Virtual Author Visit with Grace Lin and Kate Messner: Once Upon a Book
Artists & Authors
Purchase Once Upon A Book online at The Carle Bookshop and receive a link to join the webinar on January 31.
Lin and Messner’s spectacular collaboration celebrates books and reading….A spellbinding ode to imagination and the transformative wonder of stories.— Kirkus, starred review
In this interactive virtual author visit for elementary school readers, Grace and Kate will share a sneak-preview read-aloud excerpt from Once Upon A Book, their new picture book that celebrates the transformative power of stories. They’ll also share the story behind their collaboration and invite young readers to use their own imaginations, writing in response to art. The session with wrap up with time for live Q&A with classrooms. ASL will be provided.
Zoom link for January 31 program (1 pm, Eastern time) provided upon online purchase of book from The Carle Bookshop. A recording will also be available for 2 weeks following the program date.
Grace Lin is an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, including her Newbery Honor Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, her Geisel Honor Ling & Ting, her National Book Finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver, and her Caldecott Honor A Big Mooncake for Little Star. In 2022, Grace was awarded the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from the American Library Association.
NY Times bestselling author Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Pond; novels that tackle real-world issues like Breakout; mysteries and thrillers like Capture the Flag; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series; and the popular Ranger in Time chapter book series. Kate’s books have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections.