Story Time with Dan Yaccarinno

Tuesday, May 19, 10AM CST/ 11AM EST

Join us on Instagram Live for a fun, lively story time with illustrator Dan Yaccarino! Dan will read his new book Smashy Town on the day it's released! Smashy Town is the follow-up to the very fun Trashy Town.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - 10:00am
Smashy Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062910370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - May 19th, 2020

Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and I Stink! will love this rhythmic and lively picture book from the popular creators of Trashy Town.

With a turn of his crane and a swing of his wrecking ball, Mr. Gilly knocks down the old buildings. He smashes through brick and wood. He crashes through stone and glass. Then, with a push from his bulldozer, Mr. Gilly cleans it all up to make room for something brand-new!

Featuring lively text from Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha and dynamic art from acclaimed illustrator Dan Yaccarino, Smashy Town is a bouncy read-aloud that will delight young vehicle lovers.

Trashy Town Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062491039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperFestival - February 27th, 2018

Meet Mr. Gilly. He cleans up Trashy Town. There’s trash at the pizza parlor, trash at the school, and trash at every house. It’s a big job, but Mr. Gilly does it with a big truck, a big smile, and loads of style.

Trashy Town features a rhythmic, repeatable refrain that will have children clamoring for repeat readings. Dynamic art from acclaimed illustrator Dan Yaccarino puts the zip in Mr. Gilly’s stride and adds style and charm to trash collection.

Perfect for fans of all books about things that GO! This board book edition is just right for the youngest transportation bugs.

Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town!

Trashy Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060271398
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 27th, 1999

I Am a Story Cover Image
By Dan Yaccarino, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062411068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016

Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.

From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It’s always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together.

With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story.

A Junior Library Guild Selection and a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016!

Boy and Bot Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375867569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2012

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.

But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.

Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

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