Jan Thomas Kicks Off Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2014

NCKLS was SOOOO Excited to Host Jan Thomas!

Soooo Excited


NCKLS was very lucky to get multiple venues with Jan Thomas as she toured Kansas to promote Kansas Reads to Preschoolers.


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First she spoke at Kansas State University to their Children’s Literature track students. During this  intimate session, Jan described how she came to write her first book, What Will Fat Cat Sit On? and her inspiration for Rhyming Dust Bunnies. The students had lots of good questions, and everyone enjoyed the lively discussion.


SigningFollowing 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 with new illustrations. There were many families and librarians hoping to get books signed and have a bit of conversation with Jan.Melendra_Jan_Jenn







The next morning, Jan Ft RileyCroppedperformed at the Fort Riley Post Library. Following her presentation, two of the Manhattan Public Children’s Librarians acted out Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy. 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.


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