I’ve always loved Earth Day, but it is especially meaningful to me now that I have my two Earth themed picture books. It’s always a tough choice deciding where to spend my Earth Day weekend; it’s great how many events there are to celebrate our planet! Last year, I loved my day at the Greenburgh Nature Center, doing 2 readings of what was then my only picture book: No Place Like Earth.
This year, I’m thrilled to be participating in Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council’s day of events on Saturday. You can check out their website or Facebook page for more info, but they have a full day of activities planned, starting with 8 a.m. birdwatching and 9 a.m. park clean ups, and ending with an 8 p.m. lights out (candlelight) dining event at participating restaurants in Tarrytown. I’ll be doing a fun, interactive reading of my 2 picture books at the NU Toy Store at 1:30, and Pierson Park around 4:00. More info here.
Sunday will be a quieter day for me at Barnes and Noble in Eastchester. I am participating in a local author’s book fair that goes from 12:00-4:00. I’ll have some Earth Day giveaways for the kids, and all 4 of my books will be available for sale and signing. Teaching to the Child makes a great gift for upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day; Welcome to Motherhood a great gift for Mother’s Day, and of course, the 2 picture books for Earth Day (or for a teacher as an addition to their classroom.) I am happy to personalize the signatures to individuals, classes, or schools. Sunday is educator appreciation day at Barnes and Noble, so teachers save money! More info on this event here.
I have some work to do on my upcoming books, so this will likely be it for events for awhile. I may do a reading at a local farmer’s market or 2 this summer, but this may just be it until next April, so this is the time to come visit me in action!
I’ll end this post with a thank you to Debbie Manber Kupfer for her including No Place Like Earth in her A-Z April book blog earlier this week.
Wishing you all a happy Earth Day, and I hope to see many of you at the weekend’s events!