Storytime Reading: Leslie Barnard Booth: A Stone Is a Story

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland children's author Leslie Barnard Booth for an in-store storytime reading from her debut picture book, A Stone Is a Story.

Signed and personalized copies are available! Please include personalization information (whose name you would like the book(s) personalized to) in your order notes at checkout.

About A Stone Is a Story:

Follow a stone’s journey through time as it faces ice, water, wind, and scorching heat in this beautiful nonfiction picture book that is Seeds Move! meets A Stone Sat Still. "Where do rocks come from?" The answer may be more incredible than you think! After all, a stone is not just a stone: a stone is a story. Embark on a journey across time to see how one stone can change and transform, from magma under Earth's crust to the sand swept up by a rushing river to the very heart of the tallest mountain. Watch what happens when rain, ice, and wind mold this rock into something new, something you might even hold in your hand—something full of endless possibility. Complete with additional information about geology and the rock cycle, this lyrical and captivating story invites readers to experience the wonder of the natural world around us, and to see—in every cliff, pebble, and stone—a window into Earth's deep past.

Leslie Barnard Booth is the author of A Stone Is a Story and One Day This Tree Will Fall. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest, attended Pomona College and later earned an MFA in creative writing and an MS in education from the University of Oregon. Leslie lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves exploring the natural world with her family. Visit her at

Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
A Stone Is a Story By Leslie Barnard Booth, Marc Martin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Barnard Booth, Marc Martin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534496941
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 3rd, 2023

One Day This Tree Will Fall By Leslie Barnard Booth, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534496965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 26th, 2024