GLASTONBURY: Author Storytime with Gabriele Davis

Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 10:30am

Join us and author Gabriele Davis for an author storytime in West Hartford!

Gabriele will be reading her new picture book, Peaches, and will be signing books afterwards. Signed books are such a special addition to home libraries!


In Peaches, a hopeful multigenerational story of love and healing from author Gabriele Davis and illustrator Kim Holt, a girl holds her mother’s memory close while carrying on an important family tradition: making peach cobbler together.
Summer Sundays begin with picking.
Rosy-ripe peaches dipping low to the ground,
Sun-warmed and soft like Grandma’s lap.
Side by side with Daddy and Grandma, a young girl is determined to take part in her family’s tradition of baking the perfect peach cobbler—just like her mama used to. From picking fruit to stirring and mixing to kneading the dough, it’s a little bit messy. But with sure hands to guide the girl step-by-step—and her mother’s memory hanging sweet in the air—she has the recipe for making Mama proud.
This warmhearted and ultimately hopeful picture book shows that with a house full of love, everything can feel peach-perfect.


Gabriele Davis loves peach cobbler, just like her father before her. In summer, she favors the sweet, zingy taste of ginger peach cobbler. In winter, only soul-soothing, nutmeg-y peach cobbler will do. Gabriele lives, writes, and bakes in the northwest corner of Connecticut. She enjoys creating works that inspire children to laugh, love, and discover their inner strength. Peaches is her debut picture book. Kim Holt has had a passion for art and drawing from an early age and found great inspiration growing up directly across from the Brooklyn Museum. She strives to capture special moments of joy, a positive outlook, wonder, and even quiet struggles in her artwork. Whether young or old, she wants people to see themselves. Kim lives and makes art in the Washington, DC, metro area with her husband and two dogs, Sugar and Spice.

River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury is a wheelchair accessible space. The accessible entrance is at the back door. Wheelchair accessible parking is available in the parking lot at the back of the building. If you have specific questions about the space or questions about the event’s accessibility, please call us at (860) 430-6608

Event address: 
2400 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Peaches: A Picture Book By Gabriele Davis, Kim Holt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gabriele Davis, Kim Holt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419757372
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2024