BULLETIN: School Library Journal just published a review and classroom suggestions for A PLACE TO START A FAMILY. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/david.l.harrison.14/posts/10212437989244320
If you live in the Springfield area, I’d love to see you at my program this evening at 7:00 at The Library Center (4653 S. Campbell Ave., 417-882-0714). Adults and children are invited to the free presentation. Barnes & Noble will provide several of my titles to sell outside the door and I’ll also have a drawing and give away four books.
I’ll introduce three recent titles, discuss some of their back stories, read from each book, and respond to questions. Aspiring children’s writers are welcome to come and bring your questions. College students with an interest in children’s literature should find the event useful. Parents and grandparents, please come and feel welcome to bring the young folks in your family. Teachers and librarians, I’ll suggest ways in which these books can be helpful in your school and classrooms. I’ll try to provide something for everyone.
Couple of samples:
Horsefly Grade Card:
Doesn’t Play Well with Others
In my heart
I know of course
it isn’t nice
to bite a horse.
They’ve tried to teach me
but after school
as you can guess
I feel remorse
I must go out
and bite a horse.
–(c) 2018 David L. Harrison
from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS
How do you hide
Protect your chicks
How do you know
With grass and hair
Make it round
On the ground
We’re so glad
And make the forest
–(c) 2018 David L. Harrison
from A PLACE TO START A FAMILY
Hope to see you there!
Yesterday Sandy and I had a good time on Larry Freund’s show along with co-host David Eslick.
Our thanks to Larry for inviting us. Sandy fielded questions about her years as a high school counselor and how much she enjoyed working with students, teachers, and parents. She also responded to questions about our gift store, Gamble’s Gifts, and talked about our most important lines, including Waterford Crystal, Lladro, Vietri, Thymes, and gurgle pots, as well as the hard work of going to markets year after year to seek new trends and products to keep customers coming back. She doesn’t know how many markets she has attended but in the thirty-three years we’ve owned the store she estimates the number at over seventy markets in Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, and Las Vegas.
One point Sandy made was that the store is open even though the entire shopping center is under dramatic renovation and gives the appearance that no one could possibly be conducting business under such circumstances. Here’s what we’re dealing with these days, and will be for another several months.
During my parts, I mostly talked about books and literacy and my new releases. I even had a chance to read a poem from A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and two from CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.
Again, our thanks to Larry and David.
Off to sign books today at Sundog Books, Seaside, Florida. The store is a popular landmark in this area. There isn’t enough space to sign inside so I’ll be given a chair and table on the front porch. You can’t hope for a more picturesque location. Crowds of people stroll up and down the sidewalk, many headed to the restaurant next door called Great Southern, another destination spot.
Today’s forecast calls for rain. I hope it doesn’t put a damper on my front porch perch and keep would be customers cooped up in their condos. Cross your fingers for me.
Starting at noon this Saturday I’ll sign A PLACE TO START A FAMILY at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida. Come see me if you’re in the neighborhood.
This is from their website calendar: Children’s Author David Harrrison Signs A Place to Start a Family. We are happy to report that store favorite David Harrison returns to our store Saturday March 10, beginning at noon! He’ll be signing his lovely new picture book, A Place to Start a Family.
Here’s the link for additional information:http://www.sundogbooks.com/event