Pajama Storytime series
Wear your pajamas and your hiking boots to our special evening storytime series, featuring local Maine authors and illustrators. We’ll meet in the outdoor classroom for free play, a cozy storytime, and related activities. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm
All ages welcome
July 6: Marie Miller – Where do you Sleep?
Marie Miller is a board-certified neurologic music therapist and owner of Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy, LLC, in Southern Maine. She is passionate about creating rhythm-based resources that help children build skills in the areas of speech, language, motor planning, and academic sensory regulation. She loves to develop and implement teaching methods that make learning fun, engaging, and effective. Marie creates multisensory learning experiences that combine music, visuals, and movements to increase engagement and enhance learning. She has written more than 100 children’s songs that target specific developmental goals. This book is one of those songs!
Where do you Sleep? is a singable picture book about the sleeping habits of animals targeting expressive and receptive language skills, and beginning literacy. The book is beautifully illustrated by Erika Parker Rogers. Marie will be singing the book and signing the animals in American Sign Language for our program.
July 13: Jamie Hogan – Oh, Chickadee! (written by Jennifer Richard Jacobson) and Skywatcher
Jamie Hogan is an award-winning illustrator living three miles out to sea. She authored and illustrated Skywatcher in 2021 and has illustrated the environmental mystery series of Oxbow Island Gang chapter books by Rae Chalmers, as well as Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, now a motion picture. She’s a big fan of staying in her pajamas as long as possible, and is grateful to experience the raw beauty of Maine each and every day. She’ll be reading her books and looks forward to doing some art with attendees during this program.
July 20: Rebekah Lowell – Catching Flight
Rebekah Lowell is an award-winning author/illustrator with a curiosity for nature. Her childhood, filled with wildflowers, finds its way into her work. A survivor of domestic abuse, she is passionate about resiliency, freedom, and hope. Her middle-grade debut, The Road to After (Nancy Paulsen) published in May 2022, and her picture book debut, Catching Flight (Doubleday) published in March, 2023. When not in her studio, you can find her outside—birding, gardening, nature journaling, rescuing birds for Avian Haven, and raising butterflies—often with her daughters, who she homeschools. Rebekah has a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Children’s Literature and Illustration from Hollins University. She lives with her family in her hometown of Biddeford, Maine.