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The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Special Storytime: Kristen Nordstrom

How did a bird help transform one of the fastest trains on the planet? How did a tiny beetle teach humans to collect water in the desert? Birds, beetles, whales, and more have inspired inventors from around the globe in Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature, written by Kristen Nordstrom, and illustrated by Paul Boston. This picture book profiles ten working scientists and engineers that have investigated nature, made a fascinating discovery, and applied their findings to an invention that helps people and our planet.

Join author Kristen Nordstrom as she reads from Mimic Makers, meet the gecko scientists featured in the book, and make a fun gecko project!

Mimic Makers was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and placed on The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Best STEM Picture Books of 2022 List. It was a CYBILS Nonfiction Picture Book Award Finalist and won the AAAS/Subaru Best STEM Picture Book of 2022.

Book signing to follow the program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online.


May 21
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 W Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
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(413) 658-1100
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