Tomorrow, October 19th is Read for the Record day!
Read for the Record is the world's largest shared reading experience! Join us tomorrow as we attempt to break a world reading record. All you have to do is read Quackers and sign up at Readfortherecord.org in order to be counted!
If you are in Seattle, I'll be at the Beacon Hill Library on October 19th at 10:30 am for storytime, and at University Bookstore in Seattle at 7 pm. Come help celebrate Read for the Record day!
So, I've neglecting this blog like crazy. Does anyone read blogs anymore?
At any rate, there have been lots of nice things happening that I haven't bothered to post about in the last, oh, 6 months or so, so here's a few of them:
Quackers was chosen as the 2017 Jumpstart Read for the Record book! Read for the Record is on October 19th. Sign up on Jumpstart's website to read and help break the world reading record!
Paperback versions and Spanish language versions of Quackers (or Cuacua in Spanish) are available through Jumpstart's store.
Quackers is also a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards in the Books for Early Readers (ages 6 - 8) category. http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/washington-state-book-awards/washington-state-book-awards-finalists
There's a ceremony on October 14th at Seattle Public Library at 7 pm! It's free and open to the public!
Quackers is also a nominee for the 2017-18 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award. Kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade throughout Washington state will spend the year reading and analyzing the nominees and vote for their favorite at the end of the school year!
Quackers was also awarded an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Honor Award. Behold a fancy certificate!
Sunday, May 22nd at 10 am, Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave, Seattle, WA 98118
I'll be helping to celebrate the Grand Opening of Third Place Book's new Seward Park location! I'll be there on Sunday, May 22nd at 10 am. Come by and I'll draw you a picture!
Saturday, May 28th at 11:15 am, Barnes and Noble Lynnwood, 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Come by for a story time combo deal! Following the 11 am story time of Our Great Big Backyard, I'll read Quackers and draw some cats and ducks. Two story times in one! Tuesday, June 7th at 11am University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
I'll be at the main branch of University Book Store for story time, reading Quackers, answering questions and drawing pictures!
Just drawing with pencils. I try to squeeze these in during my breaks at work, or when I'm waiting at my kid's swim class. They are generally quick and fun to do, though I did spend a weirdly long time drawing that slug and snail. Much more time than was really necessary.