARY BY 12/15/17
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