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Anderson’s Bookshop Presents Michelle Schaub

March 13 @ 6:00 pm


Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with author Michelle Schaub, to celebrate the release of A Place for Rain and Leafy Landmarks, on Wednesday, March 13th at 6pm in our Downers Grove Store.

Event Format

  • Author Presentation, Audience Q&A
  • Signing & Photo Line

Pre-registration is required for this event because space is limited.  We will have both titles as well as Michelle’s older books on hand for purchase at the event.  Please purchase one ticket below and plan to purchase additional books that day.




More about A Place for Rain:

A spring storm brings the chance to build a rain garden in this charming, actionable picture book about protecting our waterways.

Pitter-patter, splutter-splatter, drizzle turns to roar. . . . DOWNPOUR!

But where do all those raindrops go? Dirty stormwater runoff can cause big problems, polluting rivers, ponds, and waterways. So this classroom plans and builds a rain garden, collecting excess water in barrels, creating paths for waterflow with stones and bricks, and planting native flowers and grasses that help the water percolate and invite wildlife to feed and pollinate.

With Michelle Schaub’s lively, engaging storytelling, and Blanca Gómez’s bright, beguiling illustrations, A Place for Rain provides an upbeat and actionable approach to an important environmental issue, and empowers readers with the tools to reduce pollution, diminish flooding, and create a habitat for wildlife. Informational backmatter includes instructions and resources for readers to build their own rain garden.


More About Leafy Landmarks

Road trips can be a lot of fun, especially when there are intriguing places to visit and new things to learn. Through a variety of poetic forms, readers are taken on an armchair cross-country journey across the continental United States to visit 14 historic tree sites, some famous and others less well-known. From the Emancipation Oak in Hampton, Virginia, to the Methuselah tree in Shulman Grove, California, readers will discover trees that have traveled to the moon, witnessed the founding of our country, and inspired hope during troubled times. Fascinating facts covering geography, history, and nature will encourage everyone, young and old, to take a closer look at our arboreal friends. An author’s note provides tips on how to be a tree champion and how to plan your own “leafy” road trip.


About the Author:
Michelle Schaub is an award-winning children’s book author and veteran teacher. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.


March 13
6:00 pm