6th Annual Read in the Park, Sun. March 17th!

Book Beat is proud to participate in the 6th annual Read in the Park, taking place on Sunday, March 17th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center (2325 Catalpa, Berkley, MI 48072). This year we welcome three distinguished Michigan authors: Lisa Wheeler, Bryan Chick, and Ruth McNally Barshaw.  This event is free and open to the public! Books will be available for purchase at the event. Please call Book Beat for more information (248) 968-1190. This event is co-sponsored by the Berkley School District. Thank you for your continued support in making these events possible and we hope to see you there!

The mission of Read in the Park is to foster a love of reading by connecting with authors and illustrators through the books they create. Since March is National Reading Month, we celebrate by  inviting some of our favorite local authors to sign and discuss their respective work. Here is a brief overview of the authors and their books:

Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of dozens of children’s books including the popular Dino sports series (Dino-Baseball, Dino-Hockey, Dino-Soccer, etc.), Ugly Pie, One Dark Night, and her latest title, The Pet Project- Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses. She lives near Detroit, MI.

“Cleverly mixing suspense and humor, this well-crafted book . . . Will surprise, satisfy and spur repeat readings.”–Publishers Weekly on One Dark Night

Bryan Chick is the author of the Secret Zoo series (ages 8-12). Secret Zoo: Traps and Specters is the fourth and latest release in the series.

The Secret Zoo tells the ongoing story of Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, who live next door to the zoo. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it’s up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there’s much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?

“A fast-paced mix of mystery and fantasy…It promises to be the beginning of a popular series.” School Library Journal

Ruth McNally Barshaw is the author of the Ellie McDoodle series (ages 7 and up). Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player is the fourth and latest release in the series.

Ellie McDoodle is the new kid in school and nobody likes to read and draw as much as she does. The other kids tease her, and even the teachers can’t seem to get her name right. Join Ellie McDoodle as she takes pen in hand and chronicles the woes-and happy surprises-of being a new kid.

“Reminiscent of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid… Humorous and realistic.” —School Library Journal on Ellie McDoodle New Kid in School
Click on the link below for a pdf file of a poster for “Read in the Park” – thank you for downloading and posting!

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