Join us on the bench in the kids’ section of Village Books for a number of storytimes led by local children’s authors and illustrators. Each author will read from their own books, as well as other favorite titles, for 20-30 minutes. Indies First Storytime Day is part of Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children's books and reading sponsored by The Children's Book Council. Inspired by Kate DiCamillo, author of the 2014 Newbery Award winner, Flora & Ulysses, The Illuminated Adventures and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2014–2015), Indies First Storytime is based on last year’s successful Indies First day of authors as guest booksellers. Check our website for a list of participating authors and times.
Andrea Gabriel, the illustrator of Why Do I Sing?, recently featured in the NY Times book review, will be reading from the book and leading story and mask-making activities for children. Andrea is the illustrator of seven picture books for children, and the author of one, My Favorite Bear. Wildlife portrayed in a way that is engaging to very young readers has been a hallmark of Andrea's work to date. Her next book, Little Gray's Great Migration, will be out in stores this September.
Andrea lives in Bellingham with her family of two- and four-legged critters. In addition to her work as an illustrator and studio artist, Andrea teaches at Bellingham Art, where she enjoys passing on her love of drawing to children in the community.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)