Kate Palaces Narita is the author of 100 Bugs! A Counting Book (FSG spring 2018). When she's not out and about driving, teaching or cheering on her two teenage sons, Kate lives, writes, and hikes on a small mountain in central Massachusetts. There's a magical part of Mt. Wachusett in every one of her stories. Be it small wonders like darting dragonflies and gorgeous garden phlox, or large wonders like munching moose and beautiful balsam firs, she celebrates nature's bounty each and every day.
August 23rd: 100 Bugs at TPAC! Come at 6:30 P.M. to enjoy this fun story along with singing time led by TPAC Youth Orchestra Director Dr. Connie Rittenhouse Drexler. The entire family will enjoy favorite songs about bugs like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Come Marching, and Shoo Fly. The event is free and books will be available for sale. Families are invited to tour the beautiful Victorian Mansion where TPAC is housed.
August 25th: Pollinator Palooza at Tower Hill Botanic Garden Storytime and Scavenger Hunt from 12:00-1:00.
August 26th: Pollinator Palooza at Tower Hill Botanic Garden Storytime and Scavenger Hunt from 12:00-1:00.
Praise for 100 Bugs! A Counting Book
Kirkus Reviews Starred:
"Packed with great extension possibilities, visually engaging illustrations, and quick rhymes, this read-aloud would be a great addition to any STEM shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"In this cheerful outing, two sibling “explorers” wake up with the sun to count bugs over the course of a day on their busy farm. As the brother and sister traipse through a meadow and barnyard with a magnifying glass and a butterfly net, Narita introduces insect varieties in upbeat rhymes."