Posts by Antonia

Two great nights in Brooklyn!

By on Oct 10, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Dear friends, Thanks to everyone who came¬†to our launch events in Brooklyn! We began the Josie Goes Green series with the hope that Josie would have a life beyond the books and inspire kids to take action in bold and creative ways. At our events, kids shared their ideas for things Josie can do in future books, like fighting big oil and riding her scooter to school ūüôā After reading the books, kids are encouraged to submit their ideas for combatting global warming in the Josie Challenge.¬† Check out the photos of our events here:    ...

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Two big events in NYC!

Two big events in NYC!

By on Aug 25, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Hey friends! For all of you living in NYC, we have two very exciting events coming up in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Kids will meet the authors of Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brgidade and get a chance to come up with their own ideas for going green! Barnes and Noble (Click here for details) Sep 12th, 5:30pm 7th Ave and 6th Street, Park Slope Community Bookstore (Click here for details) Sep 17th, 7:00pm 7th ave and Carroll St., Park Slope See you there! Antonia, Beth, and Kenny...

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Teaching kids about climate change: guest post from Antonia

By on Aug 8, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Hey parents, Co-author Antonia here stepping in for a guest post on Josie’s blog! Thanks Josie ūüôā I¬†know that teaching kids about climate change is a scary thing to try and do. Who wants to tell their kids that we are destroying the planet, natural disasters are increasing alarmingly, it will be too hot to play outside for very long in a couple decades, and the ocean¬†is creeping up on our communities?¬†I know that would give¬†me¬†nightmares. A recent article¬† in Grist cites a tweet¬†from an environmental studies professor at DePaul University that read “If our kids were environmentally literate they would curl up in a ball, sob, and never leave the tree house.” The article goes on to say that since we don’t want to depress our kids with all the facts, we should educate them about climate change by reading them books like Charlotte’s Web that celebrate nature. I agree. But¬†we can do even better.¬†Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade, the first-EVER cli-fi book for kids, teaches about climate change in a fun and kid-friendly¬†way while also expressing the urgent need to take action. Teaching kids to appreciate nature is important. Teaching them how to save it is even better. Pre-order your copy of Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade now! Thanks, Antonia  ...

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Exciting dates coming up!

By on Jul 15, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Hey everyone! The official release date for Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade is September 8th. If you haven’t yet, pre-order now!¬†Our release party¬†¬†for kids and families¬†is September 12th at 5:30 Barnes and Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn. To stay updated on all events, follow me on twitter @JosieGoesGreen and like my facebook page. Thanks!...

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Goodbye Boots, Hello Bike!

By on May 13, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Unfortunately, it was a long and cold winter. Fortunately, it’s spring time in Brooklyn! I am so happy to put away my jacket and start biking in shorts and a t-shirt (and of course my brown and red sneakers). Do you live in New York City? Check out these great bike maps¬†from Transportation Alternatives and start planning some rides! Don’t forget lights and a helmet...

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