DEBBIE'S "WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?" BOOK TOUR: A RECAP
(Last updated May 24, 2015)
Thanks to Simon & Schuster Children's, I went on book tour to help celebrate the launch of my first solo picture book, WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? Had soooo much fun! I've started posting a multi-part book tour report, including what I learned from a personal as well a professional perspective:
Part 1: Good Beginnings, Larry The Driver and His Teacher, Colin Firth and Other Perks
Part 2 (Illinois): Visiting Carol Stream Elementary, Science and Arts Academy, Avoca West and Anderson's Bookshop. Plus the awesomeness of Patricia Murphy.
Part 3 (Illinois): Peterson Elementary, River Woods, media escorts, questions from students.
Part 4 (North Carolina): Irving Park Elementary, New Garden Friends School, Scuppernong, and why I love talking with K-4 students.
Part 5 (New Jersey): Lincoln Elementary (& how they almost made me cry), Hillside Elementary, Taylor Swift, book jewelry, cupcakes and Books, Bytes & Beyond.
Part 6 (New Jersey): Allentown Public Library, Monmouth County Library, Learning Community Charter School and WORD Bookstore
Part 7 (New Jersey): Learning Community Charter School, WORD Bookstore and board gaming.
Part 8: Final wrap-up, what I learned, what I'd do differently, things I learned to have with me at all times.
Thanks so much to my S&S publicist Kelsey Dickson for helping me set up this tour, and to the participating bookstores: Anderson's Bookshop, Scuppernong Books, Books, Bytes & Beyond and WORD Bookstore, as well as Allentown Public Library and Monmouth County Library. I also did school visits throughout.
And thanks to Amy Jacobson of Simon & Schuster Canada for her help organizing my Toronto book launch at Another Story Bookshop.
MONDAY, MAY 4th, 2015 - Chicago, IL
Schools: Carol Stream Elementary, Science and Arts Academy, Avoca West Elementary
TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2015 - Naperville, IL
Schools: Peterson Elementary, River Woods Elementary
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015 - Greensboro, NC
Schools: New Garden Friends School, Irving Park Elementary
Schools: Lincoln Elementary, Hillside Elementary
4:15 pm - Allentown Public Library. 16 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501
7-7:45 pm - Monmouth County Library. 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726-3249.
FRIDAY MAY 8th, 2015 - Jersey City, NJ
Schools: Learning Community Charter School, TBA
SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 2015 - Jersey City, NJ