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Seven Hills Author Event - Don Tate

Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for his first picture book Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton.

Maulik Pancholy is an award-winning actor whose career has spanned hit television shows (30 RockWhitney), animated favorites (Phineas and FerbSanjay and Craig), the Broadway stage, and films. He served on President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and he is the cofounder of the anti-bullying campaign Act to Change. The Best at It is his debut novel.

We are delighted that Mr. Tate and Mr. Pancholy will join us!

Please note that you must select the pick-up-at-store tab for the books to be delivered to the school, not pay at store. In the order comments area please put your child's name, teacher, and campus.

Our cut off date for orders is April 16th! Pre-printed bookplates will be in each book.

Thank you for your support!

PAR-TAY!: Dance of the Veggies (And Their Friends) Cover Image
By Eloise Greenfield, Don Tate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780997772029
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Alazar Press - April 1st, 2018

Ages 8-12 What happens when the family closes the front door and leaves the house for an outing? "The head of cabbage, sitting in the fridge, hears the front door close, hears the click of the key ... He looks out ... sees his people leave ... He stands in the middle of the floor ... throws his head back and yells, "PAR-TAY!" Children and adults will experience this house party through the buoyant, rhythmic words of Eloise Greenfield and the playful, exuberant illustrations of Don Tate. Read and join the PAR-TAY!

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316481670
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

A picture book presentation of the history of the exhibition basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters.

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580892971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - May 3rd, 2016

You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

The Best at It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062866424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2020

Rahul Kapoor is heading into seventh grade in a small town in Indiana. The start of middle school is making him feel increasingly anxious, so his favorite person in the whole world, his grandfather, Bhai, gives him some well-meaning advice: Find one thing you're really good at and become the BEST at it. Those four little words sear themselves into Rahul's brain. While he's not quite sure what that special thing is, he is convinced that once he finds it, bullies like Brent Mason will stop torturing him at school. And he won't be worried about staring too long at his classmate Justin Emery. With his best friend, Chelsea, by his side, Rahul is ready to crush this challenge.... But what if he discovers he isn't the best at anything? Funny, charming, and incredibly touching, this is a story about friendship, family, and the courage it takes to live your truth.