Book Beat, Berkley Schools, and the Berkley Area PTA Council are proud to present the 8th Annual Read in the Park on Sunday, March 1 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center (2325 Catalpa, Berkley, MI 48072. 11 1/2 Mile, East of Coolidge Rd). This year’s featured authors are: Matt Faulkner, Helen Frost, Rick Lieder, and Maripat Perkins. They will be signing as well as reading from their work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Matt Faulkner is the author/illustrator of A Taste of Colored Water, Independent Dames, The Monster Who Ate My Peas, and Gaijin, amongst many others. In addition, he is a contributing illustrator to such national periodicals as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He lives in Michigan with his wife and children.
Helen Frost is an Printz award-winning author/poet of books for both children and adults. Her work includes: Crossing Stones, Diamond Willow, Hidden, Keesha’s House, Step Gently Out (with Rick Lieder), and her latest collaboration with Rick Lieder, Sweep Up The Sun.
Painter and photographer Rick Lieder’s art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series and Newbery Award-winning books for children. His books include: Step Gently Out (with Helen Frost), which was a 2013 Notable Book by the American Library Association, as well as a Best Children’s Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews. His latest title, Sweep Up the Sun, is also a collaboration with Helen Frost.
Maripat Perkins is the first-time author of Rodeo Red (alongside 2014 Caldecott Honor illustrator Molly Idle), a delightful western story about a young girl and her faithful dog, who’s happy world is upturned by the arrival of a brand-new screaming baby brother! She lives is Michigan with her family.
Our mission for Read in the Park is to foster a love of reading by connecting students with Authors & Illustrators through the books they create. We thank you for your continued support in making these opportunities possible. Books will be available for purchase at the event or in advance at Book Beat. For more information or to reserve copies, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. See you there!!