Join us for an in-person event with National Book Award nominee Colleen AF Venable and illustrator Stephanie Yue! In this event, Colleen and Stephanie will launch the third installment in their KATIE THE CATSITTER middle grade graphic novel series, SECRETS AND SIDEKICKS. Fans of Raina Telgemeier will love this purr-fectly irresistible graphic novel series about friendship, heroes, and lots of cats. Following their discussion will be an audience Q & A and signing. Register for this free event below!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Calling all graphic novel fans! Get ready for sidekick training (and friendship drama!) with Katie the Catsitter in book 3 of the purr-fectly irresistible, bestselling middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats)!
“Readers will revel in the heroic antics.” --The New York Times
What’s better than BFFs? Super sidekick BFFs! Katie can’t wait to have Beth join her for sidekick training! Until . . . it turns out Beth might be a way better sidekick than Katie! And now Beth and Marie are hanging out all the time, Jess is acting super weird, and Katie still needs to tell her mom about being a sidekick. Oh yeah, and giant robots are attacking the city. So. That’s not great.
Can Katie and 217 super-unusual cats work together to save the city (and seventh grade)? Or is Katie about to be in super trouble? Bonus: includes instructions to make your own friendship bracelet!
ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Colleen AF (Ann Felicity) Venable is the author of many books for kids and was longlisted for a National Book Award for her YA graphic novel debut, Kiss Number 8. Colleen splits her time between Brooklyn, New York, and an old house in Western Massachusetts that she’s rebuilding with friends. When she’s not writing books, she can be found working at animal rescues, failing at imitating birdcalls, and getting very excited when she spots a frog.
Stephanie Yue is the illustrator of several picture books and chapter books in addition to Katie the Catsitter, and was the colorist for Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Steph travels the world by motorbike and spent the past year and a half converting a Sprinter van into a full-time mobile studio. She’s currently drawing the next Katie the Catsitter from all over North America, and eating and climbing all the things.