Hey, friends! This past Tuesday my newest book Lost in the Library was released!
It’s about Patience & Fortitude, the New York Public Library lion statues that faithfully guard the Fifth Avenue entrance … until one night when Patience goes missing – and Fortitude has to venture INTO the library (for the first time ever!) to find him.
And this weekend I’ll be celebrating the launch of the book AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY! How cool is that?! For the first time ever, I get to read one of my books *with* the illustrator! Yes, Stevie Lewis will be reading with me! And you’re invited!
There will be food, crafts, a band, and possibly REAL LIVE LIONS*! I hope to see you there – Sunday, 9/9 at 10am!
But if you can’t make it, that’s okay. You can still pick up the Lost in the Library at any retailer or library. And the folks at Macmillan have even made a *free* downloadable printable activity kit – so you can celebrate along from the comfort of your home!
*there will not be real live lions.
- Saturday, September 8th: Bronx KidsLIVE at The Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY, USA
- Sunday, September 9th: Lost in the Library Book Launch at The Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA
- Sunday, September 16th: Double Boston Book Launch with Melissa Stewart’s Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Two for You
1. The Remember Balloons written by Jessie Oliveros & illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte
2. Cute as an Axolotl written by Jess Keating & illustrated by David DeGrand
The fine folks at Sterling Publishing have outdone themselves once again and put together an awesome activity kit for The Case of the Stinky Stench! While the book isn’t out until May 2 … you can download the *Free* Printable Activity Kit RIGHT NOW (by clicking right HERE)!
Contents of the kit include:
- Word Search
- Coloring Activity
- Connect the Dots
- Rhyme Time
- … and of course, the all-important Answer Key
Don’t miss the activity kits (and other fun stuff) for all of my books on the “Stuff for Kids” section of my website here.
And of course, you can pre-order The Case of the Stinky Stench wherever books are sold – and if you do, let me know and I’ll send you some free swag (see here for more info).
- Saturday, 4/15 at 2-4pm: April Showers with 9 other Local Authors (M.P. Barker, Sarah Brannen, Joan Duris, Ruth Horowitz, Deborah Kops, Heather Lang, Cheryl Lawton Malone, Anna Staniszewski, Jean Taft) at An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café, 111 South Street, Plainville, MA, USA
- Saturday, 4/29 at 3pm: Stinky Stench Pre-Launch Storytime at the Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, USA
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
1. Cy Makes a Friend written by Anne Marie Stephens & Tracy Subisak
2. Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports written by Phil Bildner & illustrated by Brett Helquist
Sterling Publishing has put together a fantastic, full-color, 12-page Activity Kit for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and it’s absolutely free! You can download it from my website www.joshfunkbooks.com right now in PDF form and print it out yourself! No waiting (depending on your internet speed).
And to make things even easier, I’ve linked it right to this post.
Download High Resolution Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Activity Kit
Download Low Resolution Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Activity Kit
I won’t waste any more of your time while you could be coloring, searching for words, connecting dots, solving mazes, finding rhymes, and more!
And don’t forget:
Available online and in bookstores nationwide on September 1st!