Tucson Festival of Books

Michelle Nott (she/her/hers)


Michelle Nott is a bilingual, dual-nationality author who finds inspiration in her family, her travels and particularly in American and French literature, culture and art. Born in the United States, Nott has also lived in France and in Belgium. Michelle taught French (pre-K through university) and Creative Writing (high school) and published poetry for adults before focusing her attention on writing for children. She finds crafting picture books an ideal way to combine her love and respect for children, language and fine art. She strives to share this passion with readers of all ages. "Teddy Let's Go!" is Nott's third book for children and her debut picture book. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters and their rescue dog.

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Scheduled events:
Writing a Picturebook: It's Not Easy
Authors of picture books share their experiences and identify the issues and strategies involved in writing the text for a picture book. Although picture books have a small number of words, writing brief but effective text can be difficult.

Education Room 333 (Seats 44, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tami Charles, Cynthia Harmony, David LaRochelle, Michelle Nott
Moderator: Judi Moreillon
Michelle Nott
In TEDDY, LET'S GO!, a beloved teddy bear, stuffed with love, tells a deeply felt and tenderly observed story of growing up and the new sibling experience. Teddy and My are made for each other—literally in the case of Teddy, a bear lovingly stitched and stuffed by Grandma for her newborn granddaughter. From eating mushy vegetables to playing with blocks, Teddy is there every step of the way as the baby grows older. Even as the little girl goes to school and makes new friends, she can always count on Teddy for playtime, comfort, and friendship. With distilled text, expressive art, and a strong emotional core, this picture book gives us a window into the early years of a child who grapples with change alongside her beloved Teddy, ultimately embracing her new sibling with a tremendous act of love. “A patient and well-paced story of love, friendship, loyalty, and change.” —School Library Journal “Comforting as hugging a beloved stuffed animal.” —Kirkus Good for starting conversations about: new siblings; secure attachment; navigating new experiences; growing up.

Enchanted Lion Books, Booth #109 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Michelle Nott
Michelle Nott Shares Teddy, Let's Go
Enjoy a story read aloud by an author as Michelle Nott shares her new book, "Teddy, Let's Go."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Michelle Nott
Moderator: Benjamin Collinsworth
Writing Workshop: Experience a Day in Someone Else’s Paws (Ages 4-9)
This workshop gives children tools to create a scene from their lives as told by a special stuffed animal or toy. Through pretend play, movement, writing, and drawing, participants will enjoy a reading of "Teddy, let’s Go!" a new picturebook by Michelle Nott, identify the voice of the story, and create their own scene from everyday life as told from the point of view of a special stuffed animal or toy. Participants will leave with a short scene or a story they can share with others, written or illustrated by themselves.

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Michelle Nott
Michelle Nott
In TEDDY, LET'S GO!, a beloved teddy bear, stuffed with love, tells a deeply felt and tenderly observed story of growing up and the new sibling experience. Teddy and My are made for each other—literally in the case of Teddy, a bear lovingly stitched and stuffed by Grandma for her newborn granddaughter. From eating mushy vegetables to playing with blocks, Teddy is there every step of the way as the baby grows older. Even as the little girl goes to school and makes new friends, she can always count on Teddy for playtime, comfort, and friendship. With distilled text, expressive art, and a strong emotional core, this picture book gives us a window into the early years of a child who grapples with change alongside her beloved Teddy, ultimately embracing her new sibling with a tremendous act of love. “A patient and well-paced story of love, friendship, loyalty, and change.” —School Library Journal “Comforting as hugging a beloved stuffed animal.” —Kirkus Good for starting conversations about: new siblings; secure attachment; navigating new experiences; growing up.

Enchanted Lion Books, Booth #109 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Michelle Nott

Book:
Teddy Let's Go!
Children / Teens
Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
January 2022
ISBN 9781592703685
72 pages