NCKLSÂ was SOOOO Excited to Host Jan Thomas!
NCKLS was veryÂ lucky to get multiple venues with Jan Thomas as she toured Kansas to promote Kansas Reads to Preschoolers.
First she spoke at Kansas State University to their Children’s LiteratureÂ track students. During this Â intimate session, Jan described how she came to write her first book,Â What Will Fat Cat Sit On? and her inspiration forÂ Rhyming Dust Bunnies. The students hadÂ lots of goodÂ questions, and everyone enjoyed the lively discussion.
Following her talk, Jan had a book signing at Manhattan Public Library. Claflin Books sold copies of many of Jan’s books, and Jan graciously personalized her signatures withÂ new illustrations. There were manyÂ families and librariansÂ hoping to get books signed and have a bit of conversation with Jan.
The next morning, Jan performed at the Fort Riley Post Library. Following her presentation, two of the Manhattan Public Children’s Librarians acted outÂ Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy.Â The library was packed with families, and everyone had a great time meeting Jan and partaking in the hot chocolate and cookies provided by the library.