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Local Author Story Time

All books will be available for sale during the event.

Please register for this FREE event here.

Little Sally’s Big Light by Laura Ballentine Ferris

Meet sweet little Sally, who opens the eyes of her schoolmates to find the good in one another.

Laura Ballentine Ferris had a happy childhood growing up in Minnesota and New Jersey. She now lives in New York City with her wonderful husband and two darling children. Her firstborn is her daughter Sally, who in her own special way gave Laura the thought to write this book.

Hector's Heroic Day by Patrick Jones

Hector loved heroes—all kinds of heroes. The kind he saw on TV, in movies, and in comic books. Even the kind he saw in real life. One day, Hector decides he will be a hero, too! But what kind of hero is the best kind to be? Soon Hector finds out what being a hero is really all about.

Patrick Jones is a writer and actor in Cromwell, Connecticut. He has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a screenplay and on his next book. Hector’s Heroic Day is Patrick’s first book for children and the first in a series of books about Hector’s adventures. For more about the Hector series, visit . 

Fascinating Animals from A to Z by Kristie McCann

Fascinating Animals from A to Z is a children's picture book featuring the perfect mix of common and not so common animals. This book can be read two different ways. For small children or for a quick bedtime story, you can rhyme your way through the alphabet while admiring the strikingly beautiful animals. For older children, the book provides unique facts about each animal in a short, easy to read paragraph. Fascinating Animals from A to Z contains an Animal Index at the end of the book as well as Discussion Questions and a "Do You Recall?" page. Little ones and adults alike will delight in the vibrant, life-like illustrations and will soak up fun fact after fun fact!

Kristie L. McCann is a mom, lawyer, children’s book author and lover of quirky facts.  Fascinating Animals from A to Z is her first book.  Kristie lives with her husband, their beautiful daughter and their two goofy dogs in Barrington, Rhode Island. Her website is

Abbie's Way by Lauren Knowlton

This book is a tribute to my daughter, Abbie, and is narrated by her canine companion, North. Although physically disabled and non-verbal, Abbie had an adventuresome spirit and a winning personality. Together with family, friends and adaptive equipment, she was able to take part in both ordinary and extraordinary escapades. Read on to discover, as North did, the true meaning of companionship...




Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:30am EDT
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443