First off, many thanks to San Francisco Bay Area author & illustrator Jim LaMarche for allowing us to use the  image you see above.  It’s from The Sea of Sleep, written by Warren Hanson and available this spring at your local independent bookstore.

And now…

Come celebrate the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich children’s book community with your local independent bookstore on May 1 from 1 – 3pm.   

Join more than 50 children’s book authors and illustrators as they gather at their local independent bookstores to sign books, talk about their writing, and share their art.  Hosted by the Northern California Children’s Bookseller’s Association (NCCBA), Kids (and Teens!) Otter Read Day is a not-to-be-missed event for children’s book lovers of all ages.

Author appearances will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, May 1.