Storytime with Authors and Illustrators

Event date: 
10/27/2018 - 11:00am

Kids and parents, join us for this special storytime featuring these fabulous authors and illustrators reading from their books!

 

EMILIE BOON
About the Book
Leaving home and traveling to a whole new place is overwhelming, so it’s good to have a beloved toy who can help express how you feel.

Ella’s best friend, Monkey, doesn’t like good-bye hugs. He doesn’t want to say good-bye to Oma. And he doesn’t want to move away forever. Neither does Ella. But Papa is waiting for them in New York. So Ella and Monkey must board the ship with Mama and leave their old home in Holland for their new home in America. Along the way, there is fish for dinner (Monkey hates fish), a playroom full of new kids (Monkey doesn’t like strangers), and stormy seas that leave everyone feeling sick. Can Ella and Monkey find a way to weather the storm? Will they ever feel at home again? This sweetly illustrated picture book will appeal to anyone who has left home behind — and to children who find creative ways to share their emotions.

About the Author/Illustrator
Emilie Boon was born in the Netherlands and spent her childhood in California and Mexico. She is the illustrator or author-illustrator of more than twenty books. She says Ella and Monkey at Sea was inspired by her own childhood experience sailing to America, when there really was a hurricane, and she really did draw a picture of the sun during the storm. Emilie Boon lives in the Boston area.

 

JOSH FUNK
About the Book
Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next adventure! Can they save the fridge before all the food is iced? It’s mission . . . defrostable.

Brrr! There’s a frost in the fridge—and it’s hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls. Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team. But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle! Will he help them save the fridge . . . or are they doomed to become frozen food?

About the Author
Josh Funk is the author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling), followed by its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench (Sterling), Albie Newton (Sterling, 2018), How to Code a Sandcastle (Viking), Lost in the Library (Henry Holt), and more. He lives in Concord, MA.

 

NANCY TUPPER LING
About the Book
Opposites Mei and Wei may be small, but when they work together they are mighty enough to face a dragon.

When a fearsome dragon takes over their village bridge, twin sisters Mei and Wei have opposing views of how to fix the problem. Wei wants nothing more than to confront that stinky old dragon head on, but Mei favors a more thoughtful approach. With Wei’s confidence and gumption plus Mei’s creativity and diligence, it’s only a matter of time before everyone can be happy again.

This empowering sibling story is about celebrating differences and finding that what makes us different is also what makes us a powerful team.

About the Author
Nancy Tupper Ling is the author of three books for children and the founder of Fine Line Poets. The mother of two girls, she draws her inspiration from the multicultural background of her family and the interwoven fabric of familial culture which is, on the surface, seemingly everyday. She is also the winner of the prestigious Writer’s Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award.

 

ANNIE CRONIN ROMANO & IOANA HOBAI
About the Book
A bedtime book to rival Goodnight, Moon

This winsome bedtime book has the makings to become a classic and an important part of families’ nightly rituals. Reflecting on various activities through each of the five senses, detailed poetic text and illustrations show memorable scenes.

The soft and inviting art adds warmth and relatability to each moment. The poetry has a steady and lilting quality sure to quiet down and soothe children at bedtime. This book encourages readers to pay attention to all aspects of their day, fostering a sense of gentle gratitude.

About the Author
Annie Cronin Romano is a debut author and a speech-language therapist. She graduated from Boston College with a BA in English, then earned her teaching certification in high school English and a master’s degree in communication disorders. She lives in Hopedale, MA

About the Illustrator
Ioana Hobai grew up in Bucharest and now lives in Lexington, MA. A debut illustrator, she worked as an architect for 11 years before deciding to return to her love of art and pursue children's illustration

 

*Buy your copy of their book from Wellesley Books in order to meet the authors/illustrators at the event and have them sign your book. 

 

Ella and Monkey at Sea Cover Image
By Emilie Boon, Emilie Boon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763692339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (please call to confirm)
Published: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018

Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #3) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454928119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (please call to confirm)
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 25th, 2018

The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (please call to confirm)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude Cover Image
By Ioana Hobai (Illustrator), Annie Cronin Romano
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624145780
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Usually Ships To Store In 1-5 Days
Published: Page Street Kids - October 16th, 2018

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482