Posted by: ACFE Inc | October 20, 2011

Gene Barretta at Children’s Book World Monday!

One of the things I think every parent or educator knows is that in order to get your children excited about reading, you should start with books they want to read. One of our favorite authors at ACFE, Gene Barretta, provides us with plenty of books that fit this bill: not only are the illustrations lovely and engaging, but he manages to provide vocabulary instruction or history lessons in an approachable manner without losing any of the fun that makes a book one that a kid would actually want to read. Gene is an award-winning author and illustrator; his illustrations and animation have appeared on Sesame Street and Between the Lions, and he has also designed characters for The Jim Henson Company! In fact, you may have already encountered Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, which was included on the 2007 Mom-Tested Books of the Year in Parenting Magazine and named Top 20 Books of 2010 by LibraryThing.com, among other awards. Or maybe your son or daughter brought home Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, which won the 2007 Carolyn W. Field Award for “Best Book by a PA Author/Illustrator” and was featured on Martha Stewart’s Sirius radio program, or Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, featured on the 2010 Teacher’s Choice Booklist by the International Reader’s Association.

Gene’s latest book returns to the lines of Dear Deer. Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for June, and now you have a chance to not only buy the book but get it autographed too. Gene will be appearing at Children’s Book World in Haverford on Monday, October 24, at 6:30pm for their Picture Book Night. He will sharing about some of his school visits as well as talking about his books, including Zoola Palooza. It should be a fun night so get your kids to do their homework early and come out to say hello!

Monday, October 24th at 6:30 pm
The Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road, Haverford PA 19041
610 642 6274

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