Gio & Banks Local Author Signing with Pat Segadelli
Saturday June 19, 2021 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join Wishing Tree Books for an author signing in-store! We will be hosting local author Pat Segadelli at Wishing Tree Books on Saturday, June 19 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Please note, being a children's bookstore, we have to be mindful of our young readers who are not able to be vaccinated just yet. To protect them, we are continuing to require all visitors to the store to be masked. The physical and mental health of our young people has got to be a top priority for all of us. We appreciate your understanding on our current policy.
About the Book:
Gio & Banks: Scarcity, Choices, and Tradeoffs introduces kids to the most fundamental concept in economics: scarcity.
After his mom gets a new job on Wall Street, eight year old Gio and his family relocate to New York City. Struggling to find friends, Gio meets Banks, a bear whose presence on Wall Street is unwelcomed and unnoticed. Drawn together by mutual emotions, Gio and Banks become friends as they learn about economics during their adventures around the city.
About the Author:
Pat Segadelli grew up in Seattle, WA. After graduating high school, he moved to Spokane and attended Gonzaga University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and Physical Education. Following his time at Gonzaga, he achieved a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Eastern Washington University. He has taught Economics and World History at Gonzaga Prep since 2009. He currently lives in Liberty Lake with his wife and two young children.
Spokane Adventures: Author Signing with Julia & Nancy Glen
Wednesday June 23, 2021 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join Wishing Tree Books for an author signing to celebrate summer in Spokane! We will be hosting authors Julia & Nancy Glen at Wishing Tree Books on Wednesday, June 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Please note, being a children's bookstore, we have to be mindful of our young readers who are not able to be vaccinated just yet. To protect them, we are continuing to require all visitors to the store to be masked. The physical and mental health of our young people has got to be a top priority for all of us. We appreciate your understanding on our current policy.
About the Book:
"Spokane Adventures" is the fifth book of our NW series. For the first time, we travel east of the mountains to explore the historical city of Spokane. Evan, a reluctant koala, is asked to give a tour of the city to a new skunk in town. A group of Evan's school friends join in the excitement as they visit parks, museums and even find fun places to eat. Along with a lesson on the history of this great city, a message of acceptance and inclusion is realized by all.
About the Authors:
Julia Glen is an author, illustrator, and entrepreneur. She currently lives in Oceanside, CA. Julia graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.A. in Business. She grew up in WA state within a large, extended family. She has two cats named Kelvin and Patty. Her hobbies are painting and DIY projects for herself and others.
Nancy Glen is an author. Her day job is teaching high school in WA state. She is an alumna of the University of Washington. She has a grown son, Stuart, that lives nearby. Like her sister Julia, Nancy enjoys the connection to their large family as well. She does not own pets at this time, but shares her sister Amy's chickens and dog Toby that live next door. Her hobbies are reading and playing in her garden. Long afternoon naps are the best.
Trillium Sisters: Authors Laura Brown and Elly Kramer In Conversation
Wednesday June 30, 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join Wishing Tree Books for an exciting virtual event to hear authors Laura Brown and Elly Kramer in conversation discussing their new series, The Trillium Sisters. Laura and Elly will be highlighting their first two releases in the Trillium Sisters series, "The Triplets Get Charmed" and "Bestie Day." To register for this virtual event, click here.
In this new series for readers 7–9, three sisters with mysterious origins use their superpowers to solve problems around them and protect their mountain home. Their first two books will be available on June 1, 2021. In The Triplets Get Charmed, the girls discover they have superpowers and rescue their younger brother, who has fallen into a ravine. In Bestie Day, when the ecosystem of their home is threatened by girls cutting too many flowers, the triplets join forces and channel their superpowers to save the day.
Laura Brown is an early childhood expert, collaborates with businesses and organizations to create high quality educational media properties and products. She has written curricula and scripts and served as Content Expert and Research Director for series produced by Nick Jr., Disney Junior, Amazon Kids, DreamWorks Animation Television, PBS Kids, Universal Kids, and many others. A mother of three, she lives in Tenafly, NJ, but in another life, she would happily live in a tree house in the forest.
Elly Kramer is currently the VP of Production & Development at Imagine Entertainment in their Kids and Family division and has created and led the development of numerous award-winning and highly-rated TV shows, online games, and innovative apps. As VP of Production and Development with Nickelodeon, she led the development of long and short-form content. She has also produced and developed over thirty-five shorts. Elly is a frequent speaker at film festivals and industry events. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
A Meeting of the Medusas
Thursday May 06, 2021 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
A Meeting of the Medusas: Readings in Mythic and Oceanic Magic, featuring award-winning writers Kathryn Nuernberger and Kathryn Smith and their respective and lauded new books, THE WITCH OF EYE and SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CEPHALOPOD. Novelist and Wishing Tree bookseller Sharma Shields will moderate this discussion of environmental collapse, animalia, witches, language, mythology, and transformation.
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About the Authors:
Kathryn Nuernberger writes about the history of science and ideas, renegade women, plant medicines, and witches. Her latest books are The Witch of Eye, a collection of essays about witches and witches trials, and RUE, poems about plants historically used for birth control. She teaches poetry and nonfiction in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.
Kathryn Smith is a Spokane-based poet and mixed media artist. Her latest poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, won the 2019 Jake Adam York Prize and was published in February by Milkweed Editions. She is also the author of Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017) and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). More at www.kathrynsmithpoetry.com.
Daisy by Jessixa Bagley, BOOK LAUNCH!
Tuesday March 02, 2021 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
"Daisies seem so simple on the surface, but when you look closely you see their hidden beauty."
That's what Daisy the warthog's mom always says, and it's the reason she got her name. But when Daisy goes to school, she doesn't feel like her name. The other kids, Rose, Violet, and Petunia, make fun of her and call her "Thistle."
Some readers may feel that the mean girls are let off the hook or wish that Daisy was more defiant in the face of exclusion. But Bagley, always the soul of empathy, doesn’t focus on fixing Daisy or her situation. The story’s power—and genuine hope—comes from an author acknowledging and validating her protagonist’s feelings.
Order today! We still have signed bookplates for books purchased at WTB!
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This Is My America by Kim Johnson
Tuesday February 16, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
YA books aren't just for young adults. In her debut novel, "This Is My America," Kim Johnson explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. The book - an NPR Best Book of the Year and 2021 Pac Northwest Book Award Winner - is the start of a new partnership between The Spokesman Review's Northwest Passages and Wishing Tree Books.