We are thrilled to host these talented authors as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day here at Branches Books & Gifts! Join us Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am as we welcome Gayle Taylor Davis, author of Wild and Curious Atticus James at the Gnu Petting Zoo, Kathleen Gorman, author of Twisty Green Monster and Karen Moore, author of Pen the Tale, Oogie and A Story for CleoCatra. Please call Branches Books & Gifts at (559) 641-2019 if you have any questions.
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Pen the Tale, Oogie
Illustrated by: Doug Hansen
The greatest storyteller in the forest is about to go into hibernation. What will the animals do without their nightly stories?
Author Karen Moore: is wife, mother, grandmother, and storyteller. She lives in the foothills of Central California, where she writes her tales and reads them to her dog, Shay.
Twisty Green Monster is about a boy named Timothy Thomas Taylor. He is taunted every day by his greatest fear...something so horrendous even his classmates go running in fear. Join him on his journey of self-discovery as he conquers the foes of his imagination. Wrapped in friendship and courage, it is a story for children of all ages.
Author Kathleen Gorman: After a couple of years in retirement from teaching, Kathleen felt she wasn't really ready to retire. She currently is a reading intervention teacher, providing the skill students need to become lifelong learners. This is only one of many hats she wears. Kathleen is also an Induction Mentor working with new teachers helping them clear their teaching credentials. She attended and graduated from CSUFresno and holds a Master's Degree in Reading and Language Arts.
Wild and Curious Atticus James at the Gnu Petting Zoo. Atticus James, curious and wild, discovers that school is, well—school. Finding the classroom much too tame, he delivers a daily dose of wild. Teacher, desperate to bring calm to the classroom, enlists the help of his parents. Together they find the best solution—a trip to the Gnu Petting Zoo. Once there, Atticus James discovers the animals are not quite as wild as he thought, and we’re more alike than we’re not. He petitions his teacher for a much wilder place to be. Does she deliver? You bet! Audience: Juvenile (Child 0-12)
Author Gayle Taylor Davis taught in the Clovis Unified School District where she was twice selected Teacher of the Year. Lyn Meredith is a self-taught artist. She lives with her family on a ranch in California.