Date and Time
Nov 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Busboys and Poets Books Presents GOODNIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE
Author Amy Cherrix writes part lullaby, part love song, this perfectly pitched bedtime book gives a nod to its classic predecessors as it champions the vibrant independent spirit of local bookstores. Join the Little Bookstore’s friendly staff as they draw the curtain on another busy day of browsing and matchmaking. Choose a bedtime story, say your good nights, and pet the shop’s feline mascot on your way out. Snuggle up to a loved one for a read-aloud, then drift off to sweet dreams of adventure and enchantment to come. Drawing on the best tradition of classic bedtime books, Amy Cherrix’s lilting text brims with sound play, soothing patterns, and repetition, while E. B. Goodale’s bright, inclusive artwork offers people-watching at its best, conjuring the bustling, ineffable mood of a homespun hall of treasures. Penned by a bookseller and illustrated with warmth and zeal, this cozy homage to the neighborhood bookshop ends with a gallery of bookstores around the world, encouraging local engagement and offering a gentle reminder that books are gifts that keep giving, the most comforting treasure of all.
Amy Cherrix is joining us on the virtual Busboys stage to celebrate and discuss her new children's book. This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of GOODNIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE will be available for purchase before and during the event. Please note that this event is VIRTUAL and will only be livestreamed.
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Amy Cherrix is a former children’s book editor. For six years she was the children’s book buyer at a fiercely independent bookstore. Amy writes (mostly) non-fiction about science and the natural world for young readers of all ages. Amy’s books include: Goodnight, Little Bookstore, illustrated by E.B. Goodale (Candlewick Press); Animal Architects, illustrated by Chris Sasaki (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster); In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray); as well as two books in Harper Collins’ award-winning Scientists in the Field series: Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife and Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code, a finalist for the Subaru Prize for Excellence in Middle Grade Science Books. Two more books are forthcoming. The non-fiction picture book Animal Super Powers , illustrated by Fran Preston-Gannon (Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster, 2023) is book two in the Amazing Animals series; and the middle grade non-fiction book, Virus Hunters: The Quest to Protect People From Deadly Outbreaks and Pandemics (HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray, 2024). Amy holds a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons University.