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.
June 15th: Johnny Appleseed School Summer Reading Kickoff at Leominster Barnes & Noble 5:00-8:00
June 16th: 100 Bugs! Launch at 1:00 at Princeton Public Library
June 22nd: Summer Reading Kickoff at Shrewsbury Public Library from 3:00-6:00
June 23rd: Celebrating Summer from 11:00-1:00 at Silver Unicorn with authors Shennen Bersani, Joannie Duris and Joanne Roach-Evans.
July 7th: 100 Bugs! Scavenger Hunt at 11:00 at The Reading Bug in San Carlos, CA.
July 14th: Author's Fair (Time to be determined) at Enchanted Passage
July 23rd: Preschool Storytime at Homewood Public Library at 10:30 at Homewood Public Library in Homewood, Illinois.
July 23rd: 100 Bugs! Scavenger Hunt at 7:00 P.M. at Anderson's Bookshop in LaGrange, Illinois
July 24th: 100 Bugs! Scavenger Hunt at 3:00 at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois.
July 25th: 100 Bugs! Scavenger Hunt at 10:30 at Deerfield Barnes & Noble
July 26th: 100 Bugs! Scavenger Hunt at Madison, WI Public Schools Summer School Program.
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."