Tandem presentation, discussion, conversation & signing for "How to Be an Elephant" by Katherine Roy and "Grand Canyon" by Jason Chin. The authors will talk about research, sources, science and process.
A Bear Pond Books Educator Series event. Are you an educator looking for engaging non fiction for the classroom? These non fiction picture books work well for multiple elementary grades!
Free and open to the public.
Katherine Roy's How to be an Elephant named one the "Great Nonfiction Picture Books Perfect for Getting Kids Ready to Start the School Year" on Huffington Post.
Watch a short video of Katherine with a young elephant at Sheldrick Ithumba Camp in Tsavo National Park :
Five Starred Reviews of Chin's Grand Canyon: Read it here.
Publishers Weekly Q&A w/Jason Chin: Read it here.
Two intrepid librarians review Chin's Grand Canyon as one of the best nonfiction books for children on The Nonfiction Detectives.
About the authors
Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands and How to be an Elephant: Growing up in the African Wild. She is also the illustrator for the Expeditioners series by S. S. Taylor and of Buried Beneath Us by Anthony Aveni. She loves science, history, and big adventures, and is endlessly fascinated by the way things live. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives with her husband and young son in Oregon, where she's still learning how to be a human. You can visit her website at katherineroy.com to learn more about her work, her research, and African elephants.
Jason Chin combines imaginative storytelling with intriguing science to create books that both enchant and educate. He is the author of the award-winning books Redwoods; Island: A Story of the Galápagos (winner of the 2013 Gryphon Award), and Gravity (a Gryphon Honor book). Water is Water, written by Miranda Paul, is a 2016 ALA Notable Book. His latest book, Grand Canyon, has garnered five starred reviews with School Library Journal calling it a “A breathtaking walk through multiple habitats and deep time.” Jason was raised in New Hampshire, studied illustration at Syracuse University, and now lives with his family in Vermont.