How to Connect Young Readers to Real Authors

Please join Annie Bloom's Books for this special event with local children’s book authors Dawn Prochovnic, Elizabeth Rusch, Hannah Holt, and Carmen Bernier-Grand.

Connecting personally with an author can spark a lifelong interest in reading, writing, the arts -- and even science. Prochovnic, Rusch, Holt, and Bernier-Grand will cover the many ways students can connect with authors including web-based resources, classroom-based resources, educational YouTube videos, and good old fashioned fan letters, and they’ll discuss tips for attracting authors to school and community events. Meet these four local authors, get signed copies of their latest books, and learn about a variety of educational and enrichment resources available to support teachers, librarians, and parents of young readers.

Dawn Prochovnic is the author of Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? and Where Does a Pirate Go Potty?.

When a cowgirl's got to go, she's got to go. As she walks through open pastures and deep canyons, she learns where the bison, hawk, coyote, and other animals go. But time's a-wasting, so where in the whole West can this cowgirl go potty? With great humor and playfulness, Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? will be sure to delight kids over and over again. In its companion book, a little pirate's got to go potty. He wanders around sandy beaches and dark caves, discovering where the sea lion, the pelican, and even the octopus go potty. But where in the seven seas can a pirate go? A hilarious adventure filled with playful anticipation and fun, Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? guarantees a good time and laughter.

Elizabeth Rusch is the author of Glacier on the Move and Mario and the Hole in the Sky.

In Glacier on the Move, meet Flo, a glacier, as she shows you what the life of a glacier is like in this picture book filled with fun facts, from what glaciers are and how they're formed to what creatures live there, and more. Mario and the Hole in the Sky is the true story of Mexican American Mario Molina, a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s.

Hannah Holt is the author of The Diamond and the Boy and A Father's Love.

Told in a unique dual-narrative format, The Diamond and the Boy follows the stories of both natural diamond creation and the life of H. Tracy Hall, the inventor of a revolutionary diamond-making machine. A Father's Love celebrates the love that fathers and children share in the animal kingdom, while also teaching young readers about colors. Perfect for new babies, new fathers, baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, and for kids who love their dads on any old day.

Carmen Bernier-Grand is the author of In The Shade of the Nispero Tree.

In this middle grade novel, nine-year-old Teresa's mother wants her to be part of the world of high society in their native Puerto Rico. When Tere attends a private school, she loses her best friend.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? Cover Image
By Dawn Babb Prochovnic, Jacob Souva (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781513262383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Margin Press - October 8th, 2019

Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? Cover Image
By Dawn Babb Prochovnic, Jacob Souva (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781513262406
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Margin Press - October 8th, 2019

Glacier on the Move Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Alice Brereton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781513262307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Margin Press - August 27th, 2019

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895811
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Charlesbridge - November 5th, 2019

The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall Cover Image
By Hannah Holt, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062659033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2nd, 2018

A Father's Love Cover Image
By Hannah Holt, Yee Von Chan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - April 9th, 2019