Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Author Shennen Bersani
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Join us with author & illustrator Shennen Bersani to share her book Achoo! Why Pollen Counts about a young bear who does not like pollen—he’s allergic! Achoo! When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Shennen will read from the book and answer your questions. Grab your lunch and learn with us!
While Shennen Bersani is an award-winning children's book illustrator, Achoo! Why Pollen Counts is her debut picture book as an author. Her art delivers a unique blend of realism, heartfelt emotion, love of nature, and life lessons for children of all ages. She has illustrated Salamander Season; Sea Slime: It's Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea; The Shape Family Babies; Animal Partners; Shark Baby; Home in the Cave; The Glaciers are Melting!; and Astro: The Steller Sea Lion for Arbordale. Shennen has also illustrated a number of best-selling books, including, Snakes: Long, Longer, Longest; Sharks: Big, Bigger, Biggest; Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers; and Icky Bug Shapes. Shennen lives near Boston. Visit her website at http://www.shennen.com
Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Author Susan Edwards Richmond
Join us as Susan Edwards Richmond shares her book Bird Count with us! This is a story about a girl named Ava learning how to be a citizen scientist in The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count, introducing bird watching with simple explanations of techniques and clear descriptions of bird habitats. Grab your lunch and learn with us!
Susan Edwards Richmond teaches preschool on a farm and wildlife sanctuary in eastern Massachusetts. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and is the author of five collections of nature-based poetry for adults. She is happiest exploring natural habitats with her husband and two daughters, and learns the native birds wherever she travels. You can learn more about Susan at http://www.susanedwardsrichmond.com/