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Kelly Starling Lyons | 'Ty's Travels'

Celebrate the power of imagination!

Family time and imagination and play are highlighted in this fun story, perfect for sharing with children 3 to 6.

Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrator Nina Mata will join us for a reading and a simple art project and, as always with Kelly, a few fun surprises.

Ty wishes his family would play with him, but everyone is too busy before dinner-time. Luckily, Ty knows just what to do.

This is the first I Can Read series that features a Black family. Kelly Starling Lyons wanted to make something that in her words “embodied Black Boy Joy.” With simple, rhythmic text and joyful, bright art, this Guided Reading Level I and My First series is perfect for shared reading with a child.

"Both an excellent book for guided reading and a winning read-aloud." —Kirkus (starred review)

Kelly Starling Lyons is an award-winning author whose 17 titles for children span easy readers, picture books, chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, and series. For more than a decade, Lyons has been creating inspiring books that center Black heroes, celebrate family, friendship and heritage and show all children the storyteller they hold inside. Her acclaimed titles include Going Down Home with Daddy, Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice & Sing Inspired Generations, Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon, Tiara's Hat Parade and the Jada Jones chapter book series. Her new easy reader series with illustrator Nina MataTy's Travels, debuts September 1. The first book, All Aboard, earned a starred Kirkus review.

This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062951106
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Ty can’t wait to ride his brand-new scooter at the park. Other kids zip and zoom by like race cars, but all Ty can do is wobble! Ty wants to give up, but a new friend helps Ty give it another try.


Ty's Travels: All Aboard! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062951120
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

"Both an excellent book for guided reading and a winning read-aloud." —Kirkus (starred review)