Darren Farrell visits Durham Academy

Friday, October 28, 2022: Darren Farrell is coming to Durham Academy - Pre-K & K!

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Two award-winning creators team up for this picture book about what happens--and how you feel--when you give to someone else. And then it asks you to do just that--with the book in your hands!

Prepare to open a very special book--a book that you read, but that you don’t keep. That’s right. This book isn’t destined for a pile in your room. It’s not going to gather dust on a bookshelf. This book is for you to read and enjoy, and then to give away. Yes, away, to someone you've never spoken to before. So, who are you going to pick? The next person you pass on the street? Someone sitting alone on a bench? A kid at the park? Who knows—maybe you'll even make a new friend!

Here is a one-of-a-kind picture book that brilliantly introduces the act of giving—quite literally—in a concrete way for kids to understand, and reveals how good it feels when you do.


Darren Farrell is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. His book Thank You, Octopus was an NPR and HuffPost best book of the year. The New York Times called Stop Following Me, Moon! “a perfect introduction to the wonders of the universe.” His recent book Dandelion Magic, with Maya Tatsukawa, was published in April 2021. Darren has been featured in the the Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and in HuffPost and is creating his first original series with Audible.

Event date: 
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 11:00am
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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By Darren Farrell, Maya Tatsukawa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593480519
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

Dandelion Magic By Darren Farrell, Maya Tatsukawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darren Farrell, Maya Tatsukawa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593112908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781338121070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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