Visiting Author for Schools: Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld

Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (Beth and Tom will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)

Beth Ferry is the author of many picture books including the New York Times bestseller, Stick and Stone, also illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. She has celebrated all but four of her birthdays in New Jersey where she lives and writes by the beach. Her favorite birthday dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate icing, but she also enjoys cannoli and cream puffs and churros. Since her birthday is in the winter, she almost always wishes for summer. You can learn more at

Tom Lichtenheld doodled his way through school then worked as a sign painter, set designer, printer and art director. After a long career in advertising he accidentally stumbled into the job he was always meant to do - creating children's books. Tom's books are noted for their humor, expressive characters and rich - sometimes hidden - detail. He's known for creating books that appeal to children and adults alike, and his wide portfolio offers something for every age. In his spare time Tom enjoys riding his bike, eating chocolate, and getting other peoples' kids all wound up then sending them home. You can find him at and @tlichtenheld.

ABOUT THE BOOKTen Rules of the Birthday Wish
A joyful picture book that celebrates every kid's favorite day of the year, full of adorable art from the illustrator of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and I Wish You More. 
The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday. 
After that's been established, a crew of hilarious animals help picture book pros Tom Lichtenheld and Beth Ferry take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of every year's most essential holiday, including singing; closing your eyes and making a wish; blowing out candles on a cake, then settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.

45-60 minute presentation with signing to follow; Beth and Tom will discuss Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish and other collaborations!

Elementary Schools; grades K-3

There is no minimum number of students for this visit. 

Projector and screen; backup MacBook laptop (presentation uses Keynote); microphone (preferrably wireless)

@bethferry1 @tlichtenheld @penguinkids #tatteredcover

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.

Link to share with students and their families to order Mac's books:

Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524741549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

Stick and Stone Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544032569
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, ChildrenÂ’s Board Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452111735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - February 14th, 2017

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site (Easy Reader Books, Preschool Prep Books, Toddler Truck Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452152165
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - February 14th, 2017

I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452126999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2015

A Small Blue Whale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524713379
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2017

Squirrel's Family Tree Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, A.N. Kang (Illustrator), A. N. Kang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338187366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - January 29th, 2019