Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eaton Great Start Family Program This Saturday

On Saturday, April 20, Eaton Great Start will have lots of activities for families with young children from 10:30-noon at the Eaton Intermediate School District, 1790 Packard, Charlotte, MI, and it's a day to celebrate our wooly friends. There'll be a sheep "shearing" station with a sheep they've made, sheep puppets, painting sheep with bubble wrap, live sheep on site, and more. I'll tell sheep stories, sign books, and look forward to meeting families. More details here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Meet and Greet at the Library

Please celebrate the beginning of National Library Week by meeting Michigan children's-book creators at the Author Meet and Greet, to be held Sunday, April 14 at the Frenchtown-Dixie Branch of the Monroe County Library System from noon to 3 p.m. These authors and illustrators will be there:
Debbie Diesen
Matt Faulkner
John Perry
Nancy Shaw
Kelly DiPucchio
Ruth McNally Barshaw
Kalli K. Reid
Colleen Murray Fisher
The library will have their books for sale at a discount, so it's a good way to add to your book collection with a personal touch, or just come and talk books.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Looking Back at Reading Month

Photo by Allison Shaw
The sweet sheep treats pictured here are just part of the wonderful things I experienced during March, known as Reading Month to schools and libraries. They're from elementary schools in Bowling Green, Ohio, where I met staff and students who had decked the halls with sheep, decorated T-shirts, read a lot, and written a lot.
Jeep at Kenwood Elementary School

I heard great questions in Potterville, Spring Lake, Ypsilanti, Webberville, Marion (Ohio), and Ravenna, where Beechnau Elementary School had activities for family night on the theme of "Shoot for the stars--read!" The sheep were happy to Blast Off! at family night, and I checked out the Planet Walk and art projects, and got my picture taken as an astronaut.

The Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green, also full of wonderful art projects, welcomed me for a family program, which they previewed in Connect Magazine. Thanks to the Youth Services staff, shown here:

Photo courtesy of WCDPL

We'll keep reading in April...