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Rakestraw Books presents Meg Fleming at local schools!

We love Meg Fleming's picture books, and kids do too!  Lucky local students get a visit from her on Wed, December 7th. She'll talk about her newest book Rock That Vote!, Here's a review:

Publishers Weekly (10/10/2022):The runaway rhythm and bouncing energy of an elementary school classroom's vote for class pet foregrounds communal involvement--and genuine excitement--around the voting process. Fleming's rhymes focus on characteristics instead of specific candidates--"Who wants FINS? Who wants PAWS?.../ Who wants WINGS? Who wants CLAWS?"--adroitly covering a range of species. "Hedgehog, lizard, hamster, goat?/ Make a sign and rock that vote!" invites participation as students draw campaign posters for their favorite animals. Cummins's mixed-media art evokes the scrawled excitement of youthful creativity. A lesson in conflict resolution includes a teacher-led solution: "Let's work it through./ Let's understand./ Listen./ Share.// And now shake hands." Illustrations feature kids of various abilities, skin tones, and hair textures, creating an inclusive, enthusiastic picture book about the power of community and of choice. 

All of her books are terrific, always featuring a diverse set of characters and covering topics from voting to "wondering" in the natural world, animal babies and school spirit!  To encourage you to discover a variety of her books, we'll give you a $4 discount off any 3 of her books that you order. There's no code or coupon -- we'll take off $4 when we process your order.

We are offering SIGNED BOOKS and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY! To get free delivery to your school, the order must be placed by 5PM on Tuesday, 6 December. Select School Event Delivery during checkout and in the Comment Box note the name of school, student, and teacher. You can also select in-store pickup or purchase in-store anytime.

Event date: 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

Danville, CA 94526
Rock That Vote By Meg Fleming, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 4th, 2022

I Was Born a Baby By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063157217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2022

Sounds Like School Spirit By Meg Fleming, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - July 20th, 2021

Wondering Around By Meg Fleming, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534449350
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 3rd, 2022

Sometimes Rain By Meg Fleming, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481459181
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 30th, 2018

Here Comes Ocean By Meg Fleming, Paola Zakimi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Paola Zakimi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534428836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 19th, 2020