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The Ivy is pleased to welcome bestselling author Chris Barton, who will read Shark vs. Train, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and Fire Truck vs. Dragon. This event will take place on Zoom.
In Shark vs. Train, this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do you think will win, Shark or Train?
Fire Truck vs. Dragon is the wackiest rivalry ever, when the fire-breathing ruler of the skies and the fearless fire truck go head to head in an epic battle of fire vs water! Who will win? But wait, is it actually a competition? Their rivalry takes unexpected turns as these two unlikely friends face off at a campfire, a birthday party, and more with unexpected results. Who will you root for?
Chris Barton is the author of picture books, including bestseller Shark vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, Orbis Pictus honoree Dazzle Ships, and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, included on 19 state reading lists. His newest books include Fire Truck vs. Dragon, What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing. Chris and his wife, YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, TX, where Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by co-founding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.
TIME & DATE
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:00am