Julie Berry grew up in western New York. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. She now lives in southern California with her husband and four sons. She is the author of many books for children, including the Printz Honor book The Passion of Dolssa, and All the Truth That's in Me, an ALA Notable and Junior Library Guild selection. This is her first picture book. Visit her online at julieberrybooks.com
She'll be reading three of her picture books: Long Ago on a Silent Night, Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book, and Happy Right Now. We'll also have pizza for our special story hour!
The miracle of Christmas comes alive in this luminous celebration of unconditional love and the joy and hope and promise in every child from Printz Honor recipient Julie Berry!Long ago, in a dusty barn, a mother took a child in her arms, wrapped him snug, made his bed in the hay. He was her gift that Christmas Day. There's no sweeter gift than a life so new.
It’s no ordinary day at the castle! This beautifully illustrated, silly picture book is a fun introduction to the medieval world and the illuminated bestiary
Godfrey, a peasant boy who works for the lord and lady of the castle, finds a bestiary, or illustrated book of beasts, on the way to do his chores one morning.
An illustrated picture book that teaches the best way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in each day
Happy Right Now brings a much-needed message to kids: its great to feel happy, but its okay to feel sad sometimes too.