Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

We are no longer accepting web orders at this time.  We will be selling the remaining books at the church.  We will also take orders for bookplated books which can be picked up or shipped at a later date.


What: We are pleased to host Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager for a discussion of their new picture book, OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD. Blue Willow’s Valerie Koehler will facilitate the conversation which is expected to last about one hour.

When: Tuesday, May 17, 4:00 pm

Where: Where: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church: 11612 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024. This event will be held in the sanctuary, but plan to enter through the Fellowship Hall on the north end of the building.

  • Guests may arrive no earlier than 2:00 for check in and must be seated in the sanctuary by 3:45. No exceptions will be made, so please allow extra time for construction and traffic in the area.
  • Purses and bags will not be allowed in the sanctuary. We suggest you leave them at home. 
  • No personal camera or cellphone photos are allowed at the event.

Admission:  This is a ticketed event. Purchase a pre-signed copy of OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive your admission ticket, which will admit one person. Each book will have a signed bookplate placed within it. When you arrive, you will pick up a wristband which will allow you through security. After the event, you will return to the Fellowship Hall to pick up your books.

We recognize that some of you may have purchased a copy of OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD elsewhere or may not need a copy for each member of your family who is attending the event. Therefore, Blue Willow Bookshop will collect copies that you may wish to donate and will ensure that they are given to Texas schools or public libraries.


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
11612 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
Our Great Big Backyard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062468352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 10th, 2016

#1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager have created an exuberant picture book tribute to our national parks and the importance and fun of connecting with nature.