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Kerry Madden Story Time

Kerry Madden returns to City Lights Bookstore to read her new children’s book, Ernestine’s Milky Way on Tuesday, April 16th at 4 p.m.  In Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in the 1940s, Ernestine, who is five years old and a big girl, carries fresh milk to needy neighbors through thickets, down paths, and over a barbed-wire fence, despite her fears.


Kerry Madden is the author of the Smoky Mountain Trilogy, which includes Gentle's Holler, Louisiana's Song, and Jessie's Mountain. Gentle's Holler was included on the Bank Street College Best Children's Books list. Her first novel, Offsides, was a New York Public Library Pick for the Teen Age. Up Close: Harper Lee made Booklist's Top Ten Biographies for Youth list. Her first picture book, Nothing Fancy About Kathryn and Charlie, was illustrated by her daughter, Lucy. Kerry directs the creative writing program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Ernestine's Milky Way Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 5th, 2019

Gail Diederich Story Time

Gail Diederich returns to City Lights Bookstore for a special story time on Saturday, October 20th at 11 a.m. The author of several children’s books, she will read her latest, I’ll Take Care of Violet. An African Violet family spanning 25 years provides the background for a gentle story told in the voice of Violet, the potted plant in the middle of three generations. To reserve copies of I’ll Take Care of Violet please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Special Storytime with Adam W. Jones

Adam W. Jones will read his new children’s book, Cecil and the Big Wave, during our weekly storytime on Saturday, October 7th at 11 a.m. Cecil the Littlest Ant may be small, but he's fed up with being bullied about it. The other kids at Aardvark Park tease him about his size,

what they don't see is his magnificent courage. Cecil knows that the bullies are wrong about him, and to prove it he focuses on a new goal: he will become a great surfer! With the help of his Uncle Juba, Cecil learns how to master even the biggest waves. Armed with his new skills and confidence, Cecil shows everyone that if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish great things--no matter your size.

Cecil and the Big Wave (Cecil the Littlest Ant) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780997211818
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Adam W. Jones - April 28th, 2017

Rosalind Bunn Storytime

Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters Three, Sophie May and the Shoe Untying Fairy, and The Butter Bean Lady. To reserve copies of her books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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