"At a time when many people are in need, two area booksellers have teamed up with other organizations to propose a unique idea: match families receiving free farm produce with children’s books." Read more here.
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About the Book
For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets
to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and
etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook
to becoming a person whom everyone will like being around more.
Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills — all illustrated in an
irresistible graphic novel–style — this book shows kids just how easy it
is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable —
and they’ll like themselves better, too! They’ll learn how to deal with
dirty rooms, care for pets and cactuses, stick up for somebody, and
fold a T-shirt. They’ll even get a crash course on using the kitchen
(including how to turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner) and a
boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shoveling, and
fixing something loose has never been easier). This handbook to
becoming beyond helpful promises that every kid can be a valued and valuable member of the grown-up world.
About the Author
Catherine Newman is the author of Waiting for Birdy, Catastrophic Happiness, and One Mixed-Up Night, and the coauthor of Stitch Camp. She is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award–winning kids’ cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman has contributed to publications including the New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her at catherinenewmanwriter.com.
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This event is free and open to the public! Please join us on Zoom here.
Please submit your questions for the author before the event here.
Get Your Copy
Until the library reopens and you can check out a copy, feel free to purchase one at The Odyssey Bookshop!
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Ilan Stavans has invited the library to co-sponsor and participate in an awesome virtual Classics Book Group, meeting on May 14 and 21 at 8 pm EDT. It's a 2-part discussion. May's virtual book group discussion will explore Passing by Nella Larsen.