Bookworm | LeUyen Pham and Sam Wedelich

What:

Please join us for the Bookworm 2021 discussion between LeUyen Pham and Sam Wedelich, moderated by Christina Soontornvat!

When:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 1:30pm CDT

Where:

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

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of these authors books from our bookshop -- if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the authors for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come!

The panels will be uploaded to YouTube and will remain there for 2 weeks.  PLEASE NOTE:  Individuals are not allowed to record panels for future viewing.

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About the Panel Authors:

LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children's books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband. Visit her at LeUyenPham.com

Sam Wedelich is the creator of Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale and also a cartoonist, illustrator, and designer who has created visual displays for Anthropologie and Free People. She is hard at work painting, drawing, reading, knitting, sewing, biking, dancing, and seeking beauty while raising two kids with her husband in the Bronx, New York. You can visit her at samwedelich.com or follow her on Instagram at @samwedelich.

About the Panel Moderator:

Christina Soontornvat is the author of the middle grade novel A Wish in the Dark and The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe. She is passionate about STEAM learning, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This story was inspired by a trip with her young daughters to her favorite art museum in Fort Worth, Texas (which has excellent cheesecake). You can visit Christina online at Soontornvat.com.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Priority shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping is $35.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 1:30pm
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Outside, Inside Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.

Everybody who was outside . . .

. . . went inside.


Chicken Little: Real and Totally True Tale Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338359015
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

The perfect book about checking facts and not being a chicken when it comes to speaking the truth!

Who are you calling little?"In this clever spin on the classic tale... empathy ends up saving the day, and the moral (don't believe everything you hear; check the facts) is broadcast loud and clear." -- The Horn Book"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book...


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Simon at the Art Museum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

A little boy visits an art museum for the first time in this fun, sweet picture book about first experiences and seeing things from new perspectives.

Simon is having a great time at the museum with his parents. There are slippery, slidey floors! Pigeons flying around the reflecting pool! And cheesecake in the café! But they’re not really here for any of that.