This Way, Charlie Off-Shore Storytimes: Check here for updates!
I miss you and can't wait to share this new story with you, so please mark your calendars for the This Way, Charlie events below. We are all experiencing Big Changes and many Big Feelings at this time, and since This Way, Charlie is all about two animal friends navigating big challenges together, I hope this tale will bring you some joy and inspiration. I'll be getting more activities up on the website this spring you and kiddos at home can use to explore feelings and friendship the way Jack and Charlie do. Join me for these off-shore events listed below! (& I'll be updating, so check-back!)
Upcoming Live InterActive Author Events:
Sunday June 14th, 11 am: Join me and Charles Santoso at House of Books via instagram live for a reading and drawings lesson! Go here for info. Support this local indie store by purchasing a copy for you or a special friend and ask for a signed bookplate. https://houseofbooksct.com/?q=h.calevents
Watch Anytime Taped Events!
StoryMakers Interview on Kid Lit TV : You'll learn about the inspiration and process behind the book This Way, Charlie, get a glimpse of Charles Santoso's earlier drafts, hear about when I met some real live goats, and at the end Rocco and I practice some soothing activities and ways to make a new friend that you can try at home!
Watch Charles Santoso via his Instagram page draw an unlikely pair of animal friends to celebrate This Way, Charlie. unCharles chose an idea from a reader to try out!
Raft Read-Aloud on KidLit TV!: Watch my reading of This Way, Charlie from the middle of a pond on what I call Honeysuckle Raft. Come read with me!
IF you are able, order your copy of This Way, Charlie today and support book makers and sellers. Times are super tough, so we understand not everybody can order books right now. IF you are a reader who can, know that every time you order a book (especially a new release) you are helping to ensure creators, publishers, booksellers can keep making books for you to read now and into the future. It's an especially important time to support your favorite hard working local indie bookseller—or one of mine—so you can read along with me at home. Indiebound.org helps you locate local bookstores who can let you know how they are delivering at this time, and Bookshop.org is a new wonderful way to support locals with all the convenience of online shopping!
Stay in touch! I will have activities to help us explore friendship, feelings, walks and ways to stay together, from a distance!
Grateful to the hosts of these Past This Way, Charlie Events: