Saturday Virtual Book Launch and Storytime, With Jean Reidy and Joey Chou

Join us for a Virtual Book Launch and Storytime, as we welcome author Jean Reidy and illustrator Joey Chou, sharing their wonderful new picture book, What Would You Do in a Book About You? With reading, activities, art and more, this free program is recommended for ages 4 to adult! Register HERE.  Have your paper, pencil and scissors handy and get ready for fun as we celebrate this brand-new book!   (We'll have bookplates signed by both author and illustrator, while supplies last!)

About the Book:  What Would You Do in a Book About You? empowers kids to reach for their dreams. Written by Zolotow Honor award-winning author Jean Reidy (Truman) and illustrated by Joey Chou, this lyrical picture book has pitch-perfect rhythm and rhyme and makes for a great read-aloud.

No dream is too big or too small in this heartwarming, heart-building book about you! So, stop. Dream. Think it through. And remember, there is so much you can do. Here is an exuberant book that asks what wonderful, endless possibilities your story and your future might hold, making YOU the author of your own powerful tale.

Perfect for a graduation, a new baby, a birthday, or any milestone in a child's or adult's life, this book celebrates everything you are capable of doing and becoming. 

About the Author: Jean Reidy’s bestselling and award-winning picture books have earned their spots as favorites among readers and listeners of all ages and from all over the world.  She is honored to be a three-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award Winner, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor winner and recognized on “Best of” lists by School Library Journal, the New York Times, NPR and Amazon. Jean writes from her home in Colorado where she lives right across the street from her neighborhood library … which she visits nearly every day.

About the Illustrator: Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and grew up in Southern California. After graduating from Art Center College of Design with an illustration degree, he has been working as a Visual Development Artist on feature and TV animations for the past 10 years. Joey is currently working at Sony Picture Animation. He has worked on many productions, including The Emoji Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2, Surf's Up 2, Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness, and more. When not working in the animation world, Joey has illustrated many books for children, including Disney's It's a Small World, several Little Golden Books for Random House (I'm a Ballerina, I'm a Unicorn, I'm a Narwhal, and I'm a Dragon), Monster & Sons with Chronicle, his own 'Press and Play' novelty series for Nosy Crow, and he is currently developing a new Teeny Tiny series with Scholastic.


Event date: 

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Event address: 

Online Crowdcast event!
What Would You Do in a Book About You? Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063041509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: HarperCollins - April 6th, 2021

For fans of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, What Would You Do in a Book About You? will empower kids to reach for their dreams.