VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Hannah Barnaby - THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SAM

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Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 11:00am
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This event will be hosted virtually on Facebook Live! Hannah Barnaby will be reading her picture book, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SAM, as well as an excerpt from her latest early reader, MONSTER AND BOY!


About THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT SAM

Despite his initial hesitation to invite the new kid, Sam, to his sleepover birthday party, Max quickly discovers that what makes us different makes us special, and new friends can come in all shapes, sizes, and species . . . Perfect as a birthday gift, and for fans of Vampirina Ballerina and Crankenstein. 

There’s something strange about the new kid, Sam—though Max can’t quite put his finger on it. But EVERYONE else in his class is invited to Max's birthday sleepover, so his mom invites Sam too.

Sam is just as strange at the party as he is at school: he's wary of the full moon, prefers his hamburgers rare, and can’t help but bite the other kids during an innocent game of Twister. But despite his initial hesitation, Max discovers that what makes us different is actually what makes us special, and that new friends can come in all shapes, sizes, and species . . .

This charming and pitch-perfect story will teach young readers all about the excitement of making new friends, and learning from our differences.

About MONSTER AND BOY

Fall in love with the friendship between Monster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.

When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Told with a warm, cozy voice, the story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations. Filled with adventure and humor, this chapter book is perfect for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.


Hannah Barnaby has worked as a children’s book editor, a bookseller, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. She holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Her first novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris nominee. Hannah lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her family.

There's Something About Sam Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328766809
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

Monster and Boy Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250217837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 28th, 2020