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How to Connect Young Readers to Real Authors

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

Please join Annie Bloom’s Books for this special event with local children’s book authors Dawn Prochovnic, Elizabeth Rusch, Hannah Holt, and Carmen Bernier-Grand.

Connecting personally with an author can spark a lifelong interest in reading, writing, the arts — and even science. Prochovnic, Rusch, Holt, and Bernier-Grand will cover the many ways students can connect with authors including web-based resources, classroom-based resources, educational YouTube videos, and good old fashioned fan letters, and they’ll discuss tips for attracting authors to school and community events. Meet these four local authors, get signed copies of their latest books, and learn about a variety of educational and enrichment resources available to support teachers, librarians, and parents of young readers.

Dawn Prochovnic is the author of Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? and Where Does a Pirate Go Potty?.

When a cowgirl’s got to go, she’s got to go. As she walks through open pastures and deep canyons, she learns where the bison, hawk, coyote, and other animals go. But time’s a-wasting, so where in the whole West can this cowgirl go potty? With great humor and playfulness, Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? will be sure to delight kids over and over again. In its companion book, a little pirate’s got to go potty. He wanders around sandy beaches and dark caves, discovering where the sea lion, the pelican, and even the octopus go potty. But where in the seven seas can a pirate go? A hilarious adventure filled with playful anticipation and fun, Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? guarantees a good time and laughter.

Elizabeth Rusch is the author of Glacier on the Move and Mario and the Hole in the Sky.

In Glacier on the Move, meet Flo, a glacier, as she shows you what the life of a glacier is like in this picture book filled with fun facts, from what glaciers are and how they’re formed to what creatures live there, and more. Mario and the Hole in the Sky is the true story of Mexican American Mario Molina, a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s.

Hannah Holt is the author of The Diamond and the Boy and A Father’s Love.

Told in a unique dual-narrative format, The Diamond and the Boy follows the stories of both natural diamond creation and the life of H. Tracy Hall, the inventor of a revolutionary diamond-making machine. A Father’s Love celebrates the love that fathers and children share in the animal kingdom, while also teaching young readers about colors. Perfect for new babies, new fathers, baby shower gifts, Father’s Day gifts, and for kids who love their dads on any old day.

Carmen Bernier-Grand is the author of In The Shade of the Nispero Tree.

In this middle grade novel, nine-year-old Teresa’s mother wants her to be part of the world of high society in their native Puerto Rico. When Tere attends a private school, she loses her best friend.


7834 SW Capitol Hwy
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