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da Shop Read Aloud: Author Christin Lozano Reads Her Book
da Shop Read Aloud: Author Christin Lozano Reads Her Book "Island Toes" and "Dog" by Matthew Van Fleet

By da Shop Staff on Apr 29, 2020

Welcome to virtual story time with da Shop! Join us for a reading by author Christin Lozano of her book Island Toes , illustrated by Mariko Merritt, and the book Dog by Matthew Van Fleet. Mahalo, Christin!

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2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Erisan Awaya
2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Erisan Awaya

By da Shop Staff on Apr 28, 2020

As we near the end of National Poetry Month, we’d like to congratulate the 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Erisan Awaya! Erisan, a junior at MidPacific Institute, competed against 10 other state finalists at Tenney Theatre on March 1, 2020 and performed a final recitation of the poem “Golden Retrievals” by Mark Doty. 

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da Shop Read Aloud: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, Read by Lee Tonouchi
da Shop Read Aloud: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, Read by Lee Tonouchi

By da Shop Staff on Apr 23, 2020

Welcome to virtual story time with da Shop! Join us for a reading of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! written and illustrated by Mo Willems and read aloud by Lee Tonouchi, author, editor, and playwright. Lee gives this book his signature pidgin touch and gets a little help from his daughters!

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da Shop Read Aloud: Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola, Read by Sarah DeLuca
da Shop Read Aloud: Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola, Read by Sarah DeLuca

By da Shop Staff on Apr 15, 2020

Welcome to virtual story time with da Shop! We’re starting with the classic Strega Nona, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, and read aloud by Sarah DeLuca, teacher, author, family owner of da Shop. 

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da Shop Talk with Eric Fan, Bestselling Author and Illustrator
da Shop Talk with Eric Fan, Bestselling Author and Illustrator

By da Shop Staff on Apr 10, 2020

The Fan Brothers, Eric and Terry, have enchanted readers across the globe with their whimsical illustrations and fantastical stories. Their bestselling picture books are both customer and staff favorites, so we’re thrilled to kick off our da Shop Talk series with the extraordinarily talented Eric Fan to discuss his craft, creative influences, and memories of Hawai‘i.

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Legendary Children's Book Author Tomie dePaola Will Live On Long Past The Pages
Legendary Children's Book Author Tomie dePaola Will Live On Long Past The Pages

By David Deluca on Apr 01, 2020

Tomie dePaola recently passed, but the nurturing tones of his stories will live on for many, many generations to come. This Caldecott Medal winner entertained many of us a children and now captures the imagination of our own children with beloved classics such as “Strega Nona” (1975) and over 270 other books written and illustrated during his prolific career.

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In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports
In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports

By da Shop Staff on Mar 29, 2020

“In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports” FACED WITH THE CANCELLATION OF HER BOOK TOUR, A WRITER TURNS TO BOOKS THAT EVOKE A SENSE OF PLACE — AND RECOMMENDS 8 BOOKS THAT MIGHT TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE, TOO.

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