Sno-Isle Libraries brings busy Soontornvat to Open Book seriesMay 12, 2021
Upcoming Sno-Isle Libraries Open Book guest author
has won numerous awards for her books that appeal to children of all ages.
Soontornvat will visit Sno-Isle Libraries virtually in a Zoom webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19. Please register in advance
for this event.
Soontornvat has written more than a dozen books, including “The Ramble Shamble Children
,” illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo, and “Simon at the Art Museum
,” illustrated by Christine Davenier. She is also the author of the beloved, six-title “Diary of an Ice Princess” chapter book series.
Soontornvat has been busy in the past year.
Soontornvat grew up behind the counter of her parents’ Thai restaurant in a small Texas town with her nose stuck in a book. She now lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, two young children and one old cat.
She’s proud of both her Thai and her Texan roots, and makes regular trips to both Weatherford, Texas, and Bangkok to visit family.
Soontornvat isn’t just a children’s book author. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Science Education. She spent a decade working in the science museum field, where she designed programs and exhibits to get children excited about science. She is passionate about STEM (science, technology engineering and math), and loves learning new things.
Soontornvat recommends the following titles for young readers as “nonfiction that stirs the heart and mind.”
“Yang Warriors,” by Kao Kalia Yang and Billy Thao
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