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STEM Story Time with Author Katey Howes!

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Sun, 01/07/2018 - 5:43pm

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Bucks County Author Katey Howes featuring her new book "Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe" on Saturday, January 27th at 2pm!  Katey will be leading a STEM Story Time including plenty of discussion about inventing and engineering as well as a hands-on activity targeting ages 4-8.  

Refreshments will be served!  

All are invited to this FREE Event!!!


Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who'd rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow.
For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That's bad enough--but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. But it turns out that Uncle Jamie's new bride-to-be may be more fun that Magnolia ever imagined . . .


Katey Howes is proud to be a geek. She loves physics and biology, reads everything from classic children's lit to modern neuroscience, and has strong opinions about commas. A former physical therapist specializing in brain injury, Katey now divides her time between writing and raising kids with a love of books. In addition to her own blog about raising readers, Katey is a team member at All the Wonders and contributor to websites like The Nerdy Bookclub and Multicultural Parenting. Katey is a member of SCBWI and is very active in the kidlit community. Find her online at, on Twitter @kateywrites, and on Instagram @kidlitlove.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454921745
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 2nd, 2018

"Howe's text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti's illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle's bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in--it's a winning combo. --School Library Journal

Grandmother Thorn Cover Image
By Katey Howes, Rebecca Hahn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780991386697
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Published: Ripple Grove Press - August 29th, 2017

2017 Cybils Award, Best Fiction Picture Book, Children's and Young Adult