Blink!: Large eyes, small eyes, eyes that see 360-degrees, eyes that work together, eyes that swivel separately from each other, and eyes that see like telescopes.
Heartbeat: Flick-dash flick-dash! Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. From tiny meadow mice to tall giraffes to the octopus with three hearts, each animal's heart has its own beat, in tune with its body’s needs.
Dragonfly: We can fly straight up or down, backwards or forwards, stop and hover, make hairpin turns―at top speed or in slow motion. And we've been on Earth for around 300 million years.
The Tinaja Tonight: Dry. Dusty. Hot. Suddenly, the water comes; then so do the animals―javelina and jackrabbits, coyotes and mountain lions. They warily share the watering hole.
Doe Boyle is the author of Heartbeat, Blink!, and Hear the Wind Blow, plus eleven earlier picture books published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Wildlife Federation. The author of two travel guides to her home state of Connecticut, an editor of adult nonfiction, and a teaching artist, Doe often shares her love of reading and writing in arts-integrated residencies with schoolchildren. In Madison, she shares an ancient house close to the sea with her beloved family and a wee flock of speckled hens.
Aimée M. Bissonette earned her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her Law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. She has worked as an occupational therapist, teacher, lawyer, and small business owner. She is an active member of the SCBWI and lives in Minnesota.
Please consider purchasing a "ticket" to support RJ Julia Booksellers' virtual event series. A "choose your own price" ticket purchase of any amount greatly benefits our programming options.
Your support enables RJ Julia to continue providing engaging, informative, and entertaining events for readers of all ages.
We are so grateful for your continued support!