“It was the first time that we ever had a baby born. It was the first time–you gripped our hands and you made them warm. And we’re looking forward to–all the things you’ll do for the first time too! It’ll be the first time…”
All The Things You’ll Do! (an interactive children’s book) premieres this week at Book Expo America, New York.
All The Things You’ll Do! is a positive, joyously illustrated, interactive children’s book that is meant to inspire and help children plan and achieve their dreams. Premiering this week at Book Expo America, New York, North America’s largest publishing event, the book is featured in full-shelf display in the New Title Showcase, located in the lobby of the Javits Center in the Crystal Palace.
SUMMARY: Two parents sing to their first child, imagining all the amazing things he will do. Inspired, they all race out the door to get started! A fun, positive book with 20 joyous illustrations. Ages 1-10. Following the story, additional space is provided for children to plan their own dreams, and keep track of their accomplishments and experiences. A keepsake to be reflected upon and cherished.
The 80-page work is the first of the Ducks In A Row Books™, a series of developing books written with the young reader’s amazing journey in mind.
An electronic advance review copy is still available to professional readers through NetGalley. The download is free, but registration is required.
The book will also be featured at this year’s ALA (American Library Association) Convention in Anaheim, CA, from June 21-26 at Booth 1004.
All The Things You’ll Do! is now available in print format for purchase online and through retailers nationwide. You’ll find a full list of retailers, the free song, and other fun activities on this site!
The interactive eBook version will follow within the next year.
Category: Juvenile Fiction, Ages 1 and Up
Format: Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 80 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9825466-3-5 LCCN: 2011961703
OCLC: 769185725 Price: $17.95
On Sale: June 5, 2012 (Release to coincide with BookExpo America/NY, full shelf display at New Title Showcase), PR Newswire release (including Times Square signage), online media outreach, ALA Conference/Anaheim, Available through NetGalley for reviewers, ebook to follow
Free song will soon be available here on allthethingsyoulldo.com
U.S. Distribution: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, NACSCORP
U.K. Distribution: Bertrams, Blackwell, Gardners
About the Author
Kevin Glavin is an author, publisher, and educator. Growing up mostly in the Midwest, he received his BA in English and MAT in English Education from the University of Iowa. He has been honored to teach many amazing students over the past sixteen years, at the elementary, high school, and collegiate levels, in the United States and abroad, but mostly in Claremont, California. His first novel, Rock Star’s Rainbow, won the distinction of being named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011 list. This is his first children’s book. He lives with his family in California.
About the Illustrator
Sarah Grepo was born in Long Beach, California, brought up by her mother, Narcisa, and her father, Arminio, along with her older brother, Erik. She has spent most of her life in Claremont, where she was the author’s student during high school, taking Freshman English and AP Literature. Passionate in drawing ever since she could hold a pencil, she is currently honing her skills as an Art student at CSU Fullerton, in honor of her grandfather, Deo Grepo, whom she has admired for his illustrations and comic books. She dreams of following in his footsteps as an illustrator, but with an emphasis in digital art.