IN PERSON AUTHOR EVENT: Josh Funk, Rajani LaRocca & Elly Swartz

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 10:30am

We are over the moon about hosting this incredible lineup of award winning children's authors!  It is like having a lit fest on our own front lawn!  Join Josh Funk, Rajani LaRocca, and Elly Swartz at River Bend Bookshop on Sunday, October 16th at 10:30 am for this very special event.

Reserve your signed and personalized copies in advance!


About the Authors

Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short & Sweet, and the forthcoming The Great Caper Caper), the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series (including How to Code a Sandcastle and How to Code a Rollercoaster), the It's Not a Fairy Tale series (including ​It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, It's Not Hansel and Gretel, It's Not Little Red Riding Hood, and the forthcoming It's Not the Three Little Pigs in the fall of 2022), the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library (including Lost in the Library and Where Is Our Library?), Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure, My Pet Feet, and coming soon: Dear Unicorn in the fall of 2023!

Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts.

Rajani LaRocca was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area, where she practices medicine and writes award-winning books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor winning middle grade novel in verse, Red, White, and Whole. She’s always been an omnivorous reader, and now she is an omnivorous writer of fiction and nonfiction, novels and picture books, prose and poetry. She finds inspiration in her family, her childhood, the natural world, math, science, and just about everywhere she looks. Learn more about Rajani and her books at www.RajaniLaRocca.com and TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. She also co-hosts the STEM Women in KidLit Podcast.

Elly Swartz is the acclaimed author of five middle grade novels. Swartz’s books reflect her commitment to raising awareness about mental health and have been referred to as “toolkit for kid’s hearts.” Her debut novel, Finding Perfect, was named one of the Best Children’s Books About Mental Health by the Child Mind Institute and her most recent book, Dear Student was named to Publishers Weekly 2022 Children’s Books for Mental Health Awareness. Swartz studied psychology at Boston University and received her JD at Georgetown University School of Law. She travels the country meeting with thousands of students each year to empower their own personal narrative. Swartz resides in Massachusetts. Connect with Elly at ellyswartz.com, on Twitter @ellyswartz or on Instagram @ellyswartzbooks. 

 

Event address: 
2217 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Books: 
Midsummer's Mayhem By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781499810646
Published: Yellow Jacket - May 4th, 2021

Red, White, and Whole: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math By Rajani Larocca, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781885008978
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 27th, 2020

Where Three Oceans Meet: A Picture Book By Rajani LaRocca, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419741296
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

Dear Student By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780593374122
Published: Delacorte Press - February 15th, 2022

Give and Take By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250618894
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Published: Square Fish - October 13th, 2020

Finding Perfect By Elly Swartz Cover Image
$11.99
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ISBN: 9781250294135
Published: Square Fish - October 15th, 2019

My Pet Feet By Josh Funk, Billy Yong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Billy Yong (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534486003
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Volume 1 By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454914044
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2015

The Case of the Stinky Stench: Volume 2 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #2) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454919605
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Union Square Kids - May 2nd, 2017

The Great Caper Caper: Volume 5 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454943631
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Published: Union Square Kids - November 15th, 2022

How to Code a Sandcastle By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780425291986
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Where Is Our Library?: A Story of Patience and Fortitude By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250241405
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 27th, 2020