Start: 10:30 am
Highlands Ranch: In honor of Children’s Book Week (and Indies First Storytime Day), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators joins us in presenting a picture book writers’ and illustrators’ group reading. Our guest authors include Jean Reidy, author of All Through My Town and Time Out for Monsters!; Todd Tuell, author of Ninja Ninja Never Stop; Libby Martinez, author of I Pledge Allegiance; and Nicole Weaver, author of My Brother is My Best Friend, A Trilingual Story. Guests at this event can enter to win some great prizes!
Start: 1:00 pm
Highlands Ranch: We’re celebrating Stephen Pastis’s wonderful Timmy Failure books Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done ($14.99 Candlewick) and Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made ($14.99 Candlewick) with a visit by Timmy’s impressively lazy business partner and friend Total the Polar Bear. Families are invited to bring a camera and have photos taken with a five-foot-tall inflatable Total, enjoy “totally fun” activities and crafts, and enter to win prizes!
Start: 2:00 pm
Historic LoDo: At the age of twenty-two, Michael Leach’s dream of becoming a Yellowstone park ranger came true. It wasn’t long before he’d earned the nickname “Rev” for his powerful Yellowstone “sermons.” Leach will discuss and sign his new book Grizzlies on My Mind: Essays in Adventure, Love and Heartache from Yellowstone Country ($18.99 Graphic Arts), in which he shares his love for Yellowstone—its landscapes and wildlife, especially its iconic bison and grizzlies—and tells tales that will delight anyone interested in the national park system, wildlife and wild landscapes, rivers and adventure. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Leach’s website