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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Larry Day: BIM, BAM, BOP...AND OONA

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Dragonfly Books

Children and adults of all ages are invited to join us for a special event with children's author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrator Larry Day as they share their new picture book Bim, Bam, Bop...and Oona on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 AM at Dragonfly Books. A tale about being true to yourself, building confidence, and finding friendship, Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona (UMN Press) is sure to bring smiles to readers and listeners of all ages.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has published twenty-one books for children. Her picture book biography of a self-taught scientist, Snowflake Bentley, won the 1999 Caldecott medal. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Re-mix (cowritten with June Jo Lee) was a Sibert Honor book in 2018. Creekfinding: A True Story, published by the University of Minnesota Press, was one of the New York Public Library's 100 Best Books of 2017; it was the Green Earth Award winner in 2018 and a Riverby Award winner.

Larry Day is the award-winning illustrator of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Lion, Lion, one of NPR's Best Books, and Not Afraid of Dogs, winner of the Golden Kite Award. George Did It! received the Monarch Award, and Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak won seven state awards, including the Carol Otis Hurst Prize. The Society of Illustrators has awarded Day three gold medals (so far).

More information to come.

Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona Cover Image
ISBN: 9781517903954
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - January 4th, 2019

An irresistible read-aloud picture book, in which a little odd-duck-out discovers her unique strengths

When these ducks go to the pond, it is Bim, Bam, Bop . . . and Oona, always last. They’re all ducks, but Bim, Bam, and Bop are runners, and Oona’s a waddler. “Last is a blot on my life,” she says to her frog friend, Roy.

Creekfinding: A True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816698028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 7th, 2017

Once upon a time a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after it was buried under fields of corn.

Snowflake Bentley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547248295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2009

"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal.

Lion, Lion Cover Image
By Miriam Busch, Larry Day (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062271044
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 30th, 2014

For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals!

A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch.

And so our story begins. But look closely. . . . In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems!

Children will delight in this classic picture book with a mischievous twist.

George Did It Cover Image
By Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, Larry Day (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142408957
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Puffin Books - December 27th, 2007

Everyone wanted George Washington to be the president. He was responsible, led the army in a fight against the British, and helped write the Constitution. But being the president is a very important job, and George was too nervous. So, to everyone’s surprise, he said no!