Bookworm | Juana Medina and Greg Pizzoli


Please join us for the Bookworm 2022 discussion between Juana Medina and Greg Pizzoli!


Monday, January 31, 2022, 1:00pm CDT


This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

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About the Panel Authors:

Juana Medina, winner of the Pura Belpré Award for her middle-grade series, Juana and Lucas, has had her charming, sensitive artwork likened to that of illustrators such as Sempé and Jules Feiffer. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and a graduate of RISD, where she has also taught, Juana now lives in the Washington, DC, area, with her wife and twin sons.

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed (Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of This Story Is for YouThe 12 Days of ChristmasTempleton Gets His Wish, and Number One Sam. His nonfiction for children includes the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, and he has also illustrated picture books written by authors such as Mac Barnett, Kelly DiPucchio, Jennifer Adams, and Margaret Wise Brown. He lives in Philadelphia.

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International shipping is $35.

Event date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 1:00pm
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I Will!: A Book of Promises (An I WILL! Book) By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358555599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

From Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, I WILL! helps young readers to affirm how they will act with bold, colorful illustrations and simple text. This paper-over-board picture book is the first in Medina's I WILL! series.

I will be kind to others.

I will tell the truth, even if it’s hard.

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Baloney and Friends: Dream Big! (Baloney & Friends #3) By Greg Pizzoli Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316218559
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Ink - February 8th, 2022

In this easy-to-read graphic novel from an award-winning creator, join four funny animal friends on their wacky adventures—"A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics" (Booklist).

Baloney and friends are reaching for the stars—but not without some funny obstacles along the way!