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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


You now have a chance to hear a favorite story from some local authors and illustrators. They will be joining forces with Blue Marble Books to read at the store in celebration of Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Six authors and illustrators have signed up to read to kids and their families in our store. They will read from a favorite picture book, an excerpt from a novel, or poems from a collection. We are highlighting the local authors and illustrators who have volunteered to come in below, and we are also including a sample of their book titles.

Louise Borden – Baseball Is… [Margaret K. McElderry Books, $17.99 hc], Off to First Grade [Margaret K. McElderry Books, $17.99 hc], and His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg [HMH Books for Young Readers, $18.99 hc]

Michael L. Cooper - Fighting Fire: Ten of the Most Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them [Henry Holt, $19.99 hc], Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt [Viking Children’s Books, $16.99 hc], and Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution [National Geographic Society, $21.95 hc]

Sally Derby – Whoosh Went the Wind [Two Lions, $9.99 pb] and Kyle’s Island [Charlesbridge Publishing, $7.95 pb]

Barbara Libby – I Rode the Red Horse: Secretariat’s Belmont Race [Eclipse, $16.95 hc]
Connie Remlinger-Trounstine – Fingerprints on the Table: The Story of the White House Treaty Table [White House Historical Association, $16.95 hc]

Christina Wald – illustrator for Little Red Bat [Sylvan Dell Publishing, $8.95 pb], A Warm Winter Tail [Sylvan Dell Publishing, $9.95 pb], and A Cool Summer Tail [Sylvan Dell Publishing, $17.95 hc]
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, but this year, it's also being used as part of an Indies First campaign. Building upon Sherman Alexie's Indies First idea for Small Business Saturday, Kate DiCamillo and the American Booksellers Association have set up the Indies First Storytime Day initiative as a way to also recognize independent bookstores for their hard work. As DiCamillo said in her letter, "The point is to read aloud, to celebrate stories and to celebrate the indies who work so hard to put our stories in the hands of readers."

The store will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customers are welcome to come into the store to listen to the stories and stay as long as they like.


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