Book Reading & Signing
This book is a redo of Carole's 1994 book "In the Children's Garden," which was illustrated by Lynn Pauley. The book was sadly ahead of its time with its focus on urban gardening, and it went out of print, BUT it's back and better than ever!
This update centers the text and illustrations on the inspiration for the story: The Children's Garden created by Seattle Tilth at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Pierr, Carole, and Tegan (our children's book buyer was the editor) took field trips to the garden together to scout and photography for inspiration.
Join QABC for pudding "dirt" cup snacks: chocolate pudding cups topped with Oreo crumbles and gummy worms, flower cookies, clementines, lemonade, and Arts and Crafts!
We will kick off our event inside with a quick book signing
and finish off in our back patio!
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Carole Lexa Schaefer is an award winning children's book author. She has more than 25 books published with others contracted for publication.
As an educator, as well as an author, Carole is comfortable and experienced in giving presentations of her books and related topics to both children and adults. In addition to many classroom visits, she has presented to the American Library Association, the Association of American English Teachers, the Conference of Whole Language Teachers, and the International Reading Association.
Pierr Morgan is a painter who has illustrated 23 children's books.
She grew up in Seattle with five brothers and sisters working puzzles, mastering circles on an Etch-A-Sketch, designing paper dolls, coloring with a 64 Crayola set, and writing poetry in a lockable diary. In the sixth grade, when Mrs. Fountain read Where The Wild Things Are, Pierr chose her career.
For the next twenty-five years she took art, writing, and storytelling classes in high school and at the University of Washington, until finally studying illustration and painting at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Her whimsical gouache paintings, oil still lifes, and abstracted landscapes hang in homes around the country, and thousands of children all over the world enjoy her picture book illustrations.