Taking Flight!

taking off!Summers here and it’s time to take off and fly! Despite the heat and inevitable New Jersey humidity, weve been more out and about than in a long time.

Everywhere we go is crowded with kids on summer vacation who’ve not entered some form of camp yet and the air is buzzing with Popsicle possibilities and the promise of chilled watermelon slices, cannonballs into the pool, and beachside novels.

As for me, I’ve been preparing for a number of author visits scheduled for July and August, many of them at farmers markets. I’m looking forward heading up to the Peekskill Farmers’ Market in Peekskill, New York, this Saturday, and coming back down on Sunday to the Frenchtown Farmers’ Market booth of the Book Garden. At both markets I’ll  do readings, sign books, and host a scavenger hunt for the visiting children. It should be a lot of fun!

So in the words of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s April 2014 “Recommended Reads”:

Just in time for summer, Cheers for a Dozen Ears takes readers on a trip to a farmers market during a hot day in August.  Children can count and rhyme their way through favorite summertime fruits and veggies, including watermelon and a dozen ears of corn. There is plenty to see on each page of brightly colored collages. Find a cozy spot in the shade to read this book before your next outing to the local farmers market.

I’ll make the lemonade!

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