When a family first hears the devastating words, "Your child has cancer," the Children's Cancer Network is there to help.
They share with families "Admission Bags" that provide resources, practical necessities and reassuring comforts.
One item that is included is a children’s book.
So, in conjunction with local author Kathy Peach, Sibley's West is sponsoring an effort in March to collect children's books to place in the CCN’s "Admission Bags."
Through March 31, visitors to Sibley's West or sibleyswest.com can purchase a children's book to donate to place in an admission bag. A receipt will be provided. Ask a sales associate wearing the “Cancer Sucks” button for more information.
In addition, on Saturday, March 9, the store will hold its semi-annual “Peach & Friends” children’s authors event from 11 am to 2 pm. Award-winning author Conrad Storad – “Don’t Call Me Pig,” “Lizards for Lunch,” “Monster in the Rocks” -- will be a special guest.
Individuals and families are invited to purchase books for the “Admission Bag” initiative. In addition, during the event, Sibley’s West will match any purchase, doubling the number of books that can be donated to the Children’s Cancer Network!
Taking part in this “Peach & Friends” event will be a great array of local authors:
- Conrad Storad. The prolific author of more than 50 books, a regular presenter at local schools, and longtime advocate of child literacy.
- Kathy Peach. Creator of “The Tiniest Tumbleweed,” winner of “Best Inspirational Children’s Book of the Year” by the Book Publicists of Southern California in 2017.
- Jean Ekman Adams. Creative author and illustrator of “When Dogs Dream,” “Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse,” and “A Cowgirl and Her Horse.”
- Michael Hale. Known for “Bad Monkey Business,” which he wrote and illustrated.
- Eileen Pieczonka. Her first picture book, "Blueberry Bear," symbolizes the difference a reading therapy dog can make with young readers.
- Al Quihuis. Chandler author of five books, including “Sofia’s Awesome Tamale Day” and “The Search for the Lost Art of Making Tortillas.”
Please stop by on Saturday if you get a chance! Or any time in March!