The biggest movie of 1985 is now the wildest and wackiest picture book of 2018! Even 30 years after its theatrical debut, BACK TO THE FUTURE is a perennial favorite in classrooms and family movie nights across the country. This picture book by Kim Smith captures all the classic moments of the film. We'll follow teenage Marty McFly as he travels from 1985 to 1955, meets his parents (as teenagers), and teaches his father how to stand up to bullies. Complete with a time-traveling DeLorean, a crazy mad scientist companion, and a lightning-fueled finale!
Kim Smith is an illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. She has illustrated several children’s books including Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure (Sterling, 2015) Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2015). Her recent books include The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Quirk Books, 2017). Kim lives in Calgary with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit Kim online at kimillustration.com.
If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Back to the Future , please purchase the "Signed" version below.
Kim Smith is one of forty featured authors or illustrators appearing across the country during the 99th anniversary Children’s Book Week, which runs from April 30th to May 6th.
Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national celebration of books for young the joy of reading, with 800 schools, libraries, and bookstores hosting events from activity hours to reading hours from coast to coast in all 50 states.
Attendees will receive a free 2018 Children’s Book Week activity poster designed by Jillian Tamaki (while supplies last), as well as have access online at Every Child a Reader to original bookmarks created by five of today’s most innovative children’s book illustrators and an original middle-grade “One World, Many Stories” comic book.
Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, Reading Without Walls, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, and new to them this year, Get Caught Reading.