ONLINE EVENT: Storytime with authors Keri C. Boyle & Sarah S. Brannen

Event date: 
05/16/2020 - 11:00am

Join Wellesley Books for a storytime with authors Keri Claiborne Boyle (Otis P. Oliver Protests) and Sarah S. Brannen (Uncle Bobby's Wedding).

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Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.



Keri Claiborne Boyle has loved writing since she was your age. After years in business communications, she now gets to write for kids and think like a dog! She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s from the University of Rochester. An avid triathlete and marathoner, she lives in suburban Boston with her husband and four children (three human, one canine), who serve—sometimes unknowingly—as the inspiration for much of her writing. This is her second children’s book.



When Chloe's favorite uncle announces that he's getting married, everyone is excited. Everyone except Chloe, that is. What if Uncle Bobby no longer has time for picnics, swimming, or flying kites? Chloe just wants to keep having fun with her favorite uncle, but she's afraid everything is going to change. Can Uncle Bobby and his boyfriend Jamie show Chloe that, when it comes to family, the more the merrier? In this inspiring, love-filled story, Chloe learns just what family means.

Produced in coordination with GLAAD, this adorable picture book is a positive example of same-sex marriage and a celebration of family.



Sarah Brannen is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including Bear Needs HelpMadame Martine, Seashells: More Than a Home, and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. She also illustrated the 40th-anniversary edition of All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon. Sarah lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Learn more at


Otis P. Oliver Protests Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534110434
Availability: On our shelves now (can call to confirm)
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 15th, 2020

Uncle Bobby's Wedding (2020) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499810080
Availability: On our shelves now (can call to confirm)
Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

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