My new book IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT by Dianne Ochiltree was released last Tuesday and I had the pleasure of sharing it for the first time with Fairfield Elementary, Keyser Elementary and attendees of Claire's Day. What a special few days of giving presentations, meeting students, and celebrating books together. It was an honor to be part of the events and enthusiasm surrounding Claire's Day—if you haven't heard of it, you can read more about it here. I have so much respect for the Rubini family—they have truly turned the tragedy of losing their young daughter into a positive force that now touches and uplifts the lives of so many.
Also, if you haven't been to the children's section of the Toledo Public Library, you are missing out! It's incredible—more like a children's museum—with original artwork from well-known children's book illustrators lining the walls. I'm excited to share that my piece below from TONS OF TRUCKS by Sue Fliess has been acquired for the collection, and will soon be on display in the main library for at least a year.
I have a few pre-Father's Day book events coming up that I wanted to share as well. Author Dianne Ochiltree and I will be doing a IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT talk/story time/craft at the Strongsville Branch Library on Tues., June 11 at 7pm. Registration here.
I will also be doing a story time and craft on Sat., June 15 at 11am at the Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson, Ohio. I'll be featuring my newest books IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT and I HAIKU YOU.
I'd love to see some familiar and new faces at my June events!