Kids' Morning with Lisa Brown and Annie Barrows!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland and Litquake are very pleased to welcome Lisa Brown and Annie Barrows to the store on Saturday, October 15th. At 10:30 AM, Lisa Brown will be reading her new picture book, The Airport Book. Annie Barrows will be here at 11:30 AM to celebrate her popular kids' series, Ivy and Bean.
Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport in The Airport Book.
In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.
But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.
Sometimes people who are opposites can become the best of friends because they’re opposites. Ivy and Bean are very different. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. She loves to be involved in games and poke her nose in other people’s business. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. She spends most of her time learning how to be a witch. Each girl thinks the other one is weird. Each girl thinks she could never be friends with the other. Especially because their parents keep nagging them about it.
For Ivy and Bean, their differences mean that they have more fun together than they could ever have separately. It also means that, together, they do more wacky things than any one kid could ever dream up. The Ivy and Bean books are about the adventures—and disasters—created by this unlikely team. And since their motto seems to be “Why not?” there’s every reason to believe that their capers and catastrophes will continue for quite a while.
Lisa Brown is The New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of a number of books for young readers including How to Be and Vampire Boy's Good Night and The Latke That Couldn't Stop Screaming. She also illustrated the critically acclaimed Emily's Blue Period. Lisa lives in San Francisco with her husband, Daniel Handler, and their son.
Annie Barrows is the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today. She is also the author of the children's series Ivy and Bean as well as The Magic Half and its sequel, Magic in the Mix. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Photo Credit for Annie Barrows- Amy Perl
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