Carol Ekster & Matt Forrest Esenwine

Two authors share their new picture books.

Oliver should go to sleep. But there is so much he wants to tell his mother about: what happened that day at school, the things he read in books, everything he sees around him.... A touching and familiar picture book about (postponing) the ritual of going to sleep.

Carol Ekster is a retired teacher and the author of children's books including Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room and Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?

Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight's beam another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their tree house--braver, closer, and wiser than before--to read the books that inspired their adventure.

Matt Forrest Esenwine's poetry has been published in Highlights as well as in anthologies selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Carol-Ann Hoyte, and J. Patrick Lewis. He lives with his family in Warner, New Hampshire.


Event date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
You Know What? Cover Image
By Carol Gordon Ekster, Nynke Talsma (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781605372785
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Clavis - September 15th, 2017

Flashlight Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629794938
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 19th, 2017