Carter Higgins reads and signs "This is Not a Valentine"


Carter Higgins at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodDIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Carter Higgins to the store to read and sign her new picture book This is Not a Valentine on Sunday, February 11th at 3:00 pm. Bring your favorite small lucky rock, Carter has a fun craft activity planned! Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone not thinking you care, maybe you really do. But wait--isn't that exactly what love is about? Maybe this book is sort of a valentine after all. A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love--sure to win over the hearts of all readers--this offering from debut picture book author Carter Higgins and children's book veteran Lucy Ruth Cummins is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush.

Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian, book blogger, and graphic designer. She is the creator of the Design of the Picture Book blog. This is her first picture book which is soon to be followed by her second Everything You Need for a Treehouse.  She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Carter Higgins at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood

Carter Higgins at DIESEL, A Bookstore in BrentwoodPre-orders for signed copies of This is Not a Valentine and Everything You Need for a Treehouse are available now. 





Event date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
This Is Not a Valentine Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452153742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Chronicle Books - December 26th, 2017