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27 Feb 2018

Visiting Authors: Books Sales, Workshops and Parent Talk

Book Sales and Signing

The Elementary Library will have a limited selection of books by our visiting authors available for sale from March 4-8. We have several titles available by both Naomi Shihab Nye and Todd Parr, some hardback and some paperback, ranging in price from AED 30 to AED 70. Students and parents are welcome to visit throughout the school day to purchase books.

Would you like to have your books signed by our visiting authors? When you purchase a book, we will label it with the name that you would like to include in the dedication. The books will then be delivered to your child's classroom before March 22. If you have books at home or would like to purchase them elsewhere, you may also bring these books into the ES Library to be signed.


After School Student Workshops and Parent Talk

We have some special opportunities for our community during the author visit. Please join us for the following times to celebrate literacy with our children:


Tuesday, March 13
Talk Tuesday for Parents K1-Grade 12 - Meet the Authors
Building Empathy Through Reading
Elementary Library: 8:30 - 9:15 am Naomi Shihab Nye and 9:30-10:15am Todd Parr


Wednesday, March 14:
Drawing and Writing Workshop with Todd Parr, Students K1-Grade 5 & Parents Welcome
Elementary Library 3:30 - 4:15pm

Wednesday, March 21:
Writing Workshop with Naomi Shihab Nye, Students K1-Grade 5 & Parents Welcome
Elementary Library 3:30 - 4:15pm

19 Feb 2018

Visiting Authors March 11-22, 2018: Naomi Shihab Nye and Todd Parr





ASD Libraries are excited to welcome authors Naomi Shihab Nye and Todd Parr from March 11-22, 2018. During their two week visit, our authors-in-residence will engage our students, teachers and parents in a series of workshops and presentations. Please look out for news about the schedule of events and book sales in early March.


Naomi Shihab Nye
, author and editor of more than 30 award winning volumes, uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, and Words Under the Words. She is also the author of Habibi, Baby Radar, Sitti's Secrets, and Famous. Her poetry anthologies for young readers include Time You Let Me In, This Same Sky, The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems & Paintings from the Middle East, and Honeybee. Her novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen both a Best Book of 2014 by The Horn Book and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association and the 2015 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature. Her new book is Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio.




Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. Some ASD favorites include It's Okay to Be Different, It's Okay to Make Mistakes and Love the World. His books are available in over fifteen languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the popular children's television show ToddWorld as well as short films for Sesame Street. Todd has partnered with Target, SF-MARIN Food Bank, Stouffer's, People Magazine and several companies and organizations to help people, animals, and promote literacy. Todd's books have won several awards and his TV show, ToddWorld, was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. Todd lives in Berkeley, California with his three adopted Pit bulls.