IN-PERSON: Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr & the Busload of Books

Join author/illustrator, husband/wife duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr as they launch their latest book, BEN YOKOYAMA AND THE COOKIE THIEF, and talk about the BUSLOAD OF BOOKS TOUR—a national effort to boost literacy in high-need communities across America.  

Robbi and Matthew and their four kids are spending the 2022-2023 school year living in a tiny home school bus, visiting Title I elementary schools in all 50 states, and handing out 25,000 free hardcover books to students and teachers from low-income communities. As they travel, they’ll be facilitating an unprecedented research project and inviting followers to join them for the ultimate virtual road trip.  

Come learn more about Robbi and Matthew’s books, the Tour, and their travels to date. To be followed by Q&A, book signing, and bus tours!  

ABOUT THE BOOK:  
BEN YOKOYAMA AND THE COOKIE THIEF  

Justice has never tasted so sweet when a school bully gets his just desserts. A hilarious new Cookie Chronicles adventure that fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dog Man will gobble up with gusto. 

When Ben's fortune cookie tells him that the best things in life are free, he believes he can get anything he wants without paying for it—as long as it's the best. But Ben’s dreams of free cookies and fancy scooters are quickly dashed when schoolyard bully Flegg McEggars steals his fortune.  

Ben will stop at nothing to get his fortune back, but bringing the thief to justice will be no easy feat. First, he has to lawyer up, gather witnesses, and present his case to the fifth graders in Kid Court. Along the way, Ben learns that crime comes in many forms and the real villains are not always the people we first suspect. 

From the husband-and-wife, author-and-illustrator duo that brought you Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom comes a tale of truth, justice, and the pursuit of cookies. 

ABOUT ROBBI AND MATTHEW:
Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Cookie Chronicles series, The Real McCoys trilogy, and the picture books Sunrise Summer, Babies Ruin Everything, and Everywhere, Wonder. When not advocating for local schools, giving talks on creative entrepreneurship, or running a summer salmon fishing operation on the Alaskan tundra, they live in an old barn on the Eastern Shore of Maryland—making books and raising their four kids.  

ABOUT THE BUSLOAD OF BOOKS TOUR:
The Busload of Books Tour is a yearlong project by author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr to promote literacy and raise awareness of the challenges facing our nation’s public schools. www.busloadofbooks.com 

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Books: 
Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie Thief (Cookie Chronicles #4) By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593432969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom (Cookie Chronicles #1) By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593126837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - June 28th, 2022

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting (Cookie Chronicles #2) By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593126868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - June 28th, 2022

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection (Cookie Chronicles #3) By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593302774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2021