with Columbia Families in Nature. Ponds, gardens, moles and more! Mary Quattlebaum will share her award-winning nature books, including the Jo MacDonald series, Mighty Mole and Super Soil, and Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, with families at an interactive presentation on March 18. Kids can learn about local ecosystems in a playful way and make their own pop-up mole and other garden crafts. There will be a booksale/signing right after the interactive presentation.
Bio: Mary Quattlebaum and her family love to watch the wild critters that visit their wildlife garden in Washington, DC. She is the author of 24 award-winning children’s books, including Pirate vs. Pirate, Winter Friends, and The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans. She reviews children’s books for the Washington Post and Washington Parent, writes frequently for KidsPost, and teaches classes in writing for children at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. Mary also loves speaking at schools and conferences. www.maryquattlebaum.com