Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough was a Junior Library Guild selection. The only YA biography of the founding father, it covers his life from his ignoble birth to his tragic end, and is the perfect read for fans and people who want to understand more about the issues and personalities of the Revolutionary Era.
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Dori Hillestad Butler is thrilled to announce that her King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats was awarded a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award.
Also, the fourth book in the series, King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth is now available. Kirkus says, “Each page includes illustrations that are often humorous and highlight the affection between King and Kayla… This funny, endearing addition to the series will delight early readers, especially dog lovers.”
Dori will be launching King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth at Brick and Mortar book store in Redmond at 7:00pm, Friday, March 2. March 2 is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Seems appropriate given the Geisel honor award for the first book in the series, but the launch was planned before the award was announced. Dori will also be launching her 7th Buddy Files book, The Case of the P-O-U-N-D Pet, which was illustrated by OAV member, Dana Sullivan. If you’re in the area, please stop by Brick & Mortar on March 2 and help Dori celebrate!
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Sunday, February 11, was Dana Sullivan’s birthday and launchday for his latest picture book, My Red Velvet Cape!
SeattleOpolis’s newest bookstore, Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond, WA, hosted the launch and the place was packed!
Dana enlisted the help of his award-winning Red Velvet Cape Players to act out the book, followed by a kids-only trivia contest (brilliant kids!), a drawing demo, and some tough questions by the audience (Q: “What do you do about mistakes in your art?” A: “Celebrate them!”). There were Super Selfies with Mateo and Alonzo and yes, there was Red Velvet CAKE! Dana wants to make it clear that although his name is on the cover, a book is truly a team effort, with family, critique groups, agents, editors, publishing teams, friends, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and cake bakers ALL contributing to make it SUPER!!! A Red Velvet Thank You to all of you!