As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, we are proud to support our local schools, teachers, and librarians by providing FREE events featuring authors and illustrators to encourage reading, inspire writing, and coordinate fun!
School events with authors are private events, but interested readers can order a signed and personalized book through Once Upon A Time. Please place your order at least 24 hours in advance of the event, unless otherwise noted.
If you would like your school to be considered for author or illustrator visits, please fill out the Google form here or the PDF here or contact Maureen at Events@onceupona.com.
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School Visit with Diane Lang
Private Off-Site Event
Naturalist and poet Diane Lang will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore along with some animal visitors!
About the book: There are so many wild and wonderful animals in the world--and all are connected. This fact-filled rhyming exploration of the diversity of the animal kingdom celebrates mammals, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and more!
About the author: Diane Lang lives in northern California, where she volunteers at wildlife centers in Walnut Creek and Hayward, and occasionally travels to one in Pasadena, talking with children and adults about our natural world. She especially likes to share the fascinating and wonderful aspects of some of our most overlooked wild neighbors--turkey vultures, snakes, spiders, and more. See some her nature favorites and a few of her poems at DianeLang.net.
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You'll get sucked into this mystery with a wry sense of humor just as curmudgeon Sheldon Horowitz does. As he reluctantly moves in with his granddaughter in Oslo, Norway, he becomes involved in protecting a young boy and in the process is changed. One of my favorites. - Nikki