August Picture Book Spectacular

August Picture Book Spectacular

August 20 at 1PM EST
17th Street Location

Playful New Picture Books! 

These sweet titles are sure to put a smile on you and your young readers' faces, from cousins learning to play together, to a pair of unlikely friends painting whimsical fish, to two very different groups of people realizing they may not be so different after all, these books are meant to be shared! 

Join us in store for: 

  • Ways to Play by LYN MILLER-LACHMANNRiley has plenty of ways to play; like lining up dolls and stuffies by size and shape or tearing up newspapers and making piles into mountains. But bossy cousin Emma thinks those ways are wrong! Fortunately, Charlie the dog is on hand to help with a breakthrough demonstration that there are MANY ways to play; and all of them are right.

  • Window Fishing by DK DYSON and illustrated by RUDY GUTIERREZ. Rudeday dreams of creating art that brings people joy but instead, he paints to pay the bills. One day he hears a Tap! Tap! Tap! at his window, and sees a piece of string with a paper clip tied to the end of it, coming from the apartment upstairs. Rudeday has a brilliant idea, carefully painting a fish and attaching it to the paper clip, starting a window-fishing exchange with a little boy upstairs. The pair swap paper fishes back and forth every day. Rudeday is finally painting for fun but he wonders if he will ever meet his window-fishing friend!

  • The First Day of Peace by TODD SHUSTER and illustrated by TATIANA GARDELSeason after season, the mountain people and the valley people live their separate lives, using their own separate water sources, and strictly not sharing with each other. But when a flood comes and traps the valley people, a wise mountain girl sees their plight and says, “We need to help.” Maybe sharing is a good idea after all.

  • Good Things by MARYAH GREENE. Malcolm loves everything about his dad, "Pops", and looks up to him more than anyone. He especially admires the way Pops cares for his plants. Malcolm has dreamed of having plants that will grow as big and healthy as Pops', but it's turning out to be much harder than he thought. To keep him going, Pops reminds Malcolm that "Good things take time." But when Pops unexpectedly passes away, and his plants are left to Malcolm; Malcolm feels like there is too much responsibility on his shoulders and hurt in his heart.

*One book may be brought from home to be signed for every book purchased at the event.

Sunday, August 20 at 1PM EST at Our 17th St Store!

For all Books of Wonder events, we expect all participants to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, inclusive of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior, including engaging in any form of harassment, inappropriate language, or disruptive conduct, will, at our discretion, be immediately removed.