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Virtual: Summer of Words & Pictures Read Aloud Book Tastings

Join us for this free virtual event

Welcome to our Summer of Words and Pictures Book Tastings!

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We want to share our love and joy of reading with everyone! Join us every Tuesday throughout the summer as we “taste” a new book by reading aloud the first chapter live via Zoom! New books will be read each week. We'll share new releases, different genres, different authors, and staff favorites. Participants will receive emailed activities to fully enhance the experience.

This program is recommended for families with children in grades K-2.  

We can’t wait to introduce you to your next favorite book!

This Week's Book:
Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler

 A jealous cat really, really, REALLY wants to drive away his young owner's new dog in this playful illustrated chapter book from a two-time Geisel Honor winner.

Simon has taken care of his owner, Andy, for many years. He's a good cat. Clean, responsible, and loyal. What more could a boy want? Even when Andy's dad moves out, Simon is certain that Andy doesn't need another pet. So why would Andy's dad adopt a DOG?! To make matters worse, the animal is a rude, rowdy troublemaker.

Simon's job is clear: the beast has got to go. He decides to write him a letter. Strongly worded, of course. But when the dog's response sets off an unexpected correspondence, Simon realizes the beast may be here to stay. Can he make room for another pet in Andy's life?

This funny and heartwarming collaboration between Geisel Honor and Edgar Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler and bestselling illustrator Kevan Atteberry is a tribute to the love of a good pet and the joy found in new friendship. With nine chapters and adorable full-color illustrations on every spread, the series is perfect for kids transitioning from picture books to chapter books.

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REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A LINK TO THE VIRTUAL MEETING.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:00am EDT
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Dear Beast Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780823444922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - April 28th, 2020

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