Calling all young readers!
(And adults looking for some great books for the young readers in their life)
Please join Ben McNally Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins Publishers for an afternoon celebrating children’s books by and about amazing women.
Authors Linda Bailey and Monica Kulling, and illustrator Qin Leng will all be here to discuss their books about famous women from history.
Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday October 13
2 to 4pm
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Please RSVP here.
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey and Julia Sarda
The inspiring story of the girl behind one of the greatest novels — and monsters — ever, perfectly timed for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. For fans for picture book biographies such as I Dissent or She Persisted.
A riveting and atmospheric picture book about the young woman who wrote one of the greatest horror novels ever written and one of the first works of science fiction, Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein is an exploration of the process of artistic inspiration that will galvanize readers and writers of all ages.
Dr. Jo by Monica Kulling and Julianna Swaney
This thoughtful and beautifully illustrated picture book shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world.
Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In Jo’s day, medical schools were closed to women, but times were changing, and Jo was at the forefront.
Dr. Jo’s successes, fueled by her determination, compassion and ingenuity, made her famous across the nation for saving the lives of 90,000 inner city infants and children.
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson and Qin Leng
A gorgeous and inspiring picture book biography of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved writers of all time.
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen includes a timeline and quotes from Austen’s most popular novels. Parents and grandparents, as well as teachers and librarians, will enjoy introducing children to Jane Austen through this accessible, beautifully packaged picture book.