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Special Story Time & Craft with Ellie Peterson!

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Tue, 07/16/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
VIllage Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for an extra special Tuesday Story Time (and a craft!) with author Ellie Peterson!*

*This story time will be held in the Readings Gallery, rather than the kids' section!

Just like the characters in the book, we'll be getting ready to send letters! For our craft we'll be folding origami envelopes, designing and coloring our own "stamps", then writing sweet and friendly messages to put inside. Ellie will also have a free small container of kinetic sand and sand mold as a giveaway, while supplies last.

From author-illustrator Ellie Peterson comes a sweet and heartfelt picture book about summertime, sandcastles, and the key to a long-lasting friendship.

With gentle prose, Sandcastles are Forever explores the difficult feelings of loss and sadness that come when a friend moves away. Young readers will see that with the right tools―and a willingness to build again tomorrow―who's to say the things you love can't last forever?

Learn about the Pacific Northwest's most unique shellfish in A Geoduck Is Not a Duck, a hilarious account of mistaken identity. This fun and engaging graphic novel picture book mashup is full of more twists and turns than a rough day at sea and will have everyone laughing as a reporter slowly uncovers the truth about the geoduck.

Ellie Peterson is the author and illustrator of multiple picture books, including Washington State Award Winner HOW TO HUG A PUFFERFISH. Her work is inspired by 20 years as a classroom teacher and her experience growing up as a biracial army brat. You can find her making art in her backyard studio or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and her dog Daisy.


A Geoduck Is Not a Duck: A Story of a Unique Pacific Northwest Mollusk By Candy Wellins, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candy Wellins, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781632173973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - March 5th, 2024

Sandcastles Are Forever By Ellie Peterson, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ellie Peterson, Ellie Peterson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250845689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 14th, 2024