Chris Barton

What:  Chris Barton will discuss and sign his newest picture books for children.

When: Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 pm

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Chris Barton for book personalization, please purchase one of his books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

About the Author:

Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18). His new books in 2017 include Book or Bell? and Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. He visits schools by the score and also loves speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and his fellow writers. Chris and his wife, novelist Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girls, How Not to Be Popular), live in Austin, Texas, with their family. For more information about Chris, please visit www.chrisbarton.info.

A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of the book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.

To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion Cover Image
By Victo Ngai (Illustrator), Chris Barton
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512410143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Millbrook Press - September 1st, 2017

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580892971
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - May 3rd, 2016

A cool idea with a big splash

You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.