Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World: Jacqueline Davies in Conversation with Deborah Hocking  and Grace Lin
Date and Time:
Feb 11 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093

Jacqueline Davies

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World: Jacqueline Davies in Conversation with Deborah Hocking and Grace Lin

Community Event

The Book Stall is delighted to host an online program with the author/illustrator team of Jacqueline Davies (The Lemonade War series) and Deborah Hocking as they talk with award-winning author Grace Lin about their new early chapter book, Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World. This free program is meant for young readers as well as parents, educators, and librarians excited by chapter books for kids ages 6 – 9. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for some cool prizes! The program is free, but registration is required.

About the Book: Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. Charming full-color illustrations and a laugh-out-loud story make this chapter book perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series. “With a nod to The Wind in the Willows… Davies sends an odd-couple pair of animal burrow mates out to explore the “whole wide world.”– Booklist, STARRED review

About our Guests: Jacqueline Davies is the talented writer of several novels and picture books, including The Lemonade War series and The Boy Who Drew Birds. Ms. Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family. Discover more at

Deborah Hocking has illustrated many children’s books including Build, Beaver, Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam, The Great Henry Hopendower, and Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert. When she’s not drawing, you can find her taking her sweet spotted pup for a hike, renovating her 100-year-old cottage, or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Newbery and Caldecott Honoree Grace Lin is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of novels, early readers, and picture books. Her novel When the Sea Turned to Silver (a companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon) was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is the speaker of the popular TEDx talk “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf” and the co-host of the Book Friends Forever podcast. In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House, where Grace herself was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.