Special Story Time with Shanda Trent, Melanie Zwegers and a Visit from The Library Mouse
Nicola's Books is an official Children's Book Week store and we have put together a great Special Story Time for you. We will have local picture book authors Shanda Trent and Melanie Zwegers coming who will read their books and as a special treat The Library Mouse will also stop by for a visit! So bring you youngsters and have some fun.
Melanie M Zwegers is a writer and illustrator of children's literature. She is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated with honors and two degrees from the University of Michigan.
She now lives and works in Northville, Michigan with the support and encouragement of her wonderful husband, family, and friends.
Shanda has worked with young children for 30 years. She has read thousands of picture books--to her own daughters, to small groups of toddlers and preschoolers, and classrooms of elementary children. She knows what kids love, and what brings them back to a beloved book again and again. Her first book was ‘Farmer’s Market Day’ and her newest is ‘Giddy-Up Buckaroo’.
The Library Mouse Costume Character:
Every child can be a writer—and Library Mouse shows them how! Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall behind the children’s reference books, and he thought that life was very good indeed; for Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself! Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night…until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do? The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.