Stories and Leftovers (and a great indie bookstore!)

The day after Thanksgiving, still full of turkey and stuffing and apple pie that wasn’t quite up to snuff (Mom wasn’t here this year), my daughter and I drove to Montpelier for an annual tradition at the fabulous Bear Pond Books.  The post-Thanksgiving “Stories and Leftovers” event is an opportunity for families to come and hear some relaxed read-alouds as well as do some holiday shopping.  I read my newest picture book, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW.

Then I got to relax and enjoy the other authors reading from their work. Leda Schubert read two of her new picture books, READING TO PEANUT and THE PRINCESS OF BORSCHT, which made me laugh out loud so much I had to take a copy home.

David Martin not only read his two newest picture books (LITTLE BUNNY AND THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE was so cute!)  but also played his guitar and sang. (There was something in this song about flapping your tongue, which is why this picture looks a little funny.)

Reeve Lindbergh read her warm, wonderful book, HOMER, THE LIBRARY CAT.

And Beth Kannell read from her new filled-with-secrets-and-puzzles book for middle grade readers, THE SECRET ROOM.

Thanks, Bear Pond Books, for a wonderful day-after-Thanksgiving!  If you weren’t at the event but would like to order signed books, we did leave a few behind for the later shoppers- just give Bear Pond a call at 802-229-0774.