Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Julie Danielson

Barnyard Democracy

Lambslide, Ann Patchett’s first children’s book, features a flock of lambs and a landslide victory

Acclaimed Nashville novelist Ann Patchett joins Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser at Parnassus Books on May 6 to celebrate Lambslide, the new children’s picture book they created together.

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Being Neighborly the Maggie Valley Way

Kerry Madden-Lunsford returns to the Smoky Mountains in her new picture book

East Tennessee native Kerry Madden-Lunsford visits Parnassus Books on April 14 to share her newest picture book, Ernestine’s Milky Way, with young readers.

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Finding a Friend Beneath the Poetree

Shauna LaVoy Reynolds talks with Chapter 16 about her debut picture book

Nashville children’s author Shauna LaVoy Reynolds visits Parnassus Books on March 22 to share her debut picture book, Poetree, a gentle ode to spring and friendship.

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The Shape Trilogy Comes Full Circle

Celebrated children’s author Mac Barnett discusses his new picture book

Award-winning children’s author Mac Barnett wraps up his Shape Trilogy with Circle, the last book in the bestselling series illustrated by Jon Klassen. Barnett returns to Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 11.

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Gwendolyn Blooms

In her new picture book, Alice Faye Duncan pays tribute to the legendary Gwendolyn Brooks

In A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks, Memphis children’s author Alice Faye Duncan captures the life of distinguished poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

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When a Passel of Possums Pulls Santa’s Sleigh

In his debut picture book, Grant Maloy Smith merges music and merry-making in a marsupial-filled Christmas tale

What happens when Rudolph comes down with the flu and Santa’s reindeer aren’t fit to fly? Singer/songwriter Grant Maloy Smith answers that question in his debut picture book, Fly Possum Fly. He will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on November 13, along with musician EmiSunshine.

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