Author to hold book signing
It was reported a couple weeks ago that Joy Steiner, author of P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet, would be at the Prairie Community Library Reading Program to read her book.
She will be at the library Thursday, August 11, at 1 p.m. to read her book to the children and will also be doing a book signing.
P is for Potato is a part of Sleeping Bear Press’ best selling children’s pictorial series: Discover America State by State.
Stan and Joy Steiner’s clever poems and informative text celebrate the traditions, locations, natural treasures and famous sons and daughters of Idaho. 
The Steiners wrote P is for Potato to introduce even the littlest learners to Idaho’s past and present, its history and culture. A husband and wife writing team with lots to share, Stan is a teacher and expert on children’s literature, while Joy is an award-winning storyteller. The couple live in Boise.
The book is illustrated with Jocelyn Slack’s watercolor images. Slack, her husband and their daughter Luna make their home in both Garden Valley, Idaho and Wilson, Wyoming.
P is for Potato offers a guided A-Z tour through the state’s history, geography and wildlife and includes such varied topics as the gold discovery near Pierce in 1860, huckleberries, Picabo Street’s gold medal winning skiing and the World Center for Birds of Prey.
All are welcome to attend the book reading and book signing.

The children at the Summer Reading Program at Prairie Community Library show off their paper bag puppets and stained glass windows. Back from left are Austin Kidd, Courtney Seubert, Emily McHugh, Beth Dinning, Daniel Mager and John Mager. Middle from left are Kayla Johnson, Anthony Karel, Jared Sonnen, Drew Dinning, Jared Coppernoll and Aurelia Bruno. Front from left are Katherine Nida, Danielle Cochran, Brittany Sundstrom, Kayla Frei, Sierra Wright, Dakota Wilson and Drew Cochran. 

Prairie Elementary principal Greg Deiss read to the older group at the Prairie Community Library’s Summer Reading Program. The program wraps up this Thursday, August 11 with the session running from 1 to 3 p.m. instead of the usual times.

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