Whitelam Books welcomes children’s author Cynthia Platt

Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 pm, Whitelam Books welcomes children’s author Cynthia Platt, presenting her book Parker Bell and the Science of Friendship.

Reading, MA-– Whitelam Books is delighted to welcome author Cynthia Platt as she presents her new book, Parker Bell and the Science of Friendship on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 pm.  Whitelam Books is located in downtown Reading at 610 Main Street, near the intersection of Haven Street and Main Street.  This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome!   This book is perfect for kids ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 5.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

About the Book:

In this fun young-middle-grade novel with STEM appeal, Parker really wants to win the school Science Triathlon—but first, she’ll have to figure out how to keep her BFF from being stolen.

Budding scientist Parker Bell really wants to win the school Science Triathlon and follow in the footsteps of her idols, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall and astronaut Mae Jemison. She’s sure that if she teams up with her trivia whiz BFF, Cassie, they will dominate the Science Bee, Egg Drop, and Animal Adaptation Presentation. When Cassie invites her new friend, Theo, to join their team, Parker is worried—that Theo won’t help them win and might steal her best friend. As the three work together, Parker learns that you don’t have to be the best to be a real scientist and a good friend.

About the Author:

Cynthia Platt received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and is the author of several books for children, including the picture books Grow, A Little Bit of Love, and Panda-Monium!, and the middle-grade novel Parker Bell and the Science of Friendship. A long-time children’s book editor, Cynthia has also worked as a high school English teacher and at educational nonprofits. Visit her online at cynthiaplattbooks.com and on Twitter @cynplatt.

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