Storytime with Special Guest Author Joyce Lapin on June 8

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a special children’s story time and signing with Joyce Lapin, author of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon, on Saturday, June 8 at 12 p.m. Moon-themed snacks and activities will be provided. The suggested age is 5 years and older.

About the book: Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn't want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young party-goers could romp in a low-gravity playground, watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon's atmosphere, and see why the "moon angels" they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they'll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.

Kirkus Book Reviews says of the book, "…jolly notes aplenty with painted scenes of young partiers, zinging exuberantly around in zero gravity…A prime candidate for a destination party!"

Joyce Lapin is very active in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. This is her first book for young readers. She lives with her family in Simsbury, Conn.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is located at 2 Green Hill Road in Washington Depot, Conn. For further information about this event please visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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