Two weeks ago, I revealed the musical book trailer for Mission Defrostable, the 3rd Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast adventure!
And last week via my newsletter, I announced a …
Massive Preorder Giveaway
- One Grand Prize Winner will receive signed copies of all NINE of my Books!
- 10 Lucky First Prize Winners will get swag packs from all three books in the series!
- EVERYONE who enters will get exclusive signed memorabilia!
How do I enter? (easy as 1-2-3)
- Pre-order MISSION DEFROSTABLE.
- Snap a picture of your receipt.
- Email the picture (and your snail mail address) to:
joshfunkbooks+giveaway [at] gmail [dot] com
*** Bonus: Your entry counts double if you pre-order from
an independent or brick-and-mortar bookstore ***
Wait, what’s the book about?
From the publisher: 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 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? Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next chilling adventure!
Are you heading to ALA’s Annual Summer Conference in New Orleans this week? So am I! Here’s where I’ll be – come and say hello!
- Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00-10:00am: How to Code a Sandcastle Signing at Penguin Booth #2410, American Library Association Annual Summer Conference, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
- Saturday, June 23rd from 11:30am-12:30pm: Albie Newton Signing at Sterling Booth #3536, American Library Association Annual Summer Conference, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
- Saturday, June 23rd at 3:00pm: Picture Book Storytime *with Camille Andros, Lita Judge, Baptiste Paul, and Miranda Paul* at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA, USA
Three for You
1. Adventures to School: Real Life Journeys of Students from Around the World written by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul & illustrated by Isabel Muñoz.
2. Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished written by Camille Andros & illustrated by Brianne Farley
3. Hoot and Peep written and illustrated by Lita Judge
Next week I’ll be attending the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. I’m really excited about taking part in several panels with some amazing book creators and educators.
Are you attending? If so, definitely stop by and say hi! Here’s my schedule:
In other AMAZING news, The Case of the Stinky Stench made it to the Semifinal Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Picture Book of 2017!
If you voted in the first round, thank you! If not, everyone gets to vote again in the Semifinal Round! So go vote now!
- Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19: NCTE Annual Convention, America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO, USA
- Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm: Family Literacy Month Storytime at Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 9 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope Street in Mansfield, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 9 from 12:30-4:30pm: The Writers’ Loft Annual Holiday Bazaar at An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street, Plainville, MA, USA
Two for You
1. Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Daniel Jennewein
2. Caring for Your Lion written by Tammi Sauer & illustrated by Troy Cummings
On Saturday, I’ll be attending the annual ILA Convention in Boston. What is ILA, you ask? According to their website:
The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated.
Why am I going? The ILA Convention is a great place for publishers to share their upcoming titles with educators from around the world. I’m scheduled for a couple hours of signings, but when looking over the list of other authors … it kind of blew my mind.
From 11am-12pm I’ll be signing Dear Dragon at the Penguin booth #306. Here are the other Penguin authors signing over the weekend:
From 1-2pm I’ll be signing Pirasaurs! at the Scholastic booth #2107. Here are the other Scholastic authors signing over the weekend:
Starstruck? Me, too. But I’m really looking forward to meeting educators and other book people. After all, that’s really why I’m going.
- Saturday, 7/9: International Literacy Association (ILA) Convention (Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA)
- Monday, 7/11 – Tuesday, 7/12: nErDcampMI (Parma, MI, USA)
- Saturday, 7/23 at 1pm: Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD, USA
- Sunday, 7/24 at 11am: The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, USA
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
1. Ghost in the House written by Ammi-Joan Paquette & illustrated by Adam Record
2. Surf’s Up written by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Daniel Miyares
As you probably know, I’m a strong supporter of my local independent book stores – and I’m lucky to have so many near me in New England. But I also know that for many others, the only brick and mortar book store option is Barnes & Noble. And today I have some great news!
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast has been selected as the first national storytime read of 2016 at all U.S. Barnes & Noble locations!
On Saturday, January 2, 2016 at YOUR local Barnes & Noble, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast will be featured with activity kits and more (probably at 11am). I’m very thankful that Barnes & Noble has chosen to highlight Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast to start the new year!
So on January 2nd, I recommend a hearty brunch, followed by a trip to the book store at 11am! And while you’re there, be sure to check out …
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
1. I Don’t Like Koala written by Sean Ferrell and illustrated by Charles Santoso
2. I Love You Already! written by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies