Family Event: Multi-Author Book Signing

Tomorrow at The Sand’s Outlets in Bethlehem there will be a multi-author book signing from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come on out and support local authors from every genre. It’s family friendly and best of all you get to meet and greet the authors. This is one of the best ways to promote a love of literature with your child. The authors sign each copy and even pose for photographs. What a great back-to-school event to share with the teacher and the class. With a book purchase, you get a coupon booklet for discounts to the outlets and the Music Festival is there this weekend, too.

I’ll be there selling my middle-grade novel Chris Kringle’s Cops: The First Mission and promoting my picture book Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies due for release on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bookshop on August 20, 2017.

You never know what you’ll find, so don’t miss out. I hope to see you there tomorrow!

More Bedtime Stories With Mo Willems

If you enjoyed reading Knuffle Bunny with your child then you must read the hilarious sequel Knuffle Bunny, Too. In this installment, the Knuffle Bunny drama continues as Trixie takes her one-of-a-kind bunny to Pre-Kindergarten and discovers that her bunny isn’t so unique. A classmate named Sonja has a bunny that looks almost the same as Trixie’s.

The two little girls develop an instant rivalry, arguing over the pronunciation of Knuffle Bunny, until the teacher takes both bunnies away and returns them to the girls at the end of the school day. Of course there is a problem that ensues with the bunnies, but I won’t spoil the ending. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens.

After you’ve finished reading both books have a post-reading conversation about them with your child. Lay both books in front of you and discuss the elements that are the same and different about the books. For example, Trixie is on the front cover of both books, but in one she is a baby and in the other she’s a little older. Let your child explore the pages of each book and analyze what they see. You will be surprised at some of the insight they have.