Past Event

Josh Funk, Anika Denise, and Jamie Michalak

How to Code a Rollercoaster

The Love Letter

Frank and Bean

Join us for a very special storytime with three local children’s authors, each reading from one of their own books!

By day, Josh Funk writes C++, Java Code, and Python scripts as a software engineer, which he’s been doing for the last twenty years. In his spare time he uses ABC’s, drinks Java coffee, and writes picture book manuscripts such as How to Code a Sandcastle, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Dear Dragon, and more. Josh graduated from the UMass Amherst Commonwealth College with a degree in computer science.

Anika Aldamuy Denise, is the celebrated author of many picture books, including Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and Monster Trucks. A tradition she began with her oldest daughter—of leaving short poems and love notes for each other to find—inspired her book The Love Letter.

Jamie Michalak is the author of Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!; Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels; Joe and Sparky Go to School; and Joe and Sparky, Superstars!, which Kirkus Reviews called a “little treasure” in a starred review. All are illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.