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Meet author and illustrator Peter Brown in our online library program

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Photo from http://www.peterbrownstudio.com

By Gwendolyn Haley

Here at the library, we have all been fans of author and illustrator Peter Brown for a while. He delights readers of all ages with his illustrations for stories like Creepy Pair of Underwear! and Creepy Carrots!, both written by Aaron Reynolds and favorites at our annual Slightly Spooky Storytime programs. 

His book My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) touches on the very real way that adults in authority—teachers, librarians, and so on—can seem scary to young children and also how getting to know someone in a different context makes them seem more, well, human! 

In The Wild Robot, middle-grade readers cheer for robot Roz as she learns to survive in the wild. In his newest book The Wild Robot Escapes, we follow Roz as she tries to survive civilization!

You can meet Peter Brown!

The Library is so excited to have him join us for two virtual author visits in August. He will discuss his books for children and middle-grade readers, share fun facts and illustrations, and talk about what it’s like to create books as his job.

Online Author Talk with Peter Brown
ONLINE
Thursday, August 6, 11am & 2pm | REGISTER

This program is for all ages. Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide an email address to receive login information.

If you’re not familiar with Peter Brown’s stories, I encourage you to check out and read these titles. You won’t be disappointed. You can place a hold on titles in our online catalog and pick them up curbside at your library. (Don’t forget to track your minutes of reading with Beanstack for our Online Summer Reading Challenge.)

Along with the books already mentioned, here’s a list of books written and illustrated by Peter Brown that you’ll find in our catalog:

You’ll also find this book that Peter Brown has illustrated: The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black.

Check out digital versions for some of Peter Brown titles on OverDrive.

I hope you are able to meet Peter Brown and learn more about his books in our online program. If so, I’ll see you online!

Gwendolyn Haley

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