North Carolina is full of talent, and two of its brightest lights in children's books are on hand today. Kelly Starling Lyons (left) returns on Saturday, September 30, at 2 pm for the debut of her new series, Jada Jones. Kelly inaugurates the series with the first two books: Jada Jones: Rock Star and Jada Jones: Class Act. Of course, there will be a launch party to celebrate. Jada is brought to life visually by renowned NC illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton (right), who also joins us. From the author of Ellen's Broom, Tea Cakes for Tosh, and more and the illustrator of Early Sunday Morning, One Love, and others, it's the start of an engaging new protagonist in chapter books for ages 6+.
Join us for kids' activities, fun and refreshments at the launch of this series. May Jada have many adventures.
Signing Line Ticket event: Receive a ticket for the after-program signing line with the QRB purchase of either Jada Jones book. The earlier the book is purchased, the earlier the position in the signing line.
Can’t make it? To request a signed or personalized copy, call 919-828-1588 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (at least 48 hours in advance for email) to check availability.
Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy rooting for Jada Jones as she runs for student council in this easy-to-read chapter book.
A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of ReconstructionEllen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife.
A young boy helps his beloved grandmother remember an important family story
A poignant story celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
It's 1862 and the Civil War has turned out to be a long, deadly conflict. Hope's father can t stand the waiting a minute longer and decides to join the Union army to fight for freedom.
It's a hip-hopping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, finger-snapping good time when the dinosaurs go out on the dance floor One by one (and all the way up to ten), the dinosaurs get their groove on in this delightful counting book With bright and colorful illustrations and fun, rhythmic text, young readers will be tapping their feet to the Jurassic beat.
Early Sunday Morning is the first offering from Denene Millner Books, the new children's line published under Agate's Bolden imprint in partnership with Denene Millner, the noted parenting authority, editor, and New York Times bestselling author.
Adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better.