Author Tony Abbott comes to Byrd’s Books for a visit!

Join us on Saturday December 16th at 2:00pm as we welcome author Tony Abbott for a visit at Byrd’s Books. The author of so many great books, including the Copernicus Legacy series, the Secrets of Droon series, Lunch Box Dream, and his latest book The Summer of Owen Todd. So drop down to meet the author!


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

By Oliver Jeffers. A user’s guide to life on Earth, designed for a new baby, covers such topics as the Earth’s physical characteristics, the people and animals who live on it, and how to get the most out of life.

Malala’s Magic Pencil

By Malala Yousafzai. The author presents her story and life philosophy, describing how she wished for a magic pencil that she would use to fix the world’s problems, and how she realized that even if she never found the pencil, she could still have a positive impact.

La La La

By Kate DiCamillo. A nearly wordless graphic story follows a singing little girl’s courageous search for a friend among the trees, pond and other unresponsive things in her world, until one wondrous night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands. By the author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux.

Good Day, Good Night

By Margaret Wise Brown. A little rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.

Mice Skating

By Annie Silvestro. Lucy the field mouse’s friends avoid going outdoors in winter until Lucy introduces the delights of skating.


By Peter Sis. The three-time Caldecott Honor-winning author of Starry Messenger blends a true story from his childhood with elements from Robinson Crusoe in an evocatively illustrated, lyrical story about an adventurous boy who finds himself on a mysterious adventure in a remote island wilderness.

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

By Chelsea Clinton. Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

CatStronauts 1: Mission Moon

When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
In this graphic novel, debut author and illustrator Drew Brockington breathes life into a world populated entirely by cats, brimming with jokes, charm, science, and enough big boxes and tuna sandwiches for everyone!

Happy Dreamer

By Peter H. Reynolds. A “dreamer maximus” describes the many ways one can dream, and the importance of being a happy dreamer.