Fall is in the air! Come join us for a special fall-themed storytime with Carolyn Cory Scoppettone, author, and Priscilla Alpaugh, illustrator of Hold This! They will be reading, answering questions and signing books and we'll provide a special fall-themed craft.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A girl and her father go for a walk, experiencing all the sights, sounds, smells, and feels of the woods. As Mika asks her father to hold each and every one of her found treasures, he, in turn, urges her to be a big girl and only carry what she is able to. With every step and stumble, Mika finds both the wonders and treasures of nature, and the ability to pick herself up after a fall. But the true discovery for both daughter and parent comes at the end, when they both realize a true treasure is a hand to hold.
Priscilla Alpaugh earned her BFA in Painting and Illustration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and studied for her MFA in Illustration at Syracuse University. Priscilla creates illustrations for the children's market. She also has been known to paint murals and traffic control boxes, design logos and bookplates, and make digital animations. She works primarily in traditional mediums such as pencil, colored pencil, ink, and watercolor, but will use digital methods as well.
After working as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles, Carolyn Cory Scoppettone moved to small town New England to raise her children. In addition to picture books, Carolyn writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and middle grade novels. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband Greg (a television director), their daughters, Sophia, Anna, and Nadia, plus two cats, one dog, and a puppy.