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Baobab Press End-of-Summer Extravaganza

September 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am


Baobab Press celebrates the launch of three new titles in September, and on Saturday the 11th at 11:00 am, we’re thrilled to welcome Brian Crane, Lisa Sobiek, and Paula Robison—all local to the Reno area—to the yard of the Levy Mansion for a socially distanced signing.

Baobab Press is the publishing arm of Sundance Books and Music. Baobab selects literary work, including children’t literature, with a strong sense of place at its core. Read more about their fall frontlist below, and join us in the yard on September 11.

Pickles Tails by Brian Crane
Pickles Tails Vol. I is Brian Crane’s first collection dedicated to the beloved Pickles family pets, Roscoe and Muffin, and their wily ways! All of the beloved Pickles characters are here, playing, cuddling, gently scolding, and loving wholeheartedly their favorite furry friends!

Brian Crane’s Pickles is syndicated in over 900 newspapers worldwide. He has been nominated three times for the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year award by the National Cartoonists Society and won the award in 2013. Pickles has twice won the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Best Comic Strip Award in 2001 and as recently as 2019. Crane lives in Sparks, Nevada, with his wife and family, which consists of seven children and nineteen grandchildren.

Pip Pip Toodle Doo written by Lisa Sobiek and illustrated by Paula Robison

Pip Pip Toodle Doo follows Pinky the bird as she sings her playful song, dives through the clouds, and meets new friends Fred, Sue, Jean, and Ray! These birds aren’t like Pinky, but as she’ll find out, that only makes them more fun and more interesting. Lisa Sobiek’s buoyant story, accompanied by Paula L. Robison’s colorful illustrations, demonstrates the fun of being actively interested in others and how asking questions leads to new understandings and new friends!

Lisa Sobiek is a registered nurse who lives in Reno, Nevada. Married, with two grown sons, she continues to share her lifelong love of children’s books with her grandson.

Paula L. Robison grew up on her family’s farm and ranch in rural Montana, and now lives in Reno, Nevada. She is the illustrator of Sleuth on the Goose, and the cover artist for the novel Calamity Jane. Find Paula and her work at www.paularobison.net.

Stay tuned for additional info and events for Sophie Sheppard’s
The Moon’s Tear!

The Moon’s Tear: A Desert Night’s Dream follows Raven in his journey to find a companion for the Moon, who is traveling alone across the empty night sky. Enlisting Child for help, Raven must travel with his friend high into the mountains to retrieve a precious gift from the belly of a trout, and fill the night with light. Quiet and dreamlike, Sheppard’s illustrations perfectly compliment a tale of loneliness and how it is conquered by friendship. The Moon’s Tear is a contemporary legend that will delight and entertain anyone with the courage to dream.

A third generation painter, Sophie Sheppard lives and works in the remote northwest corner of the Great Basin where the distances are vast and the silences are deep. Her paintings and writing are place-based in this land where she, her husband, Lynn Nardella, and three generations of their family practice regenerative agriculture and put carbon back in the soil where it belongs. This story is based on a dream she had while sleeping under clear desert night skies.


September 11, 2021
11:00 am


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121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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