Friday, July 28th at 1:00 pm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JaNay Brown-Wood is an award-winning author and educator. Her book Imani’s Moon was featured on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show as well as Storytime with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She enjoys writing, discussing the importance of authentic diversity in children’s literature, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Linh searches for blueberries in her rooftop garden in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating, from the Where in the Garden? series.
Linh is having a picnic in her rooftop garden for all of her friends, and she needs help searching for blueberries to finish preparing her dishes. What do we know about blueberries? They’re small, blue, and grow on bushes—and, just a second, is that a blueberry? No, that’s a gooseberry. Where, oh, where could those blueberries be? Can you help Linh find them in time for her picnic?
The fourth title in the Where in the Garden? picture book series stars a young Asian girl who tours her rooftop garden with her mom to explore the fruits and vegetables growing there. The playful text guides young readers to hunt for visual clues and compare and contrast the unique characteristics of blueberries against peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, and other produce that grows in Linh’s rooftop garden.
Artist Samara Hardy brings this multi-layered story to life with vivid, cheerful illustrations created from layers of hand-painted ink and watercolor texture. Back matter includes a tasty blueberry and banana pancake recipe for little chefs and their adult helpers to try together.
Series Overview: Featuring a diverse cast of characters, the Where in the Garden? series of four picture books explore gardening and farming during every season of the year. Perfect for early childhood and elementary education units on agriculture, farming, gardening, and healthy eating.